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I wanted him. He wanted to ruin me.

It was the blood I noticed first. Running down the neck of the man on the ferry. Then his bruised knuckles, dark eyes, and arrogant smirk. The handcuffs came last. No one else paid him attention, but I couldn't look away. Or deny my instant lust. I had no idea he was being imprisoned on the remote, dark Scottish island I knew well. Or that he'd been kidnapped, not arrested. I went from that naïve girl on the boat, dreaming of stolen kisses, to the one who held the key to his prison cell. When heat turns to hate, all that's left is ruin.

Ruin, book one in the Dark Island Scots series, is a new adult romance with dark themes, including angst, lust-to-hate-to-love, and lost innocence. This series will be deeply interconnected, so expect the occasional wicked cliff-hanger. It'll be well worth the heart palpitations.

Lose yourself in Ruin.

©2022 Jolie Vines (P)2022 Jolie Vines

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Brilliance!!!

I loved reading this story but listening to it by these narrators are brilliant!! Jolie Vines you are a genius!!! So much drama and suspense, wonderful story!!!

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great but a cliffhanger

it's a great book but there are sooooooo many loose ends. If I'd known that, I would have waited for the rest of the series. Narrators were marvelous of course.

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I mean…

Two words. Zachary. Webber. I listen to anything he puts out. He is quite possibly my favorite narrator and here is no exception. Zach gives us a Scottish accent that was honestly really good. Zara Hampton-Brown is a fairly new to me narrator and I just love her voice. I thought this audiobook was really good!

Please be aware this book ends in a major cliffhanger! If you are okay with that, please proceed! If not wait for this one but just know it’s worth the wait!!

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Well now I'm ruined!!

When Jolie said she was doing a new series, I wasn't prepared to love it as much as the other Scots. But once again, like everytime I read her books, I'm forced to change my mind. Struan is HOT and made me realize I also love bad boys. Having the perfect audio to go with the baddest of boys is the cherry on top of a hot, sexy sundae!!

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Such a great Audible version of a fantastic book!!

Wow Jolie Vines really came through with this book!! Dark and Broody and different from all the rest!! This book starts out fast and doesnt let up, this book has so many twists and turns your head will spin!! The main characters Straun and Thea are great and the supporting characters are wonderful and well written per usual for a Jolie Vines book and the McRaes will show up for some cameos which is fantastic 💗 the plot is steamy and and a bit darker than Jolies usual plot lines but that made it a fun read!! Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until I was done which doesnt happen often 🥰 The cliffhanger I could have done without hahaha but it just made me want the next book more 💞 Zach and Zara's audible narration made this book come to life! I hadn't heard anything from either of them before but what a great choice for this book! They definitely brought the heat up about 50 notches and it is definitely one of Jolies hottest audible books in my opinion 🔥🥵🔥 Overall it was a fantastic book and the audible version made it even better!!

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I couldn't stop listening!

Do NOT start this book unless you can listen in its entirety, because there is no good stopping point. The story is so intriguing and the narration is perfection. Great start to this series!

I'm new to this author but I'll be sure to check out other works by her.

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Phenominal story

I love Thea and Struins story. The audio makes it so much better. Amazing narration.

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Complex & Steamy!

Jolie is a new author to me but her TikToks have been creeping into my feed on IG, piquing my curiousity. I’m so glad I entered a giveaway for this audio because Jolie did not disappoint! There were so many layers to this story I’m not sure how to summarize it.

Struan is a dirty-talking bad boy with a chip on his shoulder and Thea’s the good girl who’s always tried to please everyone. When these two meet on a ferry to a remote island off the coast of Northern Scotland, the pull between them is magnetic even when he’s handcuffed to said ferry and bleeding. Their chemistry will singe your earbuds!

This story was full of intrigue, conspiracy, suspense, adventure, and plenty of steam! It is book one of the Dark Island Scots series and does end in a bit of a cliffhanger so I am eagerly waiting for the next installment, Sin.

Zachary Webber was amazing as Struan and his Scotts accent? Whew! Zara Hampton-Brown is a new narrator to me and I loved her performance of Thea. I’ll definitely be looking for more titles narrated by Zara.

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Steamy, dark romantic suspense story!

Ruin by Jolie Vines was a dark twisted romantic suspense story that mesmerized me from start to finish. This story is full of angst, steam, danger, and mystery which had me not wanting to push pause through the entire story! This is book 1 in Jolie's Dark Islands Scots Books, so be prepared for a bit of a cliffhanger at the end. This romance follows Struan and Thea's love story, and who knew one ferry ride would ignite such a fiery attraction!

This audiobook is narrated by Zachary Webber and Zara Hampton-Brown. This is the first time I've heard these two paired together, both just completely wowed me with their performances. This book is told from the first person mainly with Struan and Thea's POV, however, there are a few other side characters' chapters, they also narrate. Zachary absolutely embodies Struan's bad-boy persona all in a delicious Scottish accent. Zara's performance of "good girl" Thea is such a decadent treat to your ears that you can't help but cheer and gush over her character. Plus, these two bring all the heat to the spicey scenes that will make you blush!

Overall, I enjoyed this audiobook! If you are a fan of a dark suspenseful romance with a broody hunky bad boy, a brave determined good girl, ferry rides to remote islands. mystery, sinister secrets, danger, HOT spicy times, and an ending that will leave you needing to discover more, then you will love Struan and Thea's story. I am looking forward to more from Jolie Vines, and I'm super eager for Sinclair and Lottie's story next!

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Raw, dark and riveting

This book took me on an emotional, raw journey with characters that I won’t be able to forget. Struan (Ruin) gave me chills and thrills ….a bad boy (who’s definitely all man), snarly and openly angry with raw animal magnetism. Thea went from poor, naive innocent hopelessly attracted to the bad boy who set her imagination and body on fire, to a woman determined to figure out what machinations are going on behind her back, to stand on her own and finally to claim that bad boy for her own. Their story is dark, deliciously twisted and steamy. The secondary characters, Struan’s mates, or brothers as he calls them, are just as memorable and I will eagerly await their stories. This book held me utterly entranced and unwilling to put it down until I had read the very last word. It does end on a precarious cliff hanger, but I refuse to give away any details because it would spoil this wonderfully written and riveting book for you. The shock, the twists and the thrills make this book unforgettable and well worth reading.

The narrators of this book make it come to life. The voices and accents fit the characters well making this book even more enjoyable and riveting. Kudos to all for a wonderfully memorable book. I received a free gift of copy of this audio book and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • 05-18-22

Such a thrilling story!

Well, when I heard that Zachary Webber was going to narrate this story, I was curious to hear his Scottish accent. I must admit, I was pretty impressed!

I just ADORED this story! It was dark, gritty and scorchingly passionate. This author has always been fantastic at her craft, but I definitely feel that this series will push her up to another level. Thea's personal journey from meek and gentle girl into a woman of courage, who fights to take control of her life, was heartwarming and almost victorious. I loved her innocence, her good heart, and her passion for Struan. In turn, I adored how Thea made him feel - giving him the tenderness, love and belief that he'd been crying out for all his life. Struan was a brash hothead but I loved his fierce possession of Thea, and the way she made him feel vulnerable and raw. They made an unlikely pair but were so right together. Such an amazing start to a new series!

Zachary has always been brilliant with these angsty, emotional novels and this one was no different, plus the added dimension of listening to him with a Scottish accent. Overall, I thought he did really well. I've never listened to Zara before but loved her voice and and delivery. A fantastic audio!

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  • 05-03-22

Dirty sexy bad boy.

This book is much darker than a normal jolie vines book, but it is just as much a thrill ride. The audible narration just gives it life. 5*