The Ruined Trilogy #1

Romance - Sizzle
204 Pages
Reviewed on 08/06/2023
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Author Biography

Award-winning author Nichole Rose writes filthy, feel-good romance for curvy readers. Her books feature headstrong, sassy women and the alpha males who consume them. From grumpy detectives to country boys with attitude to instalove and over-the-top declarations, nothing is off-limits.

Nichole's short rom-com about a hot-mess author, a bossy cowboy, and the escape artist bull who brings them together, Romancing the Cowboy, won gold in the 2022 Readers' Favorite Book Awards for general romance. Her gritty mafia romance, Wrecked, won gold in the 2023 Readers' Favorite Book Awards for general romance.

She is sure to have a steamy, sweet story just right for everyone. She fully believes the world is ugly enough without trying to fit falling in love into a one-size-fits-all box.

When not writing, Nichole enjoys fine wine, cute shoes, and everything supernatural. She is happily married to the love of her life and is a proud mama to the world’s most ridiculous fur-babies. She and her husband live in Arkansas.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ammaarah Seboa for Readers' Favorite

Wrecked by Nichole Rose focuses on notorious mob boss Rafe Valentino and his lovely captive Amalia Santiago. When Amalia is kidnapped as a ploy to lure out her foster brother, the last thing Rafe expects is to fall for her. While she wants to protect her brother, she can’t walk away from the man who has her heart, and she finds herself torn between love and family. Amalia presents a challenge that Rafe is ready to win, but all is not as it seems when their past secrets come to light.

Wrecked is part of Nichole Rose’s The Ruined Trilogy and the perfect book to get you out of that reading slump. With its moderate pace, this book leaves no room for confusion and enables the reader to dive in without difficulty. For book fans who love a mafia romance with an age gap and a breeding kink, this is the one for you! It’s spicy and sizzling in all the right places; you will not regret it. Told from a dual point of view, we see first-hand the raw emotions, conflict, fear, and dread each character experiences. The dark themes and Rafe’s obsessive nature with Amalia pulled me in, and I enjoyed every second. I love that Rose also included an epilogue set a few years after the events that transpired in the book and the connection we discover between the main characters. I am keeping an eye out for more of Rose’s work!