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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Ruining You (Ruining #2) by Nicole Reed

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.

Grace's Review

I recommend reading Ruining Me first! Ruining Me (Ruining, #1) This book picks up from where the first book ended.

“I thought that losing me would be the worst pain that I could ever feel, but I was wrong. Losing someone I love is ten times that pain. Causing that loss...unimaginable. Causing pain...unbearable. I'm here. I eat. I sleep. I walk. Life goes on...for me.” 

Ruining You begins with Jay in therapy. Understandably, she's very depressed and unwilling to open up, but when she does the healing process finally begins. I love the addition of Eli to the cast of characters, corny jokes and all. Eli and Jay meet in group therapy. He ends up being like an angel on her shoulder, a good friend that understands her pain. Jay goes through so much emotionally in this book. Her journey of growth and change is a remarkable one. She finally learns to deal with her issues, accepts the support and love all around her, and sorts out who to give her heart and forever to in the end. Although she still frustrated me at times, I'm very glad that she got her happy ever after! Yes!

I liked that Jay's relationship with her family and friends were much more developed. It was good to see Jay and her parents form a closer family bond. I'm glad that things slowed down with Kane and that their deep connection was given time to grow. After the faced-paced life she was living before, Jay really needed that. The bit at the end there was so unexpected! Silly me I thought this book was going to be more about Jay's “devil”, but I'm glad it wasn't and focused more on her journey. Nicole Reed has written a good and decent sequel. I can see how she has grown as a writer. What was lacking in the first book was fulfilled greatly for me while reading Ruining You.

I recommend this book for readers 18+.

Fave quotes:

“Why is it, if I wholeheartedly believed in the prince, that I didn't believe in the villain as well?”

“It's not about who left you here. It's all about who stayed to make sure you lived to love again.”

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us.”

“One makes me laugh...One makes me cry...One touches my heart...One owns it”

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