Wednesday, January 5

Book Review: From Fame to Ruin by Jina S Bazzar

Author: Jina S. Bazzar
Title: From Fame to Ruin
Genre: Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Second Chances
Format: ebook
Pages: 321 
Published: December 21st 2021
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

What if surviving a murder attempt, a heartbreak, and the loss of the family business wasn’t the hardest thing you ever faced?

Carol is the sole heir to a broken empire, Ricardo the newest celebrity in the rock world.
When they came together, their fire blazed. When their past caught up, they were left burned, scorched to the ground.

When a psychopath decides it’s payback time, Carol is faced with an impossible choice – save her son or sell her life.

Ricardo wants nothing to do with the woman who played him for a fool, but finds himself moored by circumstances, half-truths, and memories of the past.
They say time can heal anything. So far, time's brought nothing but complications.

This is a standalone romantic thriller told in alternating timelines and point of views. Warnings include character overdose and mentions of child abuse

The first book of the year!! And what a way to start the year off!

Here we follow Carol and Ricardo. Carol is the sole heir to a broken empire and Ricardo is the newest and hottest celebrity in the rock world. They met years earlier and their passion hit hard and heavy. However, their past catches up to them and destroys their love. Some years have gone by and when a psychopath decides it is payback time, Carol is faced with an impossible her son or sell her life. She goes to Ricardo for help. He doesn't want anything to do with her, but he finds himself agreeing.

This book had me at page one. Honestly, I could hardly put this down!! I had to know what was going to happen next!! That ending???? Fantastic. 

I did love the jumping back and forth in time. I get nervous it throws off the pace of the story and plot, but the author did a good jump with the jumping around. It added to the suspense aspect for sure. It made me want to read faster.

Carol and Ricardo had a lot of issues. You could see that from their first meeting in the past, but they are good souls and I really wanted them to work it out. It took years and a terrible situation to happen, but it does happen and I have hope for them. I liked both of them and I loved how complex they were. I really, really wanted to give both of them a shake here! Especially when Ricardo wouldn't even give her a minute to try and explain. UGH. 

The biggest part of the story is the suspense aspect. I loved the romance, but I'm glad it didn't take over the suspense aspect of the story. It was a nice balance. 

I know I said it before...but ooooo that ending and reveal was so good.

In the end, I really enjoyed this. I loved the characters and watching them redeem themselves, move on from the past, find their love again, and save her son.  What a great way to start the year. I'll give this 4 stars! 

Reading Challenge(s): 
- 1 down! Second chances. 


Melliane said...

Oh nice! I didn't know about this one

Carole Rae said...

Yesss it was a random one for me too! I was excited to be reached out to. :)

Jen Twimom said...

Sounds interesting but a bit too intense for me. And hey, already got a box checked off! Nice!

Blodeuedd said...

I saw you and Jen had 2 already. Insane!

Carole Rae said...

Jen, it was intense at time. But so good! Yayy! Two down!

B, hehehehe