Ruined

Ethan Frost, Book 1
Narrated by: Tess Chalmers
Series: Ethan Frost, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ethan Frost is a visionary, a genius, every woman's deepest, darkest fantasy - even mine. And, somehow, I am his. He stole into my life like a dream. He turned my reality upside down and made my every desire come true - especially those I never knew I had. He demanded everything I had to give and gave me everything of himself in return. But dreams don't last forever, and ours is no exception - because my nightmares are darker and my wounds deeper than I could ever reveal. And as much as Ethan wants to protect me, the secrets we share will only tear us apart.

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Tracy Deebs-Elkenaney (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages, and she proves it again in Ruined. If you're looking for a hot read, curl up with Ethan Frost." (J. Kenner, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author)

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A BEAUTIFUL LOVE GOT RUINED BY A KNOCK ON THE DOOR

Ethan Frost is a rich, handsome, sexy Entrepreneur owning Frost Industries and whilst he's working in the restaurant of the building unsuspecting Law Intern Chloe starts a battle of wills argument with him over a Smoothie. It's her first day and she's no idea who this stubborn surfer looking dude is but won't back down..... and their connections made. What happens after that is a funny struggle over a Blender that has witty banter laced with sexual chemistry and it's the start of an emotional roller coaster of a love story.... so hold on tight.

But it's not long until Chloe's insecurities, broken pieces and deep emotional scars over her heartbreaking past kicks in however Ethan's there ready to catch her, hold her through it all and help her to overcome the toxic feelings going around in her head. He is loving, understanding, sweet, tender and very passionate as their relationship eases into sex.... tentative sex, hot n heavy frantic sex and mind blowing loving sex. And in his loving arms slowly Chloe starts to heal by sharing some of her bitter heartbreaking tortuous past..... until that past comes knocking on Ethan's door and then their gently woven world comes crashing down on them leaving devastation, tears, heartbreak and two broken hearts in its wake. That and one hell of a cliffhanger.

Worth a credit? This very addictive, funny, touching, sexy, heartbreaking and hot listen told from Chloe's POV is very well narrated and is definitely worth a credit or a buy. The awesome writing style enables you to visualise each scene as it unfolds. But it does contain talk of rape and its aftermath.

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awesome story.

I can't wait to read book two Addicted. Other reviews say book two isn't as good. I hope to not be disappointed. I fell in love with the characters. There were times when her self-doubt was a bit annoying, but then, she would recover. I get why she had it.

I liked that Ethan was a good guy. Not an angry I got my money by being a prick. It made him lovable immediately. I wish I worked at a company where food was free.

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Incredible narration!

The narrator really brought this book to life and wow it was an incredible book but the emotion she put in it was just draw dropping good. The heroine is strong-willed she's determined to move on make it on her own which is exactly what I love she's also just you know got that soft spot too. Mr. Frost I think is like a closet alpha male which I absolutely love he gets his way without being overly domineering. My only complaint about the book was that I may be the only one that got confused to whether the past ex-boyfriend's name was either Brandon or Chad because they kept going back and forth I will definitely be getting book two

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Chloe is so annoying!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

it took everything I had to finish it! Don't misunderstand me rape is in no way a light subject and I couldn't possibly know what one goes through, but jeez, she goes on and on and on whines and poor me, at one point I actually deal with it!

Would you recommend Ruined to your friends? Why or why not?

I don't know, the story was a good one, but irritating heroin

What about Tess Chalmers’s performance did you like?

very good job!

Could you see Ruined being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

mmmmmm no, well if Chloe's caracter gets consoling

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it is ruined

This woman whines too much. She thinks too much. I just couldn't with this book. Chloe is a game playing idiot. She is so sassy with Ethan but let's everyone else bully her.

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This has a little bit of everything

It starts odd entertaining and gets a lot deeper and the more interesting quickly! Great characters and really great characters- both broken and secretive, but both attempting to be good and functional. Really good read!

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Live the story, narration was very nasal

I absolutely loved all 3 books. While I liked how the narrator read the book, I kept thinking she had a cold or needed to blow her nose and stop breathing through her mouth, it got annoying by the 3rd book... besides this she was a great narrator. The story was different from other books I’ve read... Ethan is phenomenal, such a good guy and not the player or prick like in so many books. The demons that Chloe battles I can imagine are real and really shine the focus on rape and the battle that women have to battle for years after and how it can affect them and their relationships. I love how Ethan handled her. I’m glad all 3 books were available bc I listened to them back to back before reviewing all 3 together.

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Slow slow burn but ending is good

I had to listen to this book on 1.25 speed. It was a little slow at parts and is a slow burn. Chloe is a little irritating at times but the cliffhanger ending is what makes this book. I can’t wait for the next book

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Very slowwww and breathy the whole way

I had high hopes for this book but it did fall short. I was pretty bored through 3/4 of the book and even skipped mins here and there. I thought about stopping but kept thinking something exciting HAD to happen soon! The last 45 mins i think were the most interesting and left you on a cliffhanger. I dont think i could handle number too even to find out what happens.

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So so

I found myself wanting to nod off a little. Took a little too much time to get to the plot then cliffhanger really. But if you’re just need of a book. Say la vee