Sweet Ruin

Sweet Ruin

by Nazarea Andrews


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It's good to be on top... Asher Knox has it all. Girls, wealth, a career most would kill for. He's just landed the biggest job of his career. And he's miserable.

She's fighting her way from the bottom... Megan Beauchamp has no illusions about why she was chosen to be Asher's PA. She's pretty, and down to earth, and everything the Hollywood star always falls for. Too bad Megan is just paying her dues and has no interest in anything but advancing at her PR firm.

He'll throw it all away...Luca James knows what he wants. And he's waited a long time for the window to open-when it does, he'll walk away from the career he's built for a chance at something real.

When Megan's boss threatens to fire her, Luca and Asher convince her to leave town with them. Between bad hotels and pit stop confessionals, the three are drawn closer together. And the lines blur even more in Branton, where Megan is forced to look at everything she left behind. But when the boys want more, Megan will be forced to choose between the men she loves and the life she thought she wanted. And in a town like Branton, the secrets she keeps won't be hidden for long.

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ISBN-13: 9780989479943
Publisher: A&A Literary
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Sweet Ruin 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Whew! This book was HOT. Steaming hot. It pushed the boundaries and I really enjoyed it. I knew going in that this book featured a three-way romance (menage? triad? what do we call it?) and this was my first experience with such a thing. I'd always had pretty strong feelings about such a thing, thinking it couldn't be more than erotica, but Nazarea showed that a relationship between three people can be about more than just sex.  What Megan, Asher and Luca have together is special. It goes beyond lust and attraction, yet both of these play a major part in their relationship. They're each interesting characters in their own right, but together they're something ... more. It was interesting to watch as they fought the pull of the other characters and then even more so when they gave in and went with it. When they were on the road, it was one thing. It was easy to be with each other in the way they wanted. The story got more interesting as they returned to Megan's hometown of Branton. While the adventures the other Branton University books have taken us on aren't exactly tame, this was definitely more taboo, particularly in a small town like Branton.  I really hope the author gives us more of Megan, Asher and Luca's story. The ending felt unfinished. There's more to these characters and I want it. :) I want to see how they continue to deal with their relationship long term. If it's even something they can keep up in the real world. I love Nazarea's writing and this book showcased it. Sweet Ruin was about the characters. There were no "gotcha" moments or unbelievable plot twists. It was told from the perspectives of the three characters and I felt that they each had a clear, unique voice.  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
NerdAlertBL More than 1 year ago
****I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Nerd Alert Book Love Blog**** Megan Beauchamp left Branton to get out of always living in her sister's shadow and to move to L.A for her career. She works for her uncle's agency as a personal assistant to the famous actor, Asher Knox. But she us only given the job as his PA because she's his type. But this fiesty redhead refuses to cross that line to advance her job. Luca James is the first friend she made when she moved to L.A and he is now her best friend.   Asher Knox is a gorgeous,  British, famous actor. But he is just lost. He has everything any guy could want, good looks, great career, girls throwing themselves at him all the time,  and he just landed a huge job. But Asher is so miserable. He doesn't handle the stardom that comes with being a famous actor very well. But Megan helps keep him grounded.  Luca James is a gorgeous black man who is known for his abs that he models. Luca is a very straight forward type of guy. He knows what he wants and he will go after it until he gets it. And he is willing to give up everything he has to get what he really wants.  Little do they know but their lives are about to quickly change. Megan's boss is threatening her job, Asher is really struggling with his fame, and Luca's attraction for his best friend increases and he lands a job beside Asher. Megan is taking the two guys back home to prepare them for their upcoming rolls. When a car ride, close quarters quality time, and cheap hotels is going to start testing the three, what will happen?  This book was.....wow! I love the tie ins with the first two books in the series. I think this book offers a little bit for all romance readers, with the added steamy sexiness it offers. I really enjoyed reading this series and curious to see what else Branton has to offer us. So I give this book a Nerd Alert B or 4 stars.  
JillianReadLoveBlog More than 1 year ago
Sweet Ruin is the third book in author Nazarea Andrews’ University of Branton Series.  I have loved this series since the first book and let me say, Nazarea has really turned up the heat with this latest installment! Megan Beauchamp isn’t a fool.  She knows she has to work extremely hard if she ever wants to make it big in the PR firm she works for and handling celeb heart-throb Asher Knox is definitely the hardest job yet.  But if anyone is an expert at handling Asher, it’s her.  She isn’t like all the other women in his life in that she doesn’t let his status affect her.  Sure, he’s gorgeous and sexy with a killer accent, but she knows him inside out and backwards and knows he’s really just an ordinary guy.  An ordinary guy with a huge crush on her.  Luckily for her, she isn’t interested in all the headaches that comes with relationships.  What she needs to do is focus on her career.  Sometimes that’s easier said than done. Heart-throb Asher Knox has it all….except Megan.  He’s rich and famous and über successful in Hollywood but he can’t help but be falling hard for her.  She’s ignored his advances thus far but things have a funny way of working out sometimes and when Knox sees a chance at getting Megan away from all the glitz and glam, he knows he needs to take this chance for what it’s worth….the chance to make her fall for him. Luca James has been in sort of limbo for too long.  He’s best friends with Megan and would love to take it to the next level…but he wants more.  He craves a different type of relationship, one he’s sure Megan wouldn’t be into.  She’s already mentioned in the past that she doesn’t like to share….which is exactly what he does like.  Will he ever get a chance to show Megan that sharing could be better than she’s ever imagined? Fate, however, seems to have a plan for these three and sets them on a trip that will change them all…forever. Excuse me for a minute while I cool down a bit.  Whew, this book was by far the hottest and sexiest of the University of Branton Series.  I, of course, enjoy a break from the vanilla every once in a while and this was just delicious.  The chemistry between Megan, Asher and Luca was there right from the start and I can’t say who I would have chosen if I had to pick between Luca and Asher.  Megan definitely had a tough choice but luckily she didn’t have to choose between them.  *wink, wink* Again, this is definitely the sexiest of the Branton series and it was a nice departure and addition! And of course it was a treat to see my fave Branton professor and other cast of characters I’ve grown to love! Thank you, Nazarea, for letting us visit Branton again!  It will always be one of my favorite towns and I will look forward to reading more of your work in the future!