STEP-LOVER by Bella Jewel Release Day Blitz: Review + Giveaway!


Intended for mature audiences only

I met him before I knew.

I loved him before I knew.

I didn’t know he was my stepbrother when I fell for Bladen. I fell for a mystery guy who I spent a long, amazing weekend with. Then he got up and left me, without even a goodbye. I was nothing more than a bit of fun.

He broke my heart.

I didn’t see him again.

Until my mom and her new husband, Jack, decide to take us all on a family vacation to the lake so I can meet my new stepbrothers for the first time.

I don’t see it coming.

When he gets out of that car, my world stops. My passionate lover is…my stepbrother.

He isn’t the same man. He’s a prick and he makes sure I know it.

I’m not the same woman. I’m in love with him and I very much plan to make sure he knows it.

He won’t make my life easy. I won’t give up.


Aria has just finished her first year at college and is still recovering from the tragedy of losing her family eleven years prior.  No matter what she does, she can't escape the nightmares and horrible panic that comes with the thoughts of what happened that fateful day.  She's trying to come to terms with her new life after her mother remarries and she finds herself at her step-fathers lake house for the summer.  She's gaining three brothers she's never met and she's not too happy about it.

"It'll be a good way for us to bond.  The boys will love you.  They always wanted a sister."

Blade is broody, arrogant and sexy.  The last thing he wants is to add more people into his family life.  He has no idea that Aria played a huge part in his past once he sees her at the lake house because during their sordid weekend together, they never exchanged names.  Aria is forbidden and addicting and he can't stay away from her.

"Something could happen tomorrow, or it could last the rest of your life.  Live for the moment and live for your heart, not for everyone else's."

I'll admit, I'm a sucker for forbidden romance.  I don't know what it is but I always fall into and enjoy them.  Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to this book.  The step-sibling romance has been terribly overdone in the last few months so I wasn't expecting much from it.  One of my favorite books is a step-sibling romance so I didn't want to cloud my judgement of Step-Lover with my feelings for that book.  With that being said, I really enjoyed Step-Lover.  This was my first book of Bella Jewel's and I'm glad I read it.  I loved that the characters were a bit older, Blade being 24.  They weren't naive, they knew what they were doing.  I also loved that they met before their parents ever did.  Their love happened and they coudn't deny it.  Blade pissed me off with his actions and I felt so sorry for Aria because of what she went through.  Step-Lover had many emotional ups and downs, the right amount of funny, angst and love. 

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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