Title: Number Thirteen
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
**AUTHOR NOTE - This is NOT a BDSM Romance**
We're thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master. A master we've never seen. Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. It is the only emotion we're permitted to feel. When we're bad, we're punished. When we're good, we're rewarded. Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to... because HE teaches us to. All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are. He has us for a reason, but it's a reason we don't know. We've never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it. Then something changed. He showed me who he truly is. Now I want him. I'll go against everything I know to be with him.
Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won't stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story. No one said it was pretty, or right, but it's mine.
I had to let this one rattle around in my brain for a while to fully understand how I felt about it. This book didn't follow a formula that I have become accustomed to with a lot of authors. I kept thinking I didn't like where it was taking me, but I couldn't stop reading it. You're given little breadcrumbs to follow to find out what is really going on. Just when you think you know what is happening you are led in a new direction.
I would love to have more of this story. I feel like I didn't get enough information on the characters to become completely attached to them. If the stories of the captives had been developed more this would have been a solid 4.5 stars, and one of my favorites.
This book was also a little darker than I usually like to read, so some of my hangups are probably just personal preference. For all of you who love dark and twisty, this is perfect for you.
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About the AuthorBella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.