Target Audience: Mature Audiences
Characters: Thea Maloney, Gerard “General” Wyatt, Milton “Cole” Coleridge, Temperance “Tempe” Maloney, Lulu Carmichael, Granny Lu Carmichael, Blue Lu Carmichael, Eric “Carrefour” Severin, Luke “Sanctuary” Severin, Sam “Phoenix” Severin, Dr. Emile “Doc” Santos, Ava De La Cruz, Rick Radley, Rosalind “Ruby” Radley Rutherford/Scheherazade, Justin Wyatt, Irene Radley, Madison Severin Radley, J.D. Radley, Baron Samedi, Papa Legba
Synopsis: “You and he are fated to love. Nothing in this universe can stand between that kind of attraction. It crosses time, space and everything else in between… Love is a force of nature.”
The last thing Thea Maloney expects the day after her first love, Gerard Wyatt, is executed for a crime he didn’t commit, is a chance to travel to the 22nd Century to a place called the Haunted Hollow. There, time has splintered into hundreds of timelines and a savage ghost war has ravaged the planet. One man stands between what remains of the human race and extinction, a man known only as The General. A man who also happens to be another version of Gerard. Thea’s mission in this haunted place is to solve the riddle of the broken timelines and show the General the power of love before he makes a choice that will doom them all. But how do you convince a man who already thinks you’re the enemy and who’s known only horror his entire life that you’re his soul mate?
Raised in the trenches of the Great Ghost War, the General lives and breathes only one thing. Death. His enclave of ghost hunters and refugees is all that’s left of the human race and he will do anything to reverse humanity’s fate, even if it means rewriting history in a bold gambit to turn back time. What he doesn’t count on is the arrival of Thea Maloney, a woman who makes him feel things he’s never experienced before. He knows he should keep his distance from her, but it gets more difficult with each increasingly sensual encounter. Was she sent to seduce and spy on him, or worse, sabotage the enclave from the inside? Or could she be the one person who can save them all?
From steam punk to just plain steamy, this debut novel will have readers positively riveted. Tess Rider does a phenomenal job of hooking her audience & has no trouble reeling them in. Brimming with vivid detail and characters who will positively steal your heart, Bring Me to Ruin is one action-packed paranormal romance you won’t want to miss! This one gets two thumbs way, way up!
** This book was provided as an ARC in exchange for honest review. **