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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Kerry Carr

Ruin (The El Diablo Chronicles)Ruin by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story follows the lives and relationships between Tallie and El Diablo.

Tallie is a hostess in a club and El Diablo is the biggest mafia boss in New York. When El Diablo asks for Tallie’s assistance he didnt expect to fall for her and he didnt expect for the secrets she revealed to him about her childhood.

What follows is a rollercoaster ride as Tallie comes to terms with her past and El Diablo trys to solve who’s trying to start a war while struggling with his growing feelings for Tallie.

I really enjoyed this book. The story is well written and the characters are so good you feel like you actually know them.

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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand is not for the faint of heart. I would give this book a five out of five stars. It kept me gripped till the end. The subject matter was really deep and the characters just ate at me. Tallie is a beautiful confident women with a secret that you are just not ready for. Raymond was a good read not what you would expect and that really made this book worth while. It does switch points of view but that really just adds to the story. I would definitely give this book a reread.

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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Angela Hayes

Ruin (The El Diablo Chronicles)Ruin by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Ruin is the first book in The El Diablo series by Autumn Sand. This is a fantastic start to a new series- but, in saying that, there are quite a few familiar aspects to the story too, as this book/series is a spin-off from the Twisted Hearts Love Story Series, which I absolutely loved!!! Firstly, I think this cover is HOT HOT HOT! Just love it!! But on to the juicy, important stuff- this is a fantastic mafia romance, with plenty of suspense, heart in mouth moments, edge of your seat drama and thrilling twists. The story is a little darker than the previous series, with quite a lot of heart-wrenching and shocking details that had me flipping the pages like crazy to find out what happens.
The story is thrilling and had me so engrossed in it, I was in a constant state of anticipation and expectation. Ms. Sand really is an expert at building and sustaining tension and suspense in her stories. From the disclaimer at the very beginning, you should be under no illusion as to what to expect. The story gets quite harrowing in places… and there are some twists that will tax your emotions as well as keep you guessing. There are quite a few sensitive topics that are broached in this book, but Ms. Sand handles them very thoughtfully- using them in a realistic and informative way- she doesn’t go into too much depth with them or use them gratuitously- and I applaud her for shining a light on these issues. But again, if you have any triggers, you may want to pay close attention to the warning at the beginning- because this may not be the book for you.
I loved the tie-in to the Twisted Hearts Love Story Series- catching up with familiar and loved characters was a real bonus. The story also touches on some details and storyline/timeline from the previous series- so having read those books would be an advantage, but not critical, as this book can easily be read as a standalone.
When I jumped on a copy of this book, I didn’t really read the blurb, I mean if it’s got Autumn Sand’s name on it, I just KNOW I will love it. But, then when I saw that our leading lady was going to be Tallie, I was a little concerned, as having met her previously (in the Twisted Hearts series) I didn’t really like her much there, and so I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to connect or invest in her, or the story. But as the everything unfolded and I discovered what had happened to her to make her the way she is, I really felt for her and by the time the story ended, I was a Tallie convert through and through. I should never have doubted Ms. Sand! Lesson learned!
This book has bee worth the wait! And I am really looking forward to the rest of the series!
If you love sexy, bold, suspenseful and gritty books; with thrilling storylines that you will find impossible to put down, then this is definitely the book for you!

Thank you, Ms. Sand!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand is a dark read but oh so hot and one good read. Once I started I could not put it down and yes I finished it in one sitting. It is a great story and can be read as a standalone but it was nice to catch up with old friends. The story is gripping tale and I was drawn easily into their world and the characters are simplistic in their intensity and complexity. Autumns writing is vivid and rich and you feel like part of the journey.

El Diablo is very mysterious and dangerous and has a dark and cold heart. He rules and his word is followed to the letter. You cross him and you had better hide, forever because he will hunt you down. When he comes across one brave and lost soul, she may just break down his walls of that cold heart.

Tallie’s past is one of pain and torture one that has left her broken. When she meets a man so sure of himself but cold her life changes. But is it for the better? Can she find the one thing she so desperately wants?

I can’t wait to read more from Autumn..

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Liz Vrchota

Ruin (The El Diablo Chronicles)Ruin by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I know, I know, cliche to start with, but honestly just, WOW! This book completely consumed me and frankly still plays through my mind a few days later. Of course, this is the type of book that a book junkie like me chases, but the true delight comes with the one that were unexpected. Don’t get me wrong I have enjoyed previous works of Autumn Sand in the past but this book puts her on the must stalk list… err follow religiously LOL.

Prepare yourself for Raymond and Tallie. These two will sear the cover on your kindle and leave you thirsting for some water. Some scenes do tend to hit some possible trigger warnings so do note that. However, Sand does a wonderful job of writing even the difficult scenes with a class that is effortless. These two both have pasts and when things are all thrown into the pot at once you are bound to get some serious storylines cooking. I can’t divulge much more than the blur about these two, but I can assure you that the time spent reading it for yourself will be well worth every sizzling moment. I can’t wait to see what will come next in this series!

Review by @lizaileen
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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Robin Rankin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand wasted no time. This was not a story for the weak that’s for sure. I could hardly but the book down simply because I had to find out what was going to happen with Tallie and El.

I didnt want to like El as much as I did. He was a soulless, heartless man who took pleasure in the torture and killing of people. How does someone like that redeem themselves? I don’t know if he redeems himself but I definitely didn’t hold as much against him in the end.

Tallie’s childhood broke me. I couldn’t imagine going through everything she did and to come out of it alone was amazing. It definitely explained to me why she was the way she was.

This was an amazing book and it appears the end of the road for these characters. Cannot wait to see what Ms. Sand has for us next.

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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruin was a great 5 star read and book one in the El Diablo Chronicles.
All I can say is wow, once I started I couldn’t stop.

Raymond is very dark and dangerous. He is someone you don’t cross ever and he holds nothing back when he wants something.
Tallie has a past that has traumatized her. She tries to stay strong and uses her sexuality to fulfill her needs. She is also trying to get past a broken heart and seeing him every day doesn’t help.

Raymond and Tallie meet when he comes into Pulse, the club that Tallie works for. There is something about him that gives her chills and turns her on at the same time. And my gosh, the things he said to her were insanely hot and rude and she held her own quite well.

I thought I could match wits with him, but I know I can’t.

Raymond and Tallie both are not looking for anything serious. They both have some pretty big walls to break through, can they help each other? We get some pretty hot and steamy scenes from them. I will warn that there are some scenes that may be triggers for some. I was once again pulled right in by Autumn Sand’s writing, I can’t wait to read more from this series. 1-click and get started today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruin is the opening to Autumn Sand’s new series called The El Diablo Chronicles. I loved how she introduced a new series by giving us the characters we had met in her Twisted Hearts Love Story. You do not need to have read the series to jump into Ruin but I strongly recommend that you do not want to miss Twisted Hearts Love Story series!
I would say that The El Diablo Chronicles is darker than the Twisted Hearts Love Story series, if you believe. The writer gives us the warning about triggers and I tell you, be aware of them as she is touching upon issues in our society that are heart breaking and have an impact on one’s life till the day they die.
Ruin gives us Tallie and Raymond aka El Diablo. When I first met Tallie I was wondering what the heck was wrong with her to be such a biatch and here we get the answers … we meet her demons … and who does one need to slay one’s demons? El Diablo aka the Devil himself! Welcome into his world!
I hope that the writer will not keep us waiting too long before giving us the next story in the series!

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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand

5-stars

Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand was an interesting and fun romantic read. I loved the characters and how well they were developed. Tallie and Raymond both were described well and made an excellent pair. I was intrigued with the changes that occurred in Tallie’s life as the story progressed. I was immediately pulled in with her introduction as a young child. Raymond was also a very fascinating character. This was an excellent steamy read. This is also the first book I have read from this author and I look forward to reading more.

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Ruin: The El Diablo Chronicles by Autumn Sand – Review by Sara Oxton

Ruin (The El Diablo Chronicles)Ruin by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruin by Autumn Sand a five-star read that will ruin your heart. This is number one in the El Diablo Chronicles and I am so excited for what comes next. I will be honest and when I came across Tallie before she left a bad taste in my mouth, but when I got to know the real Tallahassee, she blew me away in more ways than I can express. This author, she writes dark so well, that it slips off the page, I have been a huge fan but this one, this one just spoke to me. The man by many names, spoke to me, he called like a siren to me and I was desperate to answer. Number two can’t come soon enough, I for one am desperate to be spoken to again.

 

Review by @saraoxo

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