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Resplendent Ruin

(Resplendence #1)

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Trapped in a seemingly perfect and sheltered life, Juliette Mason suddenly finds herself in a place where she starts to question everything she thought she knew about life and love. A place where she starts to doubt her dreams, where nothing in her life makes sense anymore. A place where she finds Knox Taylor ...

... and he was everything she thought she never wanted.

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ebook, 182 pages
Published November 16th 2015 by Liquid Silver Books
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Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Being wrong never felt so right…

Juliette Mason and Daniel Clarke had been together for years. They hold top positions in the company created by their fathers but they are also in love and engaged. On the surface, everything seems blissful but it doesn’t take much to see the cracks in that pretty picture. The couple have grown distant as pressures of the business have meant Daniel spends more time away from home, and Juliette is uncertain and lonely in a relationship that she thought would never
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Melissa Mendoza
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Resplendent Ruin
Author:Bella J
Series:Resplendence, Book #1
Publisher:Liquid Silver Books
Reviewer:Melissa
Release Date:November 16, 2105
Genre(s):Contemporary Romance
Page Count:200
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

People make mistakes, feelings get hurt and hearts get broken. But who said love is always black and white?

This is a story of how easy it is to find the gray area when it comes to playing the game of love.


Juliette Mason had it all—the perfect job, the perf
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Sheena
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
He called her his Duchess….she was looking to escape her gilded cage.

The heroine is a cheater. No smoke signals, no wrapping it up in a bow and calling it pretty. She cheats on her man and does so with reckless abandon at her most vulnerable point. I spent most of this book in awe. Primarily at myself because I did not cast it off and bail given the seediness of the love triangle. Geeze, do I hate cheating in my romance novels. However, once I saw the dynamic between Juliette and her betrothed,
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Mybooklatte
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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INSTANT LOVE with the Author Bella J after reading her debut novel Resplendent Ruin. She knows her Alpha male and she knows it too well. The story was honestly just addictive! It’s the kind of story where you start the book and then suddenly realize that you’re halfway through and you have barely stopped. It was thrilling, emotional, romantic, hot, sexy, a lot of drama, just what I was looking forward to. Resplendent Ruin is a love triangle between Juliette Mason, her fiancé Daniel Clar

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Rosanna Leo
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was honored to read an ARC of Resplendent Ruin by Bella J and am still reeling. If you love emotional roller coasters, then you'll want to add this one to your TBR list. This story features a definite love triangle between heroine Juliette, her long-time fiance Daniel and mysterious stranger Knox. At first, it seems everything between Juliette and Daniel is fine and happy, but once Knox sweeps her off her feet, things seem to change and the cracks in the relationship are exposed. At times, I w ...more
Carolyn's
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
WOW! I absolutely loved this story! At the very beginning I was completely drawn in to the emotions of the story and felt a complete drive to read this book and the ending was so worth the power read!

Juliette Mason seemingly has the perfect life. She is engaged to her gorgeous, successful business partner, they live in a beautiful apartment, and they have an ideal life. However, Juliette feels things are off, she needs more, not more material things, but more from her fiancee, mainly his attenti
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Kristin
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This debut novel by Bella J is the most suspenseful romance I have ever read. Right from the beginning you feel for Juliette. While she seems to have it all, great job, gorgeous CEO fiancé, money, beautiful condo, housekeeper, everything. What she doesn't have is time and attention from her fiancé. So when she is dragged out to a club with her sister and her boyfriend and meets Knox, the darkly sexy alpha bad boy, you can understand why she would find him so infuriating and attractive at the sam ...more
Tara
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this debut novel, the first in the Resplendence Series. It's an emotional roller coaster ride that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and I couldn't put it down.

Juliette Mason has the perfect job, a great home, a fiance', Daniel, that works too much and over time the life she thought she wanted, doesn't quite look the same. She keeps hoping that things will calm down and she'll get her happily ever after.

Knox Taylor is used to living his life anyway he wants and making impulsive decisions with
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Rachel
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The author of the book so hist inherit that it is based on real life. And I think it's great to see the connection between being bloom knox and julliette but also in the book you'll see like in real life that mothers always involved in their children's lives. But true love will find each other again or do people interfere with it yes or no. I give my compliments to the author because this book is worth reading plus it seems that this is really happening to the story as well , she has written to ...more
Meagan Kelly elliot
Great read!

Loved this book! Definitely team Knox all the way. Characters were well-written and the story just flowed. I am definitely excited to read more from this author!!
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is the first book in the Resplendence series and I absolutely loved reading this! This is a story involving a love triangle between two men and the woman who is torn between them and hopelessly in love with them both. Juliette’s family are part owners of a very successful law firm and at first glance it would appear that she has everything she could ever want in life. This includes a successful fiancé, enough money to make shopping sprees an everyday occurrence and a successful career of he ...more
Jessica Cale
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romances
Perfectionist Juliette Mason lives the kind of life you only see on TV -- successful, beautiful, and staggeringly wealthy, she lives in a palatial flat in New York City with her equally perfect fiance, Daniel. Well, she would if he ever came home, that is. A chance meeting with hedonistic bad boy with a bike Knox Taylor has her reeling and wondering if her picture perfect life is really everything she hoped it would be, or if happily ever after might wear a leather jacket.

Resplendent Ruin is a
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Amy
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Resplendent Ruin
Bella J
4.5 stars

Juliette Mason finds herself at a cross roads with her fiancé Daniel Clarke. Together since as long as she can remember their life together was planned. Forever was the word they lived by until Danielle took over the Clarke and Mason firm. Growing apart but desperately trying to mend the cracks, Juliette swears it wont be forever. Danielle didn’t ask to take over the firm right now it just happened. Five years … waiting with a closet full of DA pieces.

On a whim J
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T.M. Payne
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book: Resplendent Ruin (Resplendence #1)
Author: Bella J.
Publication Date: 11/16/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


REVIEW
Juliette thought she had a great love life with her fiancé Daniel of 5 years the man she has been with for 10 years. But with takeovers and work and trips away things for her and Daniel just never seem to fall into place. Well she decides to make some changes in her life but are they for the better? Well we will see. Her sister Lexi is all for hel
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ConnieMarie Need Epic Reads
I'm in knots over here, I'm loosing my mind, what do you mean?! I need more Knox! I need it! Like an adreline junky needs there next rush! 

Oh man, what a book. For a debut novel, I'm screaming from the rooftops to get your copy. This book knocked my socks off. That cover sucked me in and then the world painted for me kept me turning page after page.

This is one of those books you don't want to end, a new BBF has just taken claim. I am completely obsessed, I want more, I feel empty. This was one o
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Amanda Siegrist
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars for Knox

I really liked Knox, and it was very easy to like him. Sexy, confident, and just so easy to like. Daniel, well, I even liked him. It was nice to get his POV and see a little insecurity. Now Juliette, I didn't really like her. She was okay in the beginning, toward the middle it started to go downhill, and by the end I couldn't stand her. The choices she made just made me mad all the way through the book. The writing was great and kept me sucked in the story, but only really to
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Beanimous
Feb 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
No! I am sorry, I can't do it. I just can't.

DNF chapter 2.

All tell, no show. Flat characters, tepid dialogue, slow pacing. I am sorry, I just can't.

The focus on mundane details and descriptions that has very little to do with the plot or the story line, is making me cranky and impatient.

The subject matter is not NA, but there is a definite NA feel to it.
Lesley Edwards
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, loved this book. The story just pulls you in and takes you on a wonderful journey of love and discovery. Great characters and Knox 'swoon' enough said. Looking forward to reading more by this author. Great debut book.
5* read for me.
Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets
Awesomeness

This book consumed me. Had enough angst to keep me on edge. I loved Knox. Somewhat of a Cliffhanger and I can't wait to read book two.
Nikki  Malan
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Resplendent Ruin by Bella J
Debut novel. What a novel it is. One beautiful woman, two interesting men. Juliette has been in love with Daniel for 10 years, 5 of which she has been engaged to him. He is the perfect man but has put work ahead of their relationship. The Wedding has been put on the back burner until the right time. Juliette loves Daniel but is bored and fed up with being over looked and taken for granted. She is lonely and living her life with no excitement. When she meets Knox he is
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Claudia Cardoz
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
NO, NO WAY DID THIS BOOK END ALREADY AS I WANT MORE. WOW!!! This book is THE EPIC... The book is about Juliette Mason and Knox Taylor. She is already in a relationship with Daniel Clarke for whom his work is much more important than her. Although he is a good man with a good heart but the redundant nights of loneliness and longing leaves Juliette feeling like she just doesn't matter to him any more. It's always work for him and no time for her. Enter mysterious Hot as hell Knox, who acts like an ...more
Qubra Modak
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm very quickly becoming one of Bella J's biggest fans!
Talk about taking your emotions for a ride - i laughed, hated on characters and cried when they got hurt.
The way she writes makes you feel like you are standing on the outside of an invisible bubble watching quietly.
Knox is definitely one of my favourite Alphas that I have met.
Jules strong willed and successful.

Can't wait to get into the next one!
J. C.  Red
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-safe
This one was an angst fest of epic proportions from what I remember, and not something I would normally enjoy, because the heroine is wishy washy as f***, the way the boyfriend was vilified was a bit of a stretch, IMO, but for some reason, I liked it. I would recommend to those who like angst, love triangles and heroines who just can't make a decision.
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
What an emotional roller coaster this book was. Hot, sexy, full of angst and forbidden feelings, Resplendent Ruin was an emotional story that had me hanging on to every word. It tells the story of Juliette, a woman who leads a seemingly charmed life with her longtime fiancée, Daniel. Having grown accustomed to taking a backseat to Daniel's work for years, Juliette is resigned to accepting her role and everything that comes with it. When the sexy and irresistible Knox Taylor comes into her life, ...more
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

At the beginning I was very hesitant to read this book, but yet still intrigued to see where the story line went between Juliette and Knox. From the moment Juliette was introduced, I noticed three things: her loneliness, her love for Daniel, and that her moral beliefs that were going to be pushed to the limits in this love story. Your heart can't help but go out to her, when you read the desperate feelings she has towards Daniel and his neglect a
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Renee
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Resplendent Ruin is the first book in the Resplendence Series from Bella J. This book is a standalone with no cliffhanger and a HEA. It's also Bella J's first published novel.

Juliette Mason is a women who appears to have it all. Great success, perfect home and perfect fiancé. She's got everything you could ever want until it slowly starts to unravel.

Daniel is Juliette's fiancé. CEO of the company their fathers were the head of, h
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Shari
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read from this Author, and I will be reading more in the future. The book flowed nicely and the characters were believable.

This book is about a woman, (Juliette) who has been with her Fiance' Daniel, for 10 years, and engaged for 5 of those years. They started out really happy and in love. Before long the two of them are working for their fathers company. Just when they're about to plan for their happily ever after, Daniel's father passed away and he's now tak
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Sharon Richmond
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Resplendent Ruin by Bella J. is a new book and author to me. So when the author asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing it I jumped at the opportunity to do so. The blurb of the story fascinated me and I Love reading new authors. And after reading it, I believe Bella J. has a hit series on her hands. Touche'.

Being a high society person person with a partnership in a million dollar company still wont give a woman what she really needs. Which is feeling truly and deeply for their m
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CDBW
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-arc
5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars!!!!!

First off, I hate cheating. In life and in books. I'm usually black and white with this. There's no in between for me so I'm a little glad I went into reading this blind. I didn't read the blurb or any reviews. Had I, I would not have read it. After reading though, I'm seeing the grey areas on this matter. I got sucked into the story and was Team Knox all the way. Yeah, Juliette could have handled a few things differently. Crap, I'm on the verge of spoilers here.
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Colette
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some women have it all and then get even more. That's the case with the ever so proper Juliette (Jules) Mason. She's taken over her father's half of a business he co-owns. Daniel Clarke is the son of the Jules' father partner. When Daniel is left his father's portion of the business he and Jules become the dynamic duo. Daniel leaves poor Jules alone for business trips and as she grows more lonely she becomes vulnerable to the handsome Knox Taylor. Jules becomes torn between her loyalty to Daniel ...more
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