Rachel Reviews SLAY2: RUIN by Laurelin Paige

RUIN (Slay #2) 
by Laurelin Paige 
Release Date: October 29th
Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/SlayRuin 
Blurb: With her heart literally in his hands, Celia will have to try and bargain with a devil.
Edward Fasbender is my captor.
Trapped on this island he owns everything on--including, it seems, me.
He told me he would break me, but I thought he meant in the bedroom. It turns out Edward is playing a completely different game.
And he won't stop until he's ruined me.
Slay Two: Ruin is the second book in the Slay Quartet. Slay One: Rivalry should be read first.
Yes, she was calculating and manipulative, and she was very spoiled about getting her way, but that was all surface. She was an onion. There were layers and layers underneath, parts of her that she held away. Parts she showed no one. For whatever reason, I’d caught sight of what she kept hidden, whether she’d meant for that to happen or not, I couldn’t be sure. Regardless, I was captivated. There was so much to see there, so much to take down. So much of her to know and own and destroy and redesign, and like an old habit, I couldn’t break away.
She was an addiction, and I wanted to feed on it. She wasn’t supposed to be like that.
She wasn’t supposed to want to bend to my whims. She wasn’t supposed to open up and give what I asked for. She wasn’t supposed to be so eager to take what I gave her. She certainly wasn’t supposed to see past my own curtain, wasn’t supposed to ask to see more.
I’m here for this, she’d said.

Eeep, I was so excited to get back to Edward and Celia's story. After the ending in book 1, it was the most anticipated arc that I had coming!
And RUIN was a bit different.  There was a lot of waiting, and anticipation, and a boatload of covert mind games.  It was a fascinating read and kept me glued even though it wasn't as, well, intense as the first.  Ruin had more of a power play mind game wise. Yeah, I know.. Edward and Celia are both master manipulators, but Ruin was just that much more.  It didn't slay me. Didn't bring me to tears. Word for word it wasn't all that, yet... it was powerful. It brings Celia forefront in all her sadness and showcases just why she's been such a spiteful, mean person.  It brings another dimension to that ass, Edward. We see how he cares and why.  
Ruin was a very mind engaging read. Yes, there's still sexy, there's major anticipation, it's all just brought together so well.
4.5 stars

About the Author 
With millions of books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however.
When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or Letterkenny, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.
She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.
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