Friday 15 June 2018

Release Day Review and Blog Tour ~ Reckoning: Vincent & Eve #2 by Jessica Ruben

We're celebrating the release of RECKONING (Vincent & Eve #2) by Jessica Ruben! One-Click your copy and if you haven't purchased RISING, do it now while it's only $.99!

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NA Contemporary Romance


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Book Description:

Vincent: Forgetting about Eve was the plan. Finding her at a party on my college campus was the last thing I expected.

But letting her go again isn’t an option—not this time. Juggling the life I want with the one I was born into may be near impossible, but for her, it's a risk I'm willing to take.

My world has turned into a house of cards, where one wrong move can send it all crashing down…and us with it.

Eve: Finally at a prestigious university—and on the path to living my dreams—I’ve left the darkness of the Blue Houses behind. Still, a whole new host of problems await me.

Vincent is here.

He's king of the school, complete with a society princess by his side. I thought I wanted to know what he was hiding, but unlocking his biggest secret leads me into entirely new territory laced with danger

and I’m not sure I’ll survive.

*RISING must be read before reading RECKONING.

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Tell me this is real, Vincent.”
“This is never-ending.”

I was blown away by the first book in this series, Rising. Jessica Ruben was a brand-new author and I am always a little hesitant, not knowing what to expect, but I needn’t have worried. Second worry is always that book two doesn’t live up to the first, but alas, she blew that one out the water too, in my opinion this one was even better! So, if you loved Rising, be prepared for Reckoning, because this one was absolutely fantastic. College life and mafia life intermingled into one deliciously sexy, intriguing, unputdownable read and one that will definitely leave you salivating for the next one.

Jessica Ruben is definitely insanely talented, the way she has drawn the readers into Vincent and Eve’s story so effortlessly is something magical. Her character connection is on point, the emotions are on point and the dialogue is fantastic. This story is a page turner from start to finish, just like a tub of Pringles, once you pop, you cannot stop and I devoured every single bit of it.

Vincent and Eve’s story only really just got going in Rising, Vincent was this enigma who just seemed to pop up here and there, but now, these two are at the same college and the whole book is just about them. Their connection is powerful, their chemistry electric and their love for one and other all-consuming, but Vincent leads a difficult life and is reticent to drag Eve into the life she is trying her hardest to escape from.

“I was so afraid at that time when really, you were the one I should have been afraid of.”

Eve is still her shy, timid self, trying to keep her head down and her grades up, but once she realises that Vincent is at the same college, her focus is immediately turned to him, even though she knows that she should stay away. Vincent is one of those guys that everyone knows or is aware of, one of the clique but he still keeps his own head down. He has his own agenda, is incredibly intelligent and tries to keep a low profile. However, he too is unaware that Eve is at the same college and when their eyes meet, Vincent is just as taken aback and once again, the fire reignites.

“His dark eyes shine, telling me he sees me. And the truth is, he’s the only one who ever has.”

Jessica Ruben brings her ‘A’ Game with an intense read, emotional highs and low and a delicious amount angst that only adds to the story. Not only do you get the best of a college romance but with the mafia aspect interspersed throughout you get the best of both worlds, and especially towards the end, the mafia aspect comes into its own.

“Somehow, my life has become increasingly fragmented. But with Eve? I’m whole. She’s someone I can’t afford to lose.”

I am desperate for Redemption, in the book sense of course, I mean I’m an angel lol, but this third book has been lined up perfectly and I cannot wait to see what happens between this couple. With a fantastic curveball, expertly thrown, Jessica Ruben certainly knows how to keep the readers hooked and everyone is going to be waiting on tenterhooks for the final instalment.

“I can’t stay away from you. I need you. Don’t you need me? I can’t be near you and not have you.”

Jessica Ruben, you are incredibly cruel but also incredibly talented and I am so glad I took a chance on this series. This series is one of my favourites of the year and without a filler book in sight I cannot wait for more. A definite must read for those that love their college romances but also love a good mafia read too.


On sale after June 15th in the US and these marketplaces.

About the Author:

Jessica Ruben lives and works in New York City, where she spends her days dominating in the court room as an attorney. Come nightfall, she writes romances centering on gorgeous alpha males and the intelligent women who love them.

Jessica is an insatiable reader, and will devour a few books a week without batting an eyelash. Books have always been her drug of choice, and she has no plans on detox anytime soon. She has three wildly delicious children and a husband who, for reasons unimaginable to her, loves her brand of crazy.

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