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In Ruins (Something More #1)

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She wanted to start again. To be someone---anyone---different . . .

Freedom. When Carleigh Stanger thought of college, that was the word that came to mind. Freedom from her unhappy home life. Freedom from high school mistakes. Freedom from the memory of that terrible morning. Only instead of bringing a sweet escape, Carleigh's first campus party traps her in the scornful ga
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Forever
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Candi~Dirty Laundry Review
I just have to say... In one of the best books I've ever read. Hands down. This book consumed me and left me craving more. I don't ever want Tuck and Carl's story to end. It's like I want weekly updates because I love them so much. And Tuck. OMG. He is now on my all time fav book boyfriend's list. He's perfection.
This story has EVERYTHING!!! In Ruins literally left me in ruins at times. I'm a sucker for those high school sweetheart romances that lead to college. College romances are o
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Danielle Pearls' debut novel, Normal was one of my top reads of 2015. I devoured every page into the early morning hours with blurry eyes and yawns. Highly anticipated would not even begin to cover how I felt waiting for In Ruins. I expected a lot going into this book, and it was delivered in spades. This is a fantastic romance with more steamy angst and emotion than I could have hoped for.

What should be an exciting time for any college freshman is anything but. Both Tucker and Carleigh need a
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Starting over at college is hard enough, but doing it while trying to avoid your ex..impossible. Carleigh and Tucker were friends for many years before they became more, but once they crossed that line everything changed. They were each others worlds and loved one another fiercely. But when a secret came out about Carleigh, it ruined them and they went there separate ways. Well, until the summer was over and College time came around. Now both Carl and T
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TITLE: In Ruins
SERIES: (Something More, #1)
AUTHOR: Danielle Pearl
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 32 | Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: October 4th, 2016

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In Ruins Not sure what the significance was with the Prologue, because personally I don't think the book needs it as it doesn't really lead anywhere. It's written in alternate POV's and jumps from 'Past to Present' smoothly which gives us all the background goodness into their budding friendship to later on an all consuming undeniable
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3.75 Stars

"I realize I don't want to escape him. I've never wanted to escape him."

In Ruins is an emotional, mature, complex storyline about high school lovers Tucker Green and Carleigh Stanger. The problems that ripped them apart and the journey back to each other. This was my first Danielle Pearl and as always with a new author I love seeing how they are able to weave the storytelling and make us feel something for the characters and this author did a great job at both.

Carleigh and Tucker loved
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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In Ruins by Danielle Pearl is a poignant, touching, and very raw emotional storyline of two former lovers getting back to that love and friendship that once tethered them together. Danielle Pearl beautifully and eloquently delivers a story that will pull reader’s heart to feel for her characters and in such allows readers like myself to see and understand both perspectives as secrets, truths, and lies are slowly unmasked and revealed. Wi
Sapete quei bei new adult che leggevamo all’inizio? Quelli che quando iniziavi a leggerli e non riuscivi a smettere fino a quando non eri arrivata alla fine? Ecco Ruin me è uno di quelli.
La storia ti coinvolge da subito Carleigh, detta Carl, è appena arrivata al college dove spera di ritrovare un po’ della serenità persa. In fondo il campus è enorme, non ci sono tante possibilità di incontrare Tucker, il suo ex fidanzato. Il destino, però, non è proprio gentile con lei e ci mette continuamente l
Lea ★
ARC kindly provided by social butterfly PR VIA Netgalley.

In Ruins is my first book by Danielle Pearl and I mostly enjoyed her characters and writing.
Actually her writing style is great.
The thing was, even though I liked the characters, I had hard time connecting to them.
I'm a sucker for second chance romance, and redemption in love so I was really eager to read it.
The story starts off great, but I felt like it got a bit diluted towards the end.
I will definitely check out more from Daniell
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below!Angsty and delicious! If you loved Normal and Okay like I did, you will love In Ruins! See full review on The Book Disciple
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“Ruin me ” è il primo capitolo della serie Something More di Danielle Pearl, un romanzo che non vedevo l’ora di leggere e che ho atteso con ansia e trepidazione e con infinita pazienza. E finalmente potrete leggerlo tutti perché arrivato proprio oggi in tutte le librerie e in offerta lancio su amazon a 0.99 centesimi.
Ho scoperto la pubblicazione del primo capitolo della duologia Something Moore sul Young Adult Reading Club di
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars!
Another new to me author that I loved.
This was really good. I thought the ending was a bit OTT but it still was a really good book.
I'm a sucker for best friends to lovers turned enemies to lovers. Haha!
Tucker was very sexy with his alpha growling self. Loved Carleigh too!! I haven't read the others in this series but I might one day soon:))
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
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I am a little bit torn about this one.

In Ruins by Danielle Pearl is the classical NA set in college, with a high dose of angst and over all a second chance romance. Story starts off with Carleigh and Tucker freshmen in college, stuck together in the same place and broken up for a few months. With alternating chapters between present and 1 year in the past, as well as MC-pov's, the reader learns how their relationship started and how it shattered them both when it finished.

But - big fat but comin
Incuriosita dalla trama, ho iniziato questa lettura con una certa aspettativa.
La storia prometteva bene, ma già dal secondo capitolo, ambientato nel passato tutto crolla.
Da quel capitolo si ripete il solito schema. Nei capitoli del presente lei si sente in colpa per come sono andate le cose con lui, lui invece si comporta da Ominide Geloso, in quelli del passato i due sono attratti l’uno d
Huh, I actually really liked this! Much better than the previous books Normal and Okay, apart maybe from the last part which was a bit out there. Still, this had the right amount of heartbreak, a tiny dose of angst and a lot of steam to make this really quite enjoyable.
MyMy (PunchDrunkLibrary)
This is my first read by this author and I am anxiously waiting for book 2 from this series already. In Ruins was very well written and the dialogue and chemistry between these characters are all so very real to me. This is a YA and the author delivered the emotional aspect of it very well in my opinion. We have to all remember during that age we feel everything 1000 times more and the choices we make or our assumptions of situations would never align to generations before us as appropriate. Wha ...more
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Thank you to Forever Romance for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

By now I've read many books in the New Adult genre, and I feel like I've experienced enough of both the good and bad to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. That said, I'm having a hard time deciding what I think about this book. On the one hand, I was fully engaged from beginning to end and had a hard time putting this one down! On the other hand, I felt a bit bogged down by the sheer length of the
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Carleigh (Carl) Stanger is looking for a new beginning. Freedom. That is what college will bring. She can start over. No longer carry the heavy baggage she once did in high school. This is until one night at a party she sets her eyes on the man who was once the love of her life, Tucker Green. He doesn’t look happy to see her. He looks disappointed. Disgusted. And all the pain and their past comes rushing back with what she did. But there’s also
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Carleight e Tucker in passato hanno avuto una storia, che a distanza di tempo non riescono ancora a dimenticare.
Lui è quello che combatte più rabbiosamente contro quel sentimento, cerca di respingerlo in tutti i modi, ma quando si ritrova davanti a Carl, cede quasi sempre per poi sputarle addosso il suo veleno.
Questa contrapposizione costante di ciò che lui vuole e che non dovrebbe volere, è stato il fattore che mi ha tenuta incollata alle pagine. Volevo scoprire il perché Tuck si compo
Alessia Silvestri
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stelle e mezzo ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ...more
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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NA ReviewMy Thoughts

In Ruins is the first in a new, new adult contemporary romance series by Danielle Pearl. The series is called the Something More series. I really enjoyed this one. It is told in dual narrative and jumps back and forth between multiple different time lines, so sometimes it was a little hard to keep track of the stories, but it was nice that we got to see the couples relationship throughout childhood, high school and
Jessica The Ink Spell
Sarebbe un tre e mezzo, ma arrotondiamo per eccesso.
Recensione in arrivo tra oggi e domani,
JG ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
This book may have just left me In Ruins, I loved it!

I’m not sure what initially drew me to this book. The cover is simply beautiful and understated. The story is an NA one, and another positive. The synopsis is suitably vague and made me wonder just what secrets lay inside this book. So, needless to say, my curiosity won out and I decided to give the book and Danielle Pearl a go.

What I found inside was a story with a complexity to rival the best of writers. From lost innocence to damaged future
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Two words: Tucker. Green.

I'm still swooing over his dirty talk. Honestly. "I'm going to F you so hard you won't be able to take a deep breath tomorrow without feeling me"/ "I'm going to c*me so deep inside you I'll still be there next week"/ ETC. Am I right??? But Tucker is so much more than a sexy, dirty-talking college athlete. He's sweet, thoughtful, protective, passionate...swooooon. We get to see a younger version of him through flahbacks, and I love the way we can see
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
About once a month I take a Sunday afternoon and devote myself to a Young Adult centered book. In Ruins had the oh so angsty heartache stamped all over it. I was more than pleasantly surprised by the writing and because of this, my interest in seeing the world through the eyes of eighteen year olds' was well rewarded. The story opens with Carleigh, our heroine, at 5, and really sets up the story to show the type of lifestyle that she’ll grow up with. She’s privileged, but that doesn’t mean life ...more
Aliaa El-Nashar
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
The premise of the story was really interesting. I liked the hidden secrets and the back and forth retellings on both ends with the added mystery. The writing was good, so was the dialogue.
However, what I really hated was Tucker. Past Tucker was this precious, sweet boy in love with a girl and so adoring. Current Tucker was an emotionally abusive jerk.
I liked that the author deliberately tackled an important issue with colleges these days, consent and boy talk, and how it might lead to letting
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I protagonisti di questo fantastico libro sono Carleigh (Carl la ragazza ahha) e Tucker. Lo so, lo so per noi italiani sono nomi al quanto strani e impronunciabili, all’inizio non capivo nemmeno se Carl fosse il ragazzo o la ragazza, ma in fondo chissene frega, sono stupendi e potevano anche chiamarsi cip e ciop e non avrebbe fatto alcuna differenza. I due sono ex fidanzati che si ritrovano ad andare nello stesso college e a seguire pu
Alice (Alice's Book Vault)
Oct 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Disclaimer: I received this novel in exchange for an honest review and this in no way affects my opinion of the book.

I was quite excited to read this novel as it sounded right up my alley. A past couple working through their problems to hopefully get back together? Sign me up. However, once I started reading this novel, I found it just got worse and worse.

The book switches narrative between Tucker and Carleigh. Not only that, but it also switches between the past and the present. I found this to
Book's Angels
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Carl e Tucker insieme sono stupefacenti nella loro reciproca fragilità di cercarsi e aver bisogno l’uno dell’altro continuamente. La storia vi sorprenderà con eventi che emergeranno in maniera del tutto inaspettata. Personaggi secondari diventeranno determinanti e metteranno seriamente a rischio - con “tinte gialle” - questo primo amore fatto di seconde possibilità. Vi faranno struggere e fremere, proprio come è successo a me, pagina d
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Danielle Pearl is the Amazon and iBooks best selling author of the Something More series. She lives in New Jersey with her three delicious children and ever-supportive husband, who--luckily--doesn't mind sharing her with an array of fictional men. She did a brief stint at Boston University and worked in marketing before publishing her debut novel, Normal. She writes mature Young Adult and New Adul ...more
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