Sunday, 5 January 2014

Ruined (The Eternal Balance #1) by Jus Accardo

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled publishing and Netgalley.
Ruined (The Eternal Balance, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

Ruined by Jus Accardo

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

Ruined (The Eternal Balance, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled publishing and Netgalley.)
Jax and his twin Chase are descended from Cain, and Jax lives with a demon inside him who constantly urges him to kill his brother. Throw in a gorgeous girl for the boys to argue over and there is even more trouble.
Which brother does Sam (Samantha) really like? And can she learn to live with his demon?

This was an okay story, but I liked the sexual tension more than any other part of the story.

I liked Jax, and I liked his struggle with the demon. I liked how overcome he was around Sam, and how she was the one thing that really pushed his buttons.
Sam was an interesting character, and I liked how she managed to get past her issues to realise how much she wanted Jax.

I liked the storyline in this book, but what really made it interesting for me was the spark between Jax and Sam. I loved their flirting, and I loved the constant tension of ‘will they, won’t they?’. I did get a little frustrated with how long we had to wait for some saucy scenes, but when we eventually got there things got pretty steamy, and even a little bit kinky.
The rest of the book wasn’t so good for me though, I didn’t really appreciate the humour, the intro was a bit rocky, and I found it difficult to really get into the story. The fact that Sam’s surname was Merrick only kept making me think of the Merrick brothers from the Elemental series, and little things irritated me like the use of terms such as ‘eye-humping’ and ‘cougaring it up’.
I can’t say I was all that impressed with the ending either, although we did get a bit of an interesting little twist. I would like to see these characters get a happy ending though, even if that means two more books.
Overall; okay story with some interesting sexual tension.
6.75 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. EEEE I am so excited for this books. I love characters that have great chemistry.