Skip to content

New Release Review! RUIN YOU by M. O’Keefe (The Debt #3)

Today we are sharing celebrating the release of RUIN YOU by Molly O’Keefe. This is the third contemporary romance title in The Debt series. Links for RUIN YOU, and the previous books in the series, are below. The first book in the series, Lost Without You, is FREE for a limited time!

Ruin You
by Molly O’Keefe (The Debt, #3)


The only thing that stands in the way of my revenge is her.
The lying scheming daughter of the man who killed my parents. She has the secrets I need to bring down her father.
And I’ll do anything to get them. I will lie to her. Steal from her. Use her.
Ruin her.
It helps that our chemistry is explosive.
What I’m not expecting is for her to be so sweet. And so strong.
After so many years of lying and hiding, I finally have a place to call home. With people I can call a family. The Paintbrush Inn is my life now, and I won’t let anyone ruin it.
When sexy and world-weary Simon checks in to the Inn, I never expect him to glance my way. I’ve spent my whole life blending into the background. Being overlooked and ignored. It’s been helpful, even though it’s lonely. And he’s way out of my league.
But our attraction is powerful. Undeniable.
Because I can’t let anyone close. If the secrets I keep were to be revealed, my whole life would be destroyed. But something about Simon makes me break all my own rules. I’m letting him in to my home, my body, my life, never expecting he has his own secrets.
His own lies.
When the truth comes out, we’ll both be ruined.

Now Live!
Purchase it Now
Amazon | iBooks | B&N
Oh goodness, the intensity of this series…

Simon’s story! If you haven’t read Tommy and Beth’s (books 1 and 2–or even if you did, and you need a refresher…) that’s not a problem here, since you (re-)learn all you need to know about the debt in the beginning. Tommy and Beth have small roles, but the focus is really on Simon and Penny.

(And gosh darn it, we still don’t know much about Rosa or Clarissa…or Bates, for that matter. Write fast, Ms. O’Keefe, please!)

It was really hard to see how Simon and Penny could possibly work out for a while there–though oh, you really wanted them to!–and though Ms. O’Keefe does do an adequate job of bringing them together in the end. I personally thought Simon should have done a bit more to re-earn the trust he pretty much trampled in the dust during their relationship’s black moment. Still, this one really kept me turning the pages, needing to know right now how everything could possibly get resolved and bring them to their much-needed HEA.

Bring on Rosa! Clarissa! and Bates! 🙂

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.


Each title has a brand-new look!

Lost Without You (The Debt, #1)

Currently FREE for a limited time!
Amazon | BN | iBooks

Where I Belong (The Debt, #2)

Purchase it now:
Amazon | BN | iBooks


Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.

She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.

Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram


InkSlinger PR Blogger Banner - New

Published in4 starsA-blog tourBook reviewsbooks on saleBOOKS!new releasespotlight