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A Real Kind of Love

(Four Letter Word #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Avelyn Russell didn’t do love. Never did, never wanted to and as far as she was concerned, never would. She lives her life proud to hold the title as the ‘break up queen’ and for never letting love get her caught up in being an advocate of false hope fairytales. But her extreme methods to avoid love are put to the test by the one person able to tap into her cold little hea ...more
ebook, 142 pages
Published February 11th 2019
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Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Coming off of the high of Power I was eager to try another book from this author.

I hate to say it, but this wasn't my favorite.

Avelyn is bitter towards love. She's scorned from the absence of her mother. She vows never to fall victim to love; like her mother and sister. However, love has a way of finding you when you least expect it. Avelyn found love; in a man named Dasiah.

Their love was full of angst, arguments, and anger. I understood Avelyn's hesitation toward love, but her anger at times f
Natalya | TheIslandReader
2.5 stars
Avelyn Russell was adamant about not falling in love. A good time? Sure. Love? Hell no. When her boyfriend of a few months, Dasiah, declares what that he is in love with her, she does what she knows best; breaks up with him.

Dasiah isn’t like any other person she’s used to and he won’t go away easily. Love doesn’t come when we expect it or present itself in the way we expect. Avelyn finds this out and in A Real Kind of Love finds her match with Dasiah.

It took a little while for me to g
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 Me Please ASAP

YYYYYAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK! I am all her for Avelyn's growth and her owning her ish. She mutted me when she was a dogging Sy. I wanted to shoot her a fade frfr lol
She bottled up all lol her feelings smdh that wasn't healthy. I am glad Dasiah was there tho because wheeew I ain't know if he was coming or going at one point lol
He was EVERYTHING she needed even when she couldn't see it or deserved it.
He loved the hurt up outta her with the help
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super Duper Amazing

This book was truly amazing and I loved it...absolutely loved it from beginning to end and yes I was all in my feelings and emotions because Avelyn had me shedding tears on how she was hurting Dasiah #bookbae...but like the saying goes love conquers all which I know will be deemed true for all the characters especially Avelyn and Dasiah...they are perfect together. Definitely can't wait for Adelyn and Waze I know it's going to be good. Once again Bella Jay has reigned me into
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was EVERYTHING! It captured and held my attention from beginning to end. Bella Jay did a phenomenal job putting her all into these characters. Avi and Sy have a love story that is relatable to so many real life relationships. Their love will take you on a rollercoaster ride that you will not want to get off! I cant wait to find out what the future has in store for all the characters in this series. I don't want to give anything away, download it for yourself! This book is a must read, ...more
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Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm a little on the fence with my rating for this book. On the one hand, I love a good love story. I love when love wins. I love seeing the promise, the struggle and the ending to love. This book gave us a woman, Avelyn, who was not interested in love. It was unwanted in her life. She was bitter. Enter, love in the form of Dasiah. In their journey to love there was disrespect, a lot of angst, self-discovery, anger and yet there was very little in the way of romance. I didn't necessarily feel the ...more
ShaRhonda Hayes
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed reading this book. Avelyn stressed me out so much but I loved her! Dasiah was such a good man and he went above and beyond for Avelyn. I actually thought the two of them were through. I loved Waze’s character; he was a true friend to Avelyn. He was honest with her and thank goodness he was there for her that night!! I love how this book touched on suicide and suicidal attempts. I love the mention of counseling because so many people shy away from reaching out to someone in
Kennetta Piper
Bella Jaye offers the readers the insight to a young woman who has all of the good things happening for her. She's in school and she has someone that loves her and this is where the problems begin. Evelyn, the 21 year old star of the story is a "commitment-phobe" and has some things to work through in all areas of her life. While the book is focused on love, the author does a really good job of spotlighting the importance of seeking the services of mental health professional. Being one myself, t ...more
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I can't say Avelyn was my favorite person . She treated Dasiah with too much disrespect. At first I was like please dont let them get together. I didn't want it to happen . It was not goals for me. I felt like he could find someone else. Then my mind change after the ups and downs that Avelyn took me on. I was so dizzy dealing with her. She needed help and she got it. We all fall and I understood that. It took me a minute. I almost gave up on her. She was about to lose a good dude.

Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girlllllllllll This Book!

You did the damn thing! Whew the emotions through this book didn’t let me nerves settle at all. Lmao! Now I’m trying to figure out what’s going to happen next in book 2!
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. Avelyn had me on a rollercoaster with all her emotions. I couldn't wait to see if her and Dashia would get it together. Evelyn had me all in my feelings.
This was definitely a great read.
Rilzy Adams
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Avelyn... urghh

She was a lot less likeable than her sister even though I can understand why she wanted to guard her heart.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Waze up!!!!

The story was hella good with a lot of back and forth for the hero and the heroine. I'll admit, there's a good bit of vacillating emotionally for both characters. But it was a good read.
Jae Joseph
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This YA novel was a quick read. It was nice to read a book that was current and appeals to the daily struggles of early 20-somethings in regards to accepting and embracing love. There’s enough drama to keep you interested but not so much where it’s overwhelming. The story sort of starts slow but once you’re into it, things pick up well. The best part of the book to me is how Bella Jay presents therapy as a tool for assistance further destigmatizing it.
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute story

A cute but short read. I wished Avelyn would just get out of her own way and just feel, just be. She eventually got it together and let Dasiah love her.
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Bella Jay was born in Miami, Florida and currently resides on the east coast. Her love for writing developed as a teen when she used to browse message boards and write terrible fanfiction. It was then her dream to become a published author manifested. That dream came true with Power, her debut novel. Always one for new adventures and experiences, Bella spent three years living abroad in South Kore ...more

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