Blog Tour: 2 Reviews & 2 Giveaways “Ruining Me” & “Ruining You” by Nicole Reed (Spoiler-Free)

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 Welcome to Brandee’s Book Endings’ stop

on Nicole Reed’s “Ruining You” Blog Tour

 Enter to Win TWO GIVEAWAYS at the bottom of this page!

1.  an Ebook of “Ruining You”

2. GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY for $50 G/C to Amazon or B & N; Signed copies of both Ruining Me and Ruining You & Ruining You Book Necklace

In this post I will be writing about both books.  I will begin with Ruining Me and finishing off the post with Ruining You. If you DID NOT read Ruining Me yet – please do not read about Ruining You – I would hate to SPOIL the first book for you – as I believe the story has to unfold for you to get the full effect that I got.
Ruining Me (Ruining, #1)Buy on Amazon – CLICK HERE 
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Genre: New Adult
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual situations, violence, and language.
Eighteen year old Jay Stevenson is living a horrible nightmare.
Two years ago, she had the world in the palm of her hand, but in one moment, it was ruined.
Secrets, lies, and the worst imaginable betrayal haunt her new reality. Burying her problems under a cold façade seems to be the only way to cope until it all catches up with her. Soon, she loses control of the lonely world she built around her, and the past, present, and future collide.
Three guys are there when it all comes crashing down: JT, the perfect boyfriend she never wanted to give up; Rhye, the local bad boy “rock star” who made her forget the past; and Kane, the funny and sweet tattooed bartender who wants her future.Secrets must be kept. Choices must be made. Is it possible to move forward while still chained to the wicked vices of the past?

Brandee’s Review:

WOW – that is what I can say!  After I finished this book I was totally amazed by Nicole’s ability to pull me into the story.  Even more amazing is that this book is only 150 pages and it did not seem rushed or short to me (even though I flew through it) and she was able to build the characters, suck me into the story and devastate me with her story in only 150 pages!  If you have figured me out by now is that I HATE to ruin a story for anyone with spoilers so I can’t say very much as the blurb above does not give you too much information.  What I will say is that this is a story about a girl’s heart breaking struggle with the secrets she has kept and her journey to move forward.  The three (actually four) guys that are there for her when her walls come crashing down I fell in love with them all!   By the end of this book I did not know what to think….my mind would not function properly….I was left speechless!  This is how I felt when I finished reading “Reason to Breathe” by Rebecca Donovan.   It left me wanting more and I NEEDED more and you will too.  So, luckily for me, the second book “Ruining You” was here and waiting for me already.
After I read a book that has such troubling topics I cannot imagine how the Author is able to write these stories as they seem so real while you are reading them and it makes you wonder the how or why they write them in the first place.  I know they do not intentionally try to torture us (well, at least I hope not), but instead they are sending a message to the reader.  To me it is a message of hope and overcoming the crap that life can throw at you and we get to watch the journey as Jay tries to get there.  We get a front row seat to watch first love and the sparks flying.
I highly recommend this book!  My advice to you is to have Ruining You ready and waiting for you to continue the story. 

If you have NOT READ Ruining Me – please do not continue – except to enter the giveaways at the bottom of this page!  Reading the Blurb for Book 2 – it will reveal/spoil the first book and I really want you to read Ruining Me without knowing the outcome.

Ruining You (Ruining, #2)
Buy on Amazon – CLICK HERE 
Genre: New Adult
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual situations, violence, and language.
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.


Can I say again how much these books effected me?  Without revealing what happens in this book I can say I loved this story and even more the message of  how important it is to seek the proper support and treatment when dealing with depression and suicide.   
“Live, Jay. Live every day like it’s your last.  Treasure the moments you have, and make sure you make them count.” 
I really enjoyed Nicole’s characters in these books and her ability to put you right in the head of how Jay struggled to make choices regarding each one. 
Now you have to read along to find out how Jay’s journey will end or hopefully begin!  I leave you with one final thought……
“Carpe Diem”  ~~ life is all about remembering to seize the day and never look back

Author Bio:

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. 
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For more information about Nicole Reed and her books – see my Author Page for Nicole Reed – CLICK HERE



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