Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Review: Ruining Me

Title Ruining Me

Series Ruining, book 1

Author Nicole Reed

Release Date September 26, 2012

Eighteen year old Jay Stevenson is living a horrible nightmare.

Two years ago, she had the world in the palm of her hand, but in one moment, it was ruined. Secrets, lies, and the worst imaginable betrayal haunt her new reality. Burying her problems under a cold fa├žade seems to be the only way to cope until it all catches up with her. Soon, she loses control of the lonely world she built around her, and the past, present, and future collide.

Three guys are there when it all comes crashing down: JT, the perfect boyfriend she never wanted to give up; Rhye, the local bad boy “rock star” who made her forget the past; and Kane, the funny and sweet tattooed bartender who wants her future.

Secrets must be kept. Choices must be made. Is it possible to move forward while still chained to the wicked vices of the past?

I just finished Ruining Me and I'm not really sure how I felt about it.

There were some parts I enjoyed. I liked how the book didn't give everything away all at once or in the beginning of the book. While there was a lot happening overall, you learn of Jay's troubles over the course of the book. It felt more natural than having her spill everything all at once. Even though Jay's issues were spread throughout the book, it was a quick read. There weren't any lulls in the story and the action was pretty nonstop. The ending was intense. While it was sad, it was probably the part of the book I enjoyed most.

But there were also parts that I didn't enjoy. The whole love... square (not two boys, but THREE!) was kind of silly. Okay, maybe it wasn't the fact that it was three boys that was silly to me. I guess it was the fact that Jay had known one of the boys for not even a week before declaring her love for him. Really? What is it with instant love these days? Just because someone is hot and swoon worthy does NOT mean you love them. It does not mean you should give up real love for them! Stop it already. NOW. Okay, sorry. Rant over.

Do I recommend it? Sure, it's a quick and easy read. Despite my ranting, it's a pretty decent book. Will I read the second book, Ruining You? You know I will.


3.5 out of 5 stars

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