Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spotlight on Rachel Van Dyken's Ruin, Fearless and Toxic

When I met Kiersten, time stood still. It was as if every cell in my body screamed HER. I couldn't look away, I couldn't walk away, I couldn't even move. My other half, my soul mate, was staring right at me. I had to have her. I had to make her mine. But I felt selfish doing that--knowing that I may not have endless amounts of time to give her...and even now that every things' over with and I've been given that time back.

Nothing is ever certain in this life.

Which is why I'm about to do something crazy, impulsive, daring.
After all, what type of person would I be if I didn't take my own advice?
I'm jumping off the cliff, I'm living fearlessly.

This is the continuation of Wes and Kiersten's story.

4 Fabulous Stars
Review by Jen Hagen
This is a powerful novella that takes place after Ruin and Toxic.  Wes is happy with each day that he is able to spend with Kiersten, and is anxious to begin their lives together as husband and wife.  Kiersten still worries about Wes and the fact that she almost lost him. 

Wes has plenty to be thankful for.  He is healthy, his football career is flourishing, he has a fiancĂ©e by his side, and he has a witty sidekick in Gabe.  Gabe’s life seems to have settled down and he is able to be himself.  Lisa’s life was focused upon a little more in this short story and we are able to see what she left behind/ran away from in her pre-college life.  I look forward to seeing what Rachel has in store for us with Lisa’s back story.  All of the books in this series bring out strong emotions and every single one has brought me to tears.    These stories are all about capturing the moment because you never know when life is going to change in an instant and the love of your life will only be a memory.  Treasure today.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen, but I can make a promise to you right now.  Your hand’s going to be in mine the entire time.”

I'm not your typical girl. I've been running away from the memories that haunt me for so long that depression has become my only comfort. I was content in the darkness...until Wes Michals offered to be my light.
I didn't know that time wasn't my ally -- that every second that ticked past was one step closer to the end of something that was beginning to mean the end of myself. He tried to warn me. He promised me all he was able to offer--each moment as it came--but it would never be enough.
Sometimes when you think it's the end, it's only the beginning. Wes thought he could save me, but in giving me everything, he ruined me. Because after one kiss, one touch, I couldn't--I wouldn't ever be the same.
And from that moment on, his heartbeat became my own.

Everyone has a secret...

Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. He's been hiding his identity for over four years-hidden from the world that used to adore him--obsess over him--driven to the edge of insanity by one poor choice.
But that one choice, altered the course of his life forever.
Pretending isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when pretending means hiding your real self from the people that care about you the most. But if anyone ever discovered the truth it wouldn't just be his life at risk--but hers.

Saylor doesn't hate men.
Just Gabe.
Only Gabe.
He's a reckless, happy-go-lucky, silver spoon fed pain in her ass. Everything about him makes her more and more confused. Unfortunately they both donate time at the same Group Home. If she wasn't afraid of flunking, she'd be long gone. She hates that she's attracted to him almost as much as he hates that he's attracted to her--and she can tell, especially since their first encounter ended up making her knees so weak she couldn't form coherent sentences for weeks afterwards. But the closer she gets to him, the more confused she becomes. He isn't who he says he is, and he's hiding something big.

What happen when two worlds collide? Two worlds that never should have met in the first place? Some secrets are too big to be hidden forever--the only question? Will his destroy everyone he loves? Or finally bring about the redemption he's been craving for the past four years?

Everyone has a secret...What's yours?

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