Monday, February 9, 2015

Blog Tour: Ruin You Completely By Calia Read


I met Mathias Sloan in a club.
I told him I was twenty-four.
I told him my name was Olivia.
I thought that I would have a one-night stand and be done with him.
I didn’t know that he was my new piano instructor for the next six months…
We would come together and fall apart. After him, every man was ruined.
If I knew what I know now, I wouldn’t have walked to him. I would’ve turned and run…

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Ruin You Completely is the third book in the Sloan Brothers series.  This is Mathias’ story and I feel like I have been waiting for this one forever.  I couldn’t wait to finally get inside Mathias’ complex head.  I wanted to know why he was the way he is today.  He seemed to be so guarded and I needed to know why and most of all who was the woman that would capture Mathias’ Sloan heart. 

Mathias is the oldest of the Sloan brothers.  He currently works for his father’s company but his passion has always been playing the piano.  But something happened that caused him to stop playing and leave his passion behind him.  He has been asked by Tobias, a family friend to go to Germany and teach his granddaughter everything he knows, to teach her how to be the best.  Mathias is reluctant at first but eventually gives in. 

Katja is 19 years old and has been for the most part raised by her grandparents.  Her passion is playing the piano.  It is the night before she is to meet her new instructor and she wants to go out and live a little.  She wants to feel free for one night before she pours her heart and soul into her music for the next 6 months.  She meets a very sexy and mysterious man who she is insanely attracted to and ends up going home with him.   Fast forward to the next morning when she walks into her studio and is completely shocked when she is introduced to her new piano teacher.  How could this be happening?  Mathias Sloan, the same man she almost had passionate sex with the night before is her new teacher.  This cannot be good.  There is no way that these two can work together for six months and pretend that the night before did not happen.   Was it just one night that they can both forget about? 

I loved this book but at times Mathias just frustrated me.  Which is honestly no surprise.  I knew that out of all of the Sloan brothers that Mathias was the most complex of them all.  He was mysterious in so many ways, he had this guard up and I needed to know why.   I needed to know why he hardly ever smiled, why was he so intense, why did he suddenly give up on his dreams?  He was a mystery just waiting to be solved.  And this is what made him both sexy and intriguing all at the same time. 

Katja was so young and at times so na├»ve but I loved her.  She fell for Mathias and she fell hard.  Trying to keep her feelings to herself, trying to forget that night, forget what she felt for Mathias was so hard.  Especially when she spent her days as his student and her nights thinking about him.  There was something between them.  They both felt it but Mathias fought it until he couldn’t fight no more.  He eventually gave in, but in Mathias’ mind he couldn’t give Katja what she needed and what she deserved.  She was too good for him and being with Katja would only ruin her.   In the end it just wouldn’t work, no matter how much he wanted her. 

I loved that angst and the drama that was Katja and Mathias.  You felt the connection and the passion between the two of them but Mathias was just so Mathias.   I know that makes no sense but if you read the book you will understand.  There was something holding him back.  Mathias was a very intense man and as I said earlier a complete mystery. There was just something about Mathias Sloan that got me from the start.  He was so afraid of what he was feeling that he kept those feelings hidden.  But as the reader you knew how he felt.  You knew that Katja had him from the start.  You felt it between them.  At times I wanted to just yell at him and tell him to figure it out, to admit to his true feelings.   I loved the chapters where we were inside of his head.  Seeing him battle with his emotions.  He wanted her, but he couldn’t have her, but he hated the thought of her with anyone else. Calia Read has an amazing way with words. Her words make you feel the intensity and sexiness that is Mathias Sloan. He every bit the character I hoped he would be and just fell in love with him.  

I honestly felt so bad for Katja at times.  She fell for Mathias and no matter what he did to her she always loved him.  There was a lot of back and forth between the two of them.  At times I wasn’t sure where their story would go and was afraid to turn the page and find out.  I loved this book and all the feelings that I felt while reading it.  I absolutely loved Mathias but to be honest I wish I had more of him.  And by that I mean I wish I understood him more.  Why was he so guarded?  I know he had a past history with his mother and his parents but what was that the real reason that he was the man he is today?  His hopes and dreams were shattered in an instant and I just wanted to feel and understand how much that really affected him.  But aside from that I loved it.  I loved the intensity and the passion of these two characters.  I loved the back and forth drama and angst.  Calia Read took me on one heck of an emotional ride but it was so worth it in the end.  Another amazing job.  I hope we get to see more of the Sloan brothers in the future because I need more of them.  


“Katja,” he growled as he grabbed my arm.
“Let go,” I hissed.
I pulled away and hurried to open the door. His hand landed on the door and shoved it back in the frame. I whirled around, realizing I was caged between his arms. 
“Move away, Mathias.”
My lips still tingled from his kiss. It was too soon to be this close to him. His hands remained splayed against the door. He leaned in and I felt the heat of his body as if it was my own.
“Why did you come and see me perform?” I asked.
He tilted his head to the side. “Why do you think?”
“I don’t know,” I pressed my body against the door.
Mathias smiled, but it was dark. “Why do you keep moving? Think you can run away?” He smiled bitterly. “I’ve tried that. It doesn’t work.”
“What do you want me to say?”
“I want you to tell me you’ve thought about me as much as I’ve thought about you.”
I pressed my lips together in a flat line.
Mathias’ eyes were glued to mine. “You haven’t thought about me at all?”
I stared at him, wanting so badly to tell him I hadn’t, but knowing I couldn’t. It would be the biggest lie I’d ever told. I glanced away.
“Don’t look at the floor,” he demanded. “Look at me.”
I didn’t want to look at him. At that second, all I wanted to do was stare at the ground; it was safe to look there.
“Tell me the truth,” Mathias said. I felt his lips brush against my ear.

About the Author
Calia lives in Indiana with her husband and their four kids.

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