Book Tour, Review and GIVEAWAYS: RUINING YOU by Nicole Reed

February 28, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Past Giveaways 3

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Welcome the Ruining You Book Tour! I have so much to share today including my review, and excerpt from the book and some fabulous giveaways*!

 

*Giveaway info:

Compliments of the author, I am giving away one ebook copy of Ruining You. Just comment on this post and be entered to win!

There is also a GRAND PRIZE giveaway! Scroll down to the rafflecopter to enter…

Prizes:

$50 G/C to Amazon or B & N

Signed copies of both Ruining Me and Ruining You

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About the book:

 

Title: Ruining You (Ruining #2)

Author: Nicole Reed

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: Jan. 26, 2013

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For a girl who dared to tempt death, living is the only promise that matters now. Jay’s life almost came to a forced end when her darkest secrets were revealed and the one who she chose to give her future to was ripped away. Now, everything she kept hidden is the topic of everyone’s conversation, and not all are sympathetic. Someone wants her horrific past to dictate her future, and another is determined to help her choose a different path. In conclusion to Ruining Me, Kane and Rhye know that Jay is worth the fight, but waiting for her to find herself may ruin them all.

 

My Review:

Ruining You is emotional, utterly heartbreaking, and beautifully romantic.

The second in the series, the book can easily be read as a stand-alone: Reed successfully weaves Jay’s backstory into her current life. Characters that are no longer with us for the second book, most notably JT,  are brought to life in dreams and flashbacks. We understand who they are and how they affect Jay’s life in the present along with the characters that are still in her life.

I cried so many tears reading this book. The author brings palpable emotions to the surface through Jay’s tragic past and her incredibly difficult journey towards healing and an uncertain future. I was swept up in her story and didn’t realize until the end how smoothly the author had guided Jay through a transition: so weak and broken at the beginning, and despite harrowing setbacks, so strong in the end.

The book has a little bit of everything, including romance and lust, courtesy of a couple of hot leading men. She has a choice to make, but it seems to me she has really no choice at all (though I myself may have chosen differently). In addition to her men, Jay has the support of friends and family to guide her towards strength and redemption. All of this, with a stunning climax, and the reward of a happily ever after, make this is a great read.

“You know what heaven feels like? It feels like two-hundred pounds of steel muscle wrapped around you with the most invigorating body smell that invaded every sense you have. It is the rythmic beating of his heart as it sounds in my ear. I grip his back, knowing he is really here. It’s the feeling of being safe, protected, and loved. It is everything I am feeling as I am shrouded securely in his arms. I want to hold on tight and never let go.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest  review.

 

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*Don’t forget to comment on this post for the chance to win an ebook copy of Ruining You!

 

About the Author:

I love angst….I thrive on it, but only the fictional kind. I adore a story that grips the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let go…EVER. I’m an avid reader who just recently discovered my love of writing. My favorite things in life include my three wild & crazy kids, Reeses Pieces, and every genre of music. Please come find me @ www.nicolreed.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/ruiningme

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3 Responses to “Book Tour, Review and GIVEAWAYS: RUINING YOU by Nicole Reed”

  1. Natasha

    I can’t wait to read this one!!
    It sounds amazing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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