Author: Jessie Humphries
Publisher: Skyscape, 284 Pages (October 28th, 2014)
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Synopsis: Still reeling from the heartbreaking events that unfolded on Grissom Island, Ruby Rose is trying to come to terms with the fact that she’s gone from a vigilante in killer shoes to a stone-cold killer. Everyone from her therapist to her smoking-hot boyfriend keeps trying to convince her that she hasn’t crossed over to the dark side, but Ruby isn’t so sure. It doesn’t help that her nemesis, Detective “Mastermind” Martinez, is still out there, waiting for another chance to take her down.
When an alleged CIA agent named Skryker shows up and asks for a meeting, Ruby figures it just means more questions about her case. But he has information of an entirely different nature and a job offer: join an elite force of young assassins, including Skryker’s right-hand guy, Quinn Donovan. Quinn is distractingly charming, handsome—and deadly. Ruby resists becoming a killer again, but as she becomes more ensnared in a web of deceit, no one around her is safe.
Review: 4 Stars - Resisting Ruby Rose, the second title in author Jessie Humphries Ruby Rose series picks up right where the first book left off. If readers thought the first book was action packed, they haven’t seen anything yet! This second book breaks out of the typical “second book in a series” mold as Humphries writes a full story to keep readers on their toes.
When I read the first book I thought it was pretty good. Not the best thing I’ve read but I was intrigued and felt a bit invested in the characters to want to read more. I wasn’t disappointed to say the least! This second installment was a lot more than I was expecting and kept me on my toes the whole time.
I didn’t know what was going to happen next, who was involved or who might make it out alive. I came out the other side even more so invested in Ruby’s life and those around her. I was rooting for her the whole time and with the additional layer that was added to her story with two characters – Skryker and Quinn, you knew there was going to be trouble around every choice this fierce character made
And then you have Ruby’s boyfriend Liam who we meet in the first book and man, what the heck is going on with him? He killed me in this book. I was so devastated and confused and the anger I felt was almost enough to make me want to throw my Kindle across the room. I mean serious, Liam? SERIOUSLY?!
Ruby is without a doubt a character with a dark side. She’s fighting to remain who she is yet has people pushing and pulling her from every side and is bound to make mistakes, and I mean she’s a teen girl, so mistakes will happen even without all she has going on around her.
With the introduction of new characters and many pieces of the story still left to uncover I foresee yet another book to follow, which I’m looking forward to because, well, there’s so much I’d like to see wrapped up.
If readers are looking for two great books with lots of action, mystery and teenage angst, look no further. YA and adult readers alike will find that Ruby is an old soul and had to do a lot of growing up in her short life to find her where she is now. She’s a multi layered character who knows her way around a gun and isn’t afraid to use it. Enjoy!
About the Author:
Jessie Humphries was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She received a BA from San Diego State University, where she cultivated her love of the beach, then lived in France, where she cultivated her weakness for shoes, and finally earned a law degree from UNLV, where she cultivated her interest in justice. After practicing law for several years she began writing, and, appropriately, her debut novel Killing Ruby Rose is a thriller about vigilante justice set in sunny southern California with a shoe-obsessed protagonist. Jessie currently writes and practices law in Las Vegas, where she lives with her husband and children.
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