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The Precious Ruby

(The Precious Trilogy #1)

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I’ve experienced more pain and torment than most do in a lifetime. My scars run deep, and even though my wounds are healed, the agony remains.

Courage doesn’t come cheap, but I can no longer live a life in chains, filled with nothing but abuse and heartache.

So…I run and manage to start a new life—a new beginning. That’s when I meet Alex, a rich playboy and notorious womani
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 182 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
This was a disturbing story but I'm glad that Louise found her strength and showed Matt.
Nikki Brackett
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This debut novel was a great start to a career in writing. The passion that's poured out through the words and pages in this book clearly shows how passionate the Author is. With every debut it's a risky start because the readers have never heard of you so you are basically terrified to put your words out there but I am so glad C Renee did and can't wait to watch the story as well her, the author, grow in the future.

The Precious Ruby is sorta like your typical rich boy meets average girl romanc
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BookLover (Brooke)
Jan 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF The sample was enough. The tense is all over the place making this near impossible to read.

Basic grammar errors, for example. Then, instead of than.

"His height isn't as tall as Rover's but he is shorter then Matt..."

If you're using celebrity names at least spell them correctly. Elves Presley? Marylyn Monroe?
No excuse.
Mhy Gerona Guray
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
WTF did I just read? OMG.
Bloggers From Down Under
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**arc received for honest review**


** Reviewed by Mel from Bloggers From Down Under**


This review is really hard to write as it is the authors 1st book and we hate writing bad reviews but we will always remain true to our blog and give our honest opinion and it is just that our opinion.


Lou is from an abusive relationship or has been in one for the past 3 years her boyfriend Matt is the president of a biker club after he was forced to kill his father and take over.


Lou escapes after she was ran off

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Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying this is a debut novel. The Precious Ruby has a great storyline but was really slow in some parts of the book. But very much worth reading.

Louise has been through a lot putting up with her abusive cheating MC boyfriend Matt. She finally finds the courage to escape him. Her first call is to her parents but their numbers are not in service. Her best friend that she lost contact with because of Matt is her saving grace. With Steph’s help she manages to get her life back. But c
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Bonnie  Barrett
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story will make you think about life!

Being this authors first novel, i thought it was an awesome job! The story is of a girl that has to fight for everything, for survival. I didn't think the story would end the way it did. I highly recommend this book!
Caz
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I went in blind with this book and it's the first book by C Renee and for a debut it was a really great story and I was very surprised how hooked into the book I got from the start.

What a great start to a trilogy it really set the tone, and really built up the characters storylines and got in to the heart of the story.

I really liked Louise, for what she was going through and went through she was one tough cookie and did things that she thought was best for everyone else and not herself which rea
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Samantha Miller
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book FREE from C. Renee in a giveaway. It was really tough me me to get into this book. I picked it up and put it down maybe 10 times within the first 4 chapters. During the last attempt I sat down in a quite area and told myself that if I could not get to chapter 6 without putting it back down then I wasn't likely to finish it. Then I got hooked. Maybe due to personal reasons I felt overwhelmed by the book or maybe I was just not into that portion since some areas of the book ar ...more
Louise
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
A friend recommended me to this author and series and going off of her recommendation I was happy to read. BUT I find myself torn. On the one hand I really can see the potential, the plot is a good one, there are all the elements for a fantastic story, however, things to me read hiddledy piggledy and I found myself tiring at the same time. On the other hand I find myself wanting to read more to find out where the story is leading.

I can see, literally see, where the author is going with this stor
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Katherine DiLauro
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This book will take you on an emotional journey. Louise has had a tough life. Her relationship with Matt is extremely toxic. Matt is an abusive cheater and also in an MC. One day she finally has enough courage to run. She tries to reach out to her parents and sadly the number is no longer in service. She reaches out to Steph who is her best friend prior to her relationship with Matt. Louise starts to get her life back on track but she always has that constant worry that Matt is going to come bac ...more
Jessica71208
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story we have Louise and Alex with some Matt mixed in. I really enjoyed reading this book and found that it hooked me in right at the beginning. I feel like Louise is a character I could totally relate to. I feel like her character did a really good job of portraying what an average woman in her situation window film in a transformation that she made. The only reason I gave this book a four-star is because I felt like some of the parts were a bit drawn out and I'm not a huge fan of cliffhan ...more
Kelsey
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy heck.

This was one heck of a roller coaster ride, and I'm not even sure where to begin!

I went into THE PRECIOUS RUBY only knowing what the synopsis says, and knowing that this was C. Renee's debut novel. The low down of this novel is that main character, Louise, is the girlfriend of an MC Lord. She's had a rough life from his physical attacks, and loveless relationship to bossing her about with his buddies around. When Louise gets the chance to escape from Matt, she takes it, and runs with
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Janet McKale
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Reading

I really liked this book. This does end with a cliffhanger, but it is so good you will want to know what happens next. Louise (Lou) met Matt while out one night with the girls. It was a whirlwind romance. Matt changed when he inherited the presidency of the Bloody Eagles MC club when his dad died. After things got really bad Lou escapes. There are so many twists and turns it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Terra Reads
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
This was the first motorcycle club book that I've read and let me say that at first I was worried about how I was going to like it. I've never been into violence in books and I've never been one to want to read about MC gangs. To be 100% honest. But once I started reading The Precious Ruby it became very hard for me to put down. From all the twists and turns that were happening in Louise's life, I loved how things were evolving. This is the author's debut novel and for a debut I have to say that ...more
Debbie
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For a action suspenseful filled bad mc and a lady in need of help read here.

I cried moaned and cheered her on. This is a bad @@@ book filled with an emotion journey of hope. The love is there but evil is present too. Can't wait to read the next story. This is an amazing start for the author. I can't wait to see where she tracks our characters. Check this out today if you like intense reads.
Sara
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Mandy Spencer
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great start to a trilogy, I loved the characters, plot and the length of the book. I cannot wait to start the next one!
DarkRaven Reviews
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome start to a fantastic series
Becky
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story and shows very emotional subject
Claire Williams
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow! What a journey C Renee has put me on reading her debut novel ‘The Precious Ruby’.
This is my first book in this MC genre and certainly won’t be the last. The story had a very creative plot with lots of twists and turns. An emotional rollercoaster that will shock and pull at the heart strings all in one!
Tracy Sargeant
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a good book and full of action. Louise has been in an abusive relationship for years with a Bike Gang leader. She escapes and starts to try to lead a normal life again, gets a good job and meets Alex. She isn't sure she's ready to date again, but then things go bad for Louise.
I felt it was a little unbelievable the connection that Alex and Louise talk about with each other after only spending half a date together. But other than that I enjoyed the action and drama in the book and will r
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Tracie Johnson
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Badass biker that starts as sweet as hell! Time changes him & his relationship with Lou. Not the typical book where the hottie biker is all seduction & love towards his leading lady. You'll learn her past that's ugly and awful with her MC hottie & you'll wish he were 6 feet under. Great debut novel & can't wait for the next part!
Minor issues with grammar etc, but not enough to really cause as issue with the storyline.
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Carrie K-Ski
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This debut novel for Ms. Renee was gifted to me and I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review.

This is not your typical romance novel which I'm fine with; I enjoy stories that have twists, drama, and real life issues. At first this was hard for me to read since I myself was once in an abusive relationship. I could relate with Louse.

There were errors but not many and it didn't take away from the story. This read will take you on an emotional rollercoaster as Louise moves from her abusive relation
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Mackenzie Bibliophile
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Debut Novel status! I am giving The Precious Ruby a solid 4 stars. Overall I love this story. It’s unique and different that a lot that I have read. The main character has made certain choices in her life that may not have been the wisest and that has left her in a serious situation. Her life is a major cross road on what she should do because of these choices. I thoroughly enjoyed going along with her for the ride. At times I felt that the story seemed to take a while to get to a certain point, ...more
Michelle Biggerstaff
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I normally don't read this type of book, because I'm not a fan of abuse, but once I realized that she was trying to get out of the relationship, I started rooting for Louise. Seemed like nothing she did was right, in her boyfriend's (Matt) eyes. So, when she had the chance, she left.

Thinking that she was safely getting away, she tried to catch her breath, and she's in a very serious accident. She comes to, finally, and is told what happened. After being released from the hospital, she reconnects
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Chasidy
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Debut novel from C Renee and I loved every moment of it.

Matt wasn’t always a jerk, but he slowly changed. Louise, tired of being in the abusive relationship makes her escape one night and Matt runs her off the road. Moments before she goes unconscious, she sees a pair of eyes that she won't forget. Louise wakes disoriented in the hospital with no where to go. She calls Stephanie, her best friend who she hasn't seen or spoken to in quite some time. Stephanie takes her in to help her heal and get
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Elizabeth
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I hated the ending. Absolutely hated it because now I'm going to have to buy the second book and its probably going to end with a cliffhanger ending too damn it. Excluding the ending, it was a great book and I truly can't wait to read more of this series and the author.
Michelle
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
25 year old Louise has had a rough life. She decides it's time to leave her cheating abusive boyfriend. After escaping she ends up in a car accident then calls a friend from her past for help. That's when she meets Alex and was instantly attracted to him. This was a good book full of suspense, action heartbreak and love. This is C. Renee's debut novel and it was pretty good. There were twists and turns that left me wanting to read more and it didn't help that this book ends in a cliffhanger. I'm ...more
Marsha
Jan 10, 2017 rated it liked it
The Precious Ruby by C. Renee I found to be quick and enjoyable read. This book is part one of trilogy and ends in a huge cliff hanger. The book has violence and BDSM content. I would have enjoyed this book more if it had been a complete story and not a cliffhanger. I would have read the next book without the cliffhanger. I really enjoyed the main characters Alex and Lou. The book centers on Lou leaving a bad relationship and it was enjoyable to watch her grow and find herself.
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C. Renee is a new author to town; Australian born and bred, she loves reading and writing romance novels and when she doesn’t have her head in the books, C. Renee spends quality time with her fiancé.
Through her love of writing she hopes to inspire her readers and to one day travel the world.

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The Precious Trilogy (3 books)
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