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Where Darkness Lies (Criminals of the Ocean Book 2) by [Jewel, Bella]
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Anger and pain brought them together, but their passion might just set them free.

Dimitri wants only one thing: revenge. His stepfather, Hendrix, has caused him nothing but pain and heartache. At last Dimitri can take something—someone—important to Hendrix and make him pay: Jess.

Jess is feisty and strong headed. Her past haunts her and connects her to the dangerously dark Dimitri in an unexpected way. Dimitri keeps his secrets locked deep inside, and Jess is drawn to this broken man like no one before.

With little to cling to besides their haunting pasts, both could have been doomed to lives spent raging against the darkness that holds them prisoner. Instead, it seems that as their pain draws them closer together, it is their desire and combustible passion that will set them free.

Where Darkness Lies is a sizzling romance and the second book in the popular Criminals of the Ocean series.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3442 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (16 December 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LHXEBT0
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,765 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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She has written another amazing book that has now been added to my favourites list.
I've been dying for the release of this book and did not disappoint.
Dimitri and Jess were perfect for each other. They made each other better. They helped each other love and to forgive and let go.
Can't wait for Drake's story.
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By sorin on 13 December 2015
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Brilliant book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bella Jewel never lets me down! 17 December 2014
By Janna - Published on Amazon.com
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I was a huge fan of Enslaved By The Ocean but in my opinion Where Darkness Lies has blown it away. You first meet Dimitri in Enslaved By The Ocean and you want to hate him but you know that he has suffered and he blames his step-father, Hendrix, revenge and rage has fueled him for years. Dimitri thinks that Jess is the way to achieve his goal, little does he know that Jess will do so much more for him than he ever had planned.

Jess is a nurse on Dimitri’s ship but she has a damaged past, one that she believed ruined her from ever having true happiness. When Dimitri kidnaps her she sure as hell doesn’t make things easy for him. Slowly she starts to see beneath Dimitri’s hard exterior and sees that there is more to him than people see.

I loved how both Dimitri and Jess interacted with each other, and that Jess didn’t cower from his intensity. The relationship between them slowly moves from captor/captive to sort of friends and then so much more. Neither person trusts easily, which is understandable but it is beautiful when these two begin to trust each other. Is their relationship perfect? Oh h#$l no! Both make mistakes, Dimitri makes a massive one, one where even reading it the second time (cause yep I had to read it twice it really is that d@&n good) I wish I could have punched him in the balls. I love how this book shows that even in the darkness, a light can break through and not just bring in the light but also bring healing and forgiveness.

I am very curious as to who the next book in this series will be about. I have stated before how much I love Bella Jewel’s books and my love has grown more with Where Darkness Lies. Make sure you read Enslaved By The Ocean first and I promise you that you will love these pirates as much as I have.

4.5 Stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the next in the series 29 December 2014
By JudyB - Published on Amazon.com
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This book picks up where book 1 ended. It could be read as a standalone, however to really understand the characters I would recommend reading book 1, which was a 5 star read for me. In this book you have a mix of modern day pirates (like a floating MC), a little MMA/cage fighting, some mafia type, nefarious dealings by Dimitri, a case of revenge biting you on the ass and a profound love story. Dimitri is the stepson of Hendrix, the main character from book 1. He feels Hendrix abandoned him during the darkest period of his life and he now seeks revenge or payback against Hendrix. Hendrix rescued Jess from an abusive relationship and she has lived on Hendrix’s boat for two years. She has a big brother type love for Hendrix and is loyal to him. Dimitri kidnaps Jess because he thinks Jess and Hendrix have a romantic relationship. Both Dimitri and Jess are sexual abuse survivors, both have been raped and abused in their past so they come with some very heavy emotional baggage. Ms. Jewel, as usual, sucked me right into these characters, made me feel their pain and kept me championing them through the entire book. I felt the pain of both Dimitri and Jess as they made the journey together to build a trusting relationship that enabled them to open their hearts to each other and lay the past demons to rest. In the end, Dimitri realizes revenge is often a double edged sword. There are some similarities to book 1 but they are definitely not overwhelming. The author delivered a totally different type of relationship and romantic dynamics than the first book.
As usual Bella Jewel has written another 5 star read and I highly recommend this book if you like a strong heroine, an alpha possessive male who needs someone to love him and a storyline that will keep you reading.
I’m looking forward to the next in the series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Seriously HOT, SEXY, SUSPENSEFUL Stars!!!!!!! A must read in a MUST READ SERIES of a MUST READ AUTHOR:) 22 December 2014
By JosP - Published on Amazon.com
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5 Hotter than Blazes Stars

OK, I LOVE Bella Jewel's stories, yep, I am YELLING that out loud for all to hear! I have been a HUGE fan of hers and a HUGE fan of her books and this series is just freaking amazing!!!!! I thought her biker series was HOT well, these damn pirates are hot as freaking sin in every way possible. Oh yeah and it's not just the guys that are smoking hot, between Indigo from the first book and now Jess in this book, well, hell I have some serious girl crushing going on for BOTH of these amazing heroines:) Oh yes, Dimitri and Jess, OMG, they were like the smallest flame that just roared into an inferno, yep a full blown five alarm fire...... They both had a backstory each that left me so choked up and tears literally running down as I read them each open up to one another, I mean the emotions that they brought out in me while reading was just mind-blowing..... They were literally 2 broken souls that with enough time and caring were able to put each other back together again. I absolutely LOVED catching up with Hendrix and Indi, they too, are just an amazing couple!!!!!!

I would love to see so much more of these couples in the future, like say, well just about everything, hehehe.... I would like to catch up with them to see what has become of their relationships, babies, wink, wink..... hell even catch up on any "weddings" too! Yep I just can' get enough of them because they are all that addicting, in the very best way possible!!!!!!!!!

OK, so as I am trying to come down off of my Bella Jewel "high", PLEASE if you haven't read this series, do yourself a favor and one-click and READ these books.... Hell, please do yourself another favor if you haven't read ANY of Bella Jewel's books, again PLEASE, PLEASE read them ALL!!!! She is an amazing writer and her stories are absolutely fantastic and oh yeah the sex scenes, OMG, literally your girly parts will be tingling up a storm, lololol!!!!!

Thank you Bella Jewel for yet another Grand Slam book/story! You seriously are the bomb, rock on girl:)
3.0 out of 5 stars Long anticipated book release...but let down in the end 30 December 2014
By SaraLuvsBooks - Published on Amazon.com
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I absolutely LOVED "Enslaved by the Ocean", but "Where Darkness Lies" did not meet my expectations. I waited months and months on end for this books release. Even counted down the days. And the wait was long may I add. I was so excited for another creative and refreshing pirate romance. But I didn't get it! Most of this book took place on land and Dimiti, the male protagonist, wasn't even a pirate. The book really lacked in novelty. Basically, you have two characters (Dimitri and Jess), both victims of sexual abuse, that share a common bond because of their pasts. I've read this story 100 times over. It was very boring to me. I usually finish a book within a couple of days but this one took me much longer to finish because I just couldn't get into the characters. I adore Bella Jewel's books and her writing style but this book was no bueno for me. The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because I don't have the heart to give it 1 or 2 stars and Bella Jewel is an amazing writer and great story teller.
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ 17 December 2014
By Catherine Wright - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was worth the wait. It's an amazing story of love and learning to forgive. Dimitri and Jess are two broken souls who find their own way to give each other the peace they need. Jess helps Dimitri find the inner peace he has been searching for for a long time. I absolutely loved this book.

I was given a copy by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.