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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  4,094 ratings  ·  486 reviews
I met him before I knew.

I loved him before I knew.

I didn’t know he was my stepbrother when I fell for Bladen. I fell for a mystery guy who I spent a long, amazing weekend with. Then he got up and left me, without even a goodbye. I was nothing more than a bit of fun.

He broke my heart.

I didn’t see him again.

Until my mom and her new husband, Jack, decide to take us all on a f
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published March 6th 2015
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NiCoLeTa E.
Oh, my God!!! This was perfect...

I fell in love with this book from the first moment...
I couldn't put it down at all!!!

Our heroine Aria was broken inside from the moment that lost her beloved father and sister in an accident...

Now, ten years later, her life change since her mother had remarried with a sweet and caring man. The only problem in her life is that she can't forget the man that spent with him an entire weekend of passion, before she wakes up and finds him absent... That cost her too
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3.5 STARS ♥♥♥

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'All this time I never knew his name. If I did, this wouldn’t have happened. But no, we thought it would be sexy and fun to leave it a damned mystery.'

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This book starts off when eighteen year old Aria, goes out with friends and ends up having an amazing weekend with a hot stranger she met at the bar. Something happened that weekend, Aria felt this strong connection to him and
Feb 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
1 love triangle star.... This WILL contain spoilers.
So, I was really excited to read this book. The whole "step-sibling" genre is really hit or miss, and believe me I have read a LOT of misses, but none "missed" like this one. When the story first starts I like both Aria and Blade, but by about 40% in I thought both were idiots. Let me rephrase that, they were both emotionally stunted, immature, idiots. Aria, girl, how much more of Blades shit are you going to take? He goes back and forth from y
L*Take Me To My HEA*
3.5 stars.
I like the story. I just have a problem with Blade with his continuous hurtful words to Aria. I mean, I love me some asshole-jerk-prick-hero, but it's the kind of hero who always, always redeemed himself. It was a looong wait. So long that it was almost over. And Blade did not just do it for me. He just said sorry. Really? And Aria, obviously that was enough for her. I mean, gurl! And suddenly everything was just dandy. Ah, no. That's not how you do it. But, I still liked this book. L
KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
★Complimentary Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review★

I've been dodging step brother books like the plaque lately mainly because it seems to be the newest rave at the moment and I've read crappy ones that just didn't have a unique story line, this book here, was all about being unique..I loved this book, it had so much happening within the storyline not just about a love between two people that bordered on forbidden, due to a mingling of two families..I loved the three sepa
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bella Jewel is one of my favorite authors and I've read and loved almost all her books so it's no surprise that this one is right up there with the rest :D


If you are a stepbrother novel fan then you are definitely going to enjoy this one :D If not then there are other Bella Jewel novels that you'll definitely love :D


A year has passed since Blade and Aria had a one weekend relationship that left her wanting more and him being scared of something he left without a word...

A year later t
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆

3.5 "forbidden" stars!!

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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Love finds us for reasons unknown and when it finds us, it latches on.

One year ago, one fateful encounter led to Blade and Aria having one weekend of no holds barred, blissful sex. They never exchanged names or identities, but rather gave each other nicknames.
Blade~ a.k.a “Dante”
Aria~ a.k.a “Tulip”
Then, Blade up and disappeared leaving Aria devastated.

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Now present day, Aria has never fo
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
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So I haven't had any interest in the stepbrother invasion but I knew I wanted to read Jewel's book. Unfortunately, it was a miss.

Okay I'm just going to say it - Blade was a fucktard and Aria was a doormat.

I'm so disappointed because it started out so good. Jewel had me in tears with Aria's back story and I liked the few glimpses into Blade and Aria's shared past. Plus, Jewel has a natural gift of keeping you hooked on every word start to finish even if you don't like what you're reading. I just
Sheryl C. Nash
Well, I definitely wanted to punch Blade in the balls up to 60% of this book, but THANK GOD he redeemed himself in the end!!!

And I can't bloody wait for Melanie and Brody's story, Bella Jewel... Don't make me wait too long, ok???!!!
May 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
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If you're a fan of this author, you might not want to read this. Just saying.

So yes, I DNF.

There was no way I could finish this when I felt absolutely nothing for the main characters.

Perhaps I was the only one to think they were too immature (and that's fine -- to each it's own).

I think if I did finish, I'd have rated this 1 star. I kid you not, this was bad. Baaaad.

Deserie williams
Feb 09, 2016 marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no
self note: love triangle! he sleeps with both his gf and heroine! This is not for me!
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Oh man! What a good Book! I knew it was going to be a good one. It is Bella Jewel after all.

Loved it! Although Blake annoyed me a little bit, I wanted to smack him around a bit, but he redeemed himself.

Can't wait to read Melanie and Brody's story!! Going to be Epic!
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Tulip stars!

I loved this book.

I laughed, I shed a few tears, I swooned and smiled. It's HOT and the angst is on over-load.

Aria is our heroine. She is smart, beautiful and innocent but has suffered losses that are so unfair. No one should have to deal with what she has had to. She had my heart from chapter 1. She has a happy family, a beautiful life, her parents are madly in love and her sister is her best friend. One tragic night changes everything.

"Gruesome doesn't happen to us. Not us. N
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Absolutely loved this book.
No dudes. Just no. Absolutely nothing happens. Pseudo drama of the highest order. The people are complete buttholes. Someone needs to slap them already.

Alpha Possessive Heroes

I hope this one is good.. seems like step-sibling/taboo theme are the IT right now.. from rich billionaire.. motorcycle clubs and now this. Lol.

Everyone is writing about step-siblings lately.. and to be honest, most of them are just HEH! or MEH!

So yeah.. since this author is pretty good, I'm putting up a high bar on this one!

Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
I knew when I started this book that it was going to break my heart!!
I can completely understand Aria, though I put a little blame on Blade for his actions.
They both want to protect their newborn family but their feelings are way to strong for them to hold back!!
This is a forbidden romance that’s recommended to be read!

I'm a real Bella Jewel fan girl. I have read all of her books and 99% of them get a 4 or 5 star review. This one fell flat for me. I usually have no problems connecting with characters in her books but I just could not make a connection with this cast of characters. The h/H are 19/24 and the h and her friend's behavior was very juvenile to me. The H kept running away again and again but then the two would end up back together. In this scenario, the two met and had a one night stand before their ...more
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review

Title: Step-Lover
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Forbidden Love
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: March 9th, 2015
Overall Rating: 3 Stars

I love Bella Jewel's novels, I basically just one click on amazon with out even reading the blurb kind of love. I enjoy most of her novels but this one didn't do it for me. I'm probably the only one who is getting sick of seeing authors write about sibling love but however I felt the characters were l
Kari Kaz
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, na-ya
3.5 stars
I enjoyed the writing but for some reason I couldn't feel a true connection between Blade and Aria, except for the parts where we went back a year, when we see them fall for each other. In the present, however, he's just not a very nice guy and I got the sense he was just playing with her. And she keeps coming back for more. I wish she would've made him work for it a little. At the end he's redeemed but I think it was a bit late for me. Maybe I would've liked him or understood him bette
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NOW LIVE and one clicked ;) - >
Mar 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: march-2015
Well this was was a bit weird for me. Review to come.
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Review: Surj Harvey 3- 3.5 staras

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So the recent craze to hit the book world seems to be step siblings getting it on and to be honest, with one thing and another, I've managed to steer clear of these novels. Don't get me wrong, this hasn't been an intentional decision, it's just been circumstantial. So when the opportunity came up to review Bella Jewel's "Step Lov
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
let me just start by saying i adore books by bella jewel. however, i'm feeling a bit mixed about this one.

there were all these back and forth between aria and blade. and i'm not a fan of it. aria fell in love with blade after spending a weekend together and he left her. then one year later, he showed up again, only this time, he is her step-brother.

that's when all the back and forth starts. they wanted to do the right thing blah blah so they decided to keep it quiet about the fact that they've m
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**


I LOVED Step-Lover! I read it in a few hours, once I opened it I couldn't put it down. I know the Step genre is blowing up right now but honestly this is much more a love story with some angst thrown in than a taboo affair.

"We don't need names. I am whoever you want me to be."

When Aria meets a sexy hot boy in a bar they have an instant connection. She spends an amazing weekend with him, at the end of that weekend
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, new-adult
I liked every character except Aria and Blade. Which is not great considering they are the H & h. I found Aria whiny, weepy and entirely too washy-washy. She had one scene I loved with Ripley towards the end but other than, just no. Blade started out a a dick and unfortunately we never got too see him change that much. The sex was hot but I would have liked to see them connect outside of the wall banging sex. I've read and really liked other books by Bella so it's not as though
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
I have read a few of these step lover books and while they are mainly a much of a much I actually enjoyed the family dynamic in this one. I loved the brothers, I just didn't like Blade. He was a complete and utter douche. Aria was seriously lacking self respect, she just kept going back for more...urggghhhh but, I did read it all and I did keep page turning despite Blade and his doucheness. (full review to come)
Ghiselle James
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 LOVING STARS!!!!

What to do when the stranger you met and spent the most amazing weekend with ever turns out to be your stepbrother?

Aria met a Mystery man a year ago and spent a weekend with him, only for her Prince Charming to up and leave. Some time after that, her mother meets the man of her dreams and weds. A year later, it is finally time for Aria to meet her stepbrothers, and when she does, she realizes the eldest is her Mystery Man...the Mystery Man who took her virginity a year ear
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