REVIEW – RUIN by Samantha Towle


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.

Cameron Reed was in her second year at Juilliard when her childhood sweetheart, Zeus Kincaid, walked away from her. A few months later, Cam realized that she would never fulfill her dream of dancing for the New York City Ballet.

Now working as a dancer in an upscale club in Manhattan, Cam is brought face-to-face with the man she once loved. And it’s her turn to walk away from him.

After five years of missing Cam, Zeus isn’t prepared to let her go again. But when he finds himself standing on her doorstep the next morning, things don’t go quite as he expected…

‘You’ll be smitten with everything about this entertaining, steamy and feel-good romance’ USA Today’s Happy Ever After on Breaking Hollywood

*****Patty’s Review*****
*****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 and it’s guaranteed to be a winner! Her Heroes have been rock gods, race car drivers, Hollywood actors, wealthy businessmen, and now in ”RUIN”, the Hero stealing our hearts this time is a world-renowned boxing champion! Ladies, meet your next amazing book boyfriend….Zeus Kinkaid.

Zeus and Cameron met at a fair in Coney Island when they were teenagers. It was love at first sight. From that day forward they were inseparable. A few years later, Zeus’s boxing career starts to take off in a big way and his fighting schedule made it almost impossible for the couple to spend any time together. Zeus winds up doing the one thing he swore he would never do to Cameron. He breaks up with her after confessing that he cheated on her. Cameron’s heart is ripped to shreds. Then as if to make the situation worse, she finds out that she’s pregnant and when she tries to tell Zeus, he’s not even taking her calls and gets word to her that he wants nothing to do with the baby.

Four years later, Cameron is still living in New York with her aunt and she works two jobs to help support her little daughter Gigi. Her side job is working in a club as a go-go dancer. Cameron is a dancer. Her main form of dance was ballet. She had a full scholarship to Julliard but had to quit once she was pregnant with Gigi. Cameron comes face to face with the man who once owned her heart but whose cruelty turned her love into hatred. She never expected that Zeus would ever come back into her life. When he shows up at her home and lays eyes on little Gigi, the truth that has been buried away for the last four years finally comes out.

News of Cameron’s pregnancy never got back to Zeus and the reason for their breakup was yet another lie that kept the lovers apart unnecessarily. Zeus is instantly a goner for his little girl and while Cameron gives him all the time he desires to spend with their daughter, she is not so free with her heart. Zeus’s actions all those years ago tore her apart and her trust in him is barely hanging by a thread. She’s not willing to take a chance on getting her heart broken again by him.

Zeus is a determined man on a mission. He wants another chance with Cameron and nothing is going to get in his way. Can Cameron find a way to face her fears and give her little girl the family that she deserves?

Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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