Today, Sex and the Books has a stop for the Ruined by S. Pratt Blog Tour. And I’ll tell you…I enjoyed this book so much!
“So I live my life according to the rules of others while my secret festers its way through my body. It bleeds slowly out of my heart and into my veins. Each word of my secret pulsing through me as it gets closer to the surface. I imagine one day it will get so close to the surface it will spring forth from my lips and reveal the monster I really am.” – Ruined.
Bailey Michaels is living a lie. She has a handsome and successful fiancé, a great job and a house in a town she adores. Her friends and family know her as the perfectly crafted individual she has created in their minds. Her deception knows no bounds when it comes to keeping the truth from everyone else. But it’s not enough. She craves the love of the one man she can’t possibly have – the only one who shares her secret.
Despite her angst over continuing her forbidden affair, nothing can keep her from Angel.
His dark looks, chiseled jaw and broodiness make it impossible for her to ever deny him anything. So when presented with a choice, Bailey knows she finally has to make a decision. Keep living the lie with her fiancé, Carron, or finally be with Angel – the man who’s had her heart since she was fifteen.
The funny thing with life though; just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, fate has a way of stepping in and turning the best laid plans to ruins.
What can I say about this book? It is totally my type of reading!
S. Pratt’s writing style captivated me from the first page till the last one! You have to be pretty talented to be able to pull this type of story off!
Since the beginning, we are introduced to Bailey and Angel’s romance. Through Bailey’s words and thoughts, we can see that Angel doesn’t think their love should be out there for the whole word to see it. He is not embarrassed, he just don’t think their love is pure, for him it is wrong for them to love each other.
There’s a mystery around Angel’s identity, and it keeps you on the edge until it is revealed, towards the end of the book. Ruined has 250 pages of romance, mystery and, sometimes, pain.
We don’t know who Angel is, but we can’t help to fall in love with him! He is much more passionate than Carron, Bailey’s fiancé. Carron is a great man, and I felt bad for not judging Bailey for cheating on him with Angel, and for disregarding his feelings. But even without knowing Angel, I felt myself becoming captive of his charms…
We see Bailey and Angel’s story since when they were in school together, until the present time. I kind of figured out who Angel was in the middle of the book, but I still needed confirmation…the way it was written and the mystery behind his identity made the whole difference here. It made the book have more character, it made it more good!
By the end of the book, something terrible happens, and we’re even more on the edge than before. You don’t know what will happen and the outcome I was hoping felt more and more impossible… I won’t give you any spoilers or give any clues. You’ll need to read Ruined to see what I’m talking about. This is a book that you have to experience fully!
This book was different. And I’m glad I’m a person who thinks different is good!
Amazon eBook: http://amzn.com/B00BSY22JY
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.com/1491039701
Love Between the Sheets and S. Pratt also brought you a GIVEAWAY!!! Here is it is:
(2) Winners – One Signed Paperbacks of Ruined per winner.
(10) Winners – One eBook of Ruined Angel per winner.
(2) $5 Amazon Gift Card
S. Pratt is a multi-genre author who lives on the east coast of Australia in northern New South Wales with her husband and two children. She has a choc Labrador, Scooby-Doo, and two little mice that the kids promised they’d look after. This is now Shelly’s job, amongst other things. Things you may not know about Shelly? She has four tattoos and would love more, is only now in her 30’s becoming a wine whore and is a fiercely, loyal friend.
Shelly’s breakout novel, Ruined and companion novella, Ruining Angel are contemporary romance fiction books available on kindle and print from the Amazon store.
Sanctuary of Mine is her latest work in the New Adult Romance genre. (Graphic Design by Cover It Designs). Available NOW.
Beloved Soul by Shelly Pratt is available through Amazon and is published through Eternal Press. Please note that Beloved Soul’s cover artwork, editing and publication are all done through Eternal Press.
All other novels are written and published by S. Pratt. Editing acknowledgements go to those who are listed on each individual book title.
You can find all the latest information about Shelly and her other books (in different genres) by visiting http://facebook.com/authorpratt or http://shellypratt.net or http://twitter.com/authorprattster
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