Title: Where Darkness Lies
Series: Criminals of the Ocean #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: December 16, 2014
Anger and pain brought them together, but their passion might just set them free.
wants only one thing: revenge. His stepfather, Hendrix, has caused him
nothing but pain and heartache. At last Dimitri can take
something—someone—important to Hendrix and make him pay: Jess.
is feisty and strong headed. Her past haunts her and connects her to
the dangerously dark Dimitri in an unexpected way. Dimitri keeps his
secrets locked deep inside, and Jess is drawn to this broken man like no
With little to cling to besides their haunting
pasts, both could have been doomed to lives spent raging against the
darkness that holds them prisoner. Instead, it seems that as their pain
draws them closer together, it is their desire that will set them free.
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Where Darkness Lies by Bella Jewel is the second book in her pirates series and if you read the first book and was on the edge of your seat this book will not disappoint. The story picks up where the last book left off with a kidnapping but if you did not read the first book you will not be totally lost by reading this one out of sequence.
Dimitric is the stepson of Hendrix who took to the seas to try to help his then family which consisted of Dimitric and his mother. Because his mother was involved with some very bad people, Hendrix was forced to leave exposing Dimitric to a terrible life. Dimitric blames Hendrix for the way he grew up and vows to exact his revenge on him. His plan involves getting as much information about the now pirate that he can and when he took to kidnapping one of his crew, he thought he had the golden ticket.
Jess was a part of Hendrix' ship crew but was more like family to him. She was found after having endured a hard life of her own and with the help of Hendrix was able to find a certain level of peace to get her through the days. When she is kidnapped by Dimitric, a tidalwave of events lead to a most astonishing revelation.
This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster. You begin to feel for each of the main characters as you read about the events of their lives that worked to shape there mental approach to life.
It provides a nice backdrop for two damaged individuals to exam themselves and work to come out victors against the barriers set up in their minds. This is a must read. 4.5 stars
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 five 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. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.