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(Savages in Ruin #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  79 reviews
They say a single moment can change the course of your life.

Mine wasn't a moment, but a man.

We were wrong for each other in every way, yet it didn’t stop me from wanting him. The broody, arrogant rock star on the verge of self-destruction. His touch was electric, his wounded gaze burning me from the inside out.

He was perfectly imperfect.

Irresistibly tortured.

Utterly bro
Published April 5th 2019
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I finished reading this book last night in awe! I really loved Willow and the screwed up Wyatt Blue. I must say, today I’m still in wow of this book hangover. The build up was paced so good! The shock of the story and of the future events seriously made me cry. I’m still falling in love with these characters even after the book has ended.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's taken me a little while to write this review, but I needed to fully take in this twisty story. It's not dark, but it's emotionally raw. Jane's upcoming release is one that I will remember for a very long time. Blue has her blood, sweat, and tears in every word, and you can tell just from Wyatt's journey. The raw, painful rollercoaster this hot, insufferable rock star takes you on is nothing like I expected.

I thought I knew how this would play out. I thought I'd figured out the ending befor
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have no idea how to describe this book, I knew as soon as I read the prologue that this story was going to hit me right in the heart, and it did. Every beautiful poetic word spoke to me and all my emotions like nothing else. Depression and mental health are a big part of my life so Wyatt(blue) and Willow had My attention and empathy from the start. But this book is not what it seems it is very symbolic and full of hidden meanings. You will understand this when you read it.
It is such a haunting
Jennifer D.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book caught me a little off guard. I was not expecting it to be such an emotional ride. I thought it started out a little slow for me and took a little bit before it sunk it's teeth into me but when it did, I couldn't put it down. There is so much to Wyatt and Willow that you don't see coming. I am blown away with how their story turns out. I felt all the emotion right along with them and was a bit speechless when it was finished..This is the first book by Jane Anthony I have read and I am ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Blue (Wyatt) and Willow's story was such a freakin' roller coaster of emotions - from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. I admit to being slightly confused in parts, but by the time the ending came around, most of my questions had been answered. I would normally do a longer review, talk about the writing, the characters, etc. but since I absolutely refuse to spoil or ruin any tiny part of Blue, I'll just say that Blue is a step outside the usual rockstar romance. It's deeper, it's far m
B. C. Booklover
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How I loved this one, let me counts the ways that Jane Anthony had me locked down from start to finish with this surreal and amazing work of art disguised as a book. I couldn't stop reading it. She has obviously put her blood, sweat and tears into this unforgettable and creatively written masterpiece that tells the story of a broken man, Wyatt Blue, who drowns his sorrow in alcohol and finds life not worth living anymore. The past has taken away so much of the life he knew and the depths of desp ...more
Claudia Burgoa
Jane’s flawless prose grabbed my attention from the first page. It’s been a long time since I’ve read magic realism. If you’re a fan of that kind of literature this is the book for you!
Joy Westerfield
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just unbelievably wow! This book absolutely blew me away. This author took me on such an unexpected journey. I was captivated from beginning to end and totally fell in love with Blue and Willow. I never could have anticipated how this story would turn out. What a beautiful story of second chances that you never knew were possible. I can’t even fully describe how incredible this story is. This book also has all the feels like sadness, happiness, lust and even possibly love. Blue and Willow a ...more
Caroline Doig
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an amazing emotional story and this is by far the best rockstar romance I’ve read in a long time it was such a roller coaster ride of emotions and this is one story that will always be in the back of my mind and I will definitely be re reading this story again I only wish that could give it more than 5 plus ⭐ and this is Wyatt’s and Willow’s story. I’ll tell you what if you are looking for a mind blowing roller coaster ride of a rockstar romance then this is the book for you, it will ma ...more
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
The heart and the mind have one common goal, to keep us alive! The way they each go about it is different but in the end they have the same goal LIFE! Wyatt and Willows heart and mind are at war trying to keep them alive! It’s a war that takes you on a journey of twists, turns and heartbreak that will leave you breathless! I couldn’t put this book down and I can’t wait for more of this group! I love that this story was more then a rockstar romance it was a story of survival and finding your plac ...more
Toni Paul
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I was not expecting half of the twisted little journey this book took me on. The emotional journey of Wyatt and Willow was beautiful, sad, exciting, and amazing. By far one of the best books I have read this year
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blue is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel. Wyatt and Willow are both broken souls, their hearts and minds fighting to survive life. Their journey together is one filled with angst, turmoil, arousing heat, hope and love. There were so many surprising twists that kept me intrigued and invested in wanting so see where their journey would take them. Wyatt and Willow's story completely enraptured me and will stay with me long after the final page of this novel has been turned.
Amanda*Tears & Lipstick Smears Book Blog

Sometimes there’s books you get the opportunity to read and know—just know—there’s gonna be something special about it. There’s books that leave you speechless when you reach the end. Books that make it hard to catch your breathe, books that hold on to you long after you’ve turned the last page. There’s gonna be books that have you begging for a little more angst, a little more pain. A book that will have you staying up way past your bedtime so that you can get a few more minutes with these ama
Blue is book one in the Savages in Ruin series and oh it will Ruin you alright, but you are left speechless at the end! Wow that just blew my mind and so did not expect that! Savages in Ruin is a rock band, but this is so much more than a band. This is a story of how our body handles keeping us alive when tragedies occur till it is our time to enter the next journey of phase in our life. We all experience loss of a love or a life, but no two people handle this the same way when it comes to heali ...more
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS

Blue is the first novel that I've had the pleasure of reading from Jane Anthony. I felt that the book was written like a piece of music. With the main characters, Wyatt Blue and Willow as the harmony and melody where they come together to make a hauntingly beautiful song. Their song will stay with you long after it's done!

Wyatt and Willow's journey is so emotional and tortured, with their pain so openly raw. Individually they are broken but together they strengthen and heal one anot
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
By Jane Anthony
5 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I have been eagerly anticipating the release of this book from Jane Anthony – she is one of my favourite authors so I kind of knew I would be in for a good read and I was absolutely right! I was hooked from beginning to end! I was captivated just as I have been in the past by all of her books! I LOVE a rock star romance and this is probably one of my favourites that I have read. I also now have one awful book hangover
Stephanie Ditmore
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. This was such an emotional read, it blew me away, I couldn’t stop reading it, I was grabbed from the first page until the last. I can honestly say that I did not see the twist and turns coming in this story, but we never would’ve ended up where we did without them. Wyatt and Willow are so devoted to each other, one mind, one body, such a connection, soulmates from the first moment they met. Both Wyatt and Willow have their own battles ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow that was an absolutely fantastic story that I truly LOVED!!! I found myself lost in the story from the first word to the last! I read at night and I found myself playing that game that readers play when they read at bedtime-Just one more chapter, just one more chapter... and before I knew it, it was almost 3am and no matter how much I wanted to keep reading, I had to get some sleep. This book took me through all the feels!! Brace yourself for a surprise you will know when you read it, and th ...more
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is nothing like the other books I have read from this author and trust me that isn't a bad thing. This time we get her darkness. Yet that too isn't a bad thing. The intricate story telling of suicide attempts and mental illness, love and pain, reality and . . . While this may have been a difficult project for this author she doesn't pull any punches she just blows you out of the water. Her characters are complicated, their story one that can't be rushed. Wyatt is a tortured soul. The drinki ...more
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How can I review this mind blowing story of a romance between a rockstar and a waif that is so much more? They are soulmate whose love can transcend both time and space and heal as well as destroy their broken selves.

Wyatt Blue and his sister Frankie are children of a Rockstar legend who burned herself out too young with drugs. Wyatt is heading down a bad path with alcohol. He and his sister are the band Savages in Ruin with their good friends and on their way to getting their first Grammy. Unti
Bookmarks by Jasmina
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you believe in destiny?

This has been my first step into the world of Jane Anthony books and won't be the last 'cause she just bought me with this beautiful and heartbreaking story. As soon as I read first chapter I knew that this is going to be something I've never read before. This book was full of different kind emotions pouring from every page and my mind was racing hundred miles an hour wondering what will happen next.
Wyatt aka Blue was a rock star of Savages in Ruin band. Tattoos adorn a
Sassy Southern
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talk about keeping me on the edge of my seat! This book was intense from the very first page until the very last. Full of suspense, heartbreak, drama and mystery I was constantly trying to figure out Willow and how she just happened to be right where she needed to be in Wyatt's greatest time of need. The two were definitely broken, but the author kept you hooked trying to figure out what could have happened to cause them both so much pain.

I loved the chemistry between these characters and the f
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blue is an intense journey that had me feeling like I was taking a trip into the insane realm to be honest. Let me talk about that for a bit, because I don't want anyone to misconstrue what I'm trying to say. See, it wasn't so much that Wyatt was insane per se, because he wasn't, just that the pain that he was suffering from was palpable, so it came out of my kindle so sharply to punch me in the gut, and it simply took my breath away. Then there was Willow, who was something else herself. And I ...more
Tamara Harrington
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok, so I usually will read a book by Jane in one sitting but I have to tell you that I took a few days for this one purely because there is just soooooo much emotion that I just could not cope, like at all!!!
Wyatt and Willow...were to even start. Like for some reason even though Wyatt is not the nicest person, I feel his pain down to my soul. Willow is just such an unknown entity, like she blows me away!
I hate giving away anything in terms of spoilers so I'm not telling y'all anything except tha
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
People say don't judge a book by its cover, and seriously do NOT judge this book by the cover (although the cover IS to die for).

This story is so much more. From the get-go, Jane grabs your attention and with each passing pages, you keep stumbling down a world of mystery, emotions, hurts, angst that will just keep you guessing. You can feel the palpable connection between Wyatt and Willow and their push and pull relationship.

I'm quickly learning Wyatt Blue has two sides. Arrogant ass and sweethe
Nora Fresse
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I just love Jane Anthony’s stories. They pull every emotion out of me. Blue is such a gut wrenching, emotionally charged story and from the prologue I was hooked. That opening scene was so dramatic and intense. Wyatt Blue and Willow are 2 very complex characters, each with their own special brand of demons to deal with, including some mental health issues but their connection is undeniable. What they share is even deeper the physical realm.

I’m just blown away by the way Jane structured thi
Linda Soto
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Where to even begin? I'm not used to books hooking me from the first page. From the first paragraph, I knew that it was going to be a thrilling roller coaster ride of emotions, and boy is that putting it mildly.

Jane has a way with words that allows the reader to FEEL every emotion. She paints a scene so vividly, you can close your eyes, and you are IN that scene, feeling what the characters feel and seeing what they see. It's a talent that not many authors possess. It's been a long time s
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This deeply emotional romance about a troubled rock star and the mysterious, waif-like young woman he finds dripping wet and alone on a dark road is as is mind-bending as it is engrossing. Wyatt and Willow's connection is almost spiritual and their love for each other is awe-inspiring. The story touches on some difficult subjects - depression, substance abuse, and mental illness. This is not a lightweight story. The writing is simply awesome and the revelations at the end are stunning. I will be ...more
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
PHENOMENAL does not even begin to describe how mind blowing this book is! This author has outdone herself, taking you on a twisted journey deep in the hearts of these two tortured souls. You will feel all the angst of these two dripping off the pages, being torn apart but put back together better than they were before. There isn't enough words to describe Wyatt. Brooding, tortured rock star who is done with the whole scene. Enter Willow, definitely not the type you'd expect to get his attention, ...more
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a phenomenal read! I really loved and enjoyed this amazing story. Blue totally took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting this emotional story with a huge unexpected twist. My emotions were all over the place and I was blown away. I can't express how much I love these characters. Wyatt and Willow both feel lost in this crazy world and are trying to just feel alive. Wyatt and Willow are both flawed and broken but will the strong connection and love they have for each other be enough to get ...more
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Jane Anthony is an Amazon best-selling author of contemporary/erotic romance. She writes hot blue-collar dudes, raunchy rockstars, and fun feisty heroines. Her work is gritty and real and will have you cursing her name and begging for more. Jane gives a bit of herself and her quirky knowledge in each novel by incorporating her love of music through a book-specific playlist and adding things unique ...more