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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
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published February 4th 2019 by JessicaRubenBooks, LLC
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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
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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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Syndi
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow! My first read by Miss Ruben and I am hungry for more. Warrior Undone is unique. It is romance. More like enemy to lover type of romance. I love love the chemistry explosive between Slade and Lauren. Miss Ruben done a good job creating this lively, fueled hate and love relationship.

Then there is some moral messages in Warrior Undone. Gender inequality, war, PTSD and politic. Miss ruben done well exposing these issues especially PTSD for veteran without being too dramatic. I like that. Other
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Chelé-----4 The Love of Books
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 love by
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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
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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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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! ...more
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
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. ...more
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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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 protecti
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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 Building)
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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!
JenMcJ
Oct 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e-books, ku
This book just didn't work for me compared to Light My Fire and the first two Vincent and Eve books. I almost DNF'd this one but I persevered just to see how much Lauren would put up with from Slade (hint: it's a lot and waaaaay too much) and to see more of Eve and Vincent.

I had so many issues with the one week these two spent together while the whole relationship was an abusive, dangerous as f*ck and out of control whirlwind of bad choices and even more red flags than I could handle watching a
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Sarah
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
full review to come
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 security
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Karen Mc
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing



WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Jessica Ruben has penned another heart-stopping and soul-slaying sensation!!! The perfect blend of romantic and real. WARRIOR UNDONE completely undid me, unraveling every piece of my military wife heart. I was UTTERLY MOVED, rendered bare, broken, breathless and bleeding, and oh did I love every moving minute. So WONDERFULLY WRECKED.




Told through a former military hero that has been to battle but still bears invisible scars and a strong and sweet heroine, Warrior Undone delve
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BookSmackedMel
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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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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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
I love romance books where the hero is military or former military. It just does it for me. And for many other readers as evidenced by the great number of military love stories out there for romance reader consumption. What made this one different for me was the depth and honesty with which the author wrote our hero, Slade, who suffers from severe PTSD. Now... I don't know a whole bunch about PTSD. Only what I have read or heard from others. That being said, Slade's struggle with this condition ...more
Michele
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Slade was the epitome of a damaged man. He had been pushing so much hurt and guilt down and ignoring it. I have not personally dealt with PTSD, but this seemed like a very realistic and gritty portrayal of it. It’s an ugly beast that has the potential to not only destroy the person’s life who suffers from it, but also the lives of those around them. Slade knew he was battling it but didn’t want to get help. Instead, he tried to keep his distance from those who he was afraid he could hurt like La ...more
Michelle Krystel
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. First I have to say how much it sickens me to see these good men who served our country risked there life night and day for us to live the way we do. And then when they can no longer serve and fight they are tossed aside like nothing which is unfair. These men are so good with amazing hearts. Warrior undone shows us how bad PTSD can be, it hurt my heart to see Slade go through all that. He's a ...more
Jean
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This book had everything I normally love in a book.....a broken military hero, a strong heroine, and a great storyline. I really did like it, but I struggled with it at some parts and sometimes felt disconnected from the characters. Overall though, it was really good and I see many, many of you loved it, so it could have just been me and my mindset at the time. You know how that goes sometimes.
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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 c
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Elle P. Golden
Nov 27, 2020 rated it liked it
A lot of potential.

I guess it just wasn't for me.
Slade and Lauren's story showed some serious stuff and it was very interesting to read. The story was well written and, as I said, it had a lot of potential.

But I couldn't connect with the main characters. It was hard to accept or justify their actions, and I don't think Slade's condition was all to blame, because even after he started seeking help, he made things here and there that made me cringe a little.

I was more interested in Vincent and Ev
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Maria11
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Touching story

A story of finding yourself with lots of bumps mistakes and drama. The story of the Vet finally getting help is so important and valuable in today’s society. We have so many Veterans who don’t and self medicate, take drugs, are violent and commit suicide. I am glad it didn’t end up like that. I am glad that love conquers all. God’s greatest gift is love.
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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Lucie Lu's Book Reviews
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arcs
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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Megb
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reads
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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Sarah N
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Warrior Undone by Jessica Ruben is raw, emotional, all consuming and utterly top notch. This book will touch your heart, stimulate you mind, and etch itself into your soul. Prepare yourself, I can promise you you’re not ready for the magnitude of Warrior Undone.

Slade has had to do unspeakably terrible things in the name of serving home and country. He knows there’s no removing the stain his deeds have left on his soul. After leaving his military life behind, Slade has resigned himself to a lone
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