AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR - Amazon top 100 Bestseller Paid Books & Amazon top 100 Movers & Shakers First published March 2013.
“So I live my life according to the rules of others while my secret festers its way through my body. It bleeds slowly out of my heart and into my veins. Each word of my secret pulsing through me as it gets closer to the surface. I imagine one day it will get so close to the surface it will spring forth from my lips and reveal the monster I really am.” – Ruined.
Bailey Michaels is living a lie. She has a handsome and successful fiancé and a great job in a town she adores. Her friends and family know her as the perfectly crafted individual she has created in their minds. Her deception knows no bounds when it comes to keeping the truth from everyone else. But it’s not enough. She craves the love of the one man she can’t possibly have. Everybody has secrets in their lives, but Bailey’s are far more consequential than others. Her secret leaves no-one knowing who she truly is, and slowly unravelling, begins to compromise the happiness of all those around her. What happens next will send shockwaves stronger than she ever could have imagined, leaving only her to decide if the secret was worth the destruction.
WARNING: This novel is recommended for audiences 18+ years. It contains taboo topics and sexual situations.
RAVES FOR RUINED: "A romance with a twist that you never see coming is an understatement! Shelly Pratt's imagination is astonishing and her story will leave you breathless." - Rhonda Dennis, The Green Bayou Novels.
"I loved it five star easy." – Kerri Williams, The Justice Moore Trilogy.
“From the very first page, I was completely captivated by this story. It’s a must read.” –Melissa Brown, Champagne Toast & Picturing Perfect.
** Print publication for RUINED has been optioned by Pegasus under the Vanguard Press imprint. This novel will be available in bookstores, libraries and universities throughout the UK by late 2014.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Original story line, with a twist you think you know, but probably don't. Loved the author's writing style, and could have easily given 5 stars, but it is too noticeable the British author is not familiar with the U.S. I don't mind the random use of British slang in stories that are supposed to be set in America, but it is hard to get passed the recurring geographical errors. Oregon is 3000 miles from Maryland, but the characters are bouncing back and forth IN THEIR VEHICLES like its only a few hours drive. The heroine even packs her car in Oregon to "make the trip north to Maryland." Are the errors a big deal? Probably not, but they are frequent enough to become a distraction from the story.
I could not put this book down WOW! I kept thinking who is her Angel, is it a teacher, her imagination, is the girl just delusional or what??? I also wondered what ruined her. I got all my answers in the last few chapters WOW! I could not stand the Angel guy I thought he was just using her for sex and totally ruining her. I loved her fiancee, I felt so sorry for him. What a man, a good man, a safe man, a man she used to feel a void. And what a freaking void to feel. Without spoilers I'll just say this story BLEW ME AWAY. The author has talent for sure!
Buy this book it is totally worth it!
This book was unlike most books I have read. The plot was very differ therefore it kept me wanting to read more and not put it down! That's the kind of book I want!!! I felt that I kept trying to guess who Angel was throughout the book and that was great! It was a true love story with and unexpected twist!!! Great read
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