She’s survived a murder attempt, heartbreak, and the loss of her livelihood. What comes next might finally destroy her …
Carol is having a bad year. As the last remaining Montenegro, she’s forced to leave behind her comfortable life and the dreams of a great degree, all so she can sort out the crooked lawsuit she inherited, along with a fiancé she detests.
Her belief that she’s weathered the worst comes crashing the day she receives a frightening letter from an enemy she didn’t know she had.
Out of options, Carol has no choice but to turn to the man she hurt years ago.
Ricardo is past the life where he spent his nights playing rock music and his days enjoying his fame. He’s conveniently forgotten the woman who played him for a fool, burying any feelings for her deep and tight. His life now consists of a tiny office in the family’s hardware store, standing in for lazy employees, and meaningless dates.
So when Carol reaches out with a wild tale, he’s not exactly inclined to help her, but finds himself moored by circumstances, half-truths, and memories of the past.
Refusal is his only shield, but can he deny the plight of the only woman he’s ever loved?
From Fame to Ruin is a standalone novel told in different timelines and points of view, set between a stunning seaside resort in Southern England and Rio de Janeiro. It is a story about fame, love, greed, betrayal, and overcoming overwhelming circumstances. Warnings include character overdose and mentions of child abuse. Warnings include character overdose and mentions of child abuse.
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I was lucky enough to receive this book from the author. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts. These thoughts are completely my own and not swayed in any way by anyone else’s reviews or opinions.
I love me a good romantic thriller. I love suspense. This gave me all that I desire. This is my first book from the author. This book is told in different perspectives, which I love. I felt like one perspective is great, but different ones makes the story flow. I like the way that this was written. It is not overwhelming with the amount suspense there is. There are a lot of disclaimers though.
While the different perspectives were nice, it is a lot of jumping. I feel like I am left rereading some parts because it is confusing. I do like that the characters grow. Though, there are moments where I am completely lost about what was happening and where I am in time. Sometimes I felt like there were moments where I was wishing there was some clarity on who was who. As I read through the book, I wanted more of the plot moving points and less of the moments that don’t move in the same direction as the rest of the book.
My Rating: I give this book a 3 out of 4 stars. The book was good, but I found myself getting completely lost at moments and instead of moving forward, I was moving backwards trying to catch up. I really did enjoy this book. I think that it had its moments. I found that I will go back and read some parts, but probably not the whole book again from start to finish. I do believe that anyone who would like to read this book should know the importance of the disclaimers. There are moments that could be uncomfortable to some readers. This book is for adults and has adult themes and subjects.