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Ruined

(Barnes Brothers #4)

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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  240 ratings  ·  62 reviews
From the national bestselling author of Busted and Razed comes an unforgettable story of a love that transcends tragedy...
 
As one of the Barnes brothers, Sebastien has always felt blessed. Not only does he have an amazing family, but he’s become a Hollywood golden boy who has everything he’s ever wanted—with one exception. He’s had a thing for Marin since he was a kid, bu
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Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by InterMix
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♥Rachel♥
Jun 08, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I loved the premise of Ruined, a once beautiful man, scarred and emotionally damaged getting the girl he’s been in love with for years speaks to me. After an assault, Sebastien tries to shut everyone out, except for Marin. Marin won’t go away and he loves that she is a constant in his life even if he thinks it’s just out of pity that she keeps coming around. Marin didn’t want to open her heart to Sebastien before, because she wanted a family and commitment, and Sebastien didn’t seem li
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Jen Davis
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ruined is book 4 in Shiloh Walker’s Barnes Brothers series, and though I didn’t read any of the previous books, I didn’t feel the lack. This works just fine as a standalone.

I rarely read contemporary romance, but I’ve read an entire series under Walker’s pseudonym JC Daniels, and I like her style. Plus, this features a wounded/ scarred hero, which is probably my favorite trope. It didn’t let me down.

Sebastien is a young and completely gorgeous Hollywood actor, who is smitten with his co-star Mar
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Anna's Herding Cats


Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ajLHlJ

Damn. I'm gonna need me a Barnes Brother. With each book in this series I'm all 'omg, this is my favorite hero!' *swoon* and then I meet the next brother and he's my favorite. lol Walker just writes a damn fine male. Mmhm!

Ruined surprised me. I don't read blurbs and was just expecting a lighter fluffy-sweet romance and got so much more and in such a different unfolding. The quick of it is that Sebastien's life was complet
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Maria Rose
This review appears in a blog post as a mini-review at All About Romance: http://allaboutromance.com/midweek-mi...


Shiloh Walker has come up with another entertaining and emotional romance in her Barnes Brothers series with Ruined in which Sebastian the golden boy of Hollywood gets to play the hero - in a way he never expected. While he's had a crush on Marin,a close friend of his older brother( and a fellow actress he enjoys working with) for years, she's been careful to stay clear of anything i
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Saly
This book had potential but it never got me there. Older heroine - check (heroine is 7 years older) & best friends with hero's older brother.
Hollywood hearthrob hero - check

But the romance which had so much potential fell flat. The prolonged misunderstanding just annoyed me. And then bam with not much space devoted to seeing these two develop a relationship we get ILU and marry me. And what about the other actress Evie? Was the hero actually dating her? I just felt the book skipped a lot of
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Caz
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommended to Caz by: Maria Rose
3.5 stars

An enjoyable friends-to-lovers romance about an actor who goes into a downward spiral when he is badly scarred, and the long-time family friend who helps pull him out of it. One plot point is a bit difficult to swallow and there's a big ol' cliché that pulls things together towards the end, but it's a quick read with sizzling chemistry between the two leads.
Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Ruined is the fourth book in Shiloh Walker's contemporary Barnes Brothers series. I suggest reading the previous books in the series before picking this one up so you can get the full effect for the back story, but it could be read as a standalone. I've enjoyed all four books in this series, but this one is probably my favorite. I have always had a fondness for stories with injured heroes and age gaps.

Sebastien has led a pretty amazing life. He's got a wonderful family, a great acting
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 stars



I have been wanting to know more about Sebastien Barnes since the beginning. He’s the younger Barnes brother and a movie star. While his older brother stepped away from the limelight, Sebastien has been nothing but successful in it, he’s become quite the popular actor and even named Sexiest Man Alive! He can have any woman he wants and usually does, except the only one he’s always really wanted sees him as a friend and family. He’s had a crush on Marin, his older brother’s friend and f
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you let your heart make decisions, love can happen…

When I need to read a story that has emotional depth, with characters I can love and hate in equal measure, I can always count on this author. Marin and Sebastien’s story is the perfect example. I LOVED this latest installment of the Barnes Brothers series!

Sebastien and Marin are friends, fellow actors, and they feel the undercurrents of attraction between them. There is an age difference, agreed, which is highlighted a lot in the story and
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Anika
I really liked the premise of this story - an emotionally damaged, physically scarred man who was once almost physical perfection, getting together with the woman he has been in love with for years. Unfortunately to get to the HEA we had a heck of a lot of assumptions and misunderstandings right from the beginning primarily from and caused by the heroine.

Before the scarring he asks her out, they've known each other for more than ten years at this point and are supposed to be friends, she refuse
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Kim
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2016
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Pam
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is book four in the Barnes Brothers series and Sebastien’s story is as enjoyable as the others. I love this close knit family; you can feel the love and support they have for each other, yes even when they are fighting.

Sebastien is the youngest of the boys in the family, a bit spoiled and many will say he glides through life with ease and a superficial attitude. As a famous young actor, he is enjoying his life. That is until tragedy strikes leaving a good friend dead and his life in turmoil
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Sandy S
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 19, 2016

As one of the Barnes brothers, Sebastien has always felt blessed. Not only does he have an amazing family, but he’s become a Hollywood golden boy who has everything he’s ever wanted—with one exception. He’s had a thing for Marin since he was a kid, but when he finally summons the courage to ask her out, she turns him down. Marin is ready to settle down, she wants commitment and stability, and Sebastien is still too much of a playboy, caught up in
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Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

After reading One Of The Guys, I couldn't wait to step into another of Shiloh Walker's fictional worlds and get to know Sebastien and Marin. Ruined is part of the Barnes Brothers series but having never read any of the previous books, I still fell madly in love with the Barnes family. Now I can't wait to go back to the beginning and delve deeper into the sexy, broody Barnes men and the gorgeous head strong women that caught them.
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Christie72
Loved, loved this book! I wasn’t sure in the beginning if I was going to like, much less love, Sebastien. He seemed like the quintessential Hollywood playboy in the beginning, but he proved himself by the end. I absolutely adored him by the last page. Sebastien has a great family, great friends, and is living the dream as a Hollywood star. He’s been friends with Marin since they were young, and he’s had feelings for her for years. But, she’s ready for the future, and he’s living in the “now,” no ...more
Kassiah
4-1/2 stars.

Hollywood playboy Sebastien has always had a thing for Marin, but she rejects him when he finally makes a move. He lands himself in critical condition in the hospital after saving a woman who's being brutally attacked. Without his looks and charmed movie star life, he retreats. Marin isn't willing to let her friend go down without a fight, and along the way the two of them realize they both wanted the same thing all along--each other.

Ah, Shiloh Walker. I snap up every book of hers th
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Kini
Jul 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Started with some incredible heaviness that was a little surprising to me.
Solid read. I do love a tortured hero. The heaviness of the abuse story line was surprising. I don't think Sebastien ever fully dealt with that. I also felt like I would have liked some more back story on Marin and Seb and how they came to really care for each other. I would have preferred to have read more about the year he spent recovering that was off page.

There are a lot of secondary characters, some that have had bo
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Sabrina
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, ng
***ARC was provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

4 stars.

I'm a big fan of miss Walkers Paranormal books but this is my first 'non-para' one by her.
I liked this story immensely and even though it was the fourth in a series, I didn't feel uninformed at any time whilst reading it.
Sebastien and Marin are both famous actors yet the storyline doesn't suffer from the usual paparazzi/ stalker theme. It was amazingly well crafted and I will definitely add this to my collection!

As
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Linda
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sebastiens bright future with Hollywood imploded when disaster struck, now a year later hes still trying to pick himself up. Could his best friend be the one to help him heal?
Marin knows how much the terrible accident has cost her friend, but now shes got a chance to help him get back in the game again. What happens when feelings makes a difference between them?
Contemporary romance, feelings and smut in a great combo.
Disclaimer; I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Ava
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: goodread-2016
Hum, each book was about a brother but not the same style.
This one was a lot of things and quite surprising. Even if I was a bit bored around mid read I still like how it went. the build up.
This one just was a bit more center around this couple so I didn't have the time to question about the other brother, the laast one with his mystery.
About the heroin, at first, the word that came up in my mind was cougar but it was forgotten after a few seconds.
What else to say, it was for me a great roma
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Ellie
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I love some of it but there were also things that bothered me and some pet peeves of mine that made this just an OK read for me.
I still want to read Travis' story though. He appears the darkest and most haunted of the Barnes brothers and I'm curious what his romance could be.

Hannah
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC REVIEW TO COME
The_Book_Queen
Emotions, angst, and tension. Sexy. I'll definitely be back for more of the Barnes' men.

Full review to come.
Thuan
Dec 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Gosh. I loved Shiloh Walker's Vampire and swear that I'll become a fan of hers. Well, Ruined is the 4th book I've read from Mrs. Walker and sadly, it's the 3rd consecutive eh. I've come to realize perhaps I'm attracted to her prose but not her storytelling.

Two points that this book fell flat:

1. From the blurb, it makes it out as if Marin is supposed to heal Sebastien for the tragedy he suffered by opening up to him and offer him a second chance at love. Instead, what we have in this book is t

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Lyndi W.
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
*sigh* I have a serious problem with the Big Misunderstanding trope here. Since it's not even hinted at in the blurb, but I feel the desperate need to complain about it, I'm hiding it in a spoiler tag. But be forewarned that it's the biggest plot point of the whole book and takes up nearly half of the story.

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Betsy
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Characters: movie actors
World Building: set dynamics
Plot: friends to lovers (after long secret crush), big misunderstanding (ugh), overcoming trauma
Sex: medium
Read another: Yes

I have loved this series, which is emotionally darker than you'd think. I thought the way alcoholism was handled in this was disingenuous, though. I think it would be harder for someone drinking that much to just quit.

I want the Travis book now.
Kate Crowe
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Malatina1
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great series!

What great series , fell in love with the first book and stay that throughout this series . The Barnes brothers are worth your time.
iDreem2
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25 overall stars

Couple 4.0 (she had to drag him into the relationship too much)
Plot 4.0
Story 4.25
Sex 4.0
Series 4.5
Under the Covers Book Blog

I have been wanting to know more about Sebastien Barnes since the beginning. He's the younger Barnes brother and a movie star. While his older brother stepped away from the limelight, Sebastien has been nothing but successful in it, he's become quite the popular actor and even named Sexiest Man Alive! He can have any woman he wants and usually does, except the only one he's always really wanted sees him as a friend and family. He's had a crush on Marin, his older brother's friend and fellow act

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