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, Contemporary Romance, Warfare, Fighters

Reviews Ruin (Gods, #1)

  • 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....
  • ♥ 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...
  • 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 ...
  •  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • ✰ 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...
  • 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...
  •  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 ...
  • 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!!!! 😍)...
  • Michelle
    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What a book loved it!! This book was just amazing. I m a huge fan of this author so I knew I would enjoy this book. But it was even better than I thought it would be. I m a big lover of second chance romance there my favourite. I just love it and this story was just so good. Zeus is just amazing he really is a God. From the very start I loved him. He might even take ...
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  • 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...
  • Katy Loves Romance ❤️
    4.5 Dove Stars.. I loveee Sam Towle books, they’re addicting and they just grab your attention. You don’t need to read too much between the lines and for me it’s the perfect getaway read. And in this one it’s a second chance Romance and that is my absolute favourite read cause you just feel the pain, the hunger and you want the healing. This is all that and more... So what’s it about? Zeus is a heavy weight champion - a boxer!! He lives...
  • Michelle Claypot
    I could not read this book fast enough. I absolutely LOVED it!! A story of second chances with a dirty hot boxer and his lost high school love. Cam is a great character - she's the perfect blend of feisty and vulnerable. And Zeus, well Zeus is my new favourite character from Samantha Towle. He was a dirty talking, kinda sweet, kinda mean, seriously hot bundle of deliciousness. Their history was painful and their chemistry was off the charts. Gott...
  • Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW***5 Ruin Me CROWNSSamantha Towle’s Ruin is such an entertaining, heartfelt, and sexy read. She has an uncanny ability to put readers in the shoes of her characters, making them feel every single moment, and like Cam, Zeus breaks us and heals us with his determination to win in and out of the ring. Zeus “The God” Kincaid is the right blend of dominate hero and swoony romance lead. He has a enough testosterone p...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Gökçe
    First things first: I didn't feel anything. That was this book's problem. Cam and Zeus are high school sweethearts. Zeus is a boxer, he has a responsibility toward his siblings and he has to make money. After four years with Cam, he believes his manager about Cam being a distraction for him and that she deserves someone better than him, he breaks things off with her. And by that, he tells her that he slept with someone else. After five years they...
  • Richelle Robinson
    Zeus and Cameron aka Cam had been teenage sweethearts but they hit some bumps in the road and their relationship ended. Several years later they reconnect and Zeus finds out that Cam had his child which he knew nothing about and it was so sad. I kind of figured out the reasons why he didn’t know and even though I was right it still didn’t make me feel better. Cam as predicted has her walls all the way and I don’t blame her at all. I have to...
  • ~Dawn~TUG
    Another incredible story from Ms. Towle...Ruin delivers! Loved Zeus!Full ReviewFirst..all the love for Samantha Towle..GAH I l adore her books. ALL OF THEM. And Ruin falls perfectly in line with all the others. But we add a hot ass, broody boxer and I AM DONE! Stick a fork in LOVE.Zeus is HOT. Due to being hit once too many times in the head he makes some bad choices leading to an angsty, sexual tensioned filled story that had me GLUED...