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Summary

Cain.

Phoenix is sinfully beautiful, but she stole from me. And, she didn't know that I was a monster. Now she's mine. Mine to break. Mine to cut. Mine to bleed.

Phoenix.

Cain is my torturer. A gorgeous psychopath. Coldhearted. Brutal. And deadly mysterious. But I'm determined to stand strong. To survive. To somehow not be destroyed. Yet he keeps cutting. He keeps digging, until buried, forgotten emotions rise to the surface. He keeps bleeding me until my heart and soul collide to endless ruin, and I beg, I plead for the pain.

Best-selling author Kenya Wright explores the darker parts of her mind through her alter ego, Taylor Rose.

Warning: Listener discretion is advised. This is a twisted ride. Dark psychological themes, dubious situations, and intense sexual circumstances layer this story and may be triggering or offensive to some.

©2022 Kenya Wright (P)2022 Tove Audiobooks, LLC

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-22

Not bad

The story wasn’t bad at overall. Good performances from both Narrators (Lacy Laurel has got a lot better at narrating)

Can’t wait to listen to the second book

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  • BWI
  • 01-07-22

Pay attention to the warning

There is a very clear warning after the blurb regarding the darkness of this book. Listen to it. Pay attention to it. We LOVE dark romance, and we still weren't ready for this. The psychological issues and trauma in this book are no joke. It's...a lot. Not for us. We aren't going to finish this (no way in hell!), but we're not going to return it either because it was our choice to take a change even though there is a CLEAR warning after the blurb.

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  • S. Lewis (TMLA)
  • 27-06-22

Ruin

Oh wow!! What did I just listen to? I'm in love with Taylor Rose's writing style! And these narrators were the perfect ones to voice these characters. They bought all the emotions to life!! I look forward to reading Ruin as well.

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  • Honey Pye
  • 04-06-22

I Love Kenya Wright... Not So Much Taylor Rose!

I have read most of Kenya Wright's books and I loved pretty much all of them. I understand that writer's sometimes want to change direction, or try something new but I found the entire book flat, mediocre and uninspiring. I'm pretty shocked that this story was even written by KW I would never have guessed in a million year's!
Everything that has made all of KW's other books great for me have been the interesting storylines and great character's, this tale had none of that which is a shame. I feel super salty having wasted a month's credit on this book and I doubt I'll bother with another Taylor Rose title. I hope that KW gets her mojo back as it would be a crying shame for her to burn out in such a spectacular way!

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  • Read What I Like
  • 03-06-22

Less dark than I expected

RUIN (DARK, BLOODIED, & BRUISED BOOK ONE)

Release Date: 05/06/22
Stand-alone: [ ]YES [X]NO
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Author: Taylor Rose
Narrated by: Lance Greenfield & Lacy Laurel
Publisher: Tove Audiobooks, LLC
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
POV: Dual, first person
Main Characters: Cain & Phoenix
Genres: Psychological thriller; romance

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Ruin tells us the beginning of Phoenix’s and Cain’s story. They meet under unusual circumstances and when she steals something from him, Cain decides she has to pay.
Phoenix is a survival and she believes she can survive this situation. Over the time he keeps her in captivity they create a bond and share experiences (many of them of the dark kind).
This is my first experience with a psychological thriller and I had to adapt my mind to the pace and structure of the story. The pace is measured and the characters are frequently thinking, wondering, remembering facts of the past. There are dark passages and mentioning of situations that may trigger some readers. Personally, I thought it would be much darker.
The narrators were great, they definitely brought the emotion the story needed. I loved Lance’s voice, could listen to it all day long.
Since it’s a duet, the story ends in a cliffhanger and the story continues in the book Hunt.

*** I received an copy of Ruin audiobook from the publisher in exchange of an honest review. ***

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  • Butterbean
  • 13-05-22

Might pay off in the next book

I mostly enjoyed the duet narration, but some of the things that went on in this book was ridiculous. A stripper decides to rob three armed men and makes it out, only to be surprised that they found her. Most of the book is her bonding with her main captor before they separate and left with a promise of the next half of the book. It was a good set-up, but I felt that the story would have been told better and more thrilling if we didn't know so much of Cain's point of view. I'll still check out the next book,

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-22

Couldn't get in to this book

This is the first book of this authorI just couldn't get in to I didn't connect with any of the characters. I honestly couldn't finish the book at this time. I am going to give it a little time and try again. Because I always love her books.

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  • hunnybunny626
  • 09-05-22

wow

I read this book when it first came out and couldn't wait for the audio version. This did not disappoint! Lance Greenfield was the perfect voice for Cain and his crazy a**! Lacy was great as usual. Taylor Rose and dark romance go hand in hand. can't wait to read/listen to book 2.