Title: Perfect Ruin
Author: Nashoda Rose
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Type: Book 2 of 3 from Unyielding series
POV: First Person – Multiple (Mostly dual)
Expected Publication: December 14, 2015
There is nothing I care about.
Outwardly, I’m a perfect gentleman.
Until my target sees my knife.
I fear nothing, not even death.
In my world, death is considered a privilege.
But my life comes with unbreakable cruel strings and
when I met her, I should’ve walked away.
I was too selfish.
And that sealed her fate.
Because one week with me led her into the hands of ruin.
We all have unique layers that make up who we are.
What makes us vulnerable or strong.
What we fear and what excites us.
But peel back those layers and you’re left naked and exposed.
They did that to me.
Each piece was slowly stripped away then burned.
I merely existed.
But there was one layer they overlooked.
The most important of them all—the tie to one man.
The man responsible for me being this way.
The man who found me.
And the killer who would do anything to protect me.
Perfect Ruin is the story of Kai and London.
ARC provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Kai grew up in an environment that required discipline and detachment, making him ruthless and heartless. Being otherwise suggested weakness which was something he couldn’t afford to have.
London Westbrook was a student with a brilliant future. Being the daughter of a scientist, she was bound to follow his footsteps. But sometimes brilliance came with a price not worth paying for.
Kai has captured my attention since he was first introduced in Torn From You. After a long time waiting for his story, I am so glad it’s finally here and it didn’t disappoint.
What attracted me to Kai was his vague line between good and bad. He teetered between light and dark, struggling to balance his nature and nurture. However, even though I love that dueling inner self, I do wish he was more towards the darker side. I would certainly lusted after him even much more that way haha!
I may not be a fighter, but I sure as hell would fight with everything I had to survive.
In previous books, we have only known London as the incredibly broken Raven. I really love how we got to see a different side of her – the before and the after. Some of my most favorite part of this book was the first 50% which captured her struggle to survive.
The earlier parts of the book had a lot of sex. I mean lots of hot sex! The chemistry between Kai and London was unmistakable. The later part of the story was more towards the thrills and suspense.
Had hard time respecting any man, but I was beginning to respect every one of them. I was beginning to give a shit about them too.
I love how some parts of the story was parallel to the timeline of the original series that inspired this series. It was nice to have cameo by those characters.
Perfect Ruin has a good balance of darkness, romance and suspense. It is my favorite Nashoda Rose’s book to date. However, it might not last long because from the direction of this book, the night one will hopefully blow it out of the water.
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Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books