{Review} 72 Hours by @BellaJewel73 @StMartinsPress

April 7, 2017 Adult, Reviews 2 ★★★½

{Review} 72 Hours by @BellaJewel73 @StMartinsPress72 Hours by Bella Jewel
Pages: 304
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on April 4, 2017
Genres: adult, Romance, Thrillers & Suspense
Source: eARC from Publisher


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. . .

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
My Thoughts


72 Hours is a romantic suspense novel from author Bella Jewel. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Jewel and I have to say I really dug it. The suspense part was a little heavier than the romance part, but there was a still a kind of cool concept second chance romance featured in this one. All in all, if you are a fan of creepy suspense/thriller novels, you will not want to miss 72 hours.

Lara and Noah used to date but they wouldn’t call each other friends now. But they are unwittingly picked to star in this creepy, and sick and creepy guy’s twisted version of a game. A life or death game. I was so icked out by the villain in this book. He is someone that will keep you up at night. That is the level of his twisted desires. I loved Lara and Noah. I thought they were really strong characters and they stood up well to the masterful suspense plot-line. Bella Jewel really impressed me with her plot and her writing. She is excellent at creating an atmospheric world that made me feel like I was being hunted too.

Once I started reading 72 hours I was almost immediately drawn into the world. I couldn’t put this book down, it really captivated me. I wish the romance was a little stronger in it, but I do think this would be perfect for fans of twisted suspense/thriller stories who like a secondary romance. I tend to go for books the other way around, but 72 hours had such brilliant writing and such a strong plot, I really didn’t notice I wanted more romance until the book was done. And don’t get me wrong…it is clear to see Lara and Noah’s chemistry. I really enjoyed the romantic aspects of 72 hours and I sure as heck admired and loved both of the main characters.

Bottom line: If you are a fan of extra twisted villains, and love a good suspense chase, you so want to grab a copy of 72 Hours ASAP. You will love it. Bella Jewel did an incredible job. 72 Hours is a thrilling adventure.

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About Bella Jewel

Heya!! My name is Bella, I’m a new aussie author and I am as crazy as they come. I’m playful, friendly and always up for a chat so stop on by x

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2 Responses to “{Review} 72 Hours by @BellaJewel73 @StMartinsPress”

  1. Victoria

    Thanks for sharing your review! I’m a huge fan of Bella’s so I’ll definitely be reading this one. Have a great weekend 🙂

  2. danielle hammelef

    This does sound really good. I love that the writing is so good and you were drawn into the world with no issues. I am excited that these characters had great chemistry and for the promised suspense.

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