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Ruined

(Loving An Alpha Male Series #1)

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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  1,353 ratings  ·  192 reviews
He's addicted to her. The mere thought of her brings Mason to his knees. There is no other woman in the world that he wants. Max can’t believe that she met a passion-filled man that makes her body yearn for things she’s only dreamed about. He’s ruined her, making him the only man that she wants. Mason West, an ex-Navy Seal turned Amateur MMA fighter, is battling the darkne ...more
Kindle Edition, 501 pages
Published November 13th 2014 by Jessica Watkins Presents
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Mspraise50
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by S K Lessly who appears to be a first time author.

This is Mason and Maxine’s story. Although I enjoyed the story and it kept me engrossed and turning the pages, there was an element of the story that I really did not enjoy. Mason whilst very protective of Maxine, he would kill anyone who tried to hurt her, he committed the biggest betrayal, in my eyes and therefore I have an issue with Mason.

I am so tired of reading about women who lay themselves down at the altar of lov
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Nelly
Nov 17, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So I decided to give this book a chance since the synposis sounded good and the author said lots of hot "alpha" sex.. Yea right ..OMG why to authors show and not tell. I read this book and these love scenes are more telling than showing. Is that what your classifies as hot??



I know my review is critical but I just cannot understand how a book can go from hot to not. I must admit the first half was engaging the built up was there. The relationship was slowly building you feel the chemistry you en
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M.J. Friday
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Now I'm Ruined

I decided to read this book on a whim and I am so glad I did, as a creature of habit, I usually stick with the same authors and almost every time I try a new author I just miss my favorites more, this is not one of those times. I love this book!Mason “The Reaper” West is a man with a bit of darkness that at times consumes him. In need of some place to take out his aggression when he leaves the Navy Seals, he heads to a Philadelphia gym owned by Alex his close friend from the milit
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Felicia
Wow... just wow. This book definitely felt like a rollercoaster ride. Mason and his Allura are very intense. A lot of heartache and pain.

Mason is a former military man/boxer/multimillionaire businessman. He's a tortured soul. He meets Max (First name: Allura, middle name: Maxine) at the gym one day as he's training and is instantly attracted to her. She's called Max by everyone, except Mason who also calls her by her first name. Max has her own very traumatic history, but she is surprisingly wel
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Tracey
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: interracial-rom
Disappointed.... I was looking forward to reading this book after enjoying "Desired/Desired Too". This book had too much going on and I had no connection with the characters nor the story. This book read like a fairytale, the ending was a bit too much with 2 sets of twins! ...more
Belfemn
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A must read..

It has suspense, drama, tragedy, pain, lost love, betrayal, revenge, love, passion, and beauty all rolled into it. Nothing prefect but somewhat believable.
100sweet
Nov 23, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 25%

I couldn't get through this story. The writing wasn't good. It felt like the author was not writing a story but describing it. She also fell into the trap that my inexperienced authors often do which is wanting to make the characters possess certain qualities and failing miserably. The H keeps describing himself as strong and unbeatable but we don't really see it. It is more convincing when the reader sees the characters demonstrate the qualities they possess instead of reading that the
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Karen
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I totally love this book.
Nile Princess
No, just no. I have hit maximum capacity at the corniness that is this book. DNF at 34%. I tried.
Rosie J.
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense
4.5 Stars

L
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great book!!

I enjoyed this book so much! The characters are wonderfully defined and very believable. The plot is developed extremely well and plays out at just the right pace. The twists and turns in the book kept me focused and engaged. Talk about tough situations that touch on many of life's true emotions this book is one I would recommend to anyone who needs a mental respite to relax and enjoy a really good story.
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Beeb
Dec 22, 2014 rated it liked it
ummm well. this had some great moments but there was something that was off about this story. not necessarily the storyline as the way the story was revealed. it felt lime two stories in one. but the moments were good.
Deloris
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This author is my new guilty pleasure !
Layeshia
Maxine and Mason's Journey

This story or if you will the journey of Maxine and Mason its filled with passion love heart ache determination ultimately redemption. Two wounded souls wondering through life looking for each other and finally finding each other. When They do find each other it is smoking hot and smoldering and sensual even romantic. . Mason is a SOB of the highest order. And he is unapologetic. You see he was a U.S. Navy seal for several years so he saw and dealt with a lot of crap an
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Carissa Tucker
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ohhh so worth it

Let me just start by saying I truly loved this book. I loved how it was a true novel and kept me guessing and not putting my kindle down. So many emotions, I can't begin to tell you that this book is worth the read. Thank you again and I definitely be looking out for more books by you
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Michelle Brown
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm Ruined!!!!

This was a wonderful read! I loved the chemistry between the two lead characters. There was drama anger love passion lust just a gambit of emotions to run through. I highly recommend this book because after you read it you will be ruined too.
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reneeNaDaBomb
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexy-alpha-hero
Ruined: Loving An Alpha Male: BWWM

I enjoyed reading this book. Love is relatable to us all, no matter the skin tone. Now Maxine & Mason are married with twin boys and three months after their wedding expecting twin girls. Ha! Keep up the great writing S. K. Lessly.
Kat
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not bad for SK Lessly's first book. Great story, very romantic, emotional, and spicy. There are a few grammatical errors. I don't want to give any spoilers but Mason pissed me off...lol. Looking forward to reading more from this author. ...more
Bev Simon
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, I didn't thin it too long I thought the author developed her character's as the book progressed. I loved the story line, I liked the way they were together, it was realistic and I could not put the book down!!
Looking forward to reading more from this author.
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Hilda
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
4.5 you have ruined me for any other stars..Loved it! Great story that keeps moving and has you at the edge of your seat...you will not want to put it down. Great alpha hero Mason is hot as hell!
Meemee
This book had the potential to be great. It piqued my interest with the cover, a black woman that looked black (but of course: "her light brown eyes were a sexy contrast to her chocolate skin"). Like i said, it had great potential, black woman pursuing an education, retired navy seal, started well, they didn't jump each other's bones right away...good chemistry and initial flirtation....
BUT then the issues made the reading furstrating.
1. The lack of proofreading. Seriously it shouldn't be that h
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Cherryl
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG I love Mason James West

He's a man's man, all alpha all the way. PTSD, even though it was not mentioned in this story, was definitely the cause of Mason's darkness that he could not get out of his head. Only Allura Maxine Shaw could bring him out of that darkness. I love how S.K, wrote their love story. They had immediate attraction for one another but waited until the time was right for them as Max was in a relationship with a man that was crazy, probably due to steroid use even though that
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Stephanie E
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good read. The main characters had lots of chemistry and I think the HEA was handled well. My only problem was the amount of pain and heartache the heroine went though was almost unbelievable...I mean she (view spoiler). Then to (view spoiler) ...more
Laverne Brewster
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars. This author did a good job with character development and with creating a believable love and chemistry between Mason "Reaper" West, a boxer and ex-Navy Seal, and Allura Manine "Max", a singer, athletic medical student and physical therapist assistant, become instantly attracted to each other. Their love story is intense with the physical chemistry between the two of them and with the loving and supportive and caring relationship that the author develops; causing the reader to become ...more
Trina
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME!!

OMG! This book will for sure be in my top#10 of 2015. It's only January you say... that's how good this book was. It's a re-read, suggested book club read and discussion piece for sure. The storyline though it was long was well worth the wait. The characters well thought out and place perfectly as the book progressed. It had just enough going on. Reap and Max I absolutely loved. I can't wait to read the next from this author.
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M Virginia
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow

This has to be one of the best I have read to date! I loved the characters Max & Mace are couple with an extremely strong, almost palpable connection, spirituality, physically & emotionally. It was so strong you could almost feel it.
The hardships experienced by both in their past were truly devastating and life altering. Yet they both persevered though you had to wonder at times, how!
Very well done
Theresa Johnson
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED IT!!!

I actually stayed up all night to read this book!! I absolutely loved it! The characters were believable and real with their on drama! The main character, Mason was definitely a true to life hero that a woman could actually fantasize about. And of course the handsome face that graces the cover ropes you right in. He is adorable!!
Adrienh1
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bravo to this author! What a great story. I was hooked from the beginning. I only had issues at around the 75% mark. I felt the H/h just did alot of silly stuff to each other that just did not make a lot of sense to me and I just found it irritating to say the least. Overall, I found this to be quite an enjoyable read. I will definitely be reading more of this author's work in the future. ...more
K.Thurston
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

One of the best books EVER!!! I couldn't stop reading until I reached the end. This is going in my favorites!
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