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From Amazon Bestselling Author Jessica Ruben comes the latest Contemporary/New Adult Romance....

I have no intention of finding happily-ever-after.
At least, not anymore.

Fighting for my country was an honor,
returning home is a curse.

My demons need to be fed.
How else can a shattered man stay afloat?

When a wild night in Las Vegas with the sexiest woman I've ever met turns into
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Published February 4th 2019
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Wordsmith Publicity)

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Slade McCormack grew up in Virginia, and then spent ten years as a navy SEAL. He returns home trying to ease back into the real world after leaving the military. He comes back to nothing. He's alone and too in his head. He suffers from severe PTSD, and his memories from war felt crippling. He's assaulted daily by nightmares and flashbacks, and struggles to maintain his day to day life. He's working to stay afloat, and then he's offered a job that bec
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Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦



“Some hearts are full of gratitude and joy, eager to make the earth a better place. My heart? It’s disfigured, and it can no longer be trusted.”


After I finished Jessica Ruben’s debut series Vincent & Eve, I had high hopes for Warrior Undone. I know the intelligent, compelling and emotionally driven story telling Jessica has produced in the past, but… wow…. I am literally speechless after this powerful, heart racing and breathtaking story. I first met Slade when reading Vincent & Eve
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Chele'
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I literally just stood up and started a slow clap after finishing Warrior Undone. *WOW* Bravo Jessica Ruben! I am utterly wrecked, speechless and stunned after this story.

I have to admit, I wasn't quite sure what to expect after Vincent & Eve's series.......which was my top series last year so my expectations were extremely high. Warrior Undone is completely different and in some ways, dare I say......I loved it even more! Why? Because Slade's story comes through as such a pure labor of lov
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Kahea
***4 Stars***

Hello Whiplash!

Total. Intense. Whiplash. From the very beginning and that intensity doesn’t let up until the very end. Saying this one is a roller coaster is an understatement. It’s kind of like a roller coaster caught up in a tornado. But the crazy was addicting and kept me turning the pages until the very end.

Here’s the thing about Slade and Lauren, I liked them, I really, really liked them, but damn did they try me on all kinds of levels. They are both really good people with r
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Carla Bulian
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
3,7. O enredo foi muito bom, mas não gostei nem um pouco da personagem principal, vazia! Ao contrário do personagem principal, perfeito.
Achei uma pena a história dele ser contada com uma parceira tão insossa!
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
The minute I read Jessica Ruben's Warrior Undone I was hooked. I thought Slade and Lauren were sexy, intense and very addicting. This story was so heartbreaking and emotional but ultimately uplifting. Slade and Lauren were raw, real and provocative. I thought this story was fantastic!!

In Warrior Undone, I particularly loved the author's honest depiction of Slade, a combat veteran struggling with PTSD and survivor's guilt after the death of his friend and teammate. His sadness and vulnerability c
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Happily Mary After
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-february
Love this sexy and moving love story about a former soldier with PTSD. Rec to follow on Frolic closer to publication date.
Sarah
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-arc-reads
I absolutely devoured this book. I tried putting it down, and just couldn't. J Ruben wrote a perfect story of a broken veteran and a strong, independent heroine. It was exhilarating, breathtaking, and all-consuming.

I first met Slade in Vincent & Eve's series, which I loved so much that I wasn't sure how I would feel about Slade's story. But this man stole my heart!!!! He is so beautifully broken. He is all Alpha-male and I am HERE.FOR.IT. The muscles, the confidence, the possessive and prot
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Amber- Leave Me Alone I'm Reading
So, I LOVED the Vincent and Eve series. When I finished, I immediately messaged Jessica and told her I NEEDED Slade! I fell for him before I ever even had his book! His story is emotional and hard sometimes, but it’s sweet too. Those strong, broken heroes just do me in every time! I really, really enjoyed this book. I only wish it was longer and that we maybe got a little more time towards the end. I would’ve liked to see more of Slade and Lauren working though their issues together. But still, ...more
Tzelina
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars! Actually this was an amazing book!! I wasn't expecting anything else after reading Eve's and Vincent tale!! It's a story that struggles with very emotional and important matters such as PSTD, drugs and death!! For me it was emotional, beautiful, breathtaking read !! Surely it was a remarkable story and I totally recommend it!
The Book Bee
REVIEW: DNF

Well, darnit. The cover worked. The synopsis worked. But man, the writing and characters just didn't work for me. Many different factors and scenarios came into play determining if I was going to continue on with this book, or if I was just going to call it quits. DNF'ing this book wasn't an easy decision because I wanted to desperately read it, but it didn't work for me for so many reasons. I quit around 35% and then skimmed the remaining of the book, but focused on a few parts that
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Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
Outstanding book! Well written depiction of PTSD. This book really hit home for me. I was rooting for Slade and Lauren since they were introduced in the Vincent & Eve trilogy.
Warrior Undone tackles real life issues that so many veterans and their families face on a daily basis. I can’t recommend this read enough.
~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters~ 5/5
Secondary Characters~ 5/5
The Feels~ 5/5
Pacing~ 5/5
Addictiveness~5/5
Theme or Tone~ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 5/5
Backdrop (World Build
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Stephanie
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Ruben has wow’d us again! Warrior Undone is the standalone spin-off from the Vincent & Eve series. It features Slade and Lauren. It is emotional, intense, and full of angst. The burn is slow as the story builds up. Like a roller-coaster our ride is wild with ups, downs and a few crazy turns.

Slade is a complex man. He is dominant and direct. As a Navy SEAL his life was full of control and adrenaline. When Vincent Borignone, Slade’s best friend, offers him an opportunity to head secur
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Lucie Lu's Book Reviews
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites
There is just not enough stars!!

OK, so I think it’s safe to say that every book Jessica Ruben writes is going to instantly become my favourite read of the year.

It happened with the Vincent and Eve series, and now with Warrior Undone.

Last year Jessica’s debut series Vincent and Eve took the top spot for Best Read of the Year for me and has become one of my all-time favourites. I couldn’t wait to see what the author had up her sleeve for us next, so you can probably imagine how excited I was whe
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Paperback Princess
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!!

I absolutely loved her debut series Vincent and Eve...so when she revealed she was writing a standalone I all but jumped out of my skin wanting to read it and yessssss ..Jessica Ruben did not disappoint!!! Omg I loved this book so much...Slade McCormak is failing at dealing with his PTSD from being Navy Seal and seeing more than his fair share of bad things while in Afghanistan. Now back in the civilian world he meets Lauren at a wedding and there’s instant chemistry and a huge connec
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Jo
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply beautiful!

From start to end, I was addicted to Jessica's words as I have been before and I felt like I was right there; involved in Slade and Lauren's story - the beautiful parts, the ugly parts and everything in between.

Writing about life post-military cannot be easy. It's not an easy subject and this was oh so real to read about. My heart continually went out to Slade and his difficulties in resuming what most would class a "normal" life.

His daily struggles became more noticeable to L
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Megb
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whoa. That was way more than I ever expected out of this book!

Slade is an ex Navy SEAL who is struggling to keep his head above water some days. He runs a security company that he and some buddies from the military started. They do the security for The Mile which is a casino Vincent built.

Lauren lives in LA and works as a legal secretary. She is living the mundane day to day wishing she could find love with a man who doesn’t just want her as his arm candy. All of her friends are marrying for m
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Lauren Runow
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
PTSD is real and Ms Ruben nailed it with this one!!! This book had me dying to read more. I hurt for Slade and all he’s been through! Everyone needs that one person and watching him find his person was a journey I’ll never forget! Get ready for an emotional tale of survival and moving on with your life the only way you know how.
Nicolette Eyssen
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Warrior Undone
by Jessica Ruben

This book came to me at just the right time.
I could not put it down. Slade and Lauren were the perfect combination of chaos.

I wasn’t really sure what to expect after the Vincent & Eve series because hello, Vincent. It was just perfection and I feel like Jessica took it to the next level. I almost want to say I love it more but I’m not sure that’s fair to Vincent.

Slade is so perfectly broken that I longed to hear how his story would turn out. The way the boo
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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
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Gonewiththeromance
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book! Jessica Ruben is definitely super talented new author who keeps surprising us readers with her captivating writing and complex heroines and heroes. Warrior Undone was fast paced book with amazing plot and perfectly damaged hero. Slade was everything I loved in ex military characters , with hilarious side and enormous amount of hotness❤

Perfect solution for chilly winter night!
Highly recommended!
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❤~🌟~❤ 4.5 BEAUTIFULLY TORTUROUS STARS! ❤~🌟~❤

“My heart is at war.”

ELECTRIFYING. TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL. SOUL-CONSUMING. HEART-SHATTERING. AWE-INSPIRING! These are just a few of the catchphrases that come to mind when I try to encapsulate the epic journey that Jessica Rubens takes us on in WARRIOR UNDONE.

THE PREMISE:
The hero of this gloriously penned, POWERFULLY EMOTIONAL tale is Slade, a former Navy SEAL who is wrestling with dark demons after 12 years of hard combat. With
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Three Chicks
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes


I loved Jessica Ruben’s Vincent and Eve series and was excited to find out that she was writing another book, based on a character from this series. I immediately became a fan of Ms. Ruben’s after reading this series. Her writing just sucks you in and Warrior Undone was no different/

Lauren is in Vegas for her friend’s Bachelorette party. The last person she ever expected to see was Slade, the guy she spent one hot, passionate and amazing night with, after her friend E
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BookSmacked
Feb 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Warrior Undone is a stand-alone romance that is a spinoff from Jessica Ruben's series Vincent and Eve which I loved and if you haven't read it, its a definite must read if you ask me.

Now this book is about Slade and Lauren who we met in the Vincent and Eve series. This book deals with PTSD and the affect it can have. Jessica definitely gives us some very raw and often times heartbreaking moments throughout this book.

I found myself bouncing back and forth between how I wanted the characters to
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Sandy Blushing Babes Are Up All Night
Warrior Undone
**5.00 Intense STARS**

Lauren is a woman who tries to make her parents proud. Her boss drives her crazy but she is diligent about her work. Her friends, excluding Eve Borignone, share her culture and ethnicity. However, Lauren's priorities are no longer designer clothes, partying and snaring a rich husband. Her heart yearns for something more.

Slade is alone. No matter that his fellow soldiers are around him, he is alone. No matter how many at the gym, he is alone. No matter how ma
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Jacquie
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Ruben has done it, yet AGAIN! This time, she portrays what feels like the INSANELY realistic emotions and effects of PTSD....and OMGAWD, what an INCREDIBLE journey it is! My heart is ALLLLLLL kinds of twisted and torn! But it was sooooooo worth every single tear, rant and rave (and heart-felt sigh!) I experienced throughout this gut-wrenchingly REAL story.

My emotions went on an INTENSE roller coaster ride from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, all the while praying that Slade a
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BookShelfMuse
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I believe what Jessica's accomplished here with Warrior Undone is nothing short of perfection. She genuinely brings to the forefront the very true and ugly reality of PTSD wrapped up in a unique love story.She's done it in a way that forces you out of your comfort zone and asks of you to take a journey into the minds and hearts of not only those directly affected by its dark reality, but also those on the periphery.I love Slade. I actually found him brutally raw and vulnerable. For someone so ph ...more
Suzanne
Once again, Jessica Ruben gives us a mind blowing story that hits you hard with the raw emotions and realistic story. I think that is what I absolutely adore about her stories, is that it feels like real life and that it is real life issues involved. Lauren and Slade intrigued me from Vincent and Eve’s stories and seeing them unfold was raw and powerful but also so heartbreaking. The connection is very evident from the start and omg the feels! Lauren has been through a lot and there were times s ...more
L. Powell
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren and Slade... wow!
What a story these two had, and what a rollercoaster of emotion they put me through.
I don’t want to give too much away and spoil anything but the way in which their love unfolded was brilliant.
I gave this book 5 stars because the way that Jessica Ruben writes about PTSD and what both sides go through is phenomenal. Hot, steamy, heartfelt and raw, Warrior Undone had me hoping that Lauren and Slade got their happy ending... and the fact that Eve and Vincent were in this
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K.S. Rochell
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
6 BEAUTIFULLY BRILLIANT HEART BLEEDING STARS"
This book was INTOXICATING , HIGHLY-ADDICTIVE this book was masterfully, woven Jessica has became one of my top one-click authors her words are powerful...

This story broke me and took me on a rollercoaster of emotions.. the hero in this story Slade is a complex character. He's sexy, intense, and flawed, tortured, damaged and has a soul full of secrets. You can’t help but root for his his chemistry with Lauren is tantalizing. They just have this tangi
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