Sunday, August 25, 2013


Ruin (Summer in Winter #1)
by: C.J. Scott
Ruin (Summer in Winter, #1)
Kate Bell isn't perfect. Not even close. The things she got up to in college would cause her parents to fall off their pedestals in shock. Home for the summer vacation, Kate settles in for a long, boring break in the tiny backwater of Winter with folks who still treat her like she's twelve.

Then Ben Parker arrives and suddenly Winter gets interesting. He's hot, mysterious and good with his hands. Kate falls for him instantly, but her cop father warns her to stay away. But how can she stay away from someone as compelling as Ben? Someone who thinks she's perfect just the way she is?

When Ben's secrets catch up to him, not only is Kate's heart in danger of being broken, but Ben's entire future could be ruined.

RUIN is a new adult contemporary romance intended for mature readers. It contains strong language and sexual situations.

To read a long excerpt of RUIN and discover what Ben has tattooed on his shoulder, check out C.J.'s website:
ebook, 124 pages
Published August 21st 2013 by C.J. Scott
3.5 Short, ok Stars!
My Review:
Okay, so this book was pretty good. It didn't blow me away, it was just good. I felt like Kate was a little forward. I guess it worked out for her, but I wanted to jump into my Kindle and say, "girl, simmer down." I guess she knew what she wanted and wasn't taking no for an answer.
I think the reason I didn't rate this one higher is because I just didn't like Kate. Or couldn't connect, or something. She was just a spoiled brat. She pushed Ben even though he kept saying no. She blamed her parents for everything that went wrong in her life. I just didn't like how she kept talking about them smothering her when Ben was going through exactly the opposite.
Anyway, I loved Ben. I love an angsty, bad boy type who strolls into town and causes havoc. I also loved Mrs. H. However, I think Jane stole the show. I will not hesitate to read her story.
If you are looking a quick, pretty good read, give this a try. It's entertaining!
*Copy provided via Netgalley and the author in exchange for an honest review.

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