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Hard to Forget

(Alpha's Heart #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,524 ratings  ·  260 reviews
Delaney, a professional bodyguard, has spent years trying to prove herself in a male dominated industry. Now she's facing her greatest challenge yet.

Bad boy billionaire Jax Shields has made plenty of enemies on his climb to the top, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time has put his life at risk. Now he's putting his life in the hands of Delaney and her team. He d

Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published December 15th 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I read many positive praises about Bella Jewel. I picked up Hard to Forget because I am very curious. After done listening to the Audio book, I have to say, I like it OK. It is very refreshing to have the character of bodyguard is a woman. A strong woman. Usually its the man who becomes bodyguard. I also like the heroine in this book which is very committed to her job and responsibility.

The plot and the twist is OK. Not too fast, and not too dragging. The smutt scenes are hot. So hot it steals
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3.5 Stars

Delaney has worked hard to prove that she is good enough to be one of the elite bodyguards, and deserves her spot on the team. Yet none of her coworkers take her seriously. She finally gets an opportunity to work an actual case and she dives right into it, wanting to be the best. But her assignment is Jax Shields, bad boy billionaire hotel owner, who doesn't want a female to be his bodyguard.

Jax saw something he shouldn't have and now has so
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After loving the first book in this series, Hard to Fight , and being disappointed by the second book, Hard to Break, I was a little afraid to pick up this book because I love Bella Jewel and her writing and I didn't want to be let down again...


But to my very pleasant surprise I almost immediately loved this book and read it in one stint :D


Delaney, a professional bodyguard and one badass chick, has to prove herself in front of her boss and colleagues because she wants to be taken more seriously
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
3,5 Stars, almost 4.
Oh, how much i love this series. Although all the books are build around the same principal -women who despite the many difficulties choose "men dominated" professions and they succeed- every story is decidedly different from the previous and thank God they don't feel like a repeat. That applies to Hard to Forget as well, but here things are a little more fragile than i would have expected.

Delaney is a bodyguard that still has a lot to prove to herself and her colleagues, she
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
*** ARC kindly provided by the publisher St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. ***

I have already read several books from this amazing author and loved them all! This is the third book in this series and it’s a stand-alone. I haven’t read the previous 2 books yet but added them to my TBR list after finishing this one.

This book brings us the story of Delaney. A young woman with a dream. After witnessing a bodyguard saving his client’s at a young age, she knew that w
*ARC provided by the publisher for an honest review*

I m a lil disappointed :(

Delaney is a bodyguard an she as had to work her ass of to try an get the men to respect her some still don't but she wants to get a big job so she can prove herself to everyone who doubts her when a big jobs comes an her boss gives it to her her an another bodyguard she is delighted until she sees who she is guarding he is drop dead gorgeous an super sexy but Jaxson/Jax isn't happy about a woman bein his bodyguar
Marta Cox
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
I saw this book and could not resist as this author has such entertaining ideas! From MC rugged heroes to pirates she constantly gives readers new characters to cherish and here she's done it again. This time however Ms Jewel brings us a woman in a mans world as our heroine Delaney is a bodyguard. To get to where she is she isn't just as good as the guys but better although she might lack physical strength she makes up for it with tenacity, endurance and good old fashioned stubbornness! Delaney ...more
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Delaney has just completed training to become a bodyguard and is working for the top Security Company in the area when she meets Jax. He is wealthy businessman in need of security due to some recent threats. This will be the first job Delaney has taken lead on and isn’t completely confident in her ability to do the job, but is dying to finally be given a chance.

Delaney and Jax meet and it isn’t love at first sight, but the chemistry is there. Delaney knows she can’t act on her desires, it can c
Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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In this third installment to the Alpha's Heart Series, Bella Jewel introduces readers to a female bodyguard hired to protect a bad boy billionaire in Hard to Forget. Ms. Jewel intrigues readers with this unique premise of a female bodyguard named Delaney, who is working so hard to prove to herself and others that she is fit and right for this profession that has been mainly dominated by males. So when the opportunity to protect Jax Sh
S.M. West
3.75 Stars

This is the third and final book in the Alpha Hearts trilogy and it can be read as a standalone.

One of the things that I really liked about this series is that all of the heroines were strong willed, smart women who lived very much in a man’s world. Breaking down the stereotypes for women yet also turning heads.

In this book, Delaney, a bodyguard, is very much no exception. She’s constantly having to prove herself as a bodyguard as all of her colleagues are men and none of them, with
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Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better! I WANT MORE!!!

Delaney is a body guard. Yep, a woman in a man’s world. When she is finally able to prove herself and is put on a big case, she never expects things to get as out of hand—or as hot—as they do.

Jaxson is a rich guy who ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is now in danger. When he hires body guards to help keep him safe, he doesn’t expect sass and love to be a part of the deal.

Bella Jewel knows how to write a kickass f
Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
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Delaney has been trying to prove herself to her male counterparts for years now. Being the only woman in a world filled of alpha males can be hard, especially when those men aren't the most supportive or helpful. She has to push past her own insecurities and those of her male co-workers daily. And when she is FINALLY able to take down her boss, she is assigned her first full-time case. Delaney is excited and nervous
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-review, arc, blog
Sexy sweet read about two individuals that really just needed each other to have their backs!!
Delaney was just full of insecurities which her hardcore 'I can care less' exterior hid well..
And Jax just never had anyone really see him for who he really was..
I have to say there were some seriously hot scenes in this one...
I kept talking myself out of reading ahead - I needed to find out if they would ever get caught LOL..
A must read for anyone that follows this series even though they were all sta
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Protect and serve...and drool.

Delaney is trying hard to prove herself in her chosen career. Being the only woman working with a team of alpha males is a challenge that she's determined to master. Every day is a fight. A fight to overcome her own insecurities. A fight to not let her co-worker's teasing get to her. A fight to convince her boss to trust her with a big case. A fight to shine while being a woman in a man's world. A fight to convince a male client that a female security guard is capab
Ivy Deluca
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
[3.5 stars] Full review posted at

The Good, The Bad and Everything In Between

The Good : I love the idea of a female bodyguard and this is the second one I’ve read this year. Actually I’ve been impressed with the concept Ms. Jewel has used for this entire series, selecting male dominated professions and using it as a showcase for romance. In this book, Delaney has struggled to be accepted in her position and finally completes the challenge to be allowed
Delaney wanted to join the armed services but her eyesight, despite operations, put an end to those dreams. After witnessing a bodyguard protecting someone, her dreams changed and she has spent years training and trying to prove she’s as good as the next person in this male dominated role. After taking down her boss, she’s about to be given her first serious bodyguard role – and it sure is a serious one!

Jax Shields is a billionaire, manwhore, Elite hotel chain owner who just happened to be in th
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

5 Hard to forget this story***** stars from me

Love, love, love it!!! That was a great story for me not only be it's plot which i found it really interesting but also because the author shows that you SHOULDN'T underestimate a woman (because once she decides to do something she succeeds) like Delaney.

Delaney as a main character i can say is really bold not a career choice but also as a personality she shows that she is not
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Wow! This book was amazing! Yet again Bella Jewel creates a world that you never want to leave! Though the beginning was a little slow compared to the other two books, I still loved it. Once Delaney and Jaxson finally came to terms with each other, boy did things get interesting.

Delaney is a strong woman who is determined to prove that she is just as capable at her job as everyone else. She’s always had a rough road to travel, but she feels that that she’s made the right choice for her career.

Nov 16, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Hard to Forget was an OK read.

While I found the storyline entertaining I failed to connect with the characters.

Both Jaxson and Delaney annoyed me at different times. Jaxson was cold, rude and hurtful towards Delaney, he was such an ass. I'm not sure I ever really got past his behavior towards the her =/

Then there was Delaney, in the start I liked her, I admired her career choice and how strong she came across. Then I'm not sure what happened but she started to annoy me and I started to
This is a standalone with a HEA. Although it's titled under a series (Alpha's Heart), all three are standalones and the only connection is they are women working in a field that is traditionally male-dominated (bounty hunter, mechanic and now a bodyguard). I hate that I was hesitant starting all three of these, because I absolutely loved them all!

Delaney/Laney is no exception to how much I appreciated and liked these three heroines. Laney's male-dominated field is working as a bodyguard. Bella J

RATING: 1.5 Hearts
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Dec 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Review by Trinette Dungee

Delaney is not your typical woman. All she’s ever wanted was to join the military to protect and serve but her not-so-perfect eyesight sidelined that dream. Being a cop never appealed to her so she did the next best thing…she became a professional bodyguard. She spends her days proving herself since quite of few of the other bodyguards don’t think she has what it takes. Especially to take on a heavy case like the one she’s been handed…protecting Jaxson Shields. Not only
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
**I received an ARC through Netgalley courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

Well I liked this book the best in the Alpha's Heart series. Delaney is a bodyguard. Her training has been a hundred times harder than it is for men. She has to do more to prove herself plus she has to deal with endless teasing and prejudice.

She's finally given a top client, Jaxon Shields. Jax is a wealthy hotelier who was in the wrong place at the wrong time and he needs protection until an arrest
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC was given from the author and publishers via NetGalley for a honest review.. 4.5 stars
Sooo Love this series and I love Bella Jewel!!
Jaxson is a bad boy billionaire Playboy.. who just so happened to get himself into some trouble when he just so happened to be in the wrong place at the very wrong time..
Delaney is a bodyguard.. she has fought to prove herself capable of doing this job.. and with all this she is given the biggest case ever..
Obviously Jax can be a ASS but once you get to know h
This one I didn't like that much.
Firstly the whole body guard thing is fine but how unprofessional to argue about your partners abilities in front of a client. why he didn't just fire them was beyond me??

I couldn't get over how unprofessional it all was. The heroine calling him handsome and arguing with his guests. I couldn't see this happening on a real life situation.

also the fact that he had a revolving door and slept with his best friend even though he knew his other best friend had real f
Deb B
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this is a great series with kick ass, super strong female leads and their amazing men

18.2.19 - love the whole series. great plots and characters. really interesting relationship dynamics
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Dec 20, 2015 marked it as not-interested-anymore
"I have rounded hips, not too much but enough that men stop to stare."

Why is that line even necessary? Heroines like this make me want to stab myself. No thank you.
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
This one was my fav.
I loved how every female in this series was standing up for herself in a man's world.
Delaney was no exception she's sexy, sassy and so badass.
When she's assigned as the bodyguard to a wealthy hotel owner she's extited for her first big job. Until she realises her charge is a hot sexy chauvinist pig who is not against telling her how lacking she would be as his female bodyguard.
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