“Hard To Break” Book Review

October 27, 2015 / 0 comments

“Hard To Break” Book ReviewHard To Break by Bella Jewel
Series: Alpha's Heart #2
Published by Macmillan on October 13th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.

Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he's making sure she knows it. But there's a spark between them that she's finding hard to ignore. She's determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Quinn’s entire life revolved around the garage that her family built but because of poor decisions that her  very own father made  she stands to lose everything. Tazen Watts, who is  well-known custom car builder has his eyes set on obtaining her garage. He will not stop until he has what is rightfully hers.

Unfortunately keeping it is out of Quinn’s hands. When the garage slips through her fingers she can’t seem to let it go.  Even if the garage  isn’t hers anymore she becomes determined to stay in it no matter what. Day in and day out we find her forcing herself  into Tazen’s life and as the days  pass their love-hate relationship evolves into something more.

I would have to say that this was what  I enjoyed about this book – the couple’s chemistry. I loved the angst! They fought ridiculously against their feeling  and when they finally gave in, it was “let- me-fan-myself” fantastic!

 I adored Quinn’s character. I admired her  determination, her drive and most especially her sass. I love that she fought for what she cared about no matter what the consequences were. Her pairing with Tazen was outstanding. Even if he was out of her league that didn’t matter since they understood each other completely. After all, that she had been through she deserved happiness and Tazen definitely gave that to her.

That relationship aspect of the story was great. What I had issues with however was the story flow, hence my rating. It seemed that after the couple took the plunge that the story fell flat from there on out. Yes, there were a few elements added in to keep things interesting but it felt downplayed which was disappointing since the story had so much more potential.

The question is… would I recommend this book? If you love an angsty romance involving a kick-ass, defiant heroine with a perfect alpha counterpart  then yes I would definitely recommend “Hard To Break”.

The Verdict:


My Review At A Glance
Writing Style
Story Flow and Pacing
Character Development
Heat/ Sexual Tension
Overall Impact
Overall: 3.4 / 5

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About Bella Jewel

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over ten novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. In 2015 she signed a three book worldwide deal with St Martin’s Press – and happily joined the Macmillan team to produce some scorching, sexy, amazing stories that will be presented to the world from August 2015 onwards.

She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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