My Book Review: Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken



I’m not your typical girl. I’ve been running away from the memories that haunt me for so long that depression has become my only comfort. I was content in the darkness…until Wes Michals offered to be my light.

I didn’t know that time wasn’t my ally — that every second that ticked past was one step closer to the end of something that was beginning to mean the end of myself. He tried to warn me. He promised me all he was able to offer–each moment as it came–but it would never be enough.

Sometimes when you think it’s the end, it’s only the beginning. Wes thought he could save me, but in giving me everything, he ruined me. Because after one kiss, one touch, I couldn’t–I wouldn’t ever be the same.

And from that moment on, his heartbeat became my own.



*breathe!* Okay, where do I begin?

I love this book SO much it had me weeping so hard and laughed like an idiot. The story was very touching and every lines that characters said really warms my heart. It is raw. It is beautiful.

Wes is like a living, walking sex. With his heart-stopping smile and striking god..


“One…” He held up his finger. “I’m a bit insulted that you think I’d have to break into a girl’s room to get in. Believe me. I knock, they open, I walk in. It’s as simple as that.”


Oh, Wes.. *sigh*… I just love everything about it. It’s beautiful. Hands down.

~Here’s some of my favorite quotes from the book~

“Wherever I am, whatever I’m doing, alive or dead, young or old, my heart will always be with yours. Every beat you feel against your fingertips…” His fingers tapped against my chest, once, twice. “… is me calling out to you. It’s you returning the call. It’s us talking, communicating, bonding, sharing, Living — Kiersten, it’s us living.”


“I can tell you have a good heart…” I sighed, opening the door to the outside.” … because the minute I met you, I wanted to fight for it.”


“I’m going to make it so hard for you to forget this first kiss that you don’t want anyone else kissing you ever again. When the guy you fall in love with kisses you — it better put this kiss to shame — if it doesn’t, then he isn’t the right guy. Because I’m going to do a damn good job, and I want the guy that earns you, that takes that heart of yours and holds it in the palm of his hands… I want that guy to be able to make you feel things I’ll just be tapping into. Do you understand, Kiersten?”


“And then the lamb tempts the wolf.” Wes said in a low tone.

“And Wolf rises above temptation.” I sang.

“Wolf loves temptation.”

“Wolf needs to watch the movie.”

“Lamb needs to stop talking before wolf silences her with his teeth.”


Swoon-Worthy Quotes From Books




I can’t help but swoon every time I read a very heart-melting lines and just imagining the situation with the hot guy standing right in front of you, saying those words was just…wow. And the fact that these happens a lot to me, *wink* I want to share to you my list of oh so sweet lines from my favorite books.



1. “I want your world to begin and end with me.” -Fifty Shades Freed by E L James

2. “You are the one girl that made me risk everything for a future worth having.” -Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

3. “I must’ve wished for you so hard and so often you had no choice but to come true.” -Bared To You by Sylvia Day

4. “Love is just as much suffering as it is sweetness. If it was perfect, that’s what they’d all it. They wouldn’t call it bittersweet.” -Clash by Nicole Williams

5. “Life hurts. As long as it doesn’t kills us, we weather it.” -In Flight by R.K Lilley

6. “He’s not even getting near my Kryptonite. I’ll break him first.” -Mine by Katy Evans

8. “It’s not natural, Ava. For me not to touch you, it’s not right.” -Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

9. “I can’t protect you if you’re not with me. You can live your life, but I want you to live with me.” -Carter Reed by Tijan

10. “I’ve got my girl and my guitar, and for me that’s enough.” -How To Kill a Rockstar

11. “But as long as my heart is going and I’m still breathing, I’m going to try for you.” -In This Moment by Doughton Autumn

12. “Love isn’t always smooth and straightforward. It can be messy and painful.. Doesn’t mean it isn’t the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you.” -Lick by Kylie Scott

13. “Say ‘provoking’ again. Your mouth looks provocative when you do.” -Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

14. “The only thing I’m afraid of is a life without you, Pigeon.” -A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire

15. “But, if for some reason we’re not closer, if something has gotten between us, please, I’m begging you…don’t give up on me. Stay. Stay with me. Work it out with me. Just don’t leave me…please.” – Effortless by S.C Stephens


16. “I can tell you have a good heart…” I sighed, opening the door to the outside.” … because the minute I met you, I wanted to fight for it.” – Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken


17. “I’ll never be good enough for you, I know that. But I’m no good without you, and if that makes me a selfish bastard for wanting you as badly as I do then so be it because I can’t live a life that doesn’t have you in it.” – The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle


18. “He shakes his head. ‘You’re different. I told you, Ava, I’ll trample anyone who tries to get in my way. Even you.”  – This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas


19. “No man has ever loved a woman as much as I love you. Nothing will ever come before you. I don’t know what else I have to do to prove to you that I won’t let you down again. I won’t hurt you. You don’t have to be alone anymore. I need you.” – Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines


20. “You’re my wife, Eva. I don’t care if anyone else knows it or not, I know it. And I want to come home to you, have coffee in the morning with you, zip up the back of your dresses, and unzip them at night.” – Entwined With You by Sylvia Day


21. “I’m a bad bet, Sunshine, but if you’re willing to give me a whirl around the ring, I’m yours. Because you’ve got me so twisted up inside that I barely know if up is down. I’m so inside my head that I’m coming out of my asshole. Have mercy on me.” – Unspoken by Jen Frederick


22. “I love you, Ella May and nothing will ever change that. You can push me away -run away – and I will still love you.” – The Secrets of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen


23. “I’ll give you the happy ever after, Pigeon. If you just believe in me, I can do it.” – Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire


24. “You’re what gives me strength. If I am what centers you, Nikki, then you are what anchors me.” – Complete Me by J. Kenner


25. “There’s a reason we met, there’s a reason you’re here tonight, and there’s a reason why I feel the way I do about you. I can’t ignore any of that. I won’t. I don’t fuck around with fate, Maddie. You shouldn’t either.” – Because You’re Mine by K. Langston

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy

So, I’ve finished reading this book last night and damn.. i have a great time reading it! it’s so hilarious and sweet, Anne Eliot is now one of my favorite author out there! :”)