He was supposed to protect me. Instead, he made me fear the dark. He was supposed to love me. In the end, his love was sickening, cruel and filled with malice.
Five years ago, the only bright lights in my world were extinguished. One decision. One text. One sentence and my fragile life shattered.
I never expected the depravity and lies that greets me when I return to Montecito, leaving me with one goal... To flee and never look back.
Everything changes when three gorgeous guys crash into my life. They’re determined to mark me as theirs, and make me question everything I hold true.
But when the ghosts of my past and future collide, who will be left standing? Me… or the monster who coveted me for all of the wrong reasons, turning me into what I am today…
*Tarnished is the first book in the Tainted by Ruin Trilogy and cannot be read as a standalone. It is a Dark High School Reverse Harem Romance that includes scenes that may be triggering to some (sexual assault, physical abuse, self harm) . Recommended for readers 18+.
5 Heart Review by Lorena
HANDS DOWN, the best read of 2021!!
I am completely stoked that I got to read the beginning of this trilogy that was deliciously dark and full of so much suspense. I couldn't figure out and still can't figure out many things that are going on in this story and I am dying to continue reading it to figure out what in the world is going on!
Indiana has lived a life that has been full of pain, darkness and sorrow. I would never wish what Indiana has gone through on anyone else. And to have stalkers on top of your already crappy life. Living in a foster home with a loving foster mother and a foster father who hardly is ever home and two teenagers that do nothing but torment her. She constantly has to keep looking over her shoulder because she keeps getting anonymous texts with threatening messages. All I can say is HOLY COW!
I will not divulge much because I would give it away but all I can say is this book had me all discombobulated and so in my element that I completely zoned the world around me out. I couldn't find the time to breathe let alone put the kindle down for a breather.
I have to say, this book has my heart pumping at full speed.
About the Authors
Forever a book obsessed reader and a newbie author splashing into the book world.
For more information about Indie Black, visit: Indie Black Linktree
An indie author living on the sunny coast of Western Australia, a lover of all things romance, obsessed with dogs, good coffee and is an avid reader turned writer.
For more information about Sienna Cousins, visit: Sienna Cousins Linktree