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This for That

By: Bella Jewel
Narrated by: Chelsea Hatfield
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Publisher's Summary

Excellent news! The second book in this series - You for Her - is now available for download! The wait is over!

What would you do, for revenge?

Dear Diary,
Oh, who am I kidding?

Dear Life,
You’re cruel. You’re heartless. You’re sick. You’re really damned twisted.
Do you know that?
Nope...
Still doesn’t cut it.

Dear Fate...yeah, that’s the one.

Dear Fate,
What the actual hell?
What exactly did I do to deserve the life you paved for me?
Did I bother you so?
Was I awful?
Did I not pray enough?
You took my life into your hands, fate, and you twisted it.
You turned it into a broken mess, and you made it ugly.
You made me ugly.
A life for a life.
An eye for an eye.
That’s how it goes, right?
Her life. Now mine.
Someone is coming for me, but you already know that, don’t you fate?
Did you plan it?
Did you even try to tell them it wasn’t my fault?
That it was an accident?
That I didn’t mean for it to happen?
Or is this part of your sick and twisted plan?
I have one last question, fate, before you go....
Have you got a hero for me?
Because I’m going to need one.

©2019 Bella Jewel (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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One mistake...ruining lives...seeking retribution

A young girl is hardened and scorned by her family and friends from one mistake. Callie is seeking justice for a crime that was an accidental. She serves her time and starts a new. Freedom comes at a cost when someone threatens her. She sets off to clear her name by finding justice for Celia.

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Chelsea Hatfield is the solo female performer. This is my first audio experience with Chelsea. She gave a solid performance. The sound quality was great. Her performance was read word perfectly.

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I was too quick to buy this book based on the familiarity with Bella Jewel as an author I’ve read before. My mistake for not reading the premise. I got side tracked by the romantic suspense genre. Now I’m reconsidering that impulse decision. The caliber of writing isn’t quite like her previous books.

The concept had the potential of something amazing but I’m disappointed in the direction of this story and Callie’s character. Bella Jewel laid on the pity party too thick. Whether inside or outside of juvie Callie was faced with unfortunate circumstances diminishing all hope for survival. I’m still trying to process the circumstances leading up to her being guilty. I’m disappointed Bella didn’t provide a better backstory illustrating Callie’s family dynamics.
You can’t expect forgiveness when all sides are being judged.

I didn’t find the past reference “then” to be as beneficial as Bella intended. For me it defeated the purpose of creating suspense with already knowing that Callie survived her time in juvie. I already could ascertain the feelings and emotions of living with the one mistake that destroyed her life. All the suspense came to a screeching halt when Bella delivered a story in the then and now. The reader was given the outcome thus removing all suspense.

The big reveal at the end was obvious. I wasn’t remotely surprised by the revelation. It was easy to decipher given the limited number of characters.

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Unlikable Main Character

she is totally unlikable. I found her self centered and hateful. I've set the book of to the side, but doubt that I'll be able to finish it. As this is in the first chapter, it isn't a spoiler; you can be convicted as an adult or juvenile for a crime, but not both.

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Surprisingly good!

New author for me. One helluva start to this story! Wow the story is so good! Some romance but the overall story keeps you hooked, at least it did for me and there's this sense of a secret or something hidden. Waiting for the shoe to drop.

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OMG !!!!

What a web we weave!!! This book even with a cliffhanger was worth it!!! The only thing I didn’t like was when she thinks to herself but it sounds like she says it out loud. Gets confusing. But other than that can’t wait to hear the next!!!!

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Really good!!

I can’t wait going right now to start the next one. Just when u think you know she throws a curve ball right at the end .

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Fan - freaking - tastic.

Very early in the book - like chapter #1 - you will learn the female lead accidentally hurts someone and is charged with a crime. It was a little hard for me to figure out where the story was going after the set up, but it basically revolves around how the incident affects her, how she gets through the consequences, and why/how she took the brunt of the blame (and should she)? There is definately romance, but that starts later in the book. She was a teen at the time of the crime, but during most of the book she is in her 20's. There is definately mystery too; the person she hurt... why was she even there that night? Did she contribute to her own injury? If so, why? What was going on in her life?

This is a book that gets BETTER as you read it. I totally got sucked in and stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish listening, even though I had to get up at 6 for work! Because the lead is young I wasn't sure if I would like this book, thinking it might be too YA for me, but I really loved it.

The characters and their relationships are set up well - some of the missing pieces I couldn't figure out really came together at the end in a way that suprised the heck out of me, which is really rare.

For those of you who wonder if there is adult content - yes. Descriptive love-making scenes, adult language, and some violence. Love making scenes are limited and fit well with content. I would definately NOT describe this book as written around them or erotica, but there are some steamy scenes. In my opinion they are written and placed very well.

Narration is really great too.

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I wish I could give it more stars 💫💫 💫!

Great suspense! Just when I thought I had it figured out...Wham! 💥 💥 Right in the kisser! The End. Time to find the next book!

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give it a chance

I almost gave up on the book during first chapter or two, I even fast forwarded a little. I'm glad I did! this is a really interesting listen! I feel it's worth my time and am looking forward to the next book in series

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Great book!

love it from start to finish. The story kept u interested, the reader was great as well.

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This for that

I really hate cliffhanger endings! The book was good, but to end it like that should be a crime!