Tuesday, November 18, 2014

✰ Book Review ✰ "Self Destruct" by K.D. Carrillo ~ Romantic Suspense



SELF DESTRUCT
Author: KD Carrillo
Series: Destroy #1
Genre: New Adult | Romantic Suspense
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Becca Scott spent years burying her traumatic past under alcohol and boys. With the help of her best friend she struggles to accept herself and let go of the pain. She thought she had figured out how to stop the cycle of self-destruction she was on, until she met Aiden. 

Aiden Ryan lives with constant self-hatred. He allows those close to him to manipulate his life for their own gain, because he feels he deserves it. He was resigned to marry a woman he doesn't love, until he met Becca.

Becca and Aiden try and let go of their painful pasts to be together, but can their pasts let go of them?


Self Destruct is book one in the Destroy Series. Here we got taken through Becca and Aiden’s one hell of a journey. Trust me, this book was anything but boring! The plot was full of twists, turns, and secrets!!! I seriously did not see a lot of them coming, which was great because it kept me on the edge of my seat.

“I was on a path to self-destruct, but it was all I knew.”

Becca had a traumatizing past and a very bad coping mechanism. What she was doing to hide her pain, to make herself forget, was really breaking her even more emotionally. Until she met Aiden.

“I’ve got you. If you fall I’ll pick you up. If you break I’ll hold you together. And if you need to cry, I’ll lend you my shoulder.”
 – Aiden

Now, this guy made me swoon more times than I care to admit. Aiden was sexy, protective, alpha male-like, smart, and downright dreamy. I completely understood why Becca fell in love with him! I mean, who wouldn’t?

Ever since meeting, Aiden and Becca hit it off – they got together rather quickly and their relationship developed even quicker. Now, this was something ALL the characters talked about during the book. It was what worried Becca’s friends (Toni and Kate) since they feared this relationship was another one of Becca’s coping mechanisms…but they were all wrong. Aiden and Becca might’ve had a lightning speed relationship, but their feelings were genuine and ran deep. 

“Red, I’m not going to try and fix you, but I’ll help hold you together while you fix yourself. I need you to believe me when I tell you this, I’m not going anywhere.”

They were honestly, perfect for each other. Aiden, too, had a past, you see. One full of regret and guilt. Enter Vanessa, Aiden’s ex-girlfriend and Aidan’s Mom – Satan’s spawn. GRRR! I absolutely loathed them!! OMG! They were just so mean, cruel and CRAZY! Sheesh!! They definitely kept things interesting, though – that’s for sure. We also had Nick, Aiden’s “friend” whom I really, reallydisliked, but at the same time, could not help but feel bad for. I’m not saying what he did was excusable because it sure as hell wasn’t, BUT, I don’t know…I just felt bad for him. *Sigh* I’m a sucker, I know.

“You have made me feel like I’m living again and not just surviving.” 
– Aiden

A LOT of things happened throughout the plot and I loved every minute of it. I really like being surprised with twists in books, so this was a really big plus for me. I was honestly hooked from beginning to end. The characters were very well developed and the dialogue flowed smoothly, naturally.

The ending was fantastic! Loved it!!! I was grinning like an idiot and my heart was extremely happy. I can’t wait to see where this series will take us next. If you love a hot romance with an angst-driven plot full of little surprises, then this is the book for you!

“You are everything I want, and everything I need.”



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Meet the author: K.D. CARRILLO

K. D. Carrillo is a graduate of Central Washington University, the setting of Self Destruct. Her days are spent with her son, her rescued Aussie, and usually with a book.
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