Hard to Break
Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in t...more
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Unfortunately the words have left me...
I was soooooo looking forward to this book because I just loved Hard to Fight and I adore Bella Jewel so I'm so bummed that I literally struggle to find the words.
The only thing that kept me going was the authors writing style (which I love) because I did not like the characters, their interaction and how the story played out. Both characters felt weak and when they started with the L word pretty early on I knew it was a bust for me...
And there's nothing more left to say...
*ARC generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* ...more
I really enjoyed the first book in the Alpha series and this one was just as good. Ms. Jewel has the perfect knack of creating Alpha jerks that at first get you furious and then turned on! Tazen Watts is no different. He’s an all-out cocky, vain bastard that slowly wormed his way into my heart.
The heroine in this tale is Quinn Peterson and she was one kickass gal! Raised in a ...more
“It’s called wanting what you can’t have,”
“No, baby, it’s called wanting,” he leans in close so our lips are nearly touching, “what’s real.”
Quinn has made it her life to take care of everything and everyone else but herself. Her Dad, the shop and her memories of a family she misses. Drowning in debt and with no way out her dad does the unthinkable and throws her dreams and life away.... or so she believes.
Tazen is every woman's wet dream, Quinn's included, but that changes the day his cocky self shows up thinkingstars ...more
*ARC generously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review*
When I first saw this cover I had a perception of the story. I had a certain expectation of a love-hate romance filled with steamy intimacy between a sexy bad boy and a small town gal. Instead I read a pretty straight forward romance between two characters who seemingly belonged together.
Quinn has spent her whole life covered in grease and loving every minute of the craft she honed in her/>*ARC ...more
The characters were interesting and believable, and I loved the author's writing style.Her narrative was fast paced, smooth and honest. The story she created had the right amount of romance and fun dialogues, all wrapped on a simple, ...more
Nothing!! So i grabbed my tablet and started right away. Boy did i devoured it or what? It was absolutely delectable and in a few short hours i was finished and with a big grin on my lips.
I don't think there is a real need to say how good it was because like i said that's a given, but i need to point out a few things. This series theme ...more
Quinn isn’t your typical girl or even your typical tom boy, she is a mechanic. I love how Bella Jewel continues to write these strong females. That isn’t all that makes Quinn strong, what truly defines her strength is the way she takes care of her father. Since her mother died it’s just the two of them. Since he has turned to alcohol and his addiction has taken over his life. Quinn is left with burden of taking care of him, their house and his garage.
Tazen is famous in Quinn’s world. He is known for ...more
In life, we all have reached a breaking point. We can decide we can give up or we can learn how to stand up again in the face of adversary. It is the marking point or what we like to call the defining moment. And in Hard to Break by Bella Jewel, we are introduced to Quinn, a female mechanic who lives and breathes fixing cars. She ...more
There are plenty of contemporary romances out there and this story stands out. Quinn is about to lose her family' ...more
Luvd Luvd Luvd this
Quinn is dealin with a lot of shit the the min but the only thing that keeps her goin is her Dads garage where she as work since she was able 2 Pixie Wheel as been her dad's garage since she was born so it mean so much 2 her it's where she learned al she knows about cars an was taught by her dad but her dad as been in a bad way since her mam passed away he as been drinkin more an more an things have gotten 2 much Quinn as been running t ...more
Lovers of tough heroines and enemies to lovers plots will not want to miss Hard to Break. Sporting a tomboy heroine, who is more comfortable in overalls and under the hood of a car, than she is in a dress and lipstick, Hard to Break provides an interesting contrast to many of the heroines that dominate the contemporary romance genre. The hero, however, still conforms to the alpha hero paradigm that most romance readers are accustomed to, which of cou ...more
If you enjoyed the first book in Bella Jewel's "Alpha hearts" series, then you can bet your bottom dollar, you'll enjoy this one too. "Hard to Break" was another action packed, drama filled story that I was quite happy to get lost in for a few hours. However, I will put my hands up and say, it did take me a little time to warm up to the hero. Oh yes, Tazan Watts was like the devil in disguise. Sure he had the looks but the minute he opened his mou ...more
5 wickedly hot and tempting stars. Quinn and Tazen made me burn all the way through the novel. When they were good they were so good they made things set on fire. When they were bad they were so bad they could blow up buildings from their explosive arguing and Quinn's no bull shit attitude. The two were well suited for one another, understood each other's passions, and gave the other what they desperately needed.
Quinn is possibly one of my favorite female characters ever. She's a grease monkey ...more
Hard to Break is the second in a series of standalone books about woman in roles that predominately belong to men. This addition follows Quinn, a 25 year old, who has spent her whole life in the garage with her father under the hood of a car. She's an excellent mechanic running a failing garage ever since her mother died and her father fell into the bottle. While she has a staff of dedicated men working for her, they haven't been able to keep up with ...more
"Being real,honey.Just like you wanted."
This was a nice and easy reading!
I liked this book for the most part but there were some parts I didn't like
very much with both Tazen&Quinn BUT they make it up to me later...
So this book is about cars!We have Quinn who is a mechanic and own a garage
that she is trying to keep open because of debts...And then we have Tazen
who is famous because he builts cars and has his own sh ...more
Reading a Bella Jewel book is a treat that excites me more than Starbucks. Before I even read the first page I already know it's gonna be good because she's a word wizard. She always gives me what I need to enjoy a good read. I always start out intrigued, with my heart full of anticipation, because I know that I'll be meeting him soon. It's obvious that since the series is called Alpha's Heart, I can expect him to be bossy. But what I didn't expect was Quinn. She's the one th ...more
Quinn's whole world revolves around Pixie Wheels, her father's garage. It is a representation for happier times when her mom was still alive and her father wouldn't drown his sorrows in a bottle. When her world is threatened, Quinn will do anything she can to save it. Even if the threat is sexy as hell, custom car builder Tazen Watts.
Tazen wants to expand his custom car shops into Florida and Pixie Whee ...more
I am a long time Bella Jewel fan, I have read almost all of her books. After reading Hard to Break, all I can say is that if the first book in this series is even a small portion of how good this book was, then it’s a winner. Hard to Break, was phenomenal.
When we meet Quinn it’s during a very heart breaking scene, we see her lost and unsure of what the future will hold, but the hope that r ...more
Hard to Break is the second book in the Alpha's Heart series by Bella Jewel but it can be read as a stand alone. Bella has became one of my favorite authors so it was no surprise to me that this book was perfect.
Quinn is a sassy, strong minded mechanic who is having to run her father's garage. Since the death of her mother, her father has turned to alcohol and has been on a downward spiral. The g ...more
I have said it many times before and I will say it again, there is nothing Bella Jewel can’t write.
She has once again written a story that will hold you captive from start to finish. It is very different from all of her other books but no less
This one will have you weeping in empathy with Quinn. She has been dealt a crappy hand but it’s not because she had a terrible childhood, she didn’t.
It all revolves around her life as ...more