Series: MC Sinners Next Generation #3
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2016
I’ve loved Danny since I was five.
He’s loved me longer.
It seemed destined that we would be together, it seemed like the stars had aligned.
Then we grew up and life got in the way.
He’s stepping up to be president of the Motorcycle club we grew up in.
And I want no part in it.
I want to be free, to travel the world and experience life without violence.
He’s not willing to give up the club.
I’m not willing to be an old lady.
But giving him up is like losing a part of myself.
Love isn’t easy.
Life certainly never is.
The manacles he has wrapped around me will hold me to him.
No matter how hard I try to run.
So I have to admit up front, I am a huge MC fan. Love them. They are my guilty pleasure in reading. I devour them. Don’t get me wrong, I love my HEAs, but I also love real, gutsy, angst filled stories too. And MC books have that and so much more. So, with that out of the way, I loved Manacle by Bella Jewel. It had everything I love in an MC book.
This is book three in the MC Sinners Next Generation series and the first book in the series I am reading. I had no difficulty picking up the story and did not once feel lost. What I do want to do now is to go back and read all the books in the series. Always a great sign of a good series.
I loved the story and I loved the characters. You have an MC that has been together for a long time. Some bad things have happened and the princess of the club is now afraid. Skye loves her family, has great memoires of the life she has led but now she is ready for a life outside what she has always known and loved. She does not see a future with family, children and love in the confines of what she has always known. So she flees and leaves the love of her life, her soulmate behind.
Leaving is the hardest thing Skye has done and though she questions the choice repeatedly, she feels she needs to give this new life a try. Skye is afraid. She loves Danny. He is everything to her but walking away from her best friend, her soulmate is necessary to live the life she wants. Yes, she is a bit indecisive and her choices almost break the man she loves. But she is determined to stand by her choice. I feel that many will not like Skye for her choices and wishy-washy attitude, however, as you begin to understand what drives her, it’s hard not to understand why.
Danny, oh Danny. He is one hot alpha who knows what he wants. He is going to step in to be President soon and it’s what he always wanted. But he always imagined Skye at his side. They grew up together, were the best of friends and eventually lovers. But Skye always kept herself a bit apart from Danny and when she walks away, he understands why. Giving her up is the hardest thing Danny can do and though he feels he understands her better then herself, this is a decision she has to make on her own.
I loved Danny. He was always there for her, his friends and his club. He was strong and determined and though he was more than willing to fight for what he wanted, he was not going to walk away from this club.
And so Danny and Skye part ways and find themselves heading in different directions and moving on. Yet they were never truly apart from each other and they found themselves fighting their decisions even as they moved forward.
Once it seems they are both finally in different places, Skye finds herself needing her MC family more than ever. But is it too late? Were her choices really the right ones?
I really enjoyed this story and read it in one sitting. And as I mentioned, will go back and read all the books. I would highly recommend this book.
I give Manacle by Bella Jewel 4 stars!
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.