**I received an e-ARC of this book from Netgalley to facilitate my review
If you hate cliffhanger endings, then stop reading right here... because Ruined by Tracy Wolff had me on the edge of my seat from the first chapter - and then ended the book with more questions than answers and didn't even answer the question - "When will we get more Ethan?"
From the Publisher:
Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me will be hooked on Ruined, an electrifying journey of emotional and sexual discovery that pushes two damaged souls to their breaking point—and beyond.He’s the last man Chloe Girard should love . . . but the first she ever could.My Take:
Ethan Frost is a visionary, a genius, every woman’s deepest, darkest fantasy—even mine. And, somehow, I am his.
He stole into my life like a dream. Turned my reality upside down and made my every desire come true—especially those I never knew I had. He demanded everything I had to give and gave me everything of himself in return.
But dreams don’t last forever, and ours is no exception. Because my nightmares are darker, and my wounds deeper, than I could ever reveal. And as much as Ethan wants to protect me, the secrets we we share will only tear us apart.
I know that it is becoming more commonplace to serialize books again - putting out three parts of a continuing story that finally culminates at some future point and that's all well and good, I suppose, but to be honest, I like to read a book that begins and ends so that I can move on without having to dredge up the memories of books past to put things into context. That being said, for being the first part of a serial - Ruined has me caught - hook, line and sinker - waiting with bated breath for the next installment of Ethan and Chloe!
In Ruined, we learn a lot about Chloe's character and only snippets and conjecture about Ethan's, leaving me wanting more and more! This book is sexy, smart and fast-paced and should appeal to readers who don't mind a little steam with their romance and will certainly help one develop patience once you reach the end of the story...
Ruined is currently available only as an e-book.
***UPDATE*** I just found out that the second part of the series is called Addicted and is due out in June! Now that I know though, it makes the anticipation even stronger - watch for my forthcoming interview with Tracy Wolff - hopefully she'll leak a few key details for us!