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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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 Michals 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.

I really must hang my head in shame.  I have had Ruin on my Kindle since 2013 and I just recently read it.  Now even though this book has been out for years I will still try not to spoil anything especially if there are other’s like me who may have not had the chance to read Ruin yet.

I can’t believe that it took me this long to finally read it, and for that I regret because Ruin is emotional, it is angst filled and it is one that I am still thinking about days later.  From the start this is an emotionally charged roller coaster ride. I cried more than once because I was so emotionally invested in Wes and Kiersten’s relationship that I was praying that what I had a feeling would happen wouldn’t.

You quickly get the idea of what is going on with Wes and I must admit I think I cried more when my thoughts were in deed confirmed.  I hated (in a good way) that you are reminded that time is precious, that the next year, month, week, day, hour, minute, second or heartbeat is not a given, that you should cherish the gift you are given in that very moment by being alive.

Kiersten had already gone through so much heartbreak and pain.  I was so worried about her relationship with Wes but sometimes things are meant to happen as they do.  I loved Wes, the way he wanted the best for Kiersten, even if it meant him not being the one who in end ended up with her heart, he wasn’t selfish and that is one reason why I love him so.  Kiersten needed Wes for so many reasons but the way she was what he needed as well was beautiful. 

Rachel Van Dyken is an author who I love and while I may have been late in the game reading Ruin and will be reading the rest of the series ASAP, this is one I highly recommend for anyone looking for an emotional roller coaster that will have you crying both tears of joy and sadness.  



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