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Hard to Break

(Alpha's Heart #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  3,509 ratings  ·  336 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Sleepless Readmore
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Don't find fault, find a remedy; Anybody can complain.
4.5 #WattsAngel STARS

Tazen and Quinn

Hard to Break Bella Jewel
Hard to Fight (Alpha's Heart, #1) by Bella Jewel Hard to Break (Alpha's Heart, #2) by Bella Jewel
May 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
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 mo
S.M. West

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.

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The heroine in this tale is Quinn Peterson and she was one kickass gal! Raised in a mechanic shop, Quinn has an affinity for a spanner and popping the hood of car and she’s one fine mechan
Dec 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3 stars
“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 th
Kelli C
3.5 Angel Stars

*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 family's ga
Olga therebelreader
This was a delightful and fun book to read. Romantic, sexy and surprisingly refreshing, I loved every single page of it.

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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, but really entertaining plot.

I loved the interaction between the hero and the heroine - Tazen and Quinn. Not only did they have an extremely
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arc
I woke up in the middle of the night, and what better thing to do to cure your insomnia but to start reading an amazing ARC you just got, from an awesome author?

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
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
The first half of the book was not to my liking. There were many things off about the story, so much so that I started to worry about the rest of it. I got bored of Quinn and Tazen acting as if they were teenagers. They kept arguing and taunting each other whenever they met. These two childish people might never know the word ‘respect’! But somehow, I still had some hope that it would get better in the second half. I expected something better or something to drag me out of this boredom.


Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
SOOOO GOOD!! Definitely recommmended! One of the best book I've read this year <3 ...more
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it

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 kno
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


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 took on the responsibility of running her family's mechanic shop when her father became alcoholic due to h
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
This book is simple, easy and short compares to the other book in this series. The story and plot is cliche. The character development is minimum. The chemistry between the characters are luke warm. There is that jnsta lust.

I was expecting more from this book. But hey sometimes i need a simple easy read.

3 stars
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Quinn's whole life has revolved around Pixie's Wheels, the garage her father opened when she was born. She started working there when she was young and eventually became a licensed mechanic. But after her mother died things went downhill. She not only lost her mother, but her father started to drink and she now she's more of a parent than he is. The garage is the one thing she has, so when hotshot, custom car builder, Tazen Watts comes around and says he want
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
Total surprise here!! Loved HARD TO BREAK!! I am a huge fan of Bella Jewel but I had not read any of her more recent books. When an ARC of Hard to Break landing on my Kindle, I did not know anything about the story and dove right in. I was completely taken by surprise but this sexy, funny. fast-paced story that had a gorgeous, Alpha and a strong and feisty heroine! And, she's a mechanic!

There are plenty of contemporary romances out there and this story stands out. Quinn is about to lose her fam
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

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 b
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 "Mechanics Join Forces" Stars.

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 course means th
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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
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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
Sep 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
ARC received for review


Here I am in the minority again. I really can't stand Taz. He's an over the top arrogant jerk for no reason. Plus, I'm bored.
"What are you doing to me angel?"
"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 show and he wants Quinn's garage.

The beginning w
Sep 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2015, 3-stars
I found the story to be slow building and it didn't really hold my full attention, I think the whole mechanic's and car's part bored me tbh, I didn't hate the characters but I didn't love them either, this book also had a pet peeve of mine, whilst having sex Tazen asks Quinn how she wants to be fucked to which she replys.. "Hard, honey, Hard.” I'm sorry but personally I could never say that to my hubby, I'd sound like a right twat! it just makes me cringe so bad when authors use the word honey i ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Wheels and wings...

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 tha
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

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 Wheels is the perfect locati
Christina Montminy
I got this as an ARC & it was amazing. This book had me from the 1st chapter, I didn't want to put it down. I really enjoyed reading the story of Quinn & Tazen, they were very hot together even when they were screaming at each other. To say that their relationship didn't start off good is an understatement. Tazen takes the only thing that means anything to Quinn & she's fighting back the only way she knows showing him that she's as good as any guy around if not better. There are lots of ...more
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Disclaimer: I received as an ARC courtesy of St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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 h
Keitha Cook
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
First, I must thank Netgalley for gifting me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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 garage and th
WOW! I had a fantastic time reading HARD TO BREAK! Since I've discovered this author, it has been hit or miss, and let me tell you this was quite the HIT! It was fresh, unique, and extremely sexy. We dive in to the world of fast cars, custom builds, and illegal racing. The sexual tension is at an all time high in Ms. Jewel's latest standalone in her ALPHA'S HEART series. This heart pounding, exhilarating, and erotic thrill ride will have you on the edge of your seat. This author delivered in a B ...more
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Pixie Wheels Stars!!
Loved it..
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
my favorite in the series
FMR Book Grind
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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 an adult and what she is having to deal w
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