Ruin by C.J. Scott
Summer in Winter # 1
Ruin is the debut in the Summer in Winter series by C. J. Scott.
I was drawn to this book by the HOT cover. That and the fact that I am a sucker for a series and I thought let's give this book a go. That's about all this book has going for it. I could see this book going in all different directions, but the directions it took was down.
I am not sure how to review this book. This book was short. The whole thing felt rushed and unrelatable. The concept of this book was great, but the follow through fell flat. The plot drug at times and I did not connect with the characters. The characters fell for each other way too fast.
I did, however, like the twist at the end. And I would also read this author again. I have had some books that I didn't like the first book in the series and turned out loving the rest. So by all means, I would give this series another shot in book 2.
Kate Bell isn't perfect. Not even close. The things she got up to in college would cause her parents to fall off their pedestals in shock. Home for the summer vacation, Kate settles in for a long, boring break in the tiny backwater of Winter with folks who still treat her like she's twelve.
Then Ben Parker arrives and suddenly Winter gets interesting. He's hot, mysterious and good with his hands. Kate falls for him instantly, but her cop father warns her to stay away. But how can she stay away from someone as compelling as Ben? Someone who thinks she's perfect just the way she is?
When Ben's secrets catch up to him, not only is Kate's heart in danger of being broken, but Ben's entire future could be ruined.
RUIN is a new adult contemporary romance intended for mature readers. It contains strong language and sexual situations.