... and he was everything she thought she never wanted.
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 ...more
Series:Resplendence, Book #1
Publisher:Liquid Silver Books
Release Date:November 16, 2105
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
People make mistakes, feelings get hurt and hearts get broken. But who said love is always black and white?...more
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
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, ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Resplendent Ruin is a ...more
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 ...more
Author: Bella J.
Publication Date: 11/16/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
Bella J is a Hybrid Author with both Self-Published and Traditional Published work. Even though her novels range from drama, to comedy, to suspense, it's the dark, twisted side of romance ...more