Author: S. Pratt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17456130-ruined
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Ruined by S. Pratt
“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.
While I am in that state of semi-consciousness and sleep, I can feel the secrets in my chest. Slowly they move within my heart, the heart I keep locked. At first it is just a snippet … a word he said or a look. Pretty soon all manner of things are jumping and rattling around inside, almost like an incessant monster trying to get out from lock and key. Touches, kisses, promises, begging, pleading and abandonment – it’s all there raging like a storm in my chest, unleashed for me to feel the full impact of what the memory of all those things mean.
‘This is so fucked up!’ I scream so loudly the cat jumps off the bed and bolts out of the room. I doubt she will be back anytime soon. Rolling onto my side I bang my fist into the pillow and sob.
‘Why does it have to be wrong? Why, why, why!’ My anger soon turns to a muffled wail as I cry myself to sleep. The only problem is that no matter how many times I sleep, I will never wake up in a world where loving Angel is okay. I will only ever be able to have him in the snippets he allows.
Flirty and Dirty Book Blog’s Review of Ruined by S. Pratt
Ok what did I read?!? WOW!!!! Talk about book hangover!!! My emotions were all over the freakin’ place!!! I couldn’t put this book down! Ruined by S. Pratt completely surprised the hell out of me!!! I have to admit that I really wasn’t sure if Ruined was going to be for me, I nearly put it down into the second chapter. Not because it was slow, just because I was getting so angry with the situation the characters were in. I can’t believe that I nearly missed out on this FAB read!!! I am so glad that S. Pratt wrote something so addictive that I couldn’t put it down! I needed to know where she was going with this story and how it would play out.
Ruined took me on an emotional roller coaster ride of Epic proportion! WOW!! Not for the faint of heart, there will be readers who will miss out on this incredible book because they won’t get past the storyline. Honestly though, how sad for them because they will be missing out on one of the most surprisingly incredible reads I have read this year! Ruined was everything I look for in a book; great characters who touched me in some way, even if I was angered by them at times. A brilliant original storyline that kept me engaged, guessing and wanting more. Don’t even get me started about the twists in this book…. Ohh Emm Geeeee! S. Pratt thank you for taking me on this incredible journey as it is one I won’t soon forget! Looking for a HOT read, full of angst?? A story that will have you begging to know who and what happen next?? I promise you that Ruined by S. Pratt will blow your mind! N. 4.5/5
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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