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Life After Taylah

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  2,261 Ratings  ·  238 Reviews
My mother's name is Taylah, and once, a very long time ago, she was my best friend - she was everything I wanted to be.

Until the night she disappeared.

Ten years on and my life, my families lives and the world around us has never been the same again.
How can it be when you are left not knowing?

No leads. No connections. Nothing. Just pure emptiness.

My dancing is the only
250 pages
Published May 26th 2014 (first published April 20th 2014)
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Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, for-review

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4.5 "Conflicted" Stars

"Love creeps up on you at the most inopportune moment, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Love cannot be reasoned with and it can’t be as simple as right or wrong."


Life After Taylah by Bella Jewel is one of those books that I had a tough time rating. Frankly, formulating some sort of review for this one is difficult as well. We often see missing person segments on the evening news and se

★★★☆ 3.5 Stars!

"Your past only defines you if you let it."

When I read the blurb of Life After Taylah and saw the mention of a "forbidden" love element, I immediately had to add it to my TBR. Then when I saw it was written by Bella Jewel, who has written some of my favorite biker stories, I became even more curious to find out what she would to with a motocross racer as a hero. ;)

Avery is a 22 year old girl studying ballet and teaching dance classes practically every day of the week. Unable to
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Life After Taylah
Author – Bella Jewel
Publication Date – May 26, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance/New Adult
Rating – 3 Stars

Complimentary Copy provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.

First I have to say that when I see the name ‘Bella Jewel’, I automatically gravitate to the book.  This one ahhh….so many conflicting emotions with this story.  I don’t know if it’s the cheating…or the “I’ll be the other woman” that had me pissed off half the time.  Then to
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
May 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
Hmm, the thing is that sometimes soulmates get mixed up with the wrong people, but , man up and get right with who you’re supposed to be with. I wouldn’t mind reading a romance where the hero’s journey is ACTIVELY trying to get out of a situation so he can be with his true love. Avery is in love with a married man. He’s in a loveless marriage with a child abuser and an alcholic and and she is engaged to a human robot.

I’m not a fan of the cheater. They usually continue to do it in the next relati
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☆ Complimentary copy provided by the author "Bella Jewel" in exchange for an honest review ☆

4 Life Defining Stars

MARRIAGE vows are sacred, but TEMPTATION is a powerful thing..

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He's MARRIED, he's FORBIDDEN, but he will quickly become my everything.

Avery's mother went missing when she was ten years old, she was there one day and vanished the next, no clues, nothing, life from that day forward was an every day struggle, her family just f
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Man, the cover is so bad. I saw that and I don't wanted to read it. But, the story is so good!! I loved. If you don't want to read because the bad cover, give that book a chance. It's amazing. If you love a real story of love, and superation, you will give a chance.

The story is about Nate (he is a motocross racer) and Avery (she is a dancer, studing to be a ballet teacher and Taylah's daughter).

Their love begins with a wonderful friendship. The both have a complicated life and
Chiara Cilli
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Mozzafiato, intenso, ti strappa l'anima.

[Recensione scritta per il blog Greta Booklovers]

Non ho la più pallida idea da dove cominciare. Ci sono emozioni che si possono esprimere a parole, ma altre… altre sono tue e di nessun altro. Quando ho preso questo romanzo dalla mia pila di libri da leggere, non sapevo a cosa stavo andando incontro. Era il primo libro che leggevo di questa autrice, quindi non conoscevo il suo stile e non sapevo cosa aspettarmi.

Di certo, non questa valanga emotiva.

Apr 18, 2014 rated it liked it
The writing: 5 Stars
The story: 2 Stars
The characters: 2 Stars

It is hard to express how I feel without telling you what happened. I hope what I wrote makes sense since it will be vague.
Bella Jewel was honest when she wrote in her NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR that “this is the kind of story you, my lovely reader, will either love or hate.” I think that is exactly what is going to happen… readers will either love or hate this story. The NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR set the tone for this story.

These characters are
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5 Stars

**Possible Spoilers**

“You define love by deciding if it’s right or wrong. That’s not always correct. Love creeps up on you at the most inopportune moment, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Love cannot be reasoned with and it can’t be as simple as right or wrong.” ~ Avery

Bravo, Ms. Jewel! I’m a big fan of this author and this was something I was really anxious to read. When I got this ARC, I was ecstatic! It shouldn’t surprise me at all that I couldn’t put this down. Once I s
May 26, 2014 rated it it was ok

Hmmm that was messy. Not the story per se but the feelings went freaking everywhere. Also too much contradictions in the two main characters's speeches (Lena is an alcoholic and then she's not really but she becomes one... Avery is madly in love with Nate but then "it's not a powerful and strong love" - bitch please - the day after she's on her knees because she loves him too damn much) <- and that's just the beginning.
In the end I was like...

... because really, the book could have been way
Amy (Foxy)
May 26, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: lendable, donum
**Won this book from a Facebook contest hosted by Belle Aurora. Thank you for the book. **

Lelyana's Reviews
Nah...the cheating bastard husband is definitely not my cuppa.
Not for a reason loveless marriage as well. Don't marry your wife in a first place if there's no love.
Assholes do that all the time.
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Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What would you do if you were in a loveless marriage? You keep trying and trying but cannot fix soemthing that is beyond broken. This is how it is for Nate. He stays because he has a daughter. I just finished Life After Taylah and I liked it but for me there were some things that werent for me. Alot of marriages are like this. I can totally understand. You are in a rut, your spouse does things that tick you off but you tolerate and just live with it. But what if it truly effects your daughter? D ...more
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, new-adult

I started reading this book and I couldn't stop until reach the end, which normally doesn't happen as my bipolar reading mood keeps me reading other 2 books at the same time.
Beautiful! I loved it!
Cassia Brightmore
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
MY REVIEW ~ Rating: 4 Delicious Stars

Bella Jewel – she’s on my list of all time fave authors, so when I was given the chance to receive an advance copy of her newest novel – you’re damn right I jumped on that lickity split. Here’s my review and thoughts on Life After Taylah.

When I opened the book on my Kindle App, one of the first things I read was a note from the author. If I’m being honest, the note did have me feeling a little hesitation about whether or not I would enjoy the story (I know, s
Taryn Lee
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

Avery is in her twenties. She's an aspiring ballet teacher/dancer. Her father shows no love for her. Her boyfriend is only in it for her father's money. And her brother would rather shoot himself with drugs than speak with his sister. Ever since he mother disappeared from her life all those years ago, Avery's been missing something. Something that comes in the form of a married motocross racer
~ Stephanie Lynn ~
3.5 Stars

"Love creeps up on you at the most inopportune moment, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Love cannot be reasoned with and it can’t be as simple as right or wrong."

This book is one that you are either going to love or your going to hate...There is no in between..

I will not go into a full long review I will just say this...

MARRIAGE vows are sacred, but TEMPTATION is a powerful thing..

Dri ✰
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
3,8 stars!
Quem me conhece sabe o quanto eu amo a escrita da Bella Jewel e como me apaixono pelos personagens e livros dela.
Infelizmente, nesse não consegui me conectar, não consegui sentir muita coisa a não ser ficar irritada com a personalidade da Avery e Nate...
Essa é a minha opinião, o livro é bom, mas não foi um dos melhores pra mim...
Aug 19, 2014 rated it liked it
3 stars

I didn't expect her to be in that It was kind of refreshing...

"She's my fucking wife, how can you be angry at me for that?" He said WHAT?!?! How could she?!?! fucking asshole! Well, it was a good wake up call... *Goosebumps

There were a few (2 I think) scenes that made me cry...

Lady E
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. Avery and Nate's story isn't a cut and dried one, but I appreciated that. The surrounding charcters were very well done, and the plot was well developed. Nate's brother, as well as Kelly and Liam need there own stories! Well done Bella Jewel.
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Is there nothing higher than 5 starts on here? Well there needs to be. This book was AMAZEBALLS!!! Heart wrenching, sob worthy, sweet, funny.
I love all Bella Jewels previous books but this one takes the cake. In my option, definitely her best book to date.
Dec 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Some clichés but with a good background storyline.

Kayla and Kristy- My Person's Books
YES!!! I love everything Bella writes!
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is one of those books you either love or hate. There’s no way in between.

Life After Taylah is the story of a family that has been broken apart after the mother left.

Until the age of thirteen, Avery had had everything – a loving family, the perfect home, the perfect life. But one day, her mother just disappeared and everything fell apart.

Now, ten years later, her father is a cold, cruel man. Her brother is slowly killing himself with drugs and alcohol and she’s tied to a man she doesn’t feel
~`*Ella Lee*`~
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy Shit Balls - I loved this book.
The H and h in this book are amazing. The story is hot and sexy and totally sucks you in. I could not put this book down.
It does have a few triggers that some may need to be wary of before picking up.

(view spoiler)
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-goal
I love Bella Jewel!

This book was good, not my favorite but I did enjoy it, Love triangles, relationships with married men.. not my thing.. but I still liked it.

I have to be honest, I don't really see why/how Taylah ties into the story. the title leads you to believe that Taylah has more of a story in the book, but it's not really brought up that she is missing that often.. more of random things that are thrown in. like Bella wanted to write a mystery.. but gave up and wrote a romance.. I was jus
I don't know how to rate this book..

half of it I was like


it was entreating, great storyline, awesome characters...

and the other half I was..


so much headaches, drama lamas, crying the rivers and almost skipping pages....

I love Bella and her books...

but must say this is 3 for me

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