November 24, 2014

Shame (Ruin #3) By Rachel Van Dyken

Everything done in darkness, will eventually be brought into the light.

I ran, but all it did was keep me one step ahead of my past. I tried to start over; new name, new identity. But you can't change your soul.
A fresh start at college was just what I needed. For a while, it worked. I was the party girl, the one that seemed confident, but it was a lie.
When guys kissed me--I felt only pain.
When they touched me--Nothing but fear.

Deep inside, every girl wants to be the beauty in the story, to find someone that will see you as their world.
But the truth? I was the beast. And as much as I wanted redemption, I wasn't fool enough to think I'd ever get it.
Until he walked into my life.

I wasn't prepared to fall for someone. My scars were too deep, the wounds too raw. But he offered me peace, he offered me security. I should have known it was just another lie--I should have known that falling in love with my professor was a bad idea.
But I was powerless to stop myself from falling.
And he was powerless to catch me.

Because the darkness finally caught up to me, and as fate would have it, a cruel twist almost bled me dry. But I'm stronger than I knew. I'm stronger than you think.
You think you know my story, but you don't....after all everyone has Shame in their lives-- and I'm no longer afraid to show you mine
5 stars
Seriously never in a million years would I have seen what was coming! The ending to one of the best series I have ever read came to an end with a BANG!
I have followed the Ruin series like a damn stalker. You would think I was obsessed with Wes and Gabe like I was Edward and Jacob from Twilight it became an addiction I stalked Rachel's blog like every single day to find out when I would get a glimpse. Wes and Kristen story in the first book touched me deep down and I re read and re read because it was so beautifully written. Than Gabe's book arrived and I was beyond amazed to read his story it was heartbreaking and never seen it coming.
I had fallen behind when Shame came out and I actually had to ask Rachel when it was coming out to find out it had came out like two weeks before!! EEEEK I ran over to my Ipad and downloaded it on my Kindle app. My goodness Lisa's story was nothing like I imagined, my love for her grew  I wanted to shield her from all the bad. She had literally been threw hell and back. Than her night and shining armor came to the rescue but had demons of his own to fight.
The devil himself came to torture them both, and man did they fight they fought back so hard! 
In the end it was worth the tears I cried, because Lisa could have never been happier!
I was so proud of this series Rachel is amazing as it is, but what she gave us with this was beyond amazing I really don't have words to explain how it has touched me deep within! 
I am so sad to see this beloved series come to an end, but what an end it was BEAUTIFUL! 
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at