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Hell and Back (Heaven & Hell #1)

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Meeting him was a fluke. Dating him was a mistake. Watching him become a drug addict put me through hell. Running was my only option.

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I'm running from my demons and when I find out she's trying to escape her past, I know what I have to do.

One broken cop. One woman fighting for her life. A fragile love.

Sinister secrets that threaten to tear them apart.

They've been to hell
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ebook, 350 pages
Published October 31st 2016 by Self
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Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
3.5 Stars!!


This was my first book by Natasha Madison and for sure won’t be my last because I really liked the author’s writing style. 'Hell and Back' was equally heartwarming and heartbreaking and overall a great mix of suspense, action, drama and angst.

The story fallows Bella, a young mother who just escaped from “hell”. Bella and his three years old daughter, Lilah, have been living for a long time in fear. Living in an abusive relationship wasn’t easy for Bella, sacrificing herself many time

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Jennifer Kyle
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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3.5 STARS

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I just adore stories that have young children in them. Though the circumstances for both mother and child in this story start out so dire, it was wonderful to see how happy they end up by the end.

”I have to take my life back. If for no other reason but to show Lilah how to move on. To show her how to live life without fear.”

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Bella takes her three year old daughter and flees her abusive and scary relationship. The mom and daughter go to start a new life in her now deceased grandmother
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Kaleigh ❤️
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*****5 Yup! I went to HELL and BACK STARS*****

I'm absolutely shocked, no I'm speechless right now! After the last book I read I really thought I would have the usual book hangover that always follows that author's books!
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Well let me tell you, Natasha Madison sobered me up REAL QUICK!!
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"They say you never know hell until you lived in it. I can assure you I know it. I’ve lived in it. I’ve asked to die in it."

I feel like I went from Hell and Back, to Hell and Back and then Back AGAIN! After readi
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Sabrina
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I'm already huge fan of Natasha Madison's after only reading a few books from her, but Hell and Back makes me somehow love her even more. Bella and Jackson had my heart racing and their tortured pasts made me want to take them in my arms and protect them.

Bella wasn't ready to trust anyone after leaving her abusive ex, but Jackson worked his way into her heart and made it known he wasn't letting go of her and her daughter. I really liked stubbornness within
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Alex ♈
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 heart melting stars.
Not an easy read, many heavy topics (view spoiler), but a beautiful one.
Safe for me (view spoiler)
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Rhea
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
My thoughts are too rambley for this book so I've decided to write my review with a bunch of other quick romance reads.

Here are my 17 quicky romance reviews that I've binged on over the past few weeks!

You can find my reviews here!
NMmomof4
DNF @ 43%

Well, this just wasn't for me. It might be my mood, but I just didn't click with it. Even though they didn't say that they were in love, it felt a little too instalove for me in how they expressed feeling a strong connection to each other as early as 19sh% (and after only a few short interactions). I didn't feel it at all, and I felt like I was being told about the connection instead.

I can see how some readers might be just fine with this, and that they might also enjoy the OTT possess
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Leonor
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: abused-heroine
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Bev
A sweet romance, though it does have triggers (view spoiler)

I really liked how patient Jackson was, how he committed and didn't waiver, not once even to the point of choosing her over his family. He's more of a sweet and gentle alpha - he's got the uber protectiveness down to a fine art but still gave her the time and space that she needed. I also liked that although there was something with Kendall at the beginning, there was no ot
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V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:  A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
I'm sorry because lately I'm adding more I-won't-read-reviews than reviews for books I read, but work and Uni are driving me crazy!

I'm passing on this one because just the blurb is offputting, I rarely enjoy romances when there are children with other people. And it's even worse when (view spoiler) Children are ok for
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~Dawn~TUG
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
**arc received from author in exchange for lap dances and an honest review from us drunken pole hugging book hooks at http://www.facebook.com/twounrulygirls **



I totally enjoyed this one..full review to follow!! Worth every damn lap dance I have promised!! The second book from this author started with a bang, drawing me in right from the get go..there was a broken woman...kept strong by loving her daughter...a protective alpha male that was brought into their lives for a reason...and my favorite
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~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Very emotional road to happiness for an awesome cast of characters. Lots of suspense with very disturbing scenes that left a chill in my veins. I adored how much Jackson cherished Bella and Lilah. The addition of Brenda gave it humor and nurturing.
I really enjoyed the whole story.
It's a slow burn yet this fit perfectly with how much healing Bella needed to experience before moving on. This also proved how truly awesome Jackson was.
The twist missed its mark for me only because I analyze everyt
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Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
4.5 Stars

Hell and Back is a strong sophomore follow up for newcomer Natasha Madison.

To hell and back is right! The story starts with Bella and Lilah attempting to forage a new life but fear and pain have their claws firmly instilled in these victims. The same fear to hold Bella in place until an unthinkable happens involving Lilah. Even though Bella never felt worthy enough to want for more or believe she was worthy enough to even deserve it she comes to the realization she must flee, especiall
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Nicla
Enjoyable read. Definitely interested in reading more books by this author. Recommend if you want a low angst romance with a very protective alpha hero and sweet heroine.

HEA (view spoiler)
Cheating/OW/OM (view spoiler)
Any push/pull (view spoiler)
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Kate's Corner
I’ve been to Hell & Back. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and overall I can say

3 ‘Can Mr. Big come out and play?’ Stars

The beginning of the book was like a shot to the heart. Our heroine Bella has left her abusive relationship with her daughter Lilah. What they both experienced and how petrified they are for their lives is palpable. Her chance at freedom is when she finds out that her Nana has passed and she inherits the house.

Our Hero Jackson Fletcher has seen a lot in his
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Charlene
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was just as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking! A book you won't be able to put down until you're done.

The story of Bella and Jackson. Bella and her daughter, Lilah, are so broken, so scared and for an incredibly good reason...their lives have been a living nightmare. When they move in across the street from Jackson, he takes an immediate interest. Although he doesn't know their story, he feels like he needs to protect them, and as a police detective his instincts are pretty accurate.
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Shari Kay
Nov 02, 2016 marked it as not-for-me
Just not a trope I like (view spoiler)
Polly
Dec 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I think that with a little editing and content editing this would have been better for me.

Still a decent story line though.
Marieke (Marieke's Books & Books and Tequila)
Hell and Back ~ 3.5 stars

Earlier this year I’ve read Natasha Madison’s debut book – Something so Right – and I loved it. Hell and Back is her second book and tells the heartbreaking story of Bella and her daughter Lilah and their chance at a normal life with Jackson. Hell and Back is written in a different style than the first book, and is much more an Alpha book; a somewhat over-the-top Alpha falling for the sweet heroine. I do like the story, but it wasn’t what I expected based upon the auth
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AJ
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
“I’m no one’s fucking hero, but I’m going to be yours.”

4 beautifully broken stars


I loved this book! A beautiful romance between two broken people whose love story absolutely stole my heart!

Bella has just escaped a devastatingly abusive relationship and is in hiding with her three year old daughter, Lilah. She has returned to the house where she grew up, left to her by her recently deceased grandmother, and she is determined to create the life that her daughter deserves – full of love, laughter
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Sheila'S Book Corner
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review Done By Natasha Mahadeo....

When my Girl Natasha said to me that she was writing her 1st book I really loved going on that journey with her. It was exciting and i loved watching how her mind worked. When that book came out I knew how amazing of an Author she was and I was glad the world was getting a glimpse of her brilliance. But this book  this damn amazing book shows us she is firstly definitely not a one hit wonder, and that she is not afraid to push the boundaries. She is a magnificen
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Elizarey
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!
Bella hasnt had the easiest life and now that she has a chance to give a better life to her daughter and herself she is making the most of it!

When a single mom and her daughter move into the house across the road, formally owned by a sweet old woman. Jackson is intrigued to find out who the mysterious two are. Barely leaving the house and closing all the curtains has Jackson even more curious as two who they are hiding from.

Bella and Jackson's story was definetly a slow burner. Bella w
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
ARC received from author

OMG this book... I want to give this book like a million stars... It was dramatic, sad, emotional and so much more.


Bella and her daughter Lilah has just moved in across from Jackson. But something isn't right with this women and her daughter. They have been living there for a week and he has only seen her out at night. Clearly she is hiding, but from what or who
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Jackson is a detective in the SVU department. But he is also hiding something that is a huge burden
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Richelle Robinson
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This book really took me to hell and back!! Bella has been in an extremely abusive relationship for the past few years. One day she finally gets the courage to leave and do what's best for her and her daughter Lilah. She moves into her deceased grandmothers house and tries to start fresh. But the thing is she really isn't living. She's in constant fear and not getting any better. Both her and Lilah are prisoners in their new home. We have a hottie detective neighbor next door named Jac
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Leigh
2.5 stars

Hell and Back was an ok read for me. It started off pretty good and my heart broke for Bella and her young daughter Lilah, what they suffered at the hands of her ex was just terrible. After that I was kind of bored. The story moves along but were supposed to believe that Jackson sees two broken girls and he's in love. The love happened so quickly I had a hard time with it because I just didn't feel any connection between the two. I actually felt nothing while reading this book and would
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Betul
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

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"I can't lose you, Bella. You own me. My heart, my body, my soul. Everything is yours."

Hell and Back is about Bella and her three year old daughter who escaped from a very dangerous and abusive relationship. She eventually ends up at her grandmother's house, who has passed away, that was left to her. Her next door neighbor Jackson is a detective for the special victims unit and sees right away that his neighbors are broken. As an alpha m
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Laura
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of these days, I am going to read a book that isn't hard to review because of spoilers.

This isn't it.

(I think I need to review something written in the 1800's at this point, just so I can give away plot points and not feel bad, but I digress).

I enjoyed Hell and Back. A lot. Natasha Madison is a new author to me, and actually I think she is a fairly new author. This was impressive for what is her 2nd book.

The writing was strong, the pacing was also strong. I liked the way she introduced th
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Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
Jackson got away with it because of his tattoo and the fact that he was a detective :) He had this brute way about him, the magnetic look and firmness to him where on the flip side when it came to Bella's child he was the sweetest ever. I was swooning for him from the get-go. I think the imagine alone right there got me, then he opened his mouth...



With all honesty, I can't really think of one thing (aside from his interaction with the child) that I absolutely and utterly love.

Between him and Be
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Raunchyrudereadersblog
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book completely owned me from the first page. I was turning the pages Faster and faster because I had to know what happened. From the first word I was completely hooked.

Hell and Back is about Jackson, Bella and her daughter Lilah. Bella and Lilah move in across the street from Jackson. He feels an instant pull to her, but she is hiding from something or someone . Bella is very timid and Jackson being the Complete Alpha he is decides he will be her protector.

Bella is very guarded and nervo
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“I love her. All of her. The broken pieces, the whole pieces, the good, the bad, the ugly, everything. I love them. I’m not letting them go.” 1 likes
“I won’t hurt you or Lilah, not now, not ever. You have my word on that.” 0 likes
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