Toxic (The Ruin Series Book 2)-Rachel Van Dyken

Everyone has a secret…

Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. He’s been hiding his identity for over four years-hidden from the world that used to adore him–obsess over him–driven to the edge of insanity by one poor choice.
But that one choice, altered the course of his life forever.
Pretending isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when pretending means hiding your real self from the people that care about you the most. But if anyone ever discovered the truth it wouldn’t just be his life at risk–but hers.

Saylor doesn’t hate men.
Just Gabe.
Only Gabe.
He’s a reckless, happy-go-lucky, silver spoon fed pain in her ass. Everything about him makes her more and more confused. Unfortunately they both donate time at the same Group Home. If she wasn’t afraid of flunking, she’d be long gone. She hates that she’s attracted to him almost as much as he hates that he’s attracted to her–and she can tell, especially since their first encounter ended up making her knees so weak she couldn’t form coherent sentences for weeks afterwards. But the closer she gets to him, the more confused she becomes. He isn’t who he says he is, and he’s hiding something big.

What happen when two worlds collide? Two worlds that never should have met in the first place? Some secrets are too big to be hidden forever–the only question? Will his destroy everyone he loves? Or finally bring about the redemption he’s been craving for the past four years?

Everyone has a secret…What’s yours?

Breathtakingly beautiful.
Let me just start by saying Rachel Van Dyken has the ability to control your emotions through her words. Ruin took my breath away and Toxic made my heartache so bad, both had me ugly crying, and i mean sobbing. There are not enough stars in the sky to rate these books.

TOXIC was simply beautiful, it made me laugh, cry, fall in love, made you see the beauty in life and it gave me hope!

At first i was a little confused about Gabe he seemed so very different from the Gabe we met in Ruin. This Gabe was so very broken, the raw thoughts running through his mind, the total belief that he was undeserving of redemption just knocked me back for a while.

We got small pieces of Gabe’s past that left you wondering what was going on and how Saylor fit into it all, what there relationship was all about. Then you get to a point in the story when everything changed. There was a melding of all the parts of the puzzle a culmination of events that made everything click.

Gabe’s life is so very chaotic, it a jumbled mess. Gabe is a very broken male lead, he is full of so much desperation, pain, anger and remorse you just wanna hug him and never let him go, let him know that deserved happiness and love.

Saylor and Gabe’s relationship WOW, you wholeheartedly rooted for them to make it right from there first meeting. When Saylor helped Gabe play music to help him deal with his pain, using her hands to move his fingers, god it was so beautiful. Every piece of music played and words exchanged were so heartfelt and meaningful between this couple.
Saylor is so strong and she becomes the light in Gabe’s darkness, she is so understanding of Gabe’s past and relationship with Princess, and she goes to beautiful lengths to help him heal and cope with the heart breaking situation.

The very last time Gabe sang to Princess, god i had knots in my stomach tears rolling down my face and sobs wracking my whole body, be prepared to used lots of tissues and to read a book so emotional and so very profound, and memorable.
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book.

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