• In Ruins

  • A Black Falls High Novel, Book 1
  • By: K.G. Reuss
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He was my best friend before he was my enemy.

I’m a nobody at Black Falls High.

When the school’s mean queen forces me to my knees in front of the student body, everything changes.

Now, I’m back on my former best friend’s radar.

And this time, he has his new crew and “no” isn’t part of their vocabulary.

When a night out puts me in a compromising position, I’m at their mercy. If they don’t keep my secret, it could destroy more than my friendship.

They own me.

And my former best friend is making it his mission to ruin me.

But not if I ruin them first.

In Ruins is a #whychoose romance with four hot-as-fire guys. Due to dark content, this audiobook is recommended for 18 and older.

©2020 K.G. Reuss (P)2020 K.G. Reuss

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Awesome Story & Narration🎧 Captivating & Intense!

Wow, this is a dark and twisted bully romance, it is high in angst and it got under my skin at times but I found the story so mesmerizing that I could not put the book down. K.G. Reuss is a gifted author, I enjoyed her writing style, she created interesting and complex characters and storylines. Fox and Rosie lived next door to each other since they were kids, they were best of friends, until Fox abruptly ended their friendship. They both attend the same H.S. Fox is one of the most popular, he and his friends, Cole, Enzo and Ethan practically rule the school. Rosie was not part of the “in” crowd, she blended into the background. But somehow she finds herself falling on radar of the most popular kids in school, first the mean girls lead by Juliet go after her. Then her torment is brought up to another level when Fox and his cronies choose her for their next conquest. The author does an amazing job building up the characters and their relationships, including Fox and his friends. She gives you enough details for the moment but holds back enough making you want to know more and wonder what the deal with them, as well as with Fox. Rosie is the only one we really get to know, I was rooting for her the entire book and was happy to see her grow as a person. This is a great reverse harem bully romance, the story is cleverly plotted with plenty of drama, angst, twists and turns, heartfelt and emotional moments, some thrilling ones too and sexual tension that is through roof. This book may take you out of your comfort zone at times but stick with it because it is so worth it. K.G. Reuss, thank you for this awesome book and for the emotional rollercoaster ride. I loved the ending and am looking forward to what comes next in this series, I hope it comes out on audio soon.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Sarah Puckett is a talented narrator and versatile voice artist. She covers the roles for all the characters, gives each their own distinct voice which makes it easy to follow along and tell who is who. Her portrayal of the characters is spot on, she grasps their personality as well as their attitude, making them sound just as I am picturing them to sound. You could hear how much heart she puts into her work as she captures the characters emotions and projects them into her performance. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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Bully Reverse Harem

I've read a couple bully romances before and enjoyed them, but this one was just not for me. Take away the extent of the bullying, and I probably would have liked it. There was a point in the middle where all the guys were kinda likable, but between the beginning, and the truths revealed at the end, it's just not something I'd continue reading. For me, the guys left too bad of a taste in my mouth, and I don't think anything could redeem them for me. Those last couple chapters were just too far, unfortunately. Maybe if it had ended at a different spot in the story, it wouldn't have left that impression.

As for the narration, she did a good job for the content. I've listened to other content by her before and always enjoyed it. I think she voiced each character well and there was a distinct voice for each. She was always spoke clearly, at a good pace, and was easy to understand.

Quick & Dirty Details:
- High School Bully Romance
- Reverse Harem
- Contemporary
- Second-chance romance
- Friends to enemies to lovers
- Steamy: Fast Burn

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Blackmailed by the Bad Boys!!

Rosalie and Fox used to be best friends when they were younger, something happened now Fox hates her. Rosie is badly bullied by the cool girls at the school aka Fox's girlfriend. One day something changes and Fox actually prevents some bullying. Rosie thinks this might be an opening to discuss their history but that is not the case. Fox, Ethan, Cole & Enzo use a situation at a party to blackmail Rosie. Rosie must agree to all of the boys demands or Fox will send a compromising video to the world. This is a RH and there are some HAWT sexual scenes. Rosie gets to know each other boys through their blackmail scheme and begins to care for them. She even gets Fox to open up about what happened to make him hate her. Everything is going great and Rosie is ready to commit to guys for real, when something happens to change everything. This books does end on a cliff hanger. Rosie goes from a "weak" nerd into a strong female that actually stands up for herself in this book. I can't wait for book 2. Sarah is amazing, as always. I will pretty much read anything narrated by Sarah. I believe this is my first book by KG Reuss. I did love the darker elements of this book and how strong the h turned out to be. The boys were freakin' hot too. #AudioObsessionReviewer

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Intrigued

At first I really wasn’t into the story. The MC was whiny but I figured out that it was the narrator portraying her like that. After I got pst that the story line picked up and the MC became spunkier. Interested to see what happens in book two!

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Wtf Cliffhanger 😡

I usually won’t get a book unless all of them are released but I didn’t know it was a series I am so mad I freaking hate cliffhangers. When is the next one coming out ????????

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One of my favorite stories ever!!!!!!!!!

Ok I have read a lot of HR books and this one is at the top of my list.

This story once you are done with all 4 books has so much character growth and detail that I feel in love with them. And I can’t wait to see what the horseman get up to next!!!

K G Reuss is a wonderful author. I have read everything by her that I can get my hands on. She does write a little dark. So if you don’t like being in the dark her books might not be for you. IMO! So go to her website and look at her trigger warnings before starting a series.

Just remember that if you can handle the dark come on over we have cookies!!!

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no just no

throughout this entire series this girl says " maybe we need space" " ill die if they leave me" I've loved them forever" then but I'm going to pretend to date the guy who date rape drugged me" I need a weekend away then just call me if u need me to come sleep next to you" it's extreamly frustrating!!!! not even some 10th grade drama would be this dumb!!!! one guy has a drug problem but there all ok with him smoking weed with them its just so very unbelievable and dumb....

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I love this book!!

Holy crap, this audiobook is AMAZING!!

I love this series so damn much, and hearing the story this way always hits different and makes you fall in love all over again.

Black Falls High is just a series you have to read/listen to yourself, go do it now!

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Enjoyable

This is hard…. I really liked the audiobook and enjoyed the story and interaction between the main characters but it was so hard to have to have the main female character get beat down by the mean girls and the easy way she doesn’t let the guys explain but everyone else can say what they want…. Her back bone is backwards! But I can’t wait to hear more in the next book.

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Interesting

Crazy Plot twist was edge of my seat while listening to i!! Can’t wait to hear more get the next book audio!!

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  • Babs
  • 03-14-22

Broken 💔 Who needs friends like this

Rosie is weak and allows the four boys and the whole school to walk all over her. Fox used to be her best friend until he dropped her one day after losing a parent and Rosie never knew why. The four boys want her to be at their service, doing whatever they please with her.
If she valued her friendship with Jamie she would have told her the truth. Jamie even asks her what happening and offers to help her. Jamie is wise and tries to encourage her friend to pursue her music. Rosie knows they video her but still allows them to touch her. I'm hoping with time Rose Bud will develop a backbone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-21

Ok story, but I didn't like the FMC

A strong FMC is very important to me in these kind of stories. Unfortunately, the FMC in this story is extremely pathetic, naive and weak. It doesn't take much to coerce her into sex or sexual favours. She is a virgin who very easily gets turned on by very unhealthy behavior. She is easy to shame, bully and black mail, she doesn't put up much of a fight. She just lets it happen to get it over with. Sometimes she will argue a little but that's it...

However, this type of FMC confuses me because most of her thoughts says she doesn't want what they are doing and so does her words, but her actions says she does...
She grows a little stronger throughout the story.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 03-11-21

Sweet to Bully to cheering!

This bully romance has you cheering, gasping and getting a bit 🔥! The bullying isn’t as bad as others but you will definitely finish this one wanting the next!!

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  • inga
  • 03-02-21

Couldn’t rate this book anything less than top marks

I received a free audio copy of this book directly from the author for an honest review.

I actually took me a while to come round to listening to this and holy hell I wish I’d gotten to it sooner it’s fantastic! The characters are so beautifully crafted and interesting. They intertwine amazingly and the overall plot is so interesting. Once the first book finished I literally jumped onto the kindle version of book 2 and 3 which I never do! Now eagerly awaiting book 4. Honestly I couldn’t rate this book anything less than a 5. Sarah Puckett once again does a brilliant job of narration!

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 02-11-21

Fantastic

I don’t know why I waited so long to listen to this as it’s amazing.
I’m just so sad book 2 isn’t on audio as I need to know what happens . As usual Sarah Puckett nailed the narration 🙂

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  • Marcelle Ellis
  • 01-22-21

Wow In Ruins

This had been one of the best high school bully romance I have read in a while. The drama was nonstop and has that reverse herum theme as well. Can't wait to read book 2. I love Sarah Puckett and all she does.

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  • Mel
  • 12-14-20

Great book

Really good book can’t wait for the next books.
I was hooked from the start.

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  • C. Stewart
  • 11-23-20

Good book

I enjoyed this book. Can't wait for the rest to be realised. Love it 💕