Ruin - Rachel Van Dyken


By Rachel Van Dyken

  • Release Date: 2013-08-12
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4.5
From 958 Ratings


I'm not your typical girl. I've been running away from the memories that haunt me for so long that depression has become my only comfort. I was content in the darkness...until Wes Michals offered to be my light.

I didn't know that time wasn't my ally -- that every second that ticked past was one step closer to the end of something that was beginning to mean the end of myself. He tried to warn me. He promised me all he was able to offer--each moment as it came--but it would never be enough.

Sometimes when you think it's the end, it's only the beginning. Wes thought he could save me, but in giving me everything, he ruined me. Because after one kiss, one touch, I couldn't--I wouldn't ever be the same.

And from that moment on, his heartbeat became my own


  • So so

    By LinEliFer
    This book was okay. To be honest there was a lot of stuff kind of thrown in as filler that didn’t really contribute. The idea of love and the way Wes spoke to her was beautiful and had a good message, but the rest of the story was kind of empty and didn’t really wow me.
  • Wow!!!!

    By Ntareader
    Now that I have stopped crying I have to say that was an AMAZING story!!! Cancer touches so many of us and the touching moments in this story really hit home. This book is not the typical love story you find today. This is real. It is a journey of finding what is important and facing fears. I highly recommend.
  • Ruin

    By Janeisback
    Extraordinary; I read about 4-5 books a week, and this one really stood out. Promise you'll smile, and cry... But best of all it will make you thankful for the things in life that matter.
  • Ehhh

    By DM0402
    It was OK. It was one of the free books I downloaded, read and deleted.
  • Laughter, Love, Life

    By enj0yl!f3
    This book will make you laugh, make you feel what love is, and make you realize that life is really about how you look at it. The good and the bad. Great read!
  • Awe.....

    By sben75
    I cried real tears! A great love story.
  • Ruin

    By Leanmean29
    What an awesome book. I cried I laughed and I smiled a lot while reading this book. It was an amazing story! Thank you for writing this book Colleen Moore
  • So beautiful!

    By xdesix
    There were a couple of spelling errors, but beautiful none the less!
  • Love It

    By Mackenzie Kadwell
    So beautiful and very emotional. I cried for most of the book. Excellent job!
  • I never write reviews

    By SabCab9
    Like the title says, I never do reviews but this book I just couldn’t not write one. This book made me feel everything the characters were feeling: happiness, sadness, love, heartbreak, everything. It isn’t just a book about a boy and a girl it’s a story that everyone can relate to and take advice from. I have read a couple hundred books in the past few months and this is one that I would highly recommend. Thank you RVD, you nailed this one.