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Resplendent Ruin (Resplendence Book 1) by [J, Bella]
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What readers are saying about RESPLENDENT RUIN:
"WOW! I absolutely loved this story! At the very beginning I was completely drawn in to the emotions of the story and felt a complete drive to read this book and the ending was so worth the power read!"  -Carolyn's Book Reviews
"Oh man, what a book. For a debut novel, I'm screaming from the rooftops to get your copy. This book knocked my socks off."  -  Need Epic Reads
"INSTANT LOVE with the Author Bella J after reading her debut novel Resplendent Ruin. She knows her Alpha male and she knows it too well. The story was honestly just addictive!"  -  My BookLatte
"Nothing in this triangle is black or white. This is Bella J's romance debut and I look forward to reading more by this author."  -  Author Rosanna Leo
"This story had me feeling the pain all the way around in this story of secrets, revelations and betrayals."  -  Give Me Books

Product Details

  • File Size: 735 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Liquid Silver Books (November 16, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016TQFI00
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,008,070 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Resplendent Ruin was really an enjoyable, emotional read! I got all caught up in the emotions Juliette went through and was drawn right into her dilemma. She was truly stuck in her lonely, neglected, upscale life with handsome, driven, over-achieving Daniel. Bella J. gives a thorough background of Juliette and Daniel’s relationship with flashbacks I found really helpful. Daniel was lovable and I could sympathize with every step of Juliette’s struggle.

Juliette finds herself in a crisis of life that she wasn’t even fully aware of until she met her sister’s boyfriend’s best friend, Knox (love that scene). He was the perfect, hot, alpha, standoffish male who referred to Juliette as “Little Miss Uptight” in his thoughts at first. I really enjoyed their initial banter and connection that wasn’t rushed but definitely undeniable. Their scenes were fun, full of energy and later filled with scorching heat. Watching Knox fall for his “Duchess” and seeing him go through life changes of his own was awesome.

I was turning pages quickly and fully curious as to what came next. Does Juliette let go of her past and embrace a new future that fits her better or does she stick to what her heart comfortably knows and has planned and sacrificed for all along? Will it be self-assured, attentive, hot-alpha Knox or polished, driven, great-catch Daniel? I asked that question all the way until the end! The emotions were pure and nothing was sugar coated. Juliette’s lonliness and indecision were heart breaking. The book almost felt too real at times and I took in the drama anxiously but the author was able to answer all of my questions to satisfaction and give surprises too! Bella J. also gives different points of view from the main characters which I always love and find really helpful. Lexi, Juliette’s sister was a wonderful, helpful side character and I loved all of the scenes she was in! Bella J.’s writing style will definitely make me watch for more books from her!
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Oh what a delicious surprise this book was. I usually read Dark but lately it’s been getting to me so I decided to try to read contemporary romance. I’m not a hearts and flowers type of person so I was skeptical. This book is my first experience with this genre and judging on my experience with this book this is going to work out just fine. I loved this one so much that I went straight to the next one within ten minutes of finishing this one. Now I’m here to write two quick reviews so I can read the next one which will be released March 28, 2016.

Resplendent Ruin by Bella J is the first book in her Resplendent Series. This first book does not have a cliffhanger. This is Juliette and Knox’s story. The next one is about her sister and another character. I have no idea how many books will be in the series but I hope they continue indefinitely. Why? I’m so glad you asked because I’m dying to tell you how fabulous the character development is. You get to know all of the characters well and this includes the secondary characters as well as the primary. They are believable and some are likable and some not so much, but its intentional. The writing is such that you feel like you are in the story and you feel every emotion that the characters experience and I’m here to tell that is a roller coaster ride of epic proportions. You start feeling within the first couple of pages and you don’t stop until the final word because this book will capture you, immediately slapping chains on you so you are unable to walk away. I couldn’t even walk away between books! I absolutely loved it!

Did I mention that this a new author? I still cannot believe that this is a debut book by a new author. She has to have another pen name. Everything about the writing is completely flawless.
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I'm not supposed to like books that have cheating and indecisive heroines, but surprisingly all this drama kept me interested and intrigued throughout the book.
There was one thing I didn't quite get. In the beginning of the book Juliette walks into Knox's bedroom, and sees handcuffs and some sex toys, yet their sex scenes were very vanilla. Why tease us and leave us hanging???

The book:
• 256 Pages • Contemporary • Standalone • Happily Ever After • Third-Person Narrative • Her POV • His POV

The romantic theme:
• Love Triangle • Forbidden Romance

The read:
• Good Pace • Made Me Smile • Twists & Turns • Dramatic

Heat level:
• 2 / 5 (Includes sex scenes, but not overly explicit) • MF scenes • Vanilla Sex

Story ingredients:
• Cat And Mouse Games • Instant Clash • Witty Banter • Opposites Attract • Romantic Pursuit • Billionaire Lifestyle • Cheating

He is...
• Alpha Male • Cocky • Hot • Fit • Biker • Billionaire

She is...
• Stunning • Brainy • Successful • Model Figure • Had Few Bed Partners
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I LOVED this debut novel, the first in the Resplendence Series. It's an emotional roller coaster ride that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and I couldn't put it down.

Juliette Mason has the perfect job, a great home, a fiance', Daniel, that works too much and over time the life she thought she wanted, doesn't quite look the same. She keeps hoping that things will calm down and she'll get her happily ever after.

Knox Taylor is used to living his life anyway he wants and making impulsive decisions with beautiful women, and loving bachelor life. He comes to town to visit Levi and Lexi, Juliette's sister and doesn't expect to pick up a woman, especially one with problems or lots of drama.

While Knox is staying with Levi, Knox is introduced to Juliette and there is an instant attraction. Of course they both know she's engaged and it's not right but sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you have to go with it.

This story is written well, has great twists and turns, has drama, comedy, suspense, great supporting characters and kept my interest through the whole book. I read this book in one sitting because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Loved it all!

I can't wait to see what Bella J does in the next book and with her career. GREAT start!
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