Title: Ruin (Slay Quartet #2)
Author: Laurelin Paige
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Type: Series. Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narration: Single POV (Occasional chapters from Edwards POV)
Primary Characters: Celia & Edward
Note: Slay Two: Ruin is the second book in the Slay Quartet. Slay One: Rivalry should be read first. Book 1 ends with Cliffhanger.
Celia and Edward’s story continue exactly where book 1 ended. Edward has a plan. He never expected Celia to concede. He thought he knew what he was getting when he married her. He was surprised in every step. He needs control and submission. I expected totally different things from Celia. Definitely not cooperation. I was expecting her total true wicked colors will be brought out and Laurelin surprised me here and what she bought was different yet i loved it. As i already said in my previous review Edward is everything I wanted him to be and so much more!
Entire course of plan changes when Edward captivates Celia in a private Island and forces her hand to accept his rule and delve into her darkness. Celia thinks he wants to use that against her later at some point. Celia has to outwit and outlast Edward, her calculating and beautiful husband. Celia is wary of this in the beginning. She soon realizes she is exactly in the the position where she wants to be. She is happy to get that much of positive attention in life for first time. She desires for her husbands approval and acceptance. In this entire process Celia wrestles so much to understand herself and Edward was the break in to the cycle of Games Celia systematically played in the past. Finally both of them were redeemed. Its an intense emotional read.
Ruin is sexy, emotional, unexpectedly gritty, and shocking. I was totally shocked and later loved Edward’s Kink. I am Edward obsessed! I truly was hooked. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect after the end of book one, so this story surprised me. There are several secondary characters in this and yet, none of them play an important role, still, Joette and her family is sweet and they play a unique delightful role.
Overall, while this installment progressed their story immensely, I did feel like Slay. This sequel was a fast-paced, chemistry-filled, and a heart-racer of a read and its a gripping story that consumes its reader from beginning to end. Go ahead pick it and enjoy. Lets see how Revenge turns out.