Monday, October 13, 2014

Shame (Ruin #3) by Rachel Van Dyken, Book Review


Everything done in darkness, will eventually be brought into the light.

I ran, but all it did was keep me one step ahead of my past. I tried to start over; new name, new identity. But you can't change your soul.
A fresh start at college was just what I needed. For a while, it worked. I was the party girl, the one that seemed confident, but it was a lie.
When guys kissed me--I felt only pain. 
When they touched me--Nothing but fear.

Deep inside, every girl wants to be the beauty in the story, to find someone that will see you as their world. 
But the truth? I was the beast. And as much as I wanted redemption, I wasn't fool enough to think I'd ever get it. 
Until he walked into my life.

I wasn't prepared to fall for someone. My scars were too deep, the wounds too raw. But he offered me peace, he offered me security. I should have known it was just another lie--I should have known that falling in love with my professor was a bad idea.
But I was powerless to stop myself from falling. 
And he was powerless to catch me.

Because the darkness finally caught up to me, and as fate would have it, a cruel twist almost bled me dry. But I'm stronger than I knew. I'm stronger than you think.
You think you know my story, but you don't....after all everyone has Shame in their lives-- and I'm no longer afraid to show you mine.

My Review:

Shame is Lisa's story and it isn't for the feint of heart.  Difficult topics are tackled like stalking and living with deep regret.  There are so many layers to Lisa's story and Van Dyken does a wonderful job letting the reader feel the emotions through her written words.  I felt the heart pounding fear, the pain of regrets and the hope of new love.  Van Dyken's talent for pulling a reader in with her story and not letting them go until it is over is unlike any other author I have read.  This is a must read for fans of the Ruin series.

Rating:  language, sexual innuendos and one open door bedroom scene

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Source:  I won an ARC of this book

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