72 Hours by Bella Jewel #mf #review @BellaJewel73 @SMPRomance

It’s all part of his sick game. A game he’s been planning for an entire decade. Now everything is perfect: One woman and one man have been selected. They used to be a couple—and they can no longer stand one another. They are the perfect victims. He doesn’t intend for the game to be easy. He wants to push them to the brink of insanity, to make his hunt real. . .

The couple has been captured and dumped into a massive wooded area. There’s only one rule in this fatal game: They will have 72 hours to find a way out before the sadistic serial killer begins his hunt . . .But what he never could have expected was the explosive passion that ignites between the two ex-lovers—one that makes them strong. Fierce. And determined to do whatever it takes to escape—and to survive. . . (laddtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Double TimeTAGKim Talks TomesTAG

Second chance romance is usually a genre I like. 72 Hours is a story about finding love, again, with the one you hate, but there is more to it than that. Lara and Noah hate each other after he cheated on her. I don’t blame her. But, they are taken and dropped into a game facilitated by a sick and twisted individual and have to rely on each other to escape to safety and get away from a serial killer.

I found this story fascinating, yet there were parts that bothered me. The issues between the couple were more of a “he said/she said” kind of thing and I felt like it wasn’t explored enough. With that said, the suspense, game, twisted mind of the game pulled me in and made me want to continue. While this isn’t the best story from this author, it was unique enough to make me want more. I LOVE a good suspenseful romance/story and this delivered more than enough for me. The game was challenging, a little demented, and definitely kept me on the edge of my seat! With only 72 hours to escape, Lara and Noah are put into a situation no one should ever be put in. That’s the part that delivered and their reactions and situation are what kept this book going for me.

While this is a book I normally would have put down and not finished because of the relationship dynamic, I’m glad the suspense/game kept me going and made me want to finish it.

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Once again, this author has brought me to my knees with an epic story that just can’t be put down.  A plot full of suspense, horror, forgiveness, love and most important, finding if you have any courage left to survive.

What would be the best game a psychotic killer could create? Kidnapping Noah, who is filled with confusion, anger and resentment, all aimed at the love of his life who threw what they had away. She did not give him five minutes to explain what she thought she saw, her love for him did not last long enough to allow him to tell her the truth.  She just left, ran away and tore his world apart.

Of course, the game would not be complete, without adding Lara to the plans. She was the feisty go getter when Noah had met her, her rebuking him was what made him fall in love with her, but then her strong personality ended the life of the dearest person to her. As they laid her grandmother to rest, Lara buried her soul, spirit and courage with the coffin. Now an empty shell, scared of everything and trying to move on from the hurt she felt Noah had inflicted, she lived her life as an awaiting victim, perfect for the killer who had horrific plans for this couple.

But first he needs to drop them off in an isolated area, leave them the note that explains, they have 72 hours to escape or the hunt begins and he will find them and win. No matter what move they make, he will be watching. Every sound they speak, he will be listening and the level of fear they have already, he will raise it to the point of paralyzing them with terror.

I read this book in one sitting, there was no way I could put it down once I started. The twists and turns, the events and emotions, were all shifting drastically with each chapter. Leaving me on the edge with Noah and Lara, making me hate the killer with such a passion that I wanted to climb in the book and murder him myself, this story left me breathless by the time I was done.  The ending was unique, brilliant and nothing close to what I had predicted. If you love dark emotional thrillers, that will keep your heart racing, then 72 hours if perfect for you.

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