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Belle's Goodbye

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  26 reviews
This book does touch on some sensitive subjects, such as abuse and rape, and may contain triggers for some people. It is not meant for readers age 17 and under.

Sometimes dreams are the only things we have to hold onto.
When those dreams are taken away, you are left with nothing.
All your dreams are shattered and you’re left holding the broken pieces.
You becom
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Johnna Canter
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG, what a book!!! I am not even sure where to start with this. This book is so well written. It is not for everyone. There are going to be those that love it and those that hate it. It is definitely deep and dark, very dark. Belle is fighter in this book. I so loved her character. You feel everything that she is going through. All of the heartbreaking moments that she has in her life, just doesn’t seem fair. Yet you know that this could really happen. It could easily be based on someone’s real ...more
Christa Bohannan
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ivy Love is my kindred spirit. She has a way of bring written feelings to life. I can’t say enough about her and her books.

This book is not about love or romance this book is on how to survive until you cant anymore. Belle is a bright young girl until her world is changed by one of her brother’s friends. Eric is a psychopath.

Everything in me was routing for Belle. She took matters into her own hands and lived for a long time moving from place to place at such a young age. All to keep her famil
Heather Hollister
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is this book is amazing. Belle is an amazing character. I love how strong, hard headed and full of love she is for her family. I hate how she had to have things end for her and her loved ones. If you get a chance to read this book please do.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*This is not a spoiler. However, if you are looking for a happy ending, like Belle says "There won't be one."*

Belle's Goodbye is a gut wrenching story that could easily be real. There are many woman that have gone through the same routine or are currently going through it. Author Ivy Love has a natural gift for bringing every day deamons to light. This book can leave you in tears, questioning the world and people around you.
Belle was an average teenager until one day she met a Monster that shat
Erika Patrick
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD!!! I floved this book! Ivy Love wrote a novel that could easily be based on real life events. I was so emotional while reading Belle's Goodbye. Belle is a fighter through and through who stopped at nothing to take her life into her own hands. Ivy does an amazing job of depicting a heartbreaking tragedy. I loved it from beginning to end.
Karen Voitik
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
>Book Review – Belle’s Goodbye

>I am an independent reviewer. This book is a standalone horror book without any type of HEA. This is the story of Belle, a young girl blackmailed and tortured for 2 years, until a solution appears to her. The story revolves around the sadistic and evil behavior of Eric and what he puts Belle through at the young age of only 15. The descriptions of the tortures and rapes are horrific and set the stage for Belle’s decision in the end.

>Belle comes from a lovi
Alicia Huxtable
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full on emotional read

Wow, this book is a tough read and pulls out some very strong emotions with every page. It is a pretty full on read and as it says in the beginning......definitely NOT a HEA
O.M.F.G.!!!!!! This is the darkest book I have ever read. I have been a huge fan of Ivy's work and this book was all kinds of dark and taboo.

I don't recommend this book if you are sensitive to any type of abuse as this book is very dark. I mean dark!!!!

Ivy has it done herself with this one, and I won't be the least bit surprised to see her name out among some of the other authors who write in this sub-genre. She put some of the bestsellers, like Pepper Winter's, Pam Godwin or even CJ Roberts, t
Elizabeth Clinton
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ivy Love has written a book like no other. Belle's Goodbye is a book that will bring out all kinds of emotions, Angst, heartbreak and bravery.
When you think your life is going to go one way but does a total different route you can't help feel everything Belle is going through. Her reality becomes tragic but the bravery that Belle shows throughout this whole story will fall off the pages.
Ivy Love shows you how people can be perceived in a total different light and when the truth is revealed you
Rebecca Austin
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-blood
This book is extremely dark and is definitely not for anyone below the age of 18 with the subjects that are covered in this book.

Belle is 15 years old when she is forced into a relationship with Eric after he rapes her, holding her brother's future in his hands. Yet she sees a light at the end of the tunnel when he graduates and will be leaving for college.

Unfortunately for Belle things don't go as planned and soon she finds herself running for her life.

I have mixed reviews about this book for d
Tish Cocktails & Fairytales
Wowza!! This book was amazing!! Though it's not going to be for everyone as it's dark and very emotional. It's a gutwrenching book about survival. Belle is so full of bravery and stength.....and she loves her family with everything she has.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily
Carissa Janes
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ivy Love's writing gets better with each book. This was a tragic tale of Belle's life, and I have to say she warns us on the first page: If you’re looking for a happy ending this isn’t it.

Lots of triggers in this book, but it does take us on an interesting ride.
Sara Oxton
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Belles Goodbye by Ivy Love an astonishing five-star read. This is the first book by this author I have read, but it will not be the last, I loved her writing. This book does come with a warning, it’s not mean for readers under 17 years old as it does contain some scenes not everyone will be comfortable with. As the blurb says, ‘If you’re looking for a happy ending this isn’t it.’ But as you read you will understand why. My own warning would be don’t read this book if you don’t have time to finis ...more
Selena Lanovara-scott
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
The book has alot of Dark stuff just didnt hold my interest. Got so far-fetched and Unbelievable.

Belle's Story starts off to the point of how it all went down. Its not happy or sweet. But Your left with NO answers no back story on Eric. The Chapters are Past and Present but they are told in same time so Its confusing.

Eric stalked Belle he found his target he befriended her brother Brennan to get closer to Belle. The day he makes his move is the same day everything changes. NO build up no anythin
Jenique'S Library
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok even though I was warned, this book absolutely broke my heart.
I don't want to give to much away but if you want a book with a happy ending this book is not for you. But I would definitely still recommend it.
I started this book last night thinking I would read one or two pages before I went to sleep. Well three hours later I was done. I just couldn't put it down. And then I couldn't sleep because this book was like hand shoving into my chest gripping my heart and not letting go.
Belle went thro
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Belle’s Goodbye is a dark read with a touch of feels. If you like sunshine and rainbows, this book isn’t for you. If you’re like me and a fan of the dark arts, then this book IS for you. This book is different than what’s out there but still has that darkness I love and crave. Ivy Love has done a fine job with the story and the characters. This story will stay with you long after you’ve finished. I give this 5 stars!
Sabrina Medina
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow. This book was quite the adventure. It is about a woman in an abusive relationship she never wanted at the young age of 15. Definitely not for younger readers even though some teen readers may sadly actually be in this situation due to the progression of technology and secrets. Four stars only cause I will not be reading this book again. But it was nice to read once.
Jamie Sexton
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jesus god in heaven....

Man what a story!
Belle was an innocent that was broken by a sadistic f*ck Eric.
She thought running was keep all she loved safe until he did the unthinkable to her one friend.
She's a girl on mission but will this mission be her goodbye?

Jesus Ivy paints a picture with words that make you feel!

Meleaha Howard
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While this book was very hard to read because of it's subject matter, it was a fantastic story. Belle's life takes a terrible turn when she is 15 and just keeps getting worse. This was an extremely well written story, with well developed characters and an awesomely dark plot.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! This is one of those books that will stay with you long after you have turned the final page!
This is Belle's story. It is not a fairytale. It is the furtherest thing from a fairytale you can get. Dark and twisted, it shows us what some will do to protect those they love.
Belinda Visser
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This story is definitely not for the faint of heart. Author Love is a new author to me and I am glad I got the chance to read her work.
Paula Genereau
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my!!! What an amazing book. It does have some dark stuff in it. But it made it amazing
Nicola Chiappinelli
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok hold the front page....what an amazing book.
This book is very hard hitting and deals with dark subjects but OMG I could not put this one down. It's a page turner for sure. Belles story is sad and hard to read at times but what a read this is. This book made me ugly cry and very few have managed that.
Well done and thank you for writing such an amazing book Ivy Love. Xx
Bobbie Boyens
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Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: jessica
I really wanted to like this story. The idea of it was awesome, but the way it was done it seemed to unrealistic and things at times didn't add up.

I liked belle, she was really strong and survived things she shouldn't have had to at her age. As story story went on and she got older you could see her grow even more.

This was Belles story and the things that happened to her. It's not pretty but it was a story that gripped my heart. It deals with heavy subject and I did feel the author did those su
Jenae (Jeni)
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It is dark, and please read the warning. I have triggers but this didn't set them off. Ivy has went down a dark path with Belle's Goodbye, sending Belle off to do something she felt was needed. This book is for adults only and I recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderfully written, deep, dark story.
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