BOOK REVIEW: In the Ruins by Hailey Turner

In the Ruins by Hailey Turner


Series: Metahuman Files #2

Release Date: May 22, 2017

Page Count: 356 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Truth and lies.

Captain Jamie Callahan knows the Metahuman Defense Force frowns on fraternization. For once in his life, he’s breaking all the rules. Having Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan on his team and in his bed is worth the risk of being found out. When a mission comes down requiring Alpha Team to go undercover in order to infiltrate a criminal alliance, Jamie knows it won’t be easy. Putting his family’s name on the line is nothing compared to the role the MDF wants him to play—that of a billionaire’s son, discharged from the military, with a lover on his arm, looking to make his own shady business deals.

Dirty little secret.

Kyle knows the only way to be with Jamie is to hide their relationship from their superiors. Waking up to Jamie at home is more important than being together in public, or so Kyle thought, until he comes face to face with what he’s been missing. Pretending to be a couple on paper for the sake of the mission thrusts Kyle into a world of incredible wealth and a social status he’s not sure he belongs in, but he’ll do anything to stay by Jamie’s side.

Play the game to win.

Surrounded by the enemy, Jamie and Kyle need to trust each other now more than ever. Their covers—and the life they’re trying to build together—depend on it.

In the Ruins is a 105k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a sequel to In the Wreckage and reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.


What a ride! Loved every second of it! It just keeps getting better. The mission was spectacular and it is so well written, I felt like I watching a movie.

Jamie and Kyle have amazing chemistry and I love watching their relationship grow. And they are ridiculously hot together. Should I even say anything about the sex?😏

Love the whole team dynamics. Their friendship and banter are one of my favourite parts in the book. We meet a couple of new faces that I really want to know more about.
Alexei is still my favourite and I can’t wait to read his book! Protective Alexei is everything!!!

“I don’t regret a single decision I’ve made when it comes to you. Maybe it’s not the right decision from a command point of view, but I’m not willing to give you up.”

Buy Links 

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