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Ruined by You (By You #1)

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Can one summer change your life?

Maggie Simpson has one summer left before college starts. And the last place she wants to spend it is in Green Falls, TX with her mother's family. She was annoyed when her mother announced the change of plans at the last moment, but as she reconnects with her cousin Sarah, she realizes a summer away might be exactly what she needs.

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Kindle Edition, 343 pages
Published June 20th 2013 by Kelly Harper
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Jessica Brandon
Jul 02, 2013 Jessica Brandon rated it it was amazing
Given by Kelly Harper in exchange for an honest review.
CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD
Jun 27, 2013 CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD rated it really liked it
This story is about Maggie, a shy, broken teenage girl, brought up conservatively by her very cautious mother. She will grow on you along the way.... Hayden is hot, I love him and I hate him. The story is definitely different.... I hate cliffhangers, and this is big time cliffy..... and gotta say, it was kinda predictable what would happen with Hayden and Maggie at the end of the book, but the other part of the end, was definitely unexpected.... It certainly left me with all sorts of ...more
Melanie (Sassy Divas BB & HS Promo) Charlesworth
This is an AWESOME book!!!!!

I don't know where to start!!! Maggie was so cute and innocent but so blind and sheltered!

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Beth Chavis
Jun 27, 2013 Beth Chavis rated it really liked it
..........I was contacted by the author and was asked to read Ruined by you and give an honest review......

The story started out with Maggie and her Mom traveling back home to Texas from Jersey to spend the summer. Maggie is not looking forward to spending the summer in Green Falls Texas and has no idea why her mother is forcing this...

Things quickly improve for Maggie as she reconnects with her cousin Sara, is given a great job, and meets Haden.....

Haden has to try hard to get and keep Maggie's
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Kimberlee
Jul 03, 2013 Kimberlee rated it it was amazing
Oh my stars and bars. First I want to thank Kelly Harper for allowing me the opportunity to read this wonderful coming of age story of Maggie and Haden. At first I was excited but apprehensive about ready this story because the main character of Maggie was so young and I thought I'm 45 what could I have to say about young love. But as I began to read I started to remember my youth and that first over whelming love and how it feels as if life is new. I also thought this is a wonderful story for ...more
SL
Jun 27, 2013 SL rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The relationship between Haden and Maggie evolved quickly, but it wasn't unbelievable. The only thing that was somewhat of a stretch was that Maggie didn't find out Haden's last name until right before they slept together. I would have thought that that piece of relevant info, along with their ages, etc., would have come up sooner. All of the characters add to the story and make you want to get to know them better. I'm really looking forward to part two, and hope ...more
Kellie
Jul 08, 2013 Kellie rated it it was amazing
OMG! I wish I had known before I started this book what a cliffhanger it ended on!!!! I am currently begging Kelly Harper to give me the next one instead of making me wait the torturous two weeks until it comes out. Lol! This book is SOOOOOO good! You must read all about Haden and Maggie and be dragged around by the heart like I was the last ten pages! Excellent read!
EndlessReading
Jun 29, 2013 EndlessReading rated it it was amazing
First of all I would like to thank the lovely Kelly Harper for approaching me on Goodreads, and giving me this wonderful opportunity to review her new book.

It's such a privilege when an author approaches you and offers you their book for free in exchange for a review, Defiantly made my day!


Here we meet Maggie Simpson, a young "Red-head Angel" who lives with her mum.

Her mum decided to up and leave their home one day to head to their home roots in Green Falls, Texas, where Maggie's aunt & gran
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Anita Powers
I liked the idea of Maggie and her mom going back home to visit their family for the summer, it felt like a fresh start so I knew right away that something had happened or something was wrong and that was why they were returning home. When Maggie first meets Haden at the gas station I thought, there he is, that will be her love interest for the summer, and I am a sucker for a man with tattoos. I thought it was strange how her mother reacted and this got my wheels turning trying to figure out ...more
SammiesBookBlog
Jun 23, 2013 SammiesBookBlog rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW WOW.
I'm blown away by this book, I had no idea it was going to be as good as it was or that I would love it as much as I did, I will be honest, I almost thought it would be another book like I've read hundreds of times.
Boy, was I wrong!!Where to start?

I love Maggie from the get go, she is sweet and innocent and needs to liven up a bit, with her help of Sarah, she does just that. She gets the opportunity at one Hell of a job and she takes it! All because the wonderful and sexy Haden Coo
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Becky
Oct 13, 2015 Becky rated it liked it
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*Copy of book provided by author for an honest review*

It appears I am in the minority here with my rating of Ruined By You. I just did not seem to love it as much as most of the other reviewers. There were a few issues I had with the storyline that just had be feeling disconnected from the characters. I am going to do my best to explain theses without spoiling anythin
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~* Tinne *~
Apr 20, 2014 ~* Tinne *~ rated it did not like it
SPOILER ALERT
okay, so I don't want to break the author's hard work down, and this book seems to be getting some good reviews, but it really just wasn't for me. The more I read, the more the heroine, Maggie, was getting on my nerves.
As of the beginning of the book, Maggie seems to be carrying a huge secret with her, and when we finally find out, it's 'just' the fact that her dad walked out on both her and her mom, and she overheard the conversation between her mom and dad, and she felt relieved
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Jessica
Jun 29, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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I knew it!!! I knew there was something about "Haden" that seemed off (although not in a bad way). Where to start; the mom is a bit suffocating when it comes to her daughter, but once you read the story you'll understand why....to an extent. Maggie is a sweet girl & I felt bad for her living under her moms iron fist so to speak. I get wanting to protect your child, but she's a bit harsh. "Haden" i write that with quotes cause i have a feeling it ISN'T his real name....he seems like a truly ...more
Angie Adrian
Jun 30, 2013 Angie Adrian rated it really liked it
First of all, thank you to the author for extending a copy of this book to me in exchange for a review. This is the first time I've been asked to do this and I'm honored. Ok, I absolutely loved the fact that the lead female character is a fiery redhead:) YEAH! She was a bit naive but that's totally understandable after you learn more about her mother. I loved the way the author developed her character. I do think Maggie fell in love a little too fast though! Haden....oh Haden ;) I knew it and I ...more
Angie
Aug 10, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it
Where to start? This review is about both books. Spoiler alert.....

In the first book, the relationship of Maggie and Haden really moved quickly. They fall in love within a week. However, I think you know when you know, right?! This story had new beginnings, forever good-byes, heartache, illness, love, family bonds and hard life changing decisions.

This book really hit close to home for me, with Maggie's mother. My mom passed away seven years ago from cancer. I connected with her when they found o
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Janell Wheeler
Jan 05, 2014 Janell Wheeler rated it really liked it
Ok let me just start with WOW what an ending. I'm soooo glad I had the 2nd book all ready and waiting. I didn't jump right into this book at first. It normally doesn't take me time to get into a book but this one did. Not to say that was bad, because I so loved the book. It just started a bit slow for me. Everything that was happening just seemed a bit far fetched AT FIRST but once you get into the book and especially once you finish the series it all makes sense, which just makes it even that ...more
Deanna Alfred
Jul 23, 2013 Deanna Alfred rated it it was amazing
I give this book 5 huge freakin' stars!!!

I loved loved loved this book! Once I started reading it absolutely killed me to put it down. First there's Haden (who I LOVE) who runs away from his old life when he finds his girlfriend in bed with another man. He ends up in Green Falls where he meets a red-headed beauty named Maggie. Oh Maggie...troubled and innocent Maggie.

Once it looked as though things were finally starting to go right for Maggie her trust in Haden is completely crushed when she lea
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Dena
Jul 11, 2013 Dena rated it it was amazing
This was a ARC given to me for my honest opinion.

5 ++++++ Stars

This was probably the best book I have read in the past year (considering I have read over 200 in the past 6 months). Maggie is a doll and Haden is the bad boy undercover. I love the fact that the story evolves slowly and we get to see inside the characters. There are several story lines interwoven into one. I loved the entire thing and read it in under 12 hours due to not wanting to miss any part of it. I am so sleep deprived. I wil
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Megan Wasko
Jun 30, 2013 Megan Wasko rated it it was amazing
I was given the awesome opportunity of an ARC by the author. I am an avid reader and LOVE my Romance books. I finished this book and wanted to take my time to think how to lay out my review for Ruined By You..... I have so many single words going in in my mind!!!
AMAZING, FABULOUS, HOT, AWESOME, .... Just to name a few!!! I was Blown Away by this book, at every turn of the page it had you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what was next, Haden and Maggie are Awesome characters and you
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Nekeisha Ryce
Jul 01, 2013 Nekeisha Ryce rated it it was amazing
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CALLING ALL HEARTS!!!!! THIS IS A MUST READ!!!!!

O!M!G!!!!! FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!!!! I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR AND I AM SOOOO GLAD I DID!!!! I AM TOTALLY HOOKED ON HER WRITING. THIS BOOK WAS UNBELIEVING!!!!!KELLY HARPER YOU TRULY ROCK!!!!

I LOVE HADEN AND MAGGIE AS A COUPLE AND I WAS HOOKED FROM THE FIRST PAGE.......KYLE IS SUCH A DOUCHE AND HE IS CLEARLY MISERABLE..... I NEED MORE OF HADEN AND MAGGIE NOW.....

THIS IS A MUST READ!!!!!

YOU ASK FOR A HONEST REVIEW ALL I CAN SAY IS..... RUI
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Allison
Jul 01, 2013 Allison rated it really liked it
I am hooked and cannot wait to see what happens to all of the characters next. There were some editing issues that made for some stumbles in the reading, I did find that a bit distracting. Aside from that, the plot was interesting. She really developed the characters, and made you care about all of them, not just the leads. It was very difficult to put down and my jaw was dropped by the time I got to the end. I would recommend for those that like a bit of a love story, but it was more about a ...more
Lisa Nusbaum mittelmark
Jun 30, 2013 Lisa Nusbaum mittelmark rated it it was amazing
"..........I was asked to read Ruined by you and give an honest review...... "

Wow. This book left me speechless. Ruined by You... Ruined me! I'm floored, really. In an effort to avoid spoiling the book for everyone and giving a play by play.... Maggie's had a tough life. She's been leading a sheltered life, but she longs to live a normal life. From the moment we meet Haden we know he's running from something but we don't know what... Together Maggie and Haden make each others worlds whole ... Ap
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Crystal
Jun 29, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Everything about it. the way it flowed to the story line. it doesn't really reveal a lot but it reveals enough that you'll want to read the next one. The story does leave with a cliffhanger, and i wasn't ready for it to end but super excited for the next one.

Wan't a sappy romance, i didn't tear up, but i did read until my eyes glazed over. i just couldn't force myself to put it down. The story flows well however, i wish more secrets were revealed. Looks like we'll have to wai
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Steph
Jun 28, 2013 Steph rated it it was amazing
Wow - I am still wrapping my mind around this book - I loved it. Ruined by you is the story of Maggie and Haden who meet in small town Texas during the summer before Maggie is to head off to college. I was extremely impressed with the story and the relationship between the two. While their relationship did develop quickly (that always happens in books:), it was strong and communicative. The book was a beautiful story of trust and love, heartache and honesty, with a rock star twist:) I was ...more
Monica Holloway
Jun 27, 2013 Monica Holloway rated it it was amazing
A most defiantly must read!!! I was asked by Kelly Harper if I would read & give a honest review. This was a privilege
I greatly appreciate. I absolutely loved this book. I could not put it down because I wanted to know what I'd find out about each character. Although I didn't find out everything I was hoping to, I'm sure will be in the next book Saved by You. I can't wait till it comes out. Loved the characters and the whole story around them. This was my first time I've read something of K
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Nstefa
Jun 28, 2013 Nstefa rated it it was amazing
Omg!!! What an awesome book!!! The author game me an arc copy to review and to give an honest review.... We 5 stars the book had me wishing for the next book like now!!! I love the characters and I am reeling from all these emotions!!! Why why do I have to wait for the next book need to find out what happens next! I read this book in one sitting and could not believe the intensity loved it!!! Truely must read !!!
Samantha Lawson
Jun 28, 2013 Samantha Lawson rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for a honest review. Where to start? First off let me say the book was great, sometimes I wanted to strangle Maggie, especially towards the end. Haden was awesome, I felt bad for him in the end! I hate Kyle! He is a pig! I had a feeling something was wrong with Maggies mom, just when you think you have it figured out, cliffhanger! I will definitely be reading the second book!
Kaylli DeBey
Jul 12, 2013 Kaylli DeBey rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the author and she wanted me to write a review on it. I will say right now I am in love with Haden. He is sweet and endearing. The two plot twists at the end got me and the to be continues made me sad because I wanted to finish the story. But I understand.

Overall, I give the book a 4 1/2 stars out of 5. I fell in love with the characters, with the story, and with the connections. Enjoy reading :)
Erica
Jun 29, 2013 Erica rated it it was amazing
Oh em gee!!! Amazing! This book left me speechless! I love how Maggie and Haden's story began of two strangers and working its way to a love story and how her experience with life before him didn't stop her from experiencing love with Haden but once his secret came to light it all went to shit for poor Maggie! And the cliff hanger ending oh my god! I can't wait for the second part of this book to see how it continues... I'm rooting for a happily ever after for Haden and Maggie
Yovana
Jul 20, 2013 Yovana rated it it was amazing
All I can say was that this was an amazing read. Kept me wanting to read on and see what happened between Haden and Maggie. The secrets, the desire, the awkward moments. But these two aren't the only ones with secrets. Cant leave out her mom and grandma. Each having a secret. Each being reviled one by one. Can I say more without giving away what happens. No not really but I do recommend that you read it. :)
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