Blog Tour & Review | Reckoning by Jessica Ruben

We’re celebrating the release of  RECKONING (Vincent & Eve #2) by Jessica Ruben! One-Click your copy and if you haven’t purchased RISING, do it now while it’s only $.99! 

Cover by: Okay Creations

NA Contemporary Romance



Vincent: Forgetting about Eve was the plan. Finding her at a party on my college campus was the last thing I expected.

But letting her go again isn’t an option—not this time. Juggling the life I want with the one I was born into may be near impossible, but for her, it’s a risk I’m willing to take.

My world has turned into a house of cards, where one wrong move can send it all crashing down…and us with it.

Eve: Finally at a prestigious university—and on the path to living my dreams—I’ve left the darkness of the Blue Houses behind. Still, a whole new host of problems await me.

Vincent is here.

He’s king of the school, complete with a society princess by his side. I thought I wanted to know what he was hiding, but unlocking his biggest secret leads me into entirely new territory laced with danger

and lust…one I’m not sure I’ll survive.

4stars (1)

Reckoning picks up right where the first book ends with Eve’s revelation that Vincent is THE Vincent Borignone, a member of the largest crime family on the East Coast. His lack of honesty with her leaves her feeling betrayed and questioning if every moment with Vincent was fake or real.

The drama is hyped up as Vincent also appears to have a long term girlfriend at his side. They are the ultimate golden couple with a huge social media following and swimming in wealth. However, everything is not as it seems. There is a lot of college girl drama spurred on by jealousy and insecurities that create some fun entertainment.

Despite the situation, Eve and Vincent do get their moments of love and intimacy in this book. And no there is no cheating or love triangle. I loved their passion and chemistry! Vincent is still possessive and protective in all his alpha male hotness. His acts of selflessness to protect Eve made me fall for him even more.

Eve was not my most favorite character in this book because she made her insecurities overrule her. She cried just one too many times for me in this one and she seemed to lose her backbone. I really hope she gains back some self confidence in the last book because Vincent needs a strong woman to stand at his side. Also let me just say I love mafia books and I loved getting to know Vincent as the made man revealed and we experience everything he needs to do for the family. I felt that a part of this story was illogical because someone who should have been a nobody, yielded too much power over this family. I couldn’t wrap my head around that.

Regardless, I am fully invested in Eve and Vincent’s story and I am absolutely dying to read the conclusion because that ending leaves us hanging on to dear life. This author does an amazing job of getting you fully engrossed in these character’s lives and leaving you wanting more.

3.5 Stars
New Adult Romance
Series: Book 2 of 3
Heat Level: Mild to Moderate
POV: Dual

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review

*RISING must be read before reading RECKONING.




On sale after June 15th in the US and these marketplaces.
About the Author:
Jessica Ruben lives and works in New York City, where she spends her days dominating in the court room as an attorney. Come nightfall, she writes romances centering on gorgeous alpha males and the intelligent women who love them.Jessica is an insatiable reader, and will devour a few books a week without batting an eyelash. Books have always been her drug of choice, and she has no plans on detox anytime soon. She has three wildly delicious children and a husband who, for reasons unimaginable to her, loves her brand of crazy.



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