"Maybe it's not in the perfection of life that things make sense, but in the chaos." Ruin is a sweet read. I will admit, I did not like the first half of it because it has a weak start and the story line is quite predictable. However, there's the million dollar issues revolving each and every character and that made this book interesting for me. Each was constructed to represent a person's inner burden like illness, death, loss and change.It's not hard to relate well to the them. They made me feel and appreciate where they are all coming from. Kiersten Rowe is a feisty character with one hell of a clumsy innocent side. I found her thoughts and actions comical, hilarious to the point of laughing out loud and earning curious looks from peeps on the same room! I like her childish side trying to balance her dark side. Wes Michaels is totally swoon worthy. I love his caring personality and efforts to help Kiersten move on with her life.Battling cancer, he made time to make his "Lamb" appreciate life and learn to let go. He's also not bad as a badass footballplayer and heir to a million dollar business. Gabe , I have to say is/was my favorite. He is a head to toe, inside-out bad boy wanting to find change in himselfand forget his life of women, drugs and booze. He helped Kiersten a lot and for a moment, I actually thought that there would be a brewing love triangle- turns out Gabe just wanted to act like the badass big brother for both Kiersten and Lisa. Sometimes when we think God has written The End, what he really means is The Beginning." Now, the latter parts of the book was really good. Wes underwent surgery and Kiersten learned to forgive the past.It was all so swoon worthy with Wes helping her on her bucket list and him falling in love with her despite the uncertaintieson his future. The ending is a bit cliffy, I totally want to see and read more. Super Sweet.