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Publisher's Summary

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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DNF

Hate trash the effort here but I find this distasteful. Other than the mystery and intrigue, which is dubious at best, there’s not much happening. I’m also not liking the characters much. She is weak, simple, naive and entirely too passive. He is so “street kid tough” with so few redeeming qualities. It’s hard to invest in their story. Worst still, the sexual interactions boarder on abuse in my view. The dominant/submissive thread isn’t done well here. Regret the investment on this

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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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4.5 Stars!

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book because I read a lot of mixed reviews but overall I was very impressed with it. There is a lot of mystery and intrigue surrounding this dark island and the young men held captive there. While some of the questions are answered in this book the ending does leave you wondering what will happen to the men who escape the island. I am definitely going to continue with this series because I need to know what happens next.

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Unique Story Line

I enjoyed this book a lot. I felt like there was spice with a great, entertaining storyline. It has drama and mystery too. I loved the narration. I really brought the story to life.

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OMG!!!

I really went out on a limb because this not the genre I listen too. But this book I loved. The stars were totally on point.

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Umm what just happened…..

4 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ruin was my first book by Jolie and I wasn’t disappointed. I went into this book blindly and was surprise how much I enjoyed it. This had a thriller feel to it, so it kept me on high alert 🚨

However their were parts I thought could have been explained a little bit better and parts that using common sense could have solved the problem but where would the excitement be in that…

The story was entertaining and it keep me wanting more. I didn’t find this to be a dark book at all. So I’m a little confused to why people are thinking otherwise.

I enjoyed it very much how the Author gave each character there own POV.. but still forced on the two MC’s which was Struan aka Ruin and Thea.
I loved how Thea started off as this meck, shy good girl, but eventually found her inner strength. Struan was your overall a bad boy, but deep down he had a kind heart, but let the insecure little boy within him over power what he would said and do just so he wouldn’t get hurt.

The chemistry between Struan and Thea was pretty hot. I was completely down with his hot demanding dirty talk…

“What, sweetheart? Apparently ye need a reminder of who ye belong to.”
Belong? I gave an exasperated groan. “I’m not yours.”
A dark laugh was my answer. “Try telling that to your soaking wet p#$&”

“Ye want me to make ye come with my hands while ye watch, or f@#$ ye?” At my hesitation, he pressed his teeth to my neck. “Don’t tempt me. I’m a desperate man. I’ll take your virginity here and now. I willnae be gentle.”

By time I got to the end I was still unsure to what the hell was going on and how this book ended with its cliffhanger it made me even more confused to what the frick just happened..

My only disappointed was, I wish I would have held off until the other audiobooks were released to start this series. I will definitely be continuing this series and would recommend this book.

Audiobook Review: Zachary Webber is one of my all-time favorite narrators and again he did not disappoint! However I gave a overall 4 star rating, because of Zara Hampton-Brown she did a fabulous job narrating Thea, but needs to work on her male voice. I felt when she narrating Struan’s parts she sounded like a old grumpy man.

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Amazing

The story is dark, it is intense, steamy and unforgettable. The author has a vivid way with words and when it is narrated, it’s easy to imagine the story being played out.

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100% amazing!!!!!!!! Spice, plot,... perfect

Seriously an amazing book to read. one of the best books I've read in a while. The plot was FANTASTIC and tje twists were unexpected as were the actions of the characters. I loved it and the spice was OUTSTANDINGYL done. Thanks for an amazing book!!!! pre-ordered the next one immediately.

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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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  • 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*

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Flawless Accents

The accents both male and female were done so well and added so much to the story!