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Blind Date

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  651 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Blind Date is a sexy, pulse-pounding romantic suspense from USA Today bestselling author Bella Jewel!


After the death of her husband four years ago, Hartley Watson is finally ready to meet someone--and maybe even have a second chance at love. But then, just as her dating life seems to be getting started, Hartley is stru
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jennifer Kyle
3.5 Stars

4 solid stars for this story until ...

The killer reveal at the end which fell VERY flat.


The chemistry, banter, back stories of the heroine and the hero was very well done. The heroine was very likable and relatable and the suspense of a killer stalking and torturing Hartley through the loss of her husband was very creative.

How sadly unoriginal to dark book fans the killer reveal...

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YES!! I finally got accepted for a review copy!! Knew they would get sick of me requesting, requesting, denied denied (until now)!! woohoooo!! Lover this author!!


BLIND DATE: is a sexy, pulse pounding romantic suspense standalone novel by Bella Jewel. Towards the end of the book it's spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' Ace & Hartley

Hartley Watson. I’m coming for you. I’ve been watching her for a while. She's not like the weak willed woman
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionBasicaly all the covers in this little series are the same, so I am just going to copy and paste my previous comments since they pretty much apply to this cover as well. I LOVE this cover. Great use of graphics. Excellent representation of the story. Good composition. All that said, it loses a star because the author's name should NOT be the most prominent text on a book cover. EVER. PERIOD. Not only that but it is placed in the middle of the cover where the title should be. GAAH..that makes thi
Alex ♈
3.5 stars

Interesting suspence (view spoiler).

I wasn't quite fond of the romance side of the story. The hero was supposed to come across as moody silent type... I found him plain rude. After I learned about his past, I forgave him some of his actions, but I wouldn't be attracted to such man from the beginning,
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Hartley Watson hasn't been on the dating scene for years and isn't looking forward to getting back out there even though it's been four years since her husband passed away. With a little push from her best friend though Hartley has agreed to going on a few blind dates but if they turn out terrible then she is going back to her single life.

While restarting her dating life Hartley keeps finding reminders of her husband around her apartment which she can't explain. The first few times she chalks i
*ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Had me hooked from the start.

I m really enjoying this series from Bella Jewel every book as had me gripped from the start to the end and this book was the same. The characters were great and it actually had my shouting at my kindle in parts cause I was getting so frustrated in a good.

This story is about Hartley. She has been through a horrible 4 years she lot her husband Raymond in a car crash and was finding it hard
I’m worried about Bella Jewel. This author has a deep, dark, twisted mind.

Hartley has just started dating again after the death of her husband. It hasn’t been going very well. When she finally makes a connection with a sweet even tempered man, she also begins a hate relationship with her next door neighbor. He’s rude, moody, and the most un-neighborly individual she has ever met. The only good thing is when it looks like Hartley might be losing her mind, he’s there to help her out.

I loved Ace’s
J. Grayland
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Hartley Watson didn't think life could get any harder after losing her husband in a car accident 4 years ago she still struggles with the loss, until she finally gives in to her best friend's determination to get her back out into the dating world by signing her up to an online dating site called blind date. After a few uncomfortable dates with unsuitable men Hartley meets Jacob and they seem to be getting along until strange things start happening around Hartley's home and she comes to the real ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, broody
4.5 Stars!

I really enjoyed this. I've not read this author before but I saw a few reviews on one of her other romantic suspense books, and the response was enough to have me watching out for her next release. I'm so glad I did because it was almost perfect. The only reason I wouldn't give it a full 5 stars is because you know right off who the killer is. Even knowing it, I was still very much enthralled with this story.

This was well written and I loved the maturity of the characters. Hartley su
Jacqueline J
I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway and am thankful for the win and the opportunity to review.
Honest review: I have not read this author before. Based on this I would be willing to give her another try. This book was enjoyable but had a few things that really held it back from more stars for me.

First I don't enjoy reading first person present tense. Sometimes it works better than other times. Here I didn't really feel that it added anything to the story. Also if you want to tell a story in first
Dirty Dayna
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
thoughts prior to reading :
I discovered this author twice by accident with her til death series in 2014. there was a free book sale and I picked it up and forgot about it the. when I was scrolling for my next read I stumbled upon it again and for fun I searched to see if it was available for audio and it was also for free so I snagged it. I can't wait to see how this author has improved in 3 years of writing. I'll be reading this one very soon!!

thoughts during and after read:
literally a few ti
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - 3rd in the series (can be read as a stand alone)
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author? - Yes
Rating - 3


This one so far, has been my least favour
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Blind Date
Bella Jewel

Another winner for Bella Jewel!! Once I started reading this one I couldn't stop until I was finished. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I couldn't wait to find out who the killer was. She had me questioning and second guessing all the characters in the book.

I can't wait for another Bella Jewel novel to come out! I'm addicted. Thanks NetGalley for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First book by the author, it was pretty good, a page turner especially the banter between Hartley and Ace, laughing right now as I recalled them. The stars given for this book was for the both of them, the thriller part of the story was so-so for me. Okay, get this book and read it.
Hope you'll enjoy the banter moments as much as I did.. Btw, Hartley's stalker + wannabe killer, I kinda suspected it was him from the beginning.. Nope it wasn't the Butler.
A romance / thriller but also a quick read. Enjoyable because it was well written and well pacing. but i figured out who it was, it felt very predictable. The little romance oart was fresh, that was the bonus in this story. grieving and second chances.
Amanda S.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Predictable yet solid storyline with superb writing. Too bad I don't feel the chemistry from Ace's part because at some point he was this nonchalant a-hole but in the blink of an eye he became the classic protective Hero. Not exactly a smooth transition. Could be better.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the death of her husband, Hartley is not really ready to jump back into the dating scene, even after a few years. But with her best friend constantly hounding her to get back out there, she takes a chance and promises to go on three blind dates through a website her friend finds.

And then the stalking begins......things are mysteriously moved in her apartment and she's getting a very dreadful feeling. How lucky is she that her neighbor, Ace, is a detective for the police department. Unluck
Romance Readers Retreat
4 years after the death of her husband Hartley Watsons friend Taylor convinces her it's time to move on and get back into the dating game. Hartley is not keen but agrees to let Taylor find 3 dates for her. The first 2 guys aren't up to par but the third seems a bit more successful And it brightens Hartley's mood.

Hartley lives next door to a hot but very moody and ignorant cop called Ace and more than once Hartley has gave him a piece of her mind. When things start happening in Hartley's apartmen
Kodie Mackay
Bella Jewel is the queen of romantic suspense!. 5 stars.

Holy lord this one is a rollercoaster. I didn't have any expectations when I dug into reading this book. Bella is one of my favourite authors, her signature broody alpha males and feisty fearless ladies are some of my favourite ever so I wasn't worried but I was for sure curious.

Hartley Watson is still trying to deal with the tragic death of her husband when her friend Taylor decides to intervene and help Hartley out with her non existent
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I've read this author's other romantic suspense books and freaking loved them, so I was really looking forward to reading this one! It sounded amazing and my kind of read! I grabbed a copy of this book as soon as it released and I actually stopped my current reads to read it lol! I'm so happy I did because this book was amazing! It was different in a way to what I was expecting, but I love a plot that takes me by surprise! The plot also developed at the perfect pace and it kept me interesting an ...more
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Lisa Sylva (The Book Bistro)
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Ace or is it Grace, nope, Ace!

First I need to say that this "group" of books - because that's what they are. They are all complete standalones - absolutely no connection with one another. When you see the books together, the covers look as though they are written as a series and I'm pretty sure Bella Jewel meant for it to stand out as her "Romantic Suspense Books" but I changed it up (in my head of course) to "Psychos In The Woods" - does that mean each book is based on their stories in
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

*thank you to the author and publisher for providing an arc**

Blind Date was a great suspense story that has you wondering who can be trusted and who can't be trusted. Bella Jewel will keep you on the edge till the end and still have you wanting more!Hartley hasn't been on a date since her husband died 4 years ago. So when her friend pushes her into the dating scene again with 3 blind dates she has some obvious doubts. Her first date is horrible, the guy not only lies about his age but ha
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed blind date by Bella Jewel. It was a thriller/mystery/creepy stalker turned serial killer book that was refreshing to read instead of my usual books. Hartley lost her husband years prior to the story and she's developed into a strong character. Jacob was a nice guy. And Ace - Mr Alpha Detective was just what the story needed. The story moved quickly with just enough detail, the characters were well-developed but the ending was a bit too predictable for me. I'd recommend to anyone ...more
Cathy Geha
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Blind Date by Bella Jewel

Blind dates are suggested to Hartley “Hart” Watson by her friend Taylor – to get her out of grieving for the husband of ten years that she lost four years before. Little does she know that someone evil has his eye on her AND that person will be one of the men she eventually dates.

I knew who the bad guy was from the beginning and found the book rather predictable. I found the romance between Hart and Ace one that didn’t quite seem to work but it did for them – started wi
Susan Angela Wallace
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blind date by Bella Jewell.
Hartley Watson is saying goodbye to her husband at his funeral. Little does she know someone is watching her. Four years later her best friend talks her into going on a blind date. She agrees to 3. The first one is a disaster. The 2nd one is worse. Taylor her best friend talks her into the 3rd one. Jacob seems ok. He's a gentleman and good looking. But after a while odd things start to happen. Is someone doing these things?
Omg an absolutely fantastic read. I loved th
Sunny (Kindles & Wine Book Blog)
While Blind Date was a bit predictable as far as the mystery was concerned, I enjoyed the story and the touch of romance. I found myself wondering what mysterious and unsettling surprise would happen next. There was a lot to like about the progression of the tale and the work taking place with the sexy detective neighbor to solve the mystery.

I had the pleasure of listening to this on audiobook. I love Maxine Mitchel and Joe Arden. While Joe didn't have as much to narrate, I found Maxine to be th
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
No cheating. Her husband died years ago and the cop across from her who never pays attention to her but is super hot also had his wife die 2 years ago. She goes on blind dates because her friend bullies her into it which I thought was shitty. She meets frogs and a nice guy but no sparks. She starts getting weird letters and gifts from her dead husband and here's where the cop comes in. You kind of know from the start
who it is but it was okay. I like this author so I'll always one click.
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bella Jewel is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. I feel the suspense in her stories despite knowing who the killer is. Her writing style draws me in and keep me reading late into the night. Ace is the type of hero I love and I enjoyed his banter with Hartley.
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