Ruined by Tracy Wolff

Posted June 6, 2014 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments

Ruined by Tracy WolffRuined by Tracy Wolff
Series: Ethan Frost #1
Format: eARC
Published by Loveswept Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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He’s the last man Chloe Girard should love . . . but the first she ever could.

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.

First off, I seriously dislike the marketing of the book, it lumps it in with Fifty Shades of Gray, which is unbelievably misleading. I almost didn’t read the book because I’m not really a fan on BDSM/dominance writing (I find its often written poorly). BUT I gave the book a chance because I have faith in Tracy Wolff, something about her writing just is perfect to me. So I decided to give it a chance, fingers crossed that she could write the whole dominance thing well. Turns out the book has absolutely nothing to do with that whole thing, so if you are looking for a book with that theme, this is so not the book you are looking for. But if you want an awesome romance book then this is your book.

So I admit, I fan girl over Tracy Wolff’s writing (seriously my husband gets tired of listening to me talk about her book, he now rolls his eyes whenever say the name Tracy cause he knows what is coming). So I will try to objective in this review and not be all full of cotton candy sweetness.

So Chloe is a girl with some demons in her past. Some serious ones, and it has really closed her off from relationships with both new people and her own family. There is kind of a mystery to what happened to her, and Tracy gives you bits and pieces as the story goes on, which definitely heightens the interest leading up to the big reveal. Overall, I’m really impressed with Chloe, she is stronger than she gives herself credit for, she’s smart and driven, she doesn’t let her past overcome her ambition for a better life. I love that about her. If I had to have a complaint about Chloe it would be that sometimes I felt the inner monologue was too much about her past and not enough in the present, but its a minor thing (and I promised to be objective).

Ethan is kinda spectacular. I do believe that the whole girl meets billionaire thing can be done really badly, like super cliche if it isn’t done right. But Ethan is super down to Earth, I mean the day she meets him he is making smoothies in the cafeteria and she things he’s the smoothie guy (and seriously every time I see a smoothie I am going to think of Ethan after this). Plus the running joke with the blender was just super hilarious and awesome. I love that the romance was character driven and not flashy parties or throwing cash around. Ethan is just a good guy, and he’s also like the most patient understanding, caring guy who ever existed. Oh and did I mention he’s smokin’ hot? No? Well he is. Trust me.

Biggest complain about the book was it ended with a cliff hanger. It’s not that it bothers me, it only makes me wish I had waited to read this book until the second one was already out so I could have done a marathon read. Thankfully I’ve got another Tracy Wolff book to tide me over until then. I highly recommend this book, anyone who loves a good romance, new adult or otherwise, should totally buy this book.

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About Tracy Wolff

Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

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