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.
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This was quite a different story. I wasn’t sure what to expect from any of the characters, but I found myself unsure as to whether William was truly a heroine or something else.
Thirteen girls find themselves being held captive by Master William. He says he’s brought them to his home to save them, but the girls aren’t so sure of that. Number 13 is the story of how one girl manages to break through the icy walls surrounding their Master to discover the broken man who thinks he’s saving them from a greater hell.
Despite the being held by William, each of the girls and William himself, are trying to overcome some sort of evil that happened to them in their lives. Whether the evil was through their own action or those of others, they each learn how to connect with people again, learn to trust. It was an easy road for any of the girls or William, but by the courage of one girl, Number Thirteen, they all fight, learn and trust their way into an unlikely family.
It was hard to figure out exactly what William was up to, especially when he dispensed with his method of punishment, but there were times I forgave him because he was just as messed up as the girls. In his mind, he was doing what was best for these girls, providing them with a home and teaching them skills they can use to live happily n the house. I didn’t really start to like him until he started engaging more with the girls and realized that he, just as much as them, needed to learn how to trust and learn to be something other than the young teenager who was attacked and hurt.
This was definitely went a direction I wasn’t expecting and it’s definitely different from anything I’ve read by Bella Jewel before.
Bella 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.
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