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(American Street Kings #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  115 reviews
Obsession. It’s an ugly thing.

It consumes you. Controls you. Dictates your every move.

You can try to fight it, try to resist. But its stronger than you. It always wins.

The day I first saw her, obsession took root inside me. Suddenly there was nothing else. Just her.

My obsession left me no choice. I had to have her.

No matter the cost.
No matter the risk.
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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published July 17th 2019
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Nikki Malan Yes it is the start of a brand new MC Series - and it is one hell of a story
This is one ruthless MC and there are plenty of plot twists - loved…more
Yes it is the start of a brand new MC Series - and it is one hell of a story
This is one ruthless MC and there are plenty of plot twists - loved reading it

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3.5 rating

'DEPRAVED' is the first book in Bella J.'s 'American Street Kings' series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.

This genre is my go to genre over any other, so I was beyond excited to jump into this one as soon as it arrived on my kindle. So I kind of went into this with high expectations because this genre is generally where authors have free reign to unleash as much darkness and grit as they possibly can on us readers and that's what I was generally expecting.

This wasn’t as dark as what I
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He wasn't a romantic Prince Charming who wanted to spend happily ever after with his princess in some far away land. He was Granite, President of the American Street Kings, a ruthless, savage motorcycle club who ruled the underground of New York.

And he set his eyes on her, Alyxandria Green, a Police Commander's daughter, a ballerina and a deeply emotionally tormented by her mother...

and all she wanted was to escape, somehow, somewhere, someday...
she wanted to be free of weight watch, critici
Rukaiya M.
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Depraved by @bellajauthor was something totally unexpected. First of all, I have read each and every single book by this author and rightfully devoured them all. But this story, you ask? It was fantabulous.

A true MC hero has been dictated with an audacity of Obsession with a little ballerina. He watches her every move. And finally steals her. Robbed her of everything. Every virtue. Every thought. Every nightmare. GRANITE has been an enigma, a force to be reckoned with.

Kim Whitehead
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly!! What a slow burn! Raw , gritty and edgy!! Talk about obsessed!! Exciting and riveting!! Fantastic introduction to a gritty MC book!!
Nikki  Malan
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Granite knew the day he laid eyes on Alyx he had a problem. Obsession had hooked its claws in and he was going to have Alyx, his imperfect ballerina, one way or another, he just had to bide his time for the right moment to take her. Alyx had been infatuated with the dark, burly, biker until her kidnapping and her nightmare began. How could she have ever thought that Granite could be her prince charming, when in reality all he was, was a dark and depraved man?

Alyx may not have had a perfect life
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Depraved by Bella J is the First book in the American Street Kings Series. This is the story of Alyxandria 'Alyx' and Granite.
Alyx is a innocent young women who is also a ballerina who life looks somewhat perfect. But things for her aren't perfect at all with her own personal issues that have been drilled into. When Granite starts coming to visit her father who is the police commissioner, she starts to think he may be her hero/prince...but she soon learns that isn't going to be the case. Granit
Paula D
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intense, dark, raw, dirty and so much more. Granite is totally obsessed with Alyx. To the point Granite knows everything single thing about her. Granite is the president of his club and they end up helping Alyx then kidnapping her! I couldn’t stop turning the pages reading this story wanting to know more and more. I can’t wait to read book two and find out everything that’s going on! 5/5 stars
Debbie Swanepoel
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bella J is one of my absolute favorite authors. And I’ve been waiting for Depraved in huge anticipation. She did NOT disappoint. I was left engaged with the story to the point where once I realized I was done, I wanted to scream with frustration. I need more, and I need it now. I got involved not only with Alyx and Granite, but every single one of the other characters. It doesn’t happen very often that an author gets you invested in more than just the main characters, but Bella did just that. De ...more
Sherri Maughan
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Depraved is the story of MC American Street Kings President, Granite and Julliard ballet student Alyx.
Granite is obsessed, determined, ruthless and very dangerous. He will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. And he wants Alyx. He needs Alyx. His obsession with her and his need for revenge combine to make a lethal plan that is high risk for his MC, and for Alyx. When the tiny ballerina finds herself in a f*#kload of trouble, she is more than overwhelmed. She doesn't understand what is hap
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a ride this one was! I loved this exciting and well-written read. I started the book and kept at it until I finished it; I just had to see what was going to happen.

This the the story of Alyx, the lonely and self-starving ballerina who catches the eye of Granite, the president of the MC, the American Street Kings. Granite is a good name for this very rough man who abducts Alyx in order to fulfill a couple of agendas, one personal and one for the sake of his club.

This was such a good story, t
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Depraved was a sexy and exhilarating dark romance that I could not get enough of. Bella J is a new to me author but now I am addicted to her words. I love how obsessed and delicious Granite was with Alyx and how he treated her like she was valuable and important to him even when he wanted to keep a much needed distance! She left an impression on him and she could not escape his obsession if she tried. Gah!! Now I need book two!

There is nothing I love more than a ballerina story with a rough and
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5+ “Obsession vs. Infatuation” stars

*ARC kindly provided by the author and I’m leaving an honest review*

Dark romance✔
Fast paced✔
Slow burn✔
Unpredictable twists and turns✔
Hot, delicious, damaged bad boy alpha✔
Sassy, strong, vulnerable Heroine✔
Off the charts chemistry✔
Highly emotional✔
Amazing and unconventional love story✔

Depraved is my first book by Bella J. Certainly will not be the last. This book should read every dar
Aug 27, 2019 added it
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Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Depraved is the first book in the American Street Kings series and also my first introduction to this author. Granite is the President of the MC and a man with a heart as hard as his road name. Alyx is a ballerina living the life of perfection, one everyone would want. These two have things in common, a connection, an obsession and also the fact that all is not what it seems. Their story is gritty, dark and it will leave your mind reeling as to what is the truth and what is the lie. Riding with ...more
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4.5 twisted stars!!

This is the first book on the “American Street Kings” series. And it can not be read as a stand alone. The book leaves you a little hanging at the end. I can’t wait for the next book “Defiant”!!

This book is about bikers, dirty police, lust, and lots of secrets. Alyx has no clue the world she just fell into. Or maybe for dragged into.... Anyway, she has only seen this shit on TV or she has watched the mystery bad ass walk away from her house for years, but didn’t know this was
I liked it! Alyx kind of annoys me, but overall- pretty good story!


*DEPRAVED is a dark MC Romance with scenes that might offend sensitive readers*

Ana Rita
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How can I start talking about a new book from one of my favorite authors without being repetitive? I can't. It's not possible so I'll stick with it what I know best.
Bella J has given me one of the best mafia series of all times and I was super excited when she told me that she was thinking of doing an MC series...
And guess... I adore Mafia books but MC is my favorite genre of all times...
Bella J as a way with words that can put you into tears, shaking like a leaf or hot as hell... Only the on
A very dark and disturbing book that shocks and horrifies. The addictive characters though will have you glued to the pulsing action and terrifying assaults that our heroine encounters.
Granite is a tough and very complicated man. His obsession with Alyx has gone on for a long time, he’s just been waiting for the right time to make his move. As his name suggests, Granite is a demanding man, hard as stone, he expects his requests to be followed with out question, but his actions towards Alyx seem
D.L. Gallie
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have no words, this book sucked me and and devoured me. I could not put it down.
Alyx and Granite’s story is twisted, messed up and everything in between but it’s also beautiful and chaotic in all the right ways.
I cannot wait for book 2
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
What the hell did I just read? I'm shocked! The OMG event at the ending left me reeling and with so many questions. What is this really about? It's certainly about obsession. Granite's obsession with his ballerina girl, Alyx's obsession with the mysterious MC President, and a mother's obsession with her daughter's ballet career. All are damaging and leads to startlingly events and causalities. It's also about two MCs fighting over territory and the restart of a war between the two. The story sta ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jesus! That was so damn good!

“No mercy. Never surrender”

Granite is the President of the American Street
Kings MC Club. Alyx is the perfect ballerina her mother has trained her to be.
Granite has a serious fixation with Alyx that is discovered while he’s controlling the streets behind her father the Police Commissioner.
This doesn’t go unnoticed by Alyx. She yearns for her man in the shadows to come take her from the suffocating life she is living. After years of watching her, he develops a plan
Kari Davis
Bella J freaking did it too me again!!

What does the word Depraved mean? Morally corrupt; wicked. Synonyms: corrupt, deviant, obscene, and vile are just a few more. Depraved by Bella J is just that and it was freaking awesome!! We are introduced to the men of the American Street Kings MC. Men who are feared and yet also revered among numerous citizens. They live by a code, by the streets and nothing would get in their way.
We ran our own little corner in hell, doing what we had to in order to sur
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well first of all... Holy FUCK. This is the first book by this author, but it will not be my last. I have heard nothing but amazing recommendations about this author and her work, so when I had the chance to read this and review, I was beyond excited and it certainly lived up to its expectations. It is not for the faint of heart. It is dark, gritty, raw, and it will keep you second-guessing yourself, your own theories and it will leave you obsessing about every little detail of the book.

In Depr
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I was drawn in from the first pages, as it really built up a tense story straight away. As you got to know the main character, you knew it was a story that you'd never be able to put down, as he's a guy that really doesn't let go of his passions or give up on the things he wants. And he doesn't want her, he has to have her. God, the amount of tension, pent up passion and utter need just made this book unbelievably good.

I loved the character creation. The author r
She's a Lip Biter
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Multiple Reviews Below

Depraved is a darker MC book about the American Street Kings MC of New York and their long-standing feud with another MC, the Pythons MC. But it is so, so much more.

Granite, as the president of the American Street Kings MC, is a force to be reckoned with and everyone knows this fact, well nearly everyone. He is determined, self-assured, single-minded but also protective, loyal and caring. He definitely isn’t your soft-hearted kittens and rainbows deep inside type of c
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alyx and Granite's story is a captivating one filled with danger, intrigue, revenge, secrets and lies and twists that had me on the edge of my seat anxious to find out what would happen next. Depraved ends in a cliffhanger but it only makes me want the next book that much more. Fantastic! I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read MC's books, but reading Depraved was totally worth it and unexpected, in a good way!
Whatever Bella J. writes, I read, she is one of my "go to" authors :)
I was not expecting what happened at the last chapters, it got my heart beating faster.
I highly recommend this book and I'm starting the second book of this duet (Defiant) right now.

5 BIG stars *****
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This is the first book by Bella J that I have read and wow, what an unexpected treat. If you love dark, disturbing, MC reads, then this one is great! It’s an addicting, heavy story, and not easily to put down. It reads smoothly with visually detailed writing that quickly had my attention and kept it throughout the entire book.

I’m not sure how I feel about Granite and what he’s doing. His obsession for Alyx is concerning, he knows everything about her, very detailed information; it’s scary. Grani
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The MC King and The Innocent Ballerina

The MC king and his ballerina!

Granite was obsessed with Alyx from the first time he saw her starting out her bedroom window at him. He has found the 'perfect' opportunity I have her and also get revenge for his club. This story is gritty and raw in some instances. A look at how a MC works and how obsession plays out. It is well written, the characters very interesting. Little snippets give you ideas of how the main characters minds are affected by their pas
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In one word WOW by Bella J. This is far from a romance story and readers beware there are some tough scenes in here but dang. Right away there is a connection between these two one that is hard to explain. This is the first book in this series and have to say Bella J definitely leave us wanting more. Granite is one tough guy to like but he has his reasons. This is more than just a MC aka motorcycle club story it is about secrets, vengeance and a man finally getting his well peace in a way. Bella ...more
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All the way from Cape Town, South Africa, Bella J lives for the days when she’s able to retreat to her writer’s cave where she can get lost in her little pretend world of romance, love, and insanely hot bad boys.

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

Other books in the series

American Street Kings (2 books)
  • Defiant (American Street Kings, #2)