Friday, November 29, 2013

Review: "My Today" by HJ Bellus

My Today
My Way Series, Book Two
By: HJ Bellus


Lacey’s Story…

Covering up pain is easy. It’s keeping it tucked away that’s hard. I’ve always needed the cover of tattoos to hide the nasty past that leached its way into me, tainting me beneath my skin. Not the shiny, trendy tats, but the ugly broken kind, meant to keep the world at bay. If they weren’t enough, then my piercings, foul mouth and crazy hair usually did the trick. Life had taught me to never follow the rules, because when you do, you get burned.

That philosophy served its purpose, until I met someone who turned my life upside down. Milly, the little hoochie, stormed into my life and changed everything with her undying faith in me, her love and her shitty coffee concoctions. I found a family in Milly, and her sexy farm boy, Cree. She accepted me without hesitation, and never ran from the dark and dangerous secrets that I harbored. My new family loved me unconditionally, with their showers of sprinkles and impromptu dance parties. 

My life was perfectly imperfect until Tripp and his crazy-ass ideas of princesses. Our relationship is what most would describe as fuel meeting fire. We were both hell bent on burning each other to the ground. Tripp, fresh out of rehab, moved in with Milly and Cree to try and make a new life for himself. Tripp, the sexy as hell, charismatic beast, soon became one of my best friends. We shared our love of ice cream and tattoos as we blazed our own path that could only lead to a beautiful train wreck. The only question left is, will we set the countryside ablaze with our hot tempers and foul mouths, or will we paint our own happy ending filled with all the gushy shit normal people crave?

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"My Today"

This story isn't about overcoming what happens to you in life. It's about accepting it and finding the strength to move on. It's about believing your worthy of happiness no matter the circumstances.

Lacey has been through a hell that no one could even imagine. She has lived her life with no apologies and made herself feel even less worthy of love in the process. When Lacey is given the opportunity to have a happily ever after she will have to make some very hard decisions. Just how much can a person take? Who or what is she willing to forgive?

When she meets Tripp, he is just as screwed up as she is, but he is a gorgeous screw up. Tripp is the one man who makes her want to try, try to be loved, try to be normal, try to heal. Tripp wants to try, but he has his own demons that own him. Can he give Lacey the love he thinks she deserves without the demons returning?
"My Now and Forever"
Milly's life is the type of tale that nightmare are made of. She was born to addicts that didn't want a child and could care less about her. Her Poppy raised her when her parents took off and he died when she was young.

Never feeling that she deserved much, she married a man who would turn to adultery and the only thing keeping her with him was his mother who in turn became the mother she never had. Milly has many scars that need to heal, but she won't do it in a typical fashion. Instead, she creates a bucket list and she's on a mission to find a new town, a new life, and a new sense of self.

When she sees Cree the first time, she's struck by his looks. When she repeatedly runs into him the attraction builds and when she finds out he has a daughter she thinks that it's a lost cause. A man like him surely has a wife, right?

Both book 1 and book 2 in this series will put you on an emotional roller coaster. The girls and the relationship they share in these books is nothing short of hilarious. They are all desperately and deeply damaged, but love each other openly. They become sister that are closer than blood. They need each other to survive.

I love that the men are genuinely concerned for the women, but they are vulnerable themselves, having their own problems. They don't pull off the "alpha male" instead they become a best friend, lover, and confidant. You can't get anymore real than these stories. I'm uber excited to read Willow's story next.

These books are 5 STAR addictive reads.
You won't want to put the book down! These women are sassy and hysterical. Be ready for mouths that could make sailors blush and tales of abuse that make the most hardened heart feel sad. These girls have overcome their situations the only way they knew how. They live how they love and that's with a fierce intensity that most people wouldn't understand. I'll be stalking the author now for book 3 to come out in Spring 2014.



“How weird of a couple we are.  I’m short and plump, you are a tall, sexy Beast.  We are both way beyond repair.”

“I think it’s pretty damn sexy, if you ask me.”

“Really?  Of course you would…you are a typical horn dog.”

“Lacey, I really like you.  There is something about you that makes me want to have you all to myself.”

“You better only see me or I’d have to cut a bitch.”


My Way Series:

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My Now & Forever
My Way Series, Book One


Whose parents abandon them in a trashy trailer when they are five years old? Oh Yeah! Mine do!

Hey Hoochies! I'm Milly, and I am tired of taking kicks to the gut. A broken family, an asshole husband and the loss of loved ones have left me crying Uncle, and declaring a serious case of the Fuck-Its! 

I had my heart broken, stomped on and shattered before I ever started on my journey to find my little piece of happiness. With a bucket list, a '66 Ford and wild dreams, I set out on an adventure that changed my life forever. Follow me on my journey that resurrected my inner badass.

I found my soul sista from another mista, and opened my dream shop along the way. Just when I gave up on finding true love, a pirate and a princess swept me off my ever lovin' feet and filled my world with sprinkles, mac n’ cheese and the courage to live again. They forced my fragile heart to trust and love without fear. 

Truth is, nobody’s past stays hidden forever. It’s an invisible monster waiting to attack and destroy. It has the capability to ruin everything you’ve worked to set right. All it takes is one final blow to the gut to end everything.

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 Meet HJ Bellus:

I'm just a simple girl who loves the country life.. .oh yeah! & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be brave...

-Loves country life & music
-Gets the case of the "fuck-its" often
-Loves Big
-Hurts Big
-love corn dogs & candy.... & (sex & candaaay)
-My heart is happy writing!!!

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