Friday, September 6, 2013

Book Review: Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken


I'm not your typical girl. I've been running away from the memories that haunt me for so long that depression has become my only comfort. I was content in the darkness...until Wes Michels offered to be my light.

I didn't know that time wasn't my ally -- that every second that ticked past was one step closer to the end of something that was beginning to mean the end of myself. He tried to warn me. He promised me all he was able to offer--each moment as it came--but it would never be enough.

Sometimes when you think it's the end, it's only the beginning. Wes thought he could save me, but in giving me everything, he ruined me. Because after one kiss, one touch, I couldn't--I wouldn't ever be the same.

And from that moment on, his heartbeat became my own

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Jenny's Review:

Love, love, love, love this book!!!!!!! Ugghhhhhh. I couldn't put it down. I read it at work, I read it on the bus, on the train, anywhere I could. Such a great story. Rachel Van Dyken has a beautiful ability of  writing a story that make you feel every emotion that the characters is feeling. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, my heart swelled, I felt heartache. Every emotion, I felt it and I loved it. Ruin has just been added to one of the top books that I've read this year.

I just love Kiersten and Wes' story. They are two people who are dealing with a lot of pain and loss.Wes is immediately drawn to Kiersten, he doesn't know why in the beginning but as he gets to know her, he see that she is hurting, And he tries to help her get over that pain. Although Wes is holding a secret of his own, he is determined to make life better for her no matter what. I loved that he put her needs over himself. His selflessness in the face of what he is going through was awe-inspiring. 

And I love Gabe, Kiersten roommate's cousin. He was always looking out for what was best for Kiersten, You felt that he has dealt with a lot and knows what she may be going through. I really hope that Rachel will write a story about him. 

Ruin has become one of my top reads for the year. If you haven't gotten it, do yourself a favor and get it now!

About the Author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at

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