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For a girl who dared to tempt death, living is the only promise that matters now.

Jay’s life almost came to a forced end when her darkest secrets were revealed and the one who she chose to give her future to was ripped away. Now, everything she kept hidden is the topic of everyone’s conversation, and not all are sympathetic. Someone wants her horrific past to dictate her f
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Published January 29th 2013 by Nicole Reed Books (first published January 26th 2013)
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~•Ninoshka•~
!10 BEAUTIFUL Stars!

Forget happily ever after...i'm all for happy right now!!!:)

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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 11, 2014 Jennifer Kyle rated it it was amazing
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"One makes me laugh...One makes me cry...One touches my heart...One owns it."

The first book Ruining Me, did just that, it ruined me. So saying that I was nervous to tackle the sequel is an understatement.

This story starts out right where we left Jay in Ruining Me. The author does an AMAZING job of conveying to the reader all of Jay’s feelings about the tragic end of the first book.

We follow Jay to a rehabilitation center, where she is working through her feelings of fear, guilt, shame and ut
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Kellie Maddox-Ward
Feb 06, 2013 Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
We are thrown back into the lives on Cal, J.T, Jay, Rhye, Kane, Molly, Reed 3 months after the ending of Ruining Me. Also welcome a newcomer Eli.

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“Time is now measured from the night when death stole from me, took my battered heart, and left me behind.” – Jay

Jay is seeking help for her depression at a voluntary facility.
She is slowly trying to get back to her life.

While in care she meets Eli and he be
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Nicole Reed
Jan 28, 2013 Nicole Reed rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I believe in this book, with all my heart, and all my soul. This is for Jay.
Lise *friends don't flag*
4.5 Beautiful sequel stars

This was a wonderful sequel to the heart-wrenching book, Ruining Me.
Jay is in a rehab facility trying to recover from all of the devastation she has endured over the past two years, culminating in the shocking ending of the first book.
Jay has nightmares reliving much of her pain and does not want to participate in the group sessions until she meets the amazing Eli. God, I loved him. He was just what Jay needed in her life, and you (the reader) will find out why.
Let m
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Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
4 Soul touching Stars!

This book picks up from 'Ruining me' and holy hell... What an emotional journey....

Jay has survived her attempted suicide and is in rehab. The Pain consumes her... Eats her..

She wants to die..



Her dreams destroy her..



I thought losing me would be the worst pain that I could ever feel, but I was wrong. Losing someone I love is ten times that pain. Causing that loss... unimaginable. Causing pain... unbearable. I’m here. I eat. I sleep. I walk. Life goes on... for me.

She is sc
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Feb 21, 2013 Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing
THIS REVIEW WAS POSTED AT ANGIE'S DREAMY READS

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4.5 AMAZING, BRILLIANT, FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL STARS

****SPOILER ALERT - If you have NOT read the first book Ruining Me DO NOT read this review! It’s impossible to review this book without mentioning the epic ending in Ruining Me. PLEASE, PLEASE go and read the first book and then come back and read this!! ****

”When you have n
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Christy
5 Stars!!! Ruining you is the perfect sequel to Ruining Me!

It’s been two months since Jay’s life has came crashing down around her... or two years, depending on how you look at it. Jay is currently at a rehabilitation facility, getting by and hiding out.

I thought losing me would be the worst pain that I could ever feel, but I was wrong. Losing someone I love is ten times that pain. Causing that loss... unimaginable. Causing pain... unbearable. I’m here. I eat. I sleep. I walk. Life goes on... f
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Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
Feb 02, 2013 Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fav-s
My review is for both books as a whole due to the fact I read them back to back, so to me the story was one huge book to me. (Even though it was not long enough)

"I've never burned for a woman before, and all night, I burned for you." - Kane, Book 1 Ruining me.

Hold the phone people! I have a new book husband! And his name is Kane.
This man is so fine that if someone offered me Kane or a never ending supply of chocolate..... I would choose Kane! Yes people I would give up chocolate for life if I h
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
QUICK REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult Romance
Do not read if you have not read book1 because spoilers may be in your future…

After all hope is lost..

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“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us.” ~Eli

EXPLOSIVE.

Picking up where book 1 left off Jay is self signed in to a psychiatric facility where she is learning to deal with the tragic events that lead u
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Kirsty
Jan 28, 2013 Kirsty rated it it was amazing
Ruining You is now LIVE!
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Nicole Reed you have completely outdone yourself with this book, it was absolutely incredible!

Ruining You starts off a couple of months after Ruining Me. Jay Stevenson has been through hell and back in her short 18 years and she had finally had enough. How could she possibly go on when her innocence has been robbed of her, as well as th
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Hang
Jan 26, 2013 Hang rated it it was amazing
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!!!LOVED IT!!!!


I’m going to start by saying that no review I write will do this book justice; I can only be honest so, here we go….

First and foremost, I need to admit that I very rarely fall for the heroine. Honestly, I wasn't sold on Jay from Ruining Me. I was (still am) a loud and proud member of Team Kane. At first, I couldn't relate to this 18-year-old girl at all. We didn’t share similar situations, experiences, or thoughts, but somehow, someway, something happened. Jay happened. She grew a
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Chris- Bookaddict
Jan 28, 2013 Chris- Bookaddict rated it it was amazing
YEAHHH AN HEA woo hooo I knew Nicole Would not disappoint us with the sequel !!!!!


For a girl who dared to tempt death, living is the only promise that matters now.

Jay’s life almost came to a forced end when her darkest secrets were revealed and the one who she chose to give her future to was ripped away. Now, everything she kept hidden is the topic of everyone’s conversation, and not all are sympathetic. Someone wants her horrific past to dictate her future, and another is determined to help he
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Paula
Jan 27, 2013 Paula rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I've been left feeling a little disappointed with some of the sequels that I've read lately. However, this one nailed it! I loved the build up in the beginning, and the way Jay came to terms with the realization that what happened to her was not her fault. It was refreshing to see Jay put herself first, and take care of herself FIRST. So many times it becomes about the other person, and I loved the message that Jay had to love herself before she could love someone els ...more
Stacey
OH MY...not sure if I should read this one... The ending to Ruining me literally about Ruined ME! Smdh

EDIT: Soooo I read it...hmmm...hmmm...hmmm??? I really don't know what to say...This book for me was just OK. That's not a completely bad thing but not exactly great either. The first book in this series Ruining Me left me with a WTF ending and so I needed to read this book to find out what happened next. I pretty much knew where this story was headed and I can't say that I was excited about tha
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Erin Noelle
Jan 27, 2013 Erin Noelle rated it it was amazing
After finishing Ruining Me several months ago, I felt like I had just barely began getting to know Jay. I had learned about the heart-breaking happenings in her life that had tried so hard to tear her down and break her will to live. I was left wanting to know more about her... I was left hoping for her... I was left totally RUINED!!

In Ruining You, Nicole does an amazing job of unveiling Jay's true character, making me fall in love with her a little more page by page. I found myself rooting for
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kristina
Feb 23, 2013 kristina rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
What can I say??
This was more heartbreaking than the first one....



In this book James was trying to recover from all the bad things that happened her in the first book and generally the last two years.

She was tring to re-enter in her normal life with the help of her parents and her friends.

James had to made some serious decisions about her life . She had to clarify whether she loved Kane , Rhye or if her heart still belonged to JT .

In this book her monster , the one that ruined her life was sti
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Erin
Feb 13, 2013 Erin rated it it was amazing
Talk about a happy ever after that was worth the wait!! Nicole Reed drew me right back into Jay's somber, heartbroken world with this stunning sequel to Ruining Me, and I loved every moment!!

"Hate...Hate that he let his emotions rule him. Hate that he didn't love me enough to stay. Hate that he talked Cal into going with him. Hate that he didn't take me. Hate...him."~Jay

With that brutal ending to Ruining Me, there was pretty much no doubt I'd be getting right back to this series, and it was
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Kirsten P
Jan 28, 2013 Kirsten P rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-2013
Ruining You is now LIVE!
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Wow, I literally am speechless. I was so deeply moved by this book, and it was so unexpected. I devoured Ruining You, and don’t even know that I can do it justice in a review, and not spoil a thing for a reader. I have to say I really enjoyed the first in this series, Ruining Me. The ending left me bereft, and I couldn’t help but wonder
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Ela
Jan 25, 2013 Ela rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful and heartbreaking sequel to Ruining Me. I cried, I screamed, and even laughed at the breathtaking story of Jay embracing life and the choice to live.
Keri
Apr 23, 2013 Keri rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure how this was going to end, but...



...I did not see that coming.
Tessa Teevan
Jan 30, 2013 Tessa Teevan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Noooooooooooo I JUST LOST MY REVIEW! It had gifs and all :(:(

Will do an abbreviated version for now.


First, I have to say to Nicole Reed...

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We start off will Jay still in the hospital where she is trying to recover from her suicide attempt, JT's death, and Cal's life-long injuries. The nightmares still come with no end in sight. Enter Eli. Eli's another patient getting treated at the same facility as Jay. Eli, honestly, was the best thing that could have happened to Jay there. He was such a great
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Melissa
Jan 27, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Nicole Reed hits a home run with her follow up novel to Ruining Me! In Ruining Me she broke my heart but slowly mends it in Ruining You. I fell in love with these characters and you really start to root for Jay. You feel her grow into her own person and start to let people in. Once she does this she really wins you over. You also revisit Rhye and Kane and their ongoing love triangle. I started the book with a favorite, as most of us do, but then eventually Ms. Reed changed my mind and I realized ...more
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

You see, I finally realized that life is what you make it. If you make it hell, then that's exactly what you will have. Sometimes we can't control what happens to us, but we can control what we do from that point forward.


Holy crap. What an emotional roller coaster ride. I have to say, that I think the writing was a huge improvement over book one. Not, that the writing was bad in the first book, by any means, but this one felt much tighter, cleaner, and more cohesive, all around.

I pretty muc
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Airah ♔


You know a sequel is really good when you need not read the blurb of the first book, only the quick gushing review you’ve made a couple of months ago – and you could still relate with the main character at the very first chapter.

That was Ruining You for me.

This book takes us to the time after Jay, the main character, almost took her life. The angst in this book felt so raw and real, I can’t help but feel empathetic towards Jay.



Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly o
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Trina
Jan 25, 2013 Trina rated it it was amazing
Did you ever read a book that left you wondering?....left you with your heart and your mind shattered and bleeding?! That's how I felt after reading Ruining Me (book 1), just numb. Knowing that in "Real life", this story holds true. Even though what we are reading is fiction, you know that the issues dealt in this book CAN and DO happen in REAL life. I think with that alone it made reading this series, THAT MUCH BETTER.
Then you throw in a "Rock Star" and a Sexy as all hell "Bad Ass" and IM IN B
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Sam
Feb 09, 2013 Sam rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-favourites
This story picks back up in Ruining You where it is still in that emotional place.

The whole story is centered on Jay coming out of her depression and finding reasons to live, she is more determined now, she wants a life, a future and she will stop at nothing to get that.

Jay is a survivor, she has been through hell and back in her short 18 years and she had finally had enough. Kane stole my heart, he is a man who makes it clear on numerous occasions that what he wants is for Jay to be whole. The
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Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
This book was emotionally exhausting!!! Jay's story will be forever burned in my brain! Loved it!
Karen
Feb 08, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Two things right off the bat:

1. If you have not read the first book in this series, Ruining Me: AVERT YOUR EYES. This review is spoiler free but cannot be read without giving away some of the mystique of book one, Ruining Me. Trust me; you don’t want me to ruin the experience of book one. It will leave you speechless.

2. If you have yet to pick up book one in the series, Ruining Me: Do yourself a favor and read it pronto. You’ll be drawn in immediately and kept gripping your kindle as th
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Sara
Jan 28, 2013 Sara rated it it was amazing
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Nicole Reed is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Ruining You. She is a true Southern girl, enjoying life with her husband and three children in the peachy state of Georgia. As a child, she discovered another world between the pages of a book. In 2012, she self-published her first book Ruining Me, and then followed it with Ruining You, Cake, and Wasted Heart. Her books have also been listed ...more
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