New Release Review

♥♥♥♥♥ Ruined ♥♥♥♥♥

Releasing March 8th, 2016


by Jess Michaels

A hot historical romance from

USA Today Bestselling Romance Author Jess Michaels 

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When Claire found out a devastating secret about her family, the famous Woodley clan, she ran straight into the arms of a criminal and disappeared for years. But now she’s desperate to escape his clutches and get back what he’s stolen from her: her child. She turns to longtime family horse master Warrick Blackwood, knowing his secrets can get her close to her target.

War doesn’t want to return to the dangerous life he left behind, even to help Claire, but he has no choice. Not only does she know the truth about his past, but he’s never been able to resist her. Her frantic attempt to save her daughter will bring them close, revealing both War’s dominant nature and his heart, but it may also destroy any hope at the future both secretly long for.

Length: Full-length novel
Sensuality level: Hot and steamy

This book can be read as a stand-alone novel, but is part of a series (The Wicked Woodleys).


I truly enjoyed reading Claire and War’s story. I must say that I had wondered
about Claire throughout this series. Why did she suddenly run away with a known
criminal? What did Warrick Blackwood have to do with this if anything?
We get answers to these questions and more in “Ruined”.

 I found this to be a truly enjoyable read with well developed characters and a great story line. Now I look forward to “Seduced” book 5 in this series, Jack Blackwood (War’s brother) and Lady Letitia Seagate (Wealthy, Widowed Cousin of the Woodleys).
I received a Digital ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way altered my opinion.

I give this book 5 stars  ♥♥♥♥♥!!


USA Today Bestselling Author Jess Michaels began writing full-time in 1999 after being encouraged by her husband to follow her dream. In 2003, she sold her first novella. Since then she has published over 50 novels and novellas under three different pen names with several major publishers, small presses and via self-publishing. Her erotic historical romances have won awards from booksellers and readers.

She and her awesome husband live in Tucson where she enjoys playing video games, exploring the beautiful desert, reading and petting her cat.

Jess Michaels always loves to hear from readers! You can email me or send me snail mail:


Jess MichaelsJesse-Petersen
PO Box 814
Cortaro, AZ



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