Title: IN RUINS
Author: Danielle Pearl
Series: Something More, #1
On Sale: October 4, 2016
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $4.99 USD
The first New Adult spin-off novel in the bestselling YA Something More series by Danielle Pearl!
She wanted to start again. To be someone—anyone—different. . .
Freedom. When Carleigh Stanger thought of college, that was the word that came to mind. Freedom from her unhappy home life. Freedom from high school mistakes. Freedom from the memory of that terrible morning. Only instead of bringing a sweet escape, Carleigh’s first campus party traps her in the scornful gaze of the last person she wants to see, Tucker Green.
It wasn’t long ago that being close to Carleigh was everything Tucker wanted. But that was before he realized she was just another scheming girl who’d do whatever it took to get her way. Even lie to the guy she claimed to love. Unfortunately while Tucker’s brain remembers the pain Carleigh caused, his body only remembers the pleasure . . .
In Ruins was a sweet, funny, sexy, and at times thrilling read. I am big fan of second chance romances and redemption through love. I should say correction, I am big fan of romance stories in general. I really enjoy the stories about forgiveness and redemption like In Ruins. The story starts off with a college girl finding out that the ex who shattered her heart is going to the same school as her. Once I got used to the story jumping between the past and present, I have to admit I was intrigued by what circumstance could be so bad to break up a couple who has been in love for most of their lives. I don’t want to give any more away because it makes the story more interesting going in almost blind like I did. It is a romance story so I knew how it was most likely going to end but I didn’t expect the journey to be so thrilling. I read this book in two day because I could not put it down. I will most definitely be reading the next book which is about two friends of Carl and Tuck finding love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Danielle Pearl is the bestselling author of the Something More series. She lives in New Jersey with her three delicious children and ever-supportive husband, who—luckily—doesn’t mind sharing her with an array of fictional men. She did a brief stint at Boston University and worked in marketing before publishing her debut novel, Normal. She writes mature Young Adult and New Adult contemporary romance. Danielle enjoys coffee, wine, and cupcakes, and not in moderation.
What are your top 5 books you would bring to college?
1-Wurthering Heights by Emily Bronte, to make any relationship feel healthier by comparison.
2-You by Caroline Kepnes, as a cautionary tale (thank God there was no Instagram when I was in college).
3-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, because learning curves can be just as merciless.
4-It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, because every woman should read it, and college is as good a time as any.
5-The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, to make me feel sane by comparison.
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