Anguish by Bella Jewel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Best of the series so far!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😤😥😊🤩😘
The heroine: Jaylah – she stole drugs from a drug dealer in order to payoff a debt for her boyfriend. She wasn’t thinking ahead enough to know she would eventually have to pay the drug dealer back. Her boyfriend took off as soon as his debts were settled, leaving her holding the bag. So when an opportunity comes up which gives her a place to hide and a good wage that she can save up to pay off her debts, she takes it right away.
The Hero: Mack (a.k.a. Mia Koda) – adopted brother to the president of the Jokers Wrath MC. They have been brothers since Maddox’s parents adopted Mack at five years old. Mack is a member of the motorcycle club as well. Mack was in love with Ingrid until she left him and twelve months later a woman comes to the door with his baby son Diesel and says Ingrid’s will was clear that the baby should go to Mack.
The Story: Mack wants nothing to do with the baby so he hires Jaylah as a live in nanny that will be fully in charge of the baby. Jaylah thinks the fact that the big brooding man wants nothing to do with his own son is odd, but she needs the money so takes the job immediately. Though she knows next to nothing about everything about babies.
“There are a few really pretty girls, but the rest are males. Big, burly males that look like they’ve dropped out of heaven and been rolled in leather. They’re gorgeous.”
The book is mostly told in Jaylah’s point of view with the odd chapter here and there in Mack’s. Stella Bloom and Charles Lawrence did the narration and I like both of their voices. They did the prior two books as well. I liked Mack in Melancholy and though he was a broody jerk, I liked the mystery surrounding him in this one.
There was chemistry between Mack and Jaylah from early on and though he was a playboy at the beginning of the book, he soon became hot for Jaylah and started softening up towards both Jaylah and Diesel and it wasn’t hard to feel for him as he was obviously in pain and he had trouble showing any kind of emotion other than anger. This was the best of the three books in the series so far.