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This for That

Narrated by: Chelsea Hatfield
Series: The Edge of Retaliation, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins

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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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  • Buzy_reading
  • 24-11-19

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.

Narrator:
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.

Overall:
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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  • happyjo
  • 02-02-20

This for that

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

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  • Dee
  • 31-12-19

A book you can't put down!!!

I just wanted to keep listening. You want to know what was going to happen next.

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  • Mali Mor ❤ The Romantic Blogger
  • 28-11-19

O M G

OMG! Is was one of the best books I've heard this year, seriously!!! Heartbreaking, exciting, stressful, sexy and mysterious... it had it all!!!

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  • elisheva cohen
  • 28-11-19

omg what a book!!!!!

this book was 5 star couldn't stop listening antil it was over and amazing performance by the narrator