ARC Review: Reckoning

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Title: Reckoning (Vincent and Eve #2)

Author: Jessica Ruben

Publisher: Jessica Ruben Books

Release Date: June 15th 2018

Synopsis:

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 lust…one I’m not sure I’ll survive.

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*ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Beautiful and heart-wrenching. I got my high for drama.

5 stars

SPOILER FREE

I went through hell and back to be where I am, and I won’t let a man stop me from succeeding.

P L O T

Vincent and Eve in one school, his lies are catching up to him and his two lives are coming together. She’s been kept in the dark for so long but she’s clawing her way out from six feet under and playing a game she not equipped to take part in.

Part of me wants to die, but another part of me wants to show his ass up. I never want to feel like this again. And I refuse to ever be that girl I used to be; I was naive and stupid.

Exciting, thrilling, romantic, and dramatic, all in one! What more could you ask for? Fast-paced leaving no room for rest. Sacrifices are made, losing yourself in the process.

And the moment our eyes met, everything clicked in place.

C H A R A C T E R S

Eve
I worry a lot for her in this book because she’s distracted by Vincent’s presence and the drama he brings that I’m scared it’ll ruin her scholarship. Love makes you blind, or it just helps you see past the darkness of a person and see their true light.

She’s the queen, and I’m nothing but her servant.

Vincent

Sweet, scary Vincent didn’t see anything coming. I’m glad he knows he’s not entirely a good person but he’s not entirely bad either. Selfish, yes, but all humans are.

He’s a hunter, and I’m the deer about to get speared.

Daniela

I love Daniela, I always love a good bitch. She’s the perfect crazy bitch! She’s crazy about her image and would stop at nothing to get her way. It’s not easy to manipulate people, it eats up your humanity and you have got to be a little cuckoo in the head to make a life out of it.

The party may be full, but we may as well be alone. His face is so close to mine that I can feel the energy coursing between us. Right now, it’s no one and nothing other than us. My heart falters as he speaks to me with his eyes. Everything in this moment becomes so simple.

Tom annoys me most of the time but I understand he’s only looking out for his best friend – Vincent – and what’s best for everyone else. I love Claire, she’s this semi-wild, smart-ass best friend you’d want for the rest of your life.

“I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart.”

W R I T I N G

Jessica Ruben’s stories just keep getting better. If I thought Rising was amazing, with that cliffhanger, I clearly haven’t seen anything yet.

Vincent is turning me into a monster.

Finally! We get to read Vincent’s POV and his mind is full of bloody flowers and guns and bullets.

This man is going to be someone important one day; I can just feel it.

O V E R A L L

I love how the author ends each book with the promise of a new adventure in the next one. I cannot wait for Redemption, I feel like it’s going to be such a painful ride for Vincent and Eve.

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


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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