Shellbelle Reads

My passion is reading. I want to share that passion. I am a reviewer for Hesperia Loves Books Blog.

The Other Side Of Love by J. S. Cooper

Have you ever become addicted to an amazing book series where the characters become as dear to your heart as your very own loved ones?  Have you been strung out waiting for the next book to release in a series?  Have you counted down the months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds until that book releases?  Have you stalked Amazon , Barnes and Noble, and other book retailers for the book to go live? Have you dropped every thing to read that book?  I have!  The Other Side Of Love by J. S. Cooper, the fourth book in The Forever Love series, was the book.  It was well worth the wait, well worth the stalking, and well worth ignoring my life so I could “read” this book.


I have reviewed every book in this series.  I fell in love with Zane Beaumont and Lucky Morgan.  Their journey, their relationship, and their personalities capture the heart.  The very thing that brought these two together was Zane’s quest to find justice for the death of his younger brother Noah.


Noah Beaumont had become involved with a very fast paced party crowd.  The friendships and woman he became involved in took him down a very dangerous road.  Their involvement with drugs and the cartel became life threatening to Noah and his family.  The very woman he supposedly loved was the one person who could destroy Noah’s life.  The guilt, heartbreak, and pressure cause Noah to take his own life.  Zane is on a path of vengeance.  He is working with the FBI to bring those who destroyed his brother’s life to justice.  Going against the cartel is very dangerous mission.  Zane will have to do many things that go against his personal and moral beliefs.  It is worth the risk.


Zane succeeds in bringing the cartel to justice.  Even though he got the justice he wanted for Noah’s life, he still was devastated by his loss of his only family, his best friend,  his brother.  But was Noah really lost?


Noah Beaumont’s death was a product of the FBI.  He has been in hiding for over a year while the FBI worked the case against the cartel.  The FBI knew that was the only way that they could get Zane to become an informer and the only way to keep Noah alive.  It was a game that forever changed Noah and Zane’s life.  A year can change everything.  Including Noah.


Noah Beaumont has his life back.  His brother has changed for the better.  His brother is now happy and in a very good relationship with an amazing girl.  His life has moved forward.  Noah’s life was put on hold.  What happened in that year will forever change Noah’s life.  He will become a prisoner of that year.  He will not be able to move forward because of that year.


Noah meets two girls that he will have to choose between.  Both have a hold of his heart.  One will affect the direction of his future choices and the life he has returned to.  The other will be the one that captures his forever love. The forever he may not ever have because of choices.


Noah has many secrets.  These secrets can destroy him.  They can destroy his relationship with Zane.  They can destroy his chance at  the love that comes once in a lifetime. 


Noah Beaumont is a beautiful soul with a pure heart.  He cherishes those he loves.  He loves with an intensity.  His will always stand up for those who are victims.  He will do everything in his power to make things right.  He will sacrifice his own life for those he loves.  Noah Beaumont will steal your heart!


On that note….I will just say this….I love The Forever Love series!  I am already counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds for the next book, Zane and Lucky’s First Christmas, December 5, 2013.

Review: The Wrong Billionaire's Bed by Jessica Clare

ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed by Jessica Clare (aka Jill Myles) is the third book in the Billionaire’s Boys Club series. This series is an entertaining, extremely erotic series bringing six billionaire bad boys to their knees. Each book has the readers attention, the characters come to life, and readers become invested in this series.

The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed features Reese Durham. He is the ultimate playboy of their secret club. He has no qualms using his charm, his good looks, and his sexy body to close business deals. He will use every asset he has to climb to the top. He has a good time getting there. He is working on his next business deal and conquest when he has the misfortune of being interrupted by Audrey Petty and her drug addicted twin sister, Daphne Petty. They have come to his friend’s cabin, another member of their secret society, to get Daphne off the drugs. It is the perfect place for Daphne to go through detox. Reese and his socialite, heiress companion are not invited and Audrey Petty makes sure they know it. The results leave Reese stranded naked with the twins. He’s not too upset because he is intrigued with Audrey Petty and her firey attitude. We wants to feed those flames.

Audrey Petty has brought her sister to her childhood friend’s private cabin to detox. She has been in love with her childhood friend, Cade Archer for most of her life. Her twin sister has always been the one to get all the attention while Audrey sits back and becomes the perfect, good twin. She see’s this time as an opportunity to become closer to Cade and let him know her feelings. She feels this is the opportunity to finally have a chance at her lifetime love. That is if only Reese Durham will stay out of her way. Reese has not intention of doing that. He wants Audrey for himself and he will do anything to get her.

This book was full of life and blazing sexual chemistry. Audrey and Reese burn the pages. I highly recommend this series.

The Billionaire Boys Club Series Reading Order:

  1. Stranded With A Billionaire
  2. Beauty And The Billionaire
  3. The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed

Sweet by Erin McCarthy

ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Sweet by Erin McCarthy is book 2 in the True Believers series. The True Believers is a series based around the Mann Brothers, their family, and their college friends. The Mann Brothers have had a very hard life and are parentless. Their struggles to keep their family together endears them to the readers hearts. Their friendships are supportive, loving, and amazing. This series shows us how these bad boys ban together, grow as individuals, and become young men that can be counted on.

Sweet features the oldest brother, Riley Mann. Riley has the responsibility of supporting his younger brothers, maintaining an environment that is suitable for minors, and keeping his family together. He is determined this is going to happen. His younger brother Tyler is a convicted felon and is forbidden by the courts to live in their family home and be around his minor brothers. Tyler is a victim of his family circumstance and tries to help Riley as much as he can. But still the weight is on Riley’s shoulders.

Riley is a hard worker and is not ashamed of his roofing job. He has accepted the fact that this career field is his destiny until he can get his younger brothers raised. He doesn’t ask for much for himself. Through his rough life he has learned to deal and hide with sarcasm, snarky personality, He has come to the realization that quick fixes, fast relationships, and partying are not the paths he can be on. This somewhat separates him from people his own age.

Jessica Sweet is in the Mann circle of friends. Her roommates are all going home for the summer. Jessica does not want to go home for the summer. Her father is a preacher and has expectations that she can no longer live up to. She has found herself and her independence when she left home for college. That independence has been hard earned and she is determined to keep it. She has lined up an apartment but it won’t be available for a week. The Mann brothers offer to let her stay at their humble home. Tyler is taking the younger boys to his girlfriends family home. Jessica can stay in the younger brothers room until her apartment is ready. That leaves her staying with Riley.

Riley and Jessica are like two peas in a pod. They have similar personalties and both hide behind their sarcasm. As the two get to know each other, the two find they have much more in common than sarcasm. They see the deeper sides of each other. They understand what drives the other. The only problem is…Riley wants a committed relationship…and Jessica wants…a friends with benefits relationship. Can these two find a compromise.

This was highly entertaining story, the characters come to life, their story grabs the readers heart and the Mann brothers steal your heart. I highly recommend this series.


Bold Tricks by Karina Halle

ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Bold Tricks…Phenomenal…. 5 Stars+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Artist Trilogy has taken the readers on a wild ride. Each book has left the reader hanging on the edge of their seat. The readers are dying of suspense wondering where this trio is heading. Who is going to survive? Will there be a victor? Can there be a victor? Will any of them walk away from the death defying adventure they are on?

Bold Tricks gives the reader resolution. The resolution may not be what the reader wants, but it is what these characters need. They will pay the price for their sins, their cons, and their crimes. No one will come out unscathed. They will have scars that will forever taint their souls. But they will get the redemption each needs…whether it be in life or death. No one is a true victor. The winner or winners in this dangerous game will pay a price that is high!

I cannot write a detailed review because it would have too many spoilers. This series has kept the readers attention, stole their patience, and tortured their minds. We have had many theories. We have cheered for the characters. We have embraced their story. We have lived their adventure. Now we will get to find out…the rest of the story. Readers will be satisfied with the outcome.

Karina Halle is a brilliant writer. Her writing style captivates a reader from page one and keeps them imprisoned to the last page. Her writing draws the reader into the story. We experience their emotions, physical pains, their senses, their environment, and their psyche. The reader is right there in Jose experiencing the action.

The true hero of this series is Jose! Jose has been through it all!