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As the bus approaches my stop on the Lower East Side, I raise the hood of my black sweatshirt. Anonymity is key in my neighborhood—particularly as a lone female walking at night.

All I want is to leave my crime-ridden shadow of a home in New York City. I’ve done everything I can to keep my head down and focus on my studies. College is my only goal; love has never been on the map…
That is, until my sister brings me to an underground fight, where I meet a gorgeous and mysterious man: Vincent.

He is the ghost in my shadows, showing up to feed me pieces of his upper-crust life, then evaporating into darkness until his next visit. I’m falling hard and fast. How can I trust him amidst the depth of his secrets?

Vincent may be even more dangerous than the dark world I’m trying to escape.



So my TBR is so out of control I’ll be dead before I get through it all. It’s just one of those impossible tasks. I try to keep a schedule but every once in awhile a book will catch my attention and I’ll read it as soon as humanely possible. 

Rising was one of those books. I started seeing the buzz about it and it peeked my interest. Well let me just say HOLY SHIT, this is a debut !!! GTFO !!!! 

Hooked, obsessed, engaged, and desperate for more. This book just grabbed a hold of me. Now this is a slow burn book and the intensity builds and builds with this storyline so much so that I could feel myself getting worked up as I continued to read. I almost feel as if I devoured this too fast because I was just so greedy for more immediately. I’ll be rereading this the first opportunity I get to because I don’t want to let go yet of this. 

It’s gonna be one of those books that I can feel myself living in for awhile especially since there is more to come. Damn !!!!! What a debut !!! With an intense storyline and characters that you become desperate for more of Rising is a fantastic read. 

Seriously I’m still sitting here thinking. This is her debut !!!! Na uh !!! No freaking way !!! She’s lying !!! 

Our fav quote

from Rising

 "I'm the listener. The dreamer. The girl with her head in a book at all times. But even I know that in order to survive here. I've got to belong. Loners get picked on and picked off."


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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