Review – Conflicted by Ruby Black @rubyblackbooks @indiesagepromo

by Ruby Black
Publication Date: April 27, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance


She’s the only one I’ve ever needed and the only one I’ll never have.

The only problem is…she’s my best friend.

I’ve always felt the connection, but I just can’t go there. Not with her. She deserves better than what I can offer her. So I drown myself in women and booze, certain I’m doing the right thing, keeping her at a distance.

Or so I thought.

When Lacey tells me about the internship she’s scored with a hotshot criminal attorney, I’m happy for her. This could make her career. If anyone deserves success, it’s her.

Then I learn who her new ‘mentor’ is.

My father.

Now, the secrets I’ve been keeping may cost me the very friendship I’ve been trying to protect.


This is an incredibly frustrating book.  Lacey bounces around all over the place.  I simply couldn’t empathise with her, and didn’t find her to be a hugely likeable character.  More than that, I don’t understand her motivation, or Aaron’s come to that.  And Lucas?  If he really is that into Lacey, then having sex with anything with a pulse is an odd way of showing it.

And after all the buildup, I felt that the ending was rushed.

Perversely however, it is well written.  The fact that the narrative provoked such strong reactions from me is a testament to how clearly they were described.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.



purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

About the author

Ruby Black is the pseudonym for a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She likes angsty romance, alpha males, and full bookshelves. Her novel Conflicted will be available May 10th, 2016.

author links

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