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*favorite* REVIEW: Perfect Ruin (Unyielding, #2) by Nashoda Rose


Title: Perfect Ruin
Series: (Unyielding, #2)
Author: Nashoda Rose
Genre: Adult Dark Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5-Stars
HEA: Yes
Blog: HERE


There is nothing I care about.
No attachments.
No connections.
Outwardly, I’m a perfect gentleman.
Until my target sees my knife.
I fear nothing, not even death.
In my world, death is considered a privilege.
But my life comes with unbreakable cruel strings and
when I met her, I should’ve walked away.
I didn’t.
I was too selfish.
And that sealed her fate.
Because one week with me led her into the hands of ruin.


We all have unique layers that make up who we are.
What makes us vulnerable or strong.
What we fear and what excites us.
But peel back those layers and you’re left naked and exposed.
They did that to me.
Each piece was slowly stripped away then burned.
I merely existed.
But there was one layer they overlooked.
The most important of them all—the tie to one man.
The man responsible for me being this way.
The man who found me.
And the killer who would do anything to protect me.

Perfect Ruin is the story of Kai and London.

♥ (Unyielding, #1) Perfect Chaos
♥ (Unyielding, #2) Perfect Ruin
♥ (Unyielding, #3) Perfect Rage

*Perfect Ruin is the dark, erotic story of Kai and London. Their beginning. And the continuing story of Vault. While each book is focused on a different couple, they are recommended to be read in order to avoid major plot spoilers.


Perfect Ruin is the second book in Nashoda Rose's dark, erotic Unyielding series. And it begins with the spark of a flame that will become the blaze of Kai and London's explosive love.

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What I did know was how to kill. Break. Destroy. And do it with a smile.

As sharp as a blade and as cold as one too, Kai was carefully-crafted to be a ruthless, unforgiving killer—with no feelings, no emotions, no thoughts...other than to blindly follow the orders of a secret society, dubbed the Vault.

Vault. A secret government that didn't follow laws, but had laws of its own.

When Kai is ordered to confront Dr. Westbrook, the scientist developing a deadly drug for Vault, he and London—Dr. Westbrook's equally brilliant daughter—collide, and the battle for light and dark within Kai's mind, heart, and soul, begins...

...while London's nightmare will soon become a living, breathing, terrifying thing.

"I'm going to fuck you. And I want to hear you scream when you come and I won't stop until you do...And I can fuck you for a very long time." 
1 week. 7 days. 168 hours. 10,080 minutes. That's 604,800 seconds Kai invaded London's soul, heart, and mind in the most painful, passionate way. Until the fire of their love was snuffed out beneath the weight of Vault's calculating cruelty.
“London is mine and ... Vault is going to pay for what it's done.”
Together, they experienced the best of life—apart, they suffer the worst of death.

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Submerged deep into the Unyielding world, I drowned in Nashoda's ability to tell a heart-stopping, breath-taking tale of love and loss, of pain and pleasure, of wounds and healing.

Not only was there the ever-present bittersweet romance trapped within the pages of Perfect Ruin, there was also the lingering shadow of suspense in the written words that kept me biting my lip—worrying, hoping, for the light to shine through the darkness.

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Meanwhile, I fell into the deepest love with Kai. His devotion, his determination, for his love London, was awe-inspiring—therefore carving his name onto my book boyfriends list forevermore.
London made me feel alive. Her breath was mine. Her heart. Her body. Her mind. All of her was in me and belonged to me. I’d do anything for her.

Kai's character was unparalleled. Such a paradox to what you'd expect. Because while he'd been raised to be nothing but bad, his heart wasn't anything but good (for those he cared about). He truly was a kind soul tortured, twisted into something he wasn't.
“Love and hate were complete opposites; and yet they intersected so frequently, changing paths often until they collided and made one big mess as they became parallel and found peace within.”
The same with London—who went through a major character ARC throughout the story. Her development was up and down and down and up. And it was utterly beautiful to read. She gave hope that after midnight there is dawn, and literary-proof that there can be rebirth of a broken, dead soul.

Apart, they were RUIN—together, they were PERFECT. 

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Overall, I would most definitely recommend this 5-Star book for those who crave romances—with just enough hope, just enough light, to balance the erotic, dark danger on the tip of a thrilling, action-edged knife.
“No key fit a perfectly ruined lock. Because that was what we were. Both ruined, but perfect together.”


*PS: I was given an copy of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book, pinky promise.*