Jaded by Michelle BellonTo what lengths will a man go for the woman he loves?

Reed Dartmouth will learn the answer to those questions time and time again throughout his relationship with Jade Montgomery.

When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still fresh and painful. Jade is different from anyone else he’s ever met; tough, sassy, and even a bit cruel. But she’s also the same as he is: she knows what it’s like to lose a parent.

Their friendship begins and a bond like no other is formed. Time passes and Reed learns that not only are Jade’s parents dead, they were murdered and she’s made an oath to one day bring them justice. No matter the price.

As they grow older their love evolves but for Jade, old habits die hard and she can’t stop hurting those she loves the most. Even in the midst of searching for her parents’ killers, passion ignites and jealousy burns as Jade tests Reed’s devotion for her. Will she push him too far?

Amazon Reviews:

Wonderful story, very well written! Michelle Bellon was able to so aptly write from the man’s point of view I forgot at times that I was reading a female author’s work. She was able to hit on every emotion with this story of grief, anguish, anger, betrayal, and love. Great book!! – Holli Anderson

An exciting and romantic story, featuring complicated characters. We follow the two of them, Reed and Jade, from childhood through teen years and into adulthood, and watch their relationship unfold and develop along with them. Both are far from perfect, both are damaged from early tragedies in their lives, and their relationship both helps and hurts them. Bellon’s language is eloquent and evocative, her characters strongly written, and the resulting story is impossible to forget. A great read! – S.Andrews

This story is the definition of tormented love. From the moment Reed and Jade meet she is tormenting him. To his credit he’s strong enough to take it and realize that sometimes the reward of finding your true love is not always perfect. Roses have thorns. And this story was filled with strong women. There was no damsel in distress. Even though Reed helped Jade through her struggles with the people that were after her he was her helper not her savior. Which, to me, is the definition of love. Being there when you’re needed. It’s also a story of loyalty. Reed makes a promise that effects his whole life. And even though you get the sense sometimes that he wants to break his promise he never wavers. Ms Bellon has created a story that has a very good flow and rhythm. I can’t wait to read more of her work. – Quay Hayden

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