~RUINING YOU by Nicole Reed~ Blog Tour kick off and review

16242085Flirty and Dirty is seriously so proud to be a part of the Ruining You Blog Tour. Nicole Reed not only an amazing writer but she has a heart of gold. She is humble beyond belief and just wants to share her stories. If you haven’t read Ruining Me (#1) and Ruining You (#2), you are seriously missing out. I can’t even describe the emotions you will experience in this series. Nicole writes with so much depth and so much soul.

what she wants you to see and take from the Ruining Duo…

In writing Ruining Me and Ruining You, I wanted to add a real life, in-depth feeling of dealing with the harsh realities of depression and suicide.  Whether someone is born with a pre-disposition to mental health issues or, in the case of my fictional character, Jay, experiences a life-changing event, many do not realize that the person suffering with these thoughts and feelings has no control over them.    The intense pressure continually builds, and when there is no outlet, it has the capacity to lead to harmful tendencies.

In Ruining You, I wanted to show that, with the proper support and treatment, living is the ONLY choice, it is what you make it, and you just have to keep trying.  Jay’s story is very near and dear to me.  My heart goes out to the millions of people dealing with these feelings each and every day and the families of those who have suffered through the loss of suicide.  Have compassion when those around you fight these battles and seek help when needed.

Title: Ruining You (Ruining #2) Ruining Me (Ruining #1)

Genre: New Adult

Released: January 26, 2013


For a girl who dared to tempt death, living is the only promise that matters now.

Jay’s life almost came to a forced end when her darkest secrets were revealed and the one who she chose to give her future to was ripped away. Now, everything she kept hidden is the topic of everyone’s conversation, and not all are sympathetic. Someone wants her horrific past to dictate her future, and another is determined to help her choose a different path.

In conclusion to Ruining Me, Kane and Rhye know that Jay is worth the fight, but waiting for her to find herself may ruin them all.

A little bit about the characters… y’all need to read the books to experience them and feel them but I do want to say that you will love every single one of them. They are all so different and layered. They offer so much to the story and there isn’t a single one you could do without. Take the journey with Jay, Kane, Rhye, JT, Cal, Eli, Reed and Molly.

So check out my review… Some things you should know– when I review I do not give spoilers of any kind. Not even tiny ones. I also review about the feelings and emotions a book elicits. I rarely write about specifics to the book. WHY? Cuz you need ot experience the book for yourself. My thoughts on reading are that every book is worth reading because they all tell their own story. The authors have all poured their heart and soul into their writes. That being said is every book for you… prolly not, but different journeys bring different thoughts and provocations. And this is what makes a book worth reading.

Ruining Me and Ruining You will bring feelings and emotions to their heights. You will definitely stop to reflect on this story. And although fiction, this story is every bit real…

Links to my reviews:

D’s review of Ruining You

D’s review of Ruining Me

About the author:


I love angst….I thrive on it, but only the fictional kind. I adore a story that grips the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let go…EVER. I’m an avid reader who just recently discovered my love of writing. My favorite things in life include my three wild & crazy kids, Reeses Pieces, and every genre of music.


Please come find me at:

Nicole’s Blog

Ruining Me Facebook

Nicole’s Twitter

Blog Stop Giveaway: please leave a comment to this post and be entered for an e-copy of Ruining You.

Grand Prize Giveaway:  what’s up for grabs?  Signed copies of both Ruining You and Ruining Me, $50 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N, and an AMAZEBALLS Ruining You Book Necklace.


This is a picture of the necklace. It’s an actual mini book !!!

Click here to enter!



  1. Stephanie says:

    I would love to win this book! I loved the first one!

  2. Stephanie says:

    My favorite part of Ruining Me was when she came clean to her friend about what happened and why she cut everyone out of her life. Thankfully, her friend totally forgave her and was immediately there for her.

  3. Kirsty says:

    I don’t have a particular favourite part but Ruining You as a whole was one of my favourite books ever. I loved it from start to finish.

  4. Louisa M says:

    I would love to win this, I loved it all !!

  5. I haven’t read Ruining Me yet, so I don’t have a favorite part…yet. But it’s been on my wishlist forever!


  6. Jacinta says:

    Will we get Rhye spin off?

  7. Joanne Careri says:

    These books are amazing ! I read them one after the other and can’t out them down.

  8. Joanne Careri says:

    My favourite part of Ruining You is when Rhye “serenaded” Jay at the Club. Then Kane got super jealous and took her outside to make out. They finally reunited as a couple.

  9. Sara G. says:

    I haven’t read them yet, but they’re both on my TBR list 🙂

  10. Danielle Hoover says:

    These books are on my TBR list and I cannot wait to read them!! I would love to win these signed copies!!!!!

  11. Tabitha says:

    I have heard so many good things about these books! I want to read the badly!

  12. Nicole Reed says:

    Thank you so much for hosting my blog tour. This is so AWESOME!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BLOG!! 🙂

  13. Kirsten says:

    My favorite part of this series, is the growth in Jay. She just makes such incredible strides, and it wasn’t a quick fix, it was real, it was a struggle, but she was invested.

  14. Rhonda Beyer says:

    I can’t wait to read these, Thanksgiving for the wonderful giveaway!!!!!!

  15. Melissa DeVita says:

    Loved both these books!! They were amazing and I couldn’t put them down they are def on my reread list and very few books make it onto that list.

  16. Jenny says:

    I haven’t read Ruining Me or Ruining You yet, but they are on my TBR list. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Tess H says:

    Heard amazing things about Ruining You and would love to read it! It’s been on my TBR list since the cover reveal! Thanks for the giveaway!


  18. Adriana Noriega says:

    great contest loves this book 😉

  19. Adriana Noriega says:

    I loved these books my favorite part was when she finally told her friends what happened to her and the reactions they all had 🙂

  20. Elizabeth banda says:

    I have the first now I need the second one!

  21. DeeDee Griffin says:

    I’m sure I’ll have lots of favorite parts once I read them!

  22. Brandee says:

    these are going to be the kind of books I NEED to have on my shelf not just on my nook/kindle!

  23. Ana Kristina Rabacca says:

    Jay coming home to Kane from LA

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