By: Jus Accardo
Pub. Date: December 30, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
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Hell is looking for a way to break loose…
Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.
After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.
Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.
Jus Accardo... Yes! Just yes. Ruined was a new adult demon fest of sexiness that I just could not put down! It's full of darkness, forbidden secrets, and so much tension that it was just strangled the pages with it's amazingness. I'd say another slay (pun intended) by Jus Accardo, for sure!
I've read about demons before, but nothing like this. Nothing about Cain and Abel that I was actually interested in. Nothing like Jax. Jax stole me right from the beginning. He never pretends to be something he's not. He doesn't push down his darkness, yet at the same time you see deep down how good of a person he actually is. There were so many times I wanted to hug him, kick him... Hey, even jump him. Watching Jax struggle with his demon, his family, and Sammy just stole my heart.
On the other side is Samantha Merrick, she was a lead girl that I absolutely loved. She constantly was bad ass, strong, and had her head in the game. There was nothing weak about her. The other thing I loved was how set she was on Jax... There was no teter-tottering feelings and I absolutely loved to see that. I feel like a lot times we see these girl characters who know they love the guy, but are like "maybe it's for the best if I stay away"... not Sam. Sam was all "I know who I want and I'm getting him!" and it completely rocked my world, ha!
There was nothing about this book that wasn't bad-ass. I absolutely adored the world, adored the concept, adored the seductiveness of not only the characters, but the demons, too. Jus Accardo outstandingly wrote this new adult stunner, and I cannot wait to read the next one!
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