Title: Angles in Leather (Rebels On Bikes #1)
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: February 13, 2014
ARC Source: Author
Genre: MC Romance
A girl on the run.
Her father gave her one task before he died. To deliver a package.
Now she has the baddest biker in the state after her.
He wants what she’s got.
Secrets in both the past and the present threaten to destroy what she is working so hard for.
He threatens to ruin her heart.
Two worlds will collide to make something explosive.
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Meadow is on the run. She’s been at it since her father was killed in front of her. Her only mission is to outrun Axel and deliver the USB her father gave her before he died. But Axel continues to hunt her and try as she might she can’t outrun him and his buddies.
Axel needs to get the information Meadow is carrying, but she keeps slipping through his fingers anytime he has her close. Add to that the face that the girl he once knew has turned into an amazing woman and he’s in a world of trouble. His protective instinct fighting against his mission lead him into a journey where his life as he has lived it for the past years turns on its axis.
Lust. Betrayal. Confessions. Need. Pain. Peace.
Bella Jewel has a knack for building a world where the men are hard and edgy but yet so damn lovable. I loved Axel. He was broken and had lost all hope of ever feeling again the emotions that Meadow brought in him. I wanted to comfort him just as many times as I wanted to throttle him. *sigh*
“She needs to know… she just needs to know that she’s not nothing. If that’s all I can give her, then I’ll give it with all I am.”
I appreciated the fact that Bella Jewel brought both Axel and Meadow’s emotions to the page in a way that felt real. Every reaction, every interaction and every event was placed in the page to bring the utmost impact.
Meadow was a great character too. She was strong and gave as good as she got, but underneath it all she just wanted to lead a ‘normal’ life. She missed out on so much as a young girl and coming face to face with the one man she never forgot and finding herself in the situation she was currently in would have broken even the strongest of souls, but she stood her ground and continued forward. Although there were times where she was close to losing hope, she never gave in. Not even Axel’s actions nor his cold affront derailed her from getting to the bottom of what was happening.
“Watching him lose control, watching the way his eyes almost haze over, and the way his mouth drops open with a groan, has everything inside me wanting more. Needing more of this. Of him. I whimper just from the sight of him releasing alone. He’s so perfect. Even when he doesn’t see it.”
Needless to say that Meadow and Axel’s chemistry was off-the-charts HOT. Even during the chase and especially after she was captured you could feel the underlying sexual tension between them. They shared a connection that was developed years before, but even time and Axel’s behavior could not diminish it. Kudos to Bella Jewel for bringing it to the surface and developing it even amongst all the chaos the story entailed.
“Once you go here, Cricket, you can’t go back. If you accept this, all of me, then I’m never lettin’ you go.” His voice is serious , his tone determined. I smile up at him. “I say, bring it on.”
From the lust that sizzled between Meadow and Axel all through the conflicted emotions each was feeling about engaging one another I devoured it all. I got teary-eyed a couple of times, tapped the hell out of my tablet in frustration and anticipation and grinned and drooled when those two came together (no pun intended!). As a first book in the series, Angels in Leather was fantastic.
All in all, an emotional, hot and riveting read about second chances in a world where those chances at love are few and far between.
*I received an ARC of this title from the author in exchange of my honest opinion as part of my participation in this event.
“Fight me, don’t you stop,” Axel breathes into my ear. “I won’t hurt you, Cricket,” he murmurs, running his finger down the side of my face. “But I need you to fight.”
So, that’s what I do.
I start by squirming, trying to twist my body around. He presses his body against mine, and reaches up, tangling his fingers into the fence. He thrusts his hips, ramming both out bodies harder into the wire. I groan, and throw my head back, hitting him in the face. He snarls, and takes my hands, quickly uncuffing me before pulling them harshly behind my back and jerking my body back into his.
I hear the cuffs drop onto the ground.
I guess he’s letting me play this fairly.
“Stop that,” he rasps into my ear. “I’ll make it hurt if you do that again.”
“Maybe I want it to hurt,” I hiss, fisting my hands together and shoving them backwards into his stomach.
He stumbles off me with a grunt, and I spin around, ducking to the left and attempting to run. I don’t get two steps before Axel lashes out, taking my ankle and pulling me so hard I go down into the dirt. My face just misses being smashed into it by mere centimeters. Axel flattens his body over mine, and takes my head in his hands, jerking my head back by my hair and breathing down on me. “You’re being a bad girl,” he husks, running a finger down the side of my face.
“You’re not letting me play fair,” I whisper. “I was cuffed before, it wasn’t a fair chase.”
I feel his weight lift off me, and he jerks me up, pulling me into a standing position.
“Run, then. I’ll give you five seconds, and if I catch you again, Meadow, I’m going to f**k you,” he murmurs, then his eyes grow lusty. “Hard.”
I turn without answering, and I run into the trees at the back of the lot. I hear Axel counting loudly, and my body shivers. I am sweating now, and my breathing is hard and ragged, but the chase is so worth that. I hear Axel take off after me, and I squeal with delight as I weave through the trees. It’s dark, but I can see enough because of the lights surrounding the club house.
“The minute I get hold of you,” Axel yells. “I’m goin’ to rip your panties down and put my d**k so deep inside you, you’re goin’ to scream.”
I shiver, and swallow. I make my way to the fence line again, and I press myself against it for a second, letting my eyes scan the trees.
“Then I’m goin’ to kiss you so hard your lips will bleed.”
I take off, using the fence line as a guide to get back to the other end of the lot. I can hear Axel to my left, and I know he’s gaining on me, but if I run, it’ll make a lot of noise and he’ll figure out where I am.
“Come out come out wherever you are,” he sings. “You know I’ll make you come so much your legs will give way.”
I feel a smile on my face as I keep moving along the fence, keeping my body
plastered against it. I can feel my own arousal dampening my panties, and now I’m eager for him to get his hands on me. I want to know what he’s got to give.
“You can run, Cricket, but you can’t hide.”
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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