Ruin (Gods, #1) by Samantha Towle

Ruin (Gods, #1)

From Samantha Towle, the New York Times bestselling author of Wardrobe Malfunction and Breaking Hollywood, comes a dramatically powerful and passionate new contemporary romance. And the new heavyweight champion of the world is... Those are the words that Zeus Kincaid has been waiting to hear since he first put on a pair of boxing gloves. He just didn't think they would come with a tragedy that would change how he viewed the sport forever.Camero...

Details Ruin (Gods, #1)

TitleRuin (Gods, #1)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherHeadline Eternal
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Warfare, Fighters, Sports Romance, New Adult, Did Not Finish, Adult, Childrens

Reviews Ruin (Gods, #1)

  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    4 StarsThis was super cute. I loved the premise, I enjoyed the characters, and best of all - there was GROVELING and BEGGING and it's like crack to me, folks. Plus, I love that the heroine didn't just immediately cave. She actually had a brain in her skull, was reasonable, and didn't start panty gushing like a total tool just because the h said, "Sorry."#winning
  • Christy
    4.25 stars!!! Sigh. I love a good second chance romance! I’m a huge fan of Samantha Towle’s books, and when I heard she had a new one out and saw that cover, I knew I needed to read it asap! Full of angst, steam, and some feels to top it off, this was another win from Towle! Zeus Kincaid and Cameron Reed used to be the center of each others worlds. Cam was dancing in Juilliard and Zeus was on his way to being one of the biggest boxers in the ...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****4.5 STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}The man is my weakness. My downfall. My ruin. He always has been. And it seems that he always will be.I have been a huge Samantha Towle fan for about six years now and can honestly say I am always so excited when I hear about a new book she is getting ready to release. Her books are always an automatic must-read for me and what I love about her is that she can pretty much write about any trope...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    4.5 STARS The man is my weakness. My downfall. My ruin. He always has been. And it seems that he always will be. Samantha Towle brought the feels and the sizzle with this angsty second chance romance. I knew from the very first chapter that I'm going to fall in love with this story, and I definitely wasn't wrong. It was a perfectly paced, emotional slow burn. A deliciously angsty story that tugged at every heart string. Because, when you love ...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    5 It’s Always Been You Stars!(ARC provided by author)-We're the real fucking deal. Our love is what most people spend a lifetime searching for and never find. Cameron Reed was raised by her aunt after her mom passed away. They moved to Coney Island where she met the love of her life Zeus Kincaid. She was 15 when she gave her heart away. They were together four years & had plans for a future together, but life takes them in different directions....
  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    “The man is my weakness. My downfall. My ruin. He always has been. And it seems that he always will be.” Ok, I know I’m a little late to the Samantha Towle bandwagon, but better late than never right? Another new-to-me-author and OMG what a story to start with. I am a huge sucker for angsty second chance love stories and Ruin had it in spades. I adored Zeus and Cameron’s story to the point where I couldn’t stop reading even if I wante...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Simply loved this book. I couldn’t read quick enough. Love a book that holds my attention from start to finish. Definitely a sucker for these famous men Mrs. Towle dreams up
  • Jodi Bibliophile
    “This man…he ruins me. Every word. Every look. Every touch. But there’s no one I’d rather be ruined by than him.”Zeus Kincaid, holy fuck that man melt my knickers. I read this book back in December and still remember it like it was yesterday. It’s one of THOSE books. I literally couldn’t put it down and fell in love with every page. Like the second I finished I wanted to start all over again. Oh the motherfucking FEELS!!Now back to ...
  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    It's live!'Ruin,' absolutely won me over with the power of its charismatic lovable characters and dramatic story line that took me on a romantic, passionate journey of second chance love set in the world of boxer, Zeus Kincaid and Cameron, the girl he once loved. Zeus is at the height of his profession but one might say he and Cameron paid a heavy price for his career. In stark contrast Cameron works to make ends meet and had to sacrifice her amb...
  • Jen
    There was just something about this book that I loved!! I devoured this one in less than 24 hours, and even though I sometimes became frustrated with Cam (the heroine) it wasn't enough to annoy me to any degree. Zeus, was the type of hero that I fall for in the books that I read. He is loyal, possessive, but also so darn sweet!! The scene where these two meet (back when they were teenagers) at the fair, captivated me, and it made me root for thei...
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS RUIN: Is a full length contemporary stand alone romance novel by Samantha Towle.PAST: Fifteen year old Cam has just arrived into the area ofConey Island from Baltimore due to her Aunts promotion in the Police Department decides to spend the day at the famous fair she meets seventeen year old Zeus an aspiring boxer. Twenty-five year old Zeus ‘The God’ Kincaid is at the ...
  • Snow
    Urgh...This book...This book kept me up all night...and I've read it in one sitting...I gluped it, and that's Samantha Towle's writing, for ya.She writes the most infuriating tension and pent up anticipation like no one...*wink*and yet, me and the "second chance" romances have a bit stretched relationship, to start with... In second chance romances I need to segments to function perfectly, for me to be able to get pass the "fuck-up" and give th...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    What may Ruin you, may also make you stronger…A friend of mine reached out to me to let me know there were Aussie review copies available for Ruin. I have never read a book by Samantha Towle but a lot of my friend have and loved her work. Being the Sassy lady that I am, without hesitation, I requested it. Blind. Yep, you read that right, I didn’t even look at the blurb before requesting it. Even when I was approved and downloaded my review co...
  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    “This man…. He ruins me. Every word. Every look. Every touch. But there’s no one I'd rather be ruined by than him. “ I’m a huge fan of second chance romances. Missed connections, wrong timing, manipulations, whatever it was that made the love of your life walk out the door, I’m all for picking up the pieces and trying to move on. Only to come and find out, that you can’t really move on because that person who left? Took your heart ...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    * * Spoiler free review * *Freaking. Loved. This. Book.This was my indulgent weekend read that I was constantly sneak reading in between a few social engagements and when I wasn’t reading I was thinking about how soon I could get back to it. I could not put this book down!Cam & Zeus meet in high school and pretty much fall in love while riding on the ferris wheel in the rain at the local fair. Zeus has a very promising future ahead of him as a ...
  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    Second chance love with the love of your life can be angsty, nostalgic, hurtful, and hopeful. But trusting someone who broke your heart and your faith in that love can also be a difficult hurdle to overcome. I found this story to be sweet and light with the perfect blend of angsty and hopefulness. Young love, sidetracked and derailed, only to be so strong that it couldn’t be forgotten. Zeus and Cam were young when they fell in love. But their l...
  • Roobie
    ⭐4.5 stars⭐I was born to do this.And every fucking thing I've lost and had to sacrifice to get here will be worth it.The hush comes. My heart pounds harder and faster.I get to my feet.The cameras move in front of me. I don't focus on them. I can't. I'm already in my head.Walk to the ring. Fight. Win.That's all I can think about.And it's time.My eyes meet Scott's across the ring.He looks hard. Empty.But I'm harder. Emptier.The bell rings, and ...
  • Bev
    Angsty, second chance romance with a good grovel and a strong heroine - all the things I love in my CR reads. However, a couple of things annoyed me:Cameron .... I love how strong and sassy she was and that she put Gigi first, but I admit her push and pull/round and round got a bit old after a while. She wasn't celibate whilst they were apart, I really liked that she wasn't "saving herself" for him.Zeus .... I couldn't decide whether he was punch...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    BEFORE READING - MY REVIEW MIGHT SPOIL A TINY LITTLE BIT - YOU MIGHT WANT TO STOP READING IF YOU'RE SCARED OF SPOILERS! It's not too much, most of it can be assumed from the blurb anyway and the rest will become clear in the first pages - but still. ☺a bit weird that I did that in this case - I usually never spoil - but maybe here it's all happening in the very beginning of the book, so it's not really spoilerish in my opinion.When Cam was 15 s...
  • JewelsyGoolsy
    Ok grovel. Nice story. But wasn’t feeling the sparks between the MCs as much as I would have liked.
  • Paige
    Deliciously sweet and a somewhat angsty second chance romance. Plus he gave good grovel. The conflict was kind of predictable but the story really held its own and was quite enjoyable.
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    4-4.5 ★'s Zeus and Cam are high school sweethearts until Zeus' career as a fighter takes off. He breaks up with her over the phone with the most disdainful reason ever. Unfortunately for Cam, that's not the worst of it. Fast forward several years and he sees her in a go-go club. She's pretty shocked to see him and takes off but that doesn't stop him and he shows up at her house the next day. If things weren't angsty before, they sure do get ang...
  • Malene
    Zeus Kincaid was just delicious. Talk about a softie at heart and an alpha in bed. His road back to Cam and gaining her trust and forgiveness was long but it was filled with many swoon worthy moments. When he, Cam and their daughter Gigi we’re together the story shined. Also when Cam and her aunt Ella had scenes together they made me smiled. I really enjoyed Ruin. So why only 3 Stars. Well, I had a couple of issues with the story. The reason fo...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    4.5 STARSIt's true that readers take very different things away from the same exact book. We all go into a book from different places, in different moods, hoping to find very different things on those pages. For me, just before I started Ruin, I'd just come away from reading 2 phenomenal books back to back that were richly layered, full of detail and emotion that made it completely impossible NOT to connect with those stories. So when I first sta...
  • Jen
    4.25 Stars“You just don’t get it, Zeus. There is no moving forward because I can’t forgive you!”The next thing I know, he’s in front of me, grabbing my face in his hands. “There has to be because I love you so fucking much.” The raw emotion in his eyes and voice tears at me. “I know you love me, Cam. I know I’m not alone in this. We’re the real fucking deal. Our love is what most people spend a lifetime searching for and never...
  • Jeannine Allison
    To say I loved this book would be a massive understatement. Ruin was PERFECTION! If I didn't know any better I'd think Samantha Towle called me up, asked me what I'd want in a second chance romance, and then wrote this book. Because it had everything I could ever dream of... Great writing A SWOONTASTIC hero A strong heroine An adorable kid! A nice, long grovel Clutch-at-your-chest angst No crazy break up at the end (HALLE-FREAKING-LUJAH!!!! 😍)...
  • Sabrina
    Get it here:Amazon US * Amazon UKI'm not the biggest fan of second chance romances, which is why I let this book sit for so long on my Kindle even though it's by an author I really like. I'm glad I finally decided to pick it up because I thoroughly enjoyed the story and getting to meet these characters. There was still that element of angst from Zeus and Cam coming back into each others lives, but I didn't find it to be too over the top and inste...
  • Fre06 Begum
    I think for the most part she was strong but as always “betraying body” always has to get in the way of her strong resolve not to give in!