Ruin by Rina Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What happens when a schizophrenic with voices that tell him to kill, falls in love? Does he listen to the voices or to his heart?
This is one of my favorite types of stories, where the main character is a psychopath/sociopath or has some sort of mental health issues where he has no morals or empathy but becomes obsessed with the lead female. In this case, Aaron is a man from a wealthy family with a title and works for the family corporation which is a major global company. He is also a schizophrenic killer who hears the voices of his dead father and aunt in his head when he needs to kill. He meets Mae in an alley and becomes obsessed with her. At the beginning we are not quite sure if he really wants to kill her or not, but his aunt and father certainly do.
Aaron kidnaps Mae and hides her in his mansion, he is constantly at war with the voices in his head who have a lust for her blood and want to kill her, while he is more intrigued by her and starts to feel actual emotions. Meanwhile the story of the Rhodes family is introduced and Mae is learning the background of Aaron and his family which includes mental illness, murder, suicide, kidnapping and a child Assassin program.
The story of the Rhodes was first brought up in the book Crowed (Team Zero #1), which doesn’t have to be read first, but doesn’t hurt either. I did and was glad. It gives background on the Pit and why there are Assassins after Aaron and his cousin Tristan. The storyline is excellent, the romance is deep and not instant. No gratuitous smut, I will certainly continue to read the rest of the series, I can’t wait for more of the series and I hope more of Aaron and Mia are included.
I was generously provided the ARC of this book for an honest review.
Ruin (The Rhodes Series, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ruin by Rina Kent