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***You'll Be Safe Here Books 1, 2 and 3 will be available as a boxed set (Novel) soon! Watch out for announcements, ARCs and Giveaways (paperback and kindle editions)!Bella Martinez has been living in hell since she was born. Raised by an abusive mother, she thought she was safe when she was found by Gabriel.Gabriel Collins is a criminal. A Manhattan thief now turned milli***You'll Be Safe Here Books 1, 2 and 3 will be available as a boxed set (Novel) soon! Watch out for announcements, ARCs and Giveaways (paperback and kindle editions)!Bella Martinez has been living in hell since she was born. Raised by an abusive mother, she thought she was safe when she was found by Gabriel.Gabriel Collins is a criminal. A Manhattan thief now turned millionaire. He loves Bella but still doesn’t understand how love goes when it’s mixed with money and power especially when Bella disapproves of his current work where he earns millions of dollars.Enter Scal Farrell. A lead vocalist of an international band who accidentally meets Bella. A bit younger than Gabriel and playful.You’ll Be Safe Here (Promises, Prayers and Secrets Series) is a story of lost hope, misplaced love and secrets. Secrets that are woven in their lives. Secrets that can destroy them. Or make their circumstances into something entirely new, different – and totally safe.[273 KB]***You'll Be Safe Here Books 1, 2 and 3 will be available as a boxed set (Novel) soon! Watch out for announcements, ARCs and Giveaways (paperback and kindle editions)...

Title : You'll Be Safe Here (Promises, Prayers & Secrets Series, Book 1)
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ISBN : 17264773
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 41 Pages
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You'll Be Safe Here (Promises, Prayers & Secrets Series, Book 1) Reviews

  • Gisbelle
    2019-04-19 01:45

    Provided by the author for review purposeIsabelle, aka Bella, is in a completely messed up relationship. Her boyfriend Gabriel is making a living by hurting other people. Bella loves him despise of everything he has been doing since he was also the one who saved her when no one else did. Then she meets Scal. With his help and support, Bella tried to untangle herself from Gabriel and his organization.I liked how the story developed. Even it was just over 40 pages, I knew a lot about Bella and Gabriel, how they met and why Bella put up with Gabriel. Each scene was well written and the ending was also pretty nice.What bothered me was how Scal reacted after Bella told him about Gabriel and what he did for a living. His first question was "He doesn't hurt you , does he?", which I thought was a bit strange. Well, it was nice that Scal worried about Bella's well-being, but if I were Scal, I would try to talk Bella into leaving Gabriel or at least try to do something about it besides just giving her his phone number. However, later on Scal offered to take Bella away with him to Ukraine, which was a bit unbelievable since they just met, like, 3 times and he was willing to give up that much just for her.Anyway, Scal's reactions asides, this book is a pretty decent read. I really enjoyed myself a great deal and I am definitely going to read more of this series.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-03 00:23

    Wow! You'll be Safe Here is the short story of a girl about to marry the man who used to sell her to other people. She is caught between the love for him that came from his rescue of her and the fear of the dangerous man he is becoming. When a kind man named Scal shows her care, she is caught on what to do. This is a great short story with lots of action. In roughly 50 pages, it explores so many emotions and issues, while maintaining excellent character development in the background. I absolutely loved it, and it is a great short read for those who want the intensity of a novel without the length. 5 full stars!

  • Cecilia Robert
    2019-03-20 17:34

    I received a copy of You'll Be Safe Here from the author through New Adult Book Club group here on Goodreads.I really had a problem getting into the story. Too much hopping from past to present tense, and always in the same sentence. Some scenes were not realistic, especially how the characters reacted to situations. This is not to say I will not read the author's future works. I will. It's just that You'll Be Safe Here didn't work for me. I'd like to thank Kristine Pierce and the New Adult Book Club group for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

  • Nikki
    2019-04-16 01:34

    I received an eCopy of this book from the author via the New Adult Book Club in exchange for an honest review.Unfortunately, I cannot justify giving this book more than 1 star. I was not invested in any of the characters... I felt like there was little to no character development, at all. Things felt rushed. The editing was extremely, extremely poor -- tenses changed mid-sentence and capitals and punctuation were thrown to the wind more times than I could count in such a short novella.I felt like the concept was unique -- and it could have been a much more impressive book if it was carried out differently. Things happened much too quickly, and as a reader, I had no time to really catch up. It just was not believable. This girl has a horrendous life where she should learn to never trust people... yet she meets this stranger as she's running away and she spews her entire life story to him after knowing him for 2 seconds. What?! So, again... this is a 1 star rating for me, and I would be unlikely to continue in the series unless some serious changes were made. The author was trying to cover too much ground in a 40 page novella. I also think she would GREATLY benefit from getting an editor on board. I was so distracted by the errors in the text, alone, that it took away from the story. I really hate giving bad reviews, especially because the author was so kind to offer up copies for read & review... but I hope she only continues to improve on her writing from here if she has a passion for it! :) On the bright side, it really only took me 15-20 minutes to read, so if you're looking for a quick distraction, check this one out! You might like it more than I did.

  • Candy
    2019-03-25 23:25

    I think there were some really good characters and a really good plot waiting to jump from these pages but it never happened for me. Bella is saved by her "angel" Gabriel from a life of abuse only to be put straight in danger once again. Come on, who can respect and man who whores women out to make money (including the person he so called loved). The introduction of the second male, Scal, seemed to be what would redeem this story but it just didn't happen. The arch of the story was not fully developed, I could not picture this story playing out in real life (or in my fantasy life). I would have loved to see more Scal and Bella and more development of the main action in the story. Instead, we were left with a ho-hum ending that left me thinking "Did I really just read that?"The grammatical errors in the print were very annoying and interrupted the story by messing with the flow of the words. I often found myself re-reading a sentence just to see if I had read it right.Take this same premise, develop the characters, and present a believable plot and the story could be saved.

  • Trisha
    2019-04-09 00:32

    Bella is a lonely girl. Lonely as a child when she was in a violent household. Lonely when she ran away and begged on the street. Found in a park by a lovely stranger who promised her the world, she was lonely when he took her and sold her body.Now, years later, she thinks she is beyond saving - and struggling to find and feel love with the only man she believes will accept her. Roaming in New York city on her own, she stumbles onto a rooftop to find a strange man with his arms outstretched, stepping towards the edge. Fearing the worst, she tackles him in an effort to save him. And her life is forever changed.A very interesting story. Even though it is short, it has a very good plot and pace. Some of the grammar errors were distracting, but did not detract from the tale. I look forward to reading the whole series.

  • Brenda- Naughty Bits' Book Reviews
    2019-03-26 19:17

    I liked how this story developed. Bella and Gabriel certainly make an imperfect couple and I liked how it ended. It was a good read but I really didn't like Scal as a love interest. After finding out about what Gabriel does for living I wanted more of anything out of him. Overall it was well paced and an interesting read. At 40 pages it doesn't leave a whole lot for me to say without giving the entire book away. Its darker them most Contemporary Romance books. After all what Gabriel does for a living is very bad and some may find it to be really distateful. Small Spoiler: He's in human trafficking of young girls. And Scal's reaction to Gabriel's job seems very under done. It makes for a good short read. Honestly as short as it is I say take the risk and read it. But if you don't think you can stomach what Gabriel does for a living then you will want to skip it.

  • Gemma
    2019-03-23 22:43

    I received an eCopy of this book from the author via the New Adult Book Club in exchange for an honest review.Unfortunately the plot was too simplistic and unrealistic. The potential was there but it was too short, meaning events happened much too quickly and when they did were far fetched ruining the better parts of the story. I felt no connection to the characters and there was no chemistry between them either.It needed editing as well. Too many typos and sentences that didn't make sense. I don't want to end on a bad note so I will say it did have potential but the story was too complicated for a novella.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-12 22:31

    I received an ecopy through new adult book club in exchange for an honest review.Overall I think the story line was there with potential to be an okay book but everything felt so rushed and it was kind of all over the place. Some sentences didn't make sense...I had to stop and re-read several times to figure it out. Grammer was an issue. I'm from the south...usually the word "ain't" doesn't bother me...but when a guy from Ukraine in the middle of new York says it? Eh...I wanted to like this..I really did. The story line is there...its just lacking all the goods to go along with it.

  • Jacinta Marie
    2019-04-19 18:16

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. Overall I felt that the story line was a very good concept but because it was only 40 pages the details and characters were underdeveloped. There was no time to get to know and be attached to the characters. As the reader you had to make some assumptions and I would rather just know what the author was thinking instead. I hope that this novella will be further developed and refined into a full fledge novel. It is a good start!

  • Vee girl
    2019-04-13 22:42

    Enjoyed the Novella and nice storyline that was interesting and unique! Wish it was a bit longer, so I could fall in love/ hate with the characters a bit more!

  • ~Kate~
    2019-04-02 18:20

    This was a very quick read with it only being 41 pages long. The only thing was because of how short it was I didn't feel as though I knew the full story. I also didn't find the story was believable as at the beginning I felt like the guy was form a different species but then she randomly mentions what he actually does (confused? I sure was). None of the romance was believable either as how can someone love someone that does what he living? Also when the other guy Scal enters the scene she tells him everything and she didn't even know him it's something you wouldn't do to a complete stranger that isn't qualified. There was parts of the book that I really did enjoy but I do think it would have been better if it was a longer book. Bella seemed like a likable person but when we find out that she has always known what Gabriel does it kind of put me off her. Gabriel I thought I was going to like but as soon as I knew about his 'job' I was put off him but I think that is supposed to happen and by the end I hated him. Scal was one of my favourite characters in this book but even he didn't seem genuine because some of the things that happens with him I just didn't get.Overall this book did take awhile to get into and even when I did there was still things that kept happening that just didn't feel right. I will probably continue with the series though, as I would hope that it gets better.

  • April
    2019-03-21 23:41

    I received an eCopy of this book from the author via the New Adult Book Club in exchange for an honest review.This book is all types of crazy! Bella was turned into a high class call girl by the man, Gabriel, who saved her from her crazy family. Its kind of bizarre that he supposedly saved her from her family but yet he used her body to make money for his empire. Ironically Gabriel was named after an angel but acted like the Devil. I didnt like him at all!!! I am not sure how I feel about Bella either. Why did she stay with him for so long knowing what he was doing to other women? I get that she probably felt like no one would want her and that she had no where to go but seriously? Get out!! When she met Scal on the roof top of the hotel is when things started to change for Bella. I could feel the chemistry and attraction between the two and I immediately wanted them to get together and for her to leave Gabriel. Of course it wouldnt be that easy with Gabriel's lifestyle. The ending/epilogue felt rushed ( I understand that this is a short story with about 40 something pages)and that is why I am giving it 3 stars. It feels like history could repeat itself with Bella. Once again she let another man "rescue" her from a situation instead of trying to live life on her own. I was not a fan of her HEA!! Dont get me wrong I wanted an HEA for Bella but one that feels forced but of her current situation.

  • Sasha Cameron
    2019-03-26 00:43

    This is a fantastic idea that has been poorly executed. The plot is really good and I can see that what is essentially a novella, could become a great novel but this version of the story is underdone. There is very little in the way of character development and for me this is a key element that is missing. The author sets up the dynamic but fails to really explore the motivations through either the first person narrative or the back stories. The action leaps around too much. I felt like I was being dumped in the middle of each scene without any of the requisite build up to get there. The book needs some heavy editing. Tenses are all over the place and there are a lot of spelling and grammatical errors. More attention could be paid to crafting of sentences to eliminate word repetition and to really shape some of the linking elements that are absent between scenes. Having said all of that, the central idea is really good and the characters could be fabulous. I would love to see someone work with the author to reshape this into the really great story that it has the potential to be.

  • Derna
    2019-03-25 23:18

    I received an eCopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I gave this book 2 stars, at a push 2.5 stars.It was a very short book and therefore I felt that, the story was very rushed and jumps all over the place. At times I would go back a page thinking that I had missed something, but like many times while reading this book I hadn’t, the information just wasn’t there. I could not warm to the characters because I didn’t know enough about them, and I really want to especially Bella as I wanted to know more of her story. I want to know more about Gabriel as his story sounded interesting. I felt Scal and Bella's whole relationship was too much too fast and therefore slightly unbelievable and this was probably because the book was so short. Overall this was an interesting story and one that if develop further has potential. I would read the the others in the series to see if I could get more answers.

  • Michelle Kannan
    2019-04-10 00:31

    Provided by the author for reviewI was interested in reading this book because the storyline sounded promising. While I liked the idea of the story, there was very little character development. I was happy to see that the author was able to explain a how the characters were intertwined with one another but I still didn't get enough about the characters to be invested in them. I know there are two more books to the series so hopefully the characters will grown in the follow up books. The book needs some major editing as well. I think this may have been my largest issue with this book. I think this story has potential. It is not something you see often and could be very interesting but it needs to have better editing and greater heater development. Even though its a short story you can still take time to get the reader really invested in the story. I didn't believe Scal and Isabella's relationship because it happened too fast to seem realistic.

  • Selena Isley
    2019-04-16 19:25

    First, I would like to thank the New Adult Club for the opportunity to review You'll Be Safe Here. While the premise of the story sounded intriguing I struggled to finish this short story. The plot felt rushed and there was really no character development. I really wanted to like this short story, but I just could not connect with the characters. That said, I'm interested to see if that will change in the full length novel.

    2019-04-14 17:42

    Fist off, this was a novella not a novel or what I consider a book, a short story at best. I think that the plot was simplistic and the characters were underdeveloped. It was a good first draft to say the least. I thought that the idea was good, but the follow through was a miss. I really wanted to like this one. Sorry, I just did not get it!

  • Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
    2019-03-21 00:31

    I received an eCopy of this book from the author via the New Adult Book Club in exchange for an honest review.The storyline was good and I understand that it is a short novel, but if it leads up to more books to go along with it, it should have just been an introduction. I liked the characters but the story was rushed and to the point.

  • Carey
    2019-04-17 20:26

    I received an ecopy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The plot was interesting and different from what I am used to reading. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough in the story to develop the characters and get invested in them. The book has a lot of potential it just needs more.My rating 2.5

  • Kristine Pierce
    2019-04-07 21:31