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Kinky, kinkier, Spike. Oh yeah...vanilla this man is not.
on 6 October 2013
Holy panty-melter!!! So you thought "Hell's Knights" was hot and steamy? Yes? Well, then you better put a fire extinguisher within reach when reading "Heaven's Sinners". This is some seriously kinky shit. But Bella Jewel isn't just a tease, she actually delivers. The hot teasers about Spike in the first book definitely weren't empty promises.
"Heaven's Sinners" is Spike's and Ciara's story, who were first introduced in "Hell's Knights". And their story definitely is quite the turbulent and dramatic one, which makes for an intense and emotional read. It felt a bit like going 200 mph through a dense forest on a bike. But damn was the ride a good one.
Ciara has always been and still is in love with Spike, who used to be her best friend. That was until her sister got between them and stole Spike from Ciara. Ciara having missed the chance to declare her feelings for him, feeling betrayed by both her sister and Spike and fueled by the insecurities she always had when it came to her sister took off. When she returns, she finds Spike and Cheyenne had been married, expecting a child and Cheyenne had been murdered by a drug lord. Blinded by pain, betrayal, fury and the loss of her sister, Ciara blames Spike and with that she breaks what was still left of him. Breaking his heart a bit more, ripping it out and tearing it to shreds.
Spike is well....I am not sure there are the right words to describe him. He is all alpha-male biker bad-ass. He is rough, intense, hot. And with hot, I mean scorching. Like lava. He is the definition of kinkiness. I got seriously flustered by his sensuality and deviance. Vanilla - he is not. But there is more behind that hot exterior. He is broken and hurt. Not only having lost his wife and unborn child and feeling responsible for their death, he also feels betrayed by the one person he expected to always have his back - Ciara. Blinded by guilt, hurt and hate he doesn't want to forgive her or let her get close to him. Will two blinded people find the will to see what is right in front of them?
With so many things standing between them, the chances for their happiness are slim. But both of them seem to be drawn to each other like magnets. They can't leave each other alone, but can't be close without hurting each other and ripping each others' hearts out. I found it so hard to see how they could find a way to be together or to at least forgive each other. I was so invested in the story. Hating and hurting with each of them. Feeling their pain but also their longing. Neither of them was right or wrong, guilty or innocent in the way their relationship went. Spike was consumed by a soul-shattering pain. It tormented him and haunted him in his dreams. While Ciara just seemed like a lost girl, full of insecurities and old wounds that made her feel like she is never enough. That lead her to be hurtful at times as well, saying some extremely stupid things. At times it made her seem like a loose cannon, but with the pain she carried it was understandable. Throughout the book all I wanted is for them to realize that they belong together. That they need each other. But hell, they chose quite the rocky route to happiness, laced with tragedy and pain. I absolutely loved their story. Oh and their sex. Don't get me started on their kinky dirty wonderful sex.
I also loved getting to know the other characters a bit better. Cade and Addy were just as lovable and adorable as in the first book. And Jackson, my dear sweet Jackson, has quite the kinky side to him as well. I thought he was more the settled type. I could not have been more wrong. Dirty dirty Jackson. And then there is Muff - another kinky hot biker. In case you wonder where he gets his name from...well, I will leave that to your imagination. Spike, Jackson and Muff make the sexy and hot Cade look tame in comparison. I cannot wait to get to know all of them a bit better.
Bella Jewel's writing style and characters got me so invested in the story. I couldn't put my Kindle down. I think I can now blame her for my first grey hairs. There was drama and heartache. There was betrayal and loss. There were snort-out-loud funny and bawl-like-a-baby sad moments. There was love and hate. It was the perfect book.
5+ kinky, far-from-vanilla, turbulent, hot-as-lava, emotionally charged stars.