Today we are sharing celebrating the release of RUIN YOU by Molly O’Keefe. This is the third contemporary romance title in The Debt series. Links to RUIN YOU and the previous books in the series are below.
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Ruin You by Molly O’Keefe (The Debt, #3)
The only thing that stands in the way of my revenge is her.
The lying scheming daughter of the man who killed my parents. She has the secrets I need to bring down her father.
And I’ll do anything to get them. I will lie to her. Steal from her. Use her.
It helps that our chemistry is explosive.
What I’m not expecting is for her to be so sweet. And so strong.
After so many years of lying and hiding, I finally have a place to call home. With people, I can call a family. The Paintbrush Inn is my life now, and I won’t let anyone ruin it.
When sexy and world-weary Simon checks into the Inn, I never expect him to glance my way. I’ve spent my whole life blending into the background. Being overlooked and ignored. It’s been helpful, even though it’s lonely. And he’s way out of my league.
But our attraction is powerful. Undeniable.
Because I can’t let anyone close. If the secrets I keep were to be revealed, my whole life would be destroyed. But something about Simon makes me break all my own rules. I’m letting him into my home, my body, my life, never expecting he has his own secrets.
His own lies.
When the truth comes out, we’ll both be ruined.
~PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES~
Each title has a brand-new look!
Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.
She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.
Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.
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I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Not that surprising as I have also enjoyed the others books in this series. The author has a very readable writing style, and she had me hooked from page one. So needless to say I found this one to be well written and paced. The plot was engaging (if a bit underdeveloped) and kept me turning the pages. I didn’t find it particularly angsty, and there was no OW/OM drama. It was a bit of a slow burn so not a lot of sex. That said, the one (?) sex scene we get was suitably hot. The author does a good job of summarizing the backstory at the beginning of so if you haven’t read the other books in the series you shouldn’t have a problem following along. Although I DO recommend reading the first duet to get a more fuller experience.
There weren’t very many secondary characters, but it was nice to see Clarissa (I SOOO cannot wait for her story) and Bates (I hope he is getting a book as well) again. Both the main characters were intriguing, but I wanted (needed) more. I can’t put my finger on what was missing, but the entire book had an overall feeling of being rushed. Thier relationship felt a little flat and lackluster. The plot was lacking (IMO) in the way that we don’t really get any forward movement on the overall story arc. I was hoping we would get more insight into Bates and why he is calling in these debts. I was also left a bit confused on why Bates wanted the laptop. And the ending was wrapped up too quickly and with next to no groveling which I felt Simon needed to do.So yea, as you can see a bit of a mixed bag as I did have some issues that lowered my rating. But at the same time, I found myself sucked into the story and quickly turning the pages. With those things in mind, yours truly is going to give this one a solid thumbs up, and I am definitely staying on board for the next book (Rosa’s).