Book Review: Ruin

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.

File Size: 405 KB
Print Length: 250 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492121169
Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken (August 11, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

TeriLyn's thoughts: Everyone read this book. I learned of it from a fellow GR friend and had to read it. I woke this morning and had the whole morning to myself. Needless to say I devoured Ruin. It's a powerful story of discovery, faith, love, and healing. It's quite innocent and that made it all the more enjoyable and real for these two characters. Wes and Kiersten found their soul mates in each other. I laughed, their banter was fantastic. I cried, it was emotional not just the meant to be emotional stuff, but the mushy stuff too. Wes was so romantic and expressive. He had nothing to lose and proved it over and over. Kiersten was my favorite kind of heroine. Broken yet still possessing so much strength and fortitude; she just needed her counterpart to help her find it within herself. When she blossoms and that strength shines you really get a sense of her growth and confidence. Wes certainly provoked that from Kiersten. He got her to break out of her shell. The secondary characters were awesome too. Gabe was my favorite. He was there for both Kiersten and Wes. His presence in their lives becomes crucial to each of them. I felt a huge connection to this story for reasons personal to me. It has easily made my favorites list. A must read. Rachel Van Dyken created two very real and special characters in Wes & Kiersten. She was able to wrap me up in their world with her beautiful writing all the while cheering for their love and the future they could be robbed of.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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