Perfect Ruin (Unyielding, #2) by Nashoda Rose
Series: Unyielding #2
Also in this series: Perfect Chaos (Unyielding, #1), Perfect Rage
Published by Self-published on December 14, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The New York Times Best Selling Author Nashoda Rose is back with the much anticipated story of Kai and London in the Unyielding series.
Kai There is nothing I care about. No attachments. No connections. Outwardly, I’m a perfect gentleman. Until my target sees my knife. I fear nothing, not even death. In my world, death is considered a privilege. But my life comes with unbreakable cruel strings and when I met her, I should’ve walked away. I didn’t. I was too selfish. And that sealed her fate. Because one week with me led her into the hands of ruin.
London We all have unique layers that make up who we are. What makes us vulnerable or strong. What we fear and what excites us. But peel back those layers and you’re left exposed. They did that to me. Each piece was slowly stripped away then burned. I merely existed. But there was one layer they overlooked. The most important of them all—the tie to one man. The man responsible for me being this way. The man who found me. And the killer who would do anything to protect me.
Must be read in order: Perfect Chaos (Unyielding, #1) Deck and Georgie Perfect Ruin (Unyielding, #2) Kai and London Perfect Rage (Unyielding, #3) Connor’s story (coming early 2016)
*Due to language and sexual content 18+
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
As far as dark books go, Nashoda Rose has written some of my favorites. Her Tear Asunder series, and now the spinoff series, Unyielding, have antiheroes who break my heart and make me want to gut them at the same time. Eventually, I forgive them just as their heroines do once I get the whole story.
Kai’s is a dark story. He meets his light, London, and does his best to protect her even though she had no idea who or what he was. Unfortunately, there is a lot he can’t protect her from. Her story ends up being just as dark as his and even harder to read. He promised to always come for her, but there were times you knew he was going to be too late.
Kai is the enemy, or is he? He seems to be nothing but a killing machine with no emotions. London, whom we’ve known as Raven in the previous books, is so completely and totally broken from her past ordeal that you can’t help but think she will never be put back together again.
Perfect Ruin backtracks some, giving us the picture of who London used to be and how she became the shell of a woman that she is now. We also get an understanding of Kai’s connection to her. She broke my heart and as the book progressed, I couldn’t help but wonder how she could withstand anything else. Unfortunately, the hits just kept coming.
Kai was the ultimate anti-hero with no feelings and raised to be a monster with no conscience. Betrayed at an unbelievably young age by the one person who should always care and protect him, Kai became a killing machine doing things that made you wonder if he was redeemable.
London was caught in a web with no way to free herself. Kai was her only hope. I have to say he won me over with his single-minded determination to save her, even if it was from herself. His methods made me shake my head, and sometimes he had to do things that you knew just killed him inside and it made me want to weep for both of them.
This book was dark, way dark, and not necessarily because of the violence happening on the pages, but because of the aftermath. Several times my heart just hurt for this pair, especially when they reached such a low point that Kai thought London was beyond saving.
In the end, as I expected from Ms. Rose, she gave us light that shone through the pitch black ending with a beautiful but hard to read story.
Spice’s Rating: 5 Pitch Black Stars.
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