Tuesday 6 March 2018

🥊 Samantha Towle 🥊 RUIN 🥊 #TheGodSeries1 🥊

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane  ✰ 

• 6 March 2018
• Book #1 in the #GODS series
(don't worry, no paranormal God stuff, Zeus and his siblings have just all been named after Greek gods!)
4.5 Stars

From Samantha Towle, the New York Times bestselling author of Wardrobe Malfunction and Breaking Hollywood, comes a dramatically powerful and passionate new contemporary romance.

And the new heavyweight champion of the world is...

Those are the words that Zeus Kincaid has been waiting to hear since he first put on a pair of boxing gloves. He just didn’t think they would come with a tragedy that would change how he viewed the sport forever.

Cameron Reed was in her second year at Juilliard when her childhood sweetheart, Zeus Kincaid, walked away from her. A few months later, Cam realized that she would never fulfill her dream of dancing for the New York City Ballet.

Now working as a dancer in an upscale club in Manhattan, Cam is brought face-to-face with the man she once loved. And it’s her turn to walk away from him.

After five years of missing Cam, Zeus isn’t prepared to let her go again. But when he finds himself standing on her doorstep the next morning, things don’t go quite as he expected

When Cam was 15 she met the love of her life Zeus. He was 17 and the hottest guy in Coney Island. They were inseparable until Zeus's boxing career took off. He left for the Olympics and he kinda left Cam behind. And then he cheated on her and changed his number. No way to reach him. And she had to reach him with some big news. But she only got his manager - who told her Zeus didn't want anything to do with her. But of course we all know that things were not really as they seemed back then. Only Cam didn't suspect a thing.
Now, five years later, Zeus is back.
But Cam is not at all ready to welcome him with open arms.
But someone else is. Gigi.
And Zeus has to fight his biggest fight yet: win back his two girls!

What will happen with Cam, Zeus & Gigi?
Will the 3 of them get their HEA?


Awww, that was adorable!!!

I'm not a fan of fighter romances. But Zeus is really adorable.
And we don't get much fighting action!

The main focus in the beginning is the new relationship between dad and daughter. So cute. Total ovary-expoloding material!

And then we want Zeus and Cam to fall back in love again and live happily ever after.
But of course it will take a while for that to happen. Poor Zeus has to fight really hard to win his biggest fight yet: get Cam to forgive him.
But we'll have an amazing time reading about that journey! Even though Cam got on my nerves a bit with her constant I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TRUST HIM AGAIN spiel. Ugh. That woman. Take him back or I will!!!!! ☺

It was such an adorable second-chance romance with lots of sweet and cute daddy-daughter moments and lots of sparks and fighting and between Cam and Zeus. They still love each other so much!!! But so much has happened. Ugh. I just want to throw that stupid manager out of the next window! He destroyed everything between them.

And we also met the future heroes of this series - Zeus's siblings! The first one is a football star! Eeep!

RUIN was such an adorable & moving & sexy 2nd-chance-romance. Run to your nearest amazon for your own Zeus - this one is MINE!!! ☺ Even though I have no idea how to pronounce the name in English. German sounds manlier in that case [tsoys].☺

Some tiny little things I didn't like - but don't worry, that's just my reading weirdness. I hate the word AS. In the non-comparing meaning. You know the one I mean? The one that could be exchanged for a semicolon, a since or a because. It's a british thing (and maybe a legal/official thing too) and obviously Sam is british, but the book and all its characters are american, so I hate that word in that book! No idea why, but I always hate it. I have never in my life heard a young american person use that word in conversations, so I don't want it in my books!  And it's in this book A LOT!!!!!
And the other thing. In the beginning of the book it was mentioned SO often in so many different ways - that Zeus probably didn't know he had a kid. It was waaay too obvious. Some of those mentions should've been edited out. It was way too much. The reader has to guess a little at things, not be hit in the face with stuff so obviously.
End of rant!☺☺☺ I really LOVED the story, in case that didn't come across just now ☺☺☺

ARC received for an honest review

Oh my Zeus!

What a sweet, sexy, adorable second chance romance is Ruin!

Zeus and Cam have a difficult history, and as I read I couldn't help but want, no need them to worth things out and get back together.

There is a little something at the beginning that is alluded to, and it was pretty predictable to work out what it was, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment.

I loved them finding their way back to each other, fighting the past that destroyed them, falling in love again maybe.

I am glad that, as much as the fighting is a huge part of Zeus' life, it wasn't the be all and end all of his life.  And as the story progresses we find out just how much he has more to live for.

The "surprise" part of the story (which we as the reader find out really early on in the piece) is really the glue in this tale.  I don't want to spoil anything, but you will know it when you come across it.

I did find that Cam did drag things out a little bit (ok a lot at times) and it did feel a little long winded at times - but this is probably just me.


just in case you haven't read any Samantha Towle books - START NOW!!!


Wardrobe Malfunction


Breaking Hollywood

New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.


She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.