ARC Review: Ruin Me by Jamie Brenner

Posted May 25, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Ruin Me by Jamie Brenner
Ruin Me
by Jamie Brenner

3.5 Stars


Released: May 6, 2014
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 288
Format: eARC


“RUIN ME shows that you can find love in the most unexpected places and how that love can bring out the real you inside.” ~Under the Covers

What a pleasant surprise to read a book with an idea I’ve never read before!  Lulu Sterling, our heroine, is the daughter of one of New York’s most well known and respected gallery owners.  In the art world, she’s like a princess waiting to inherit that status after she graduates NYU.  She’s even dating a talented up and coming artist.  But in living that sheltered life she’s also never experienced many things.  Felt many things.

But she has a passion for street art.  She even documents it on her Instagram account.  And she’s a huge fan of GoST. His art is political at times, but always meaningful.  At one of her mom’s events she happened to catch a glimpse of GoST in action and got a chance to get closer to him.

I was surprised at how much I liked the unconventional hero.  He’s homeless, really!  How could I find him interesting?  But he’s edgy, very smart and knows his agenda well.  He’s not scared to go for it and accomplish what he sets out to do.  And until Lulu he was also very much closed off to the outside world.

RUIN ME shows that you can find love in the most unexpected places and how that love can bring out the real you inside.  I loved reading that process in Lulu and I had fun with their adventures!

*ARC provided by Publisher


About Jamie Brenner

I say “true love if full of drama” because 1) that’s been my experience in life and 2) while growing up, everything I learned about love came from Aaron Spelling TV shows and Judith Krantz novels.

My 1920’s novel THE GIN LOVERS (St. Martin's Press) was named by Fresh Fiction named as one of the Top Thirteen Books to read in 2013.My first New Adult novel, RUIN ME, will publish in May.

I also write contemporary romance and erotic romance under the name Logan Belle (always with an HEA – though with plenty of twists and turns along the way): NOW OR NEVER, MISS CHATTERLEY (Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster), THE LIBRARIAN (translated into a dozen languages), and the burlesque trilogy Blue Angel (Kensington).

I live in New York City with my husband and two daughters. For updates and obsessions, follow me on Twitter and Facebook


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Thanks for the review Francesca


You’re right this is different. Thank you for the review Francesca.