Review of Ruckus by L.J. Shen

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This book is book two in L.J. Shen’s infamous Sinners of Saint series. It was full of heart and soul and gave me all the feels.  So, this is my solid 5 star review!

My excitement for Dean and Rosie’s book started in book one and I couldn’t get it out of my brain until I finally got to read it.  AND THEN….I suffered a Hothole book hangover for weeks. I loved Dean and Rosie together. They were perfect for one another!

In the first book, we saw the relationship between Emilia and Dean develop after Vicious is repeatedly mean to her.  Of course the pull between Vic and Em was too strong and Em broke Dean’s heart when she left town. But her heart wasn’t hers to give, it always belonged to Vicious.

In Ruckus, Dean is living it up HotHole style in NYC.  He is pissed at the world and self-medicates and whores around to hide his true self so no one gets close enough to hurt him again.  To say he has issues, yeah, buy this boy a new stand.

“If it’s corrupted and dirty and fun – I’m all over it.”

Rosie is sweet but guarded.  Strong yet weak. She is sick and everyone treats her as such.  Everyone but Dean. She just wants to live her life and is tired of the constant hovering of her family.

“What make you feel alive?….”

She has had an obvious crush on Dean since high school, but she stepped back when Em and Dean got together.  I felt her pain. Seeing someone you fell for with someone else, kiss someone else….awful. And for it to be her own sister, she couldn’t get away from it.

“I hated everything about Dean Cole. Everything… but him.”

I spent most of this book hating Emilia for all of her secrets and lies and their parents for just being dicks.  Vicious was Vicious, so I let it slide, but Em was a shit sister. Which sucked, because I really liked her in book one.  

“I never stopped loving Dean Cole. Not even for one damn moment. I just convinced myself that I stopped caring.”

The HUGE plot twist had me freaking the eff out!  Seriously, L.J.! I couldn’t read this book fast enough.  This book was heart and soul and gave me all the feels. If you haven’t read Ms. Shen’s books yet, you need to start.  She will put you through the ringer, but you will never forget her oh so unforgettable characters.

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Rosie

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.

Dean

They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
She sets my mind on fire.
All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I dare it to try.
Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.
And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

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Book 0.5 – Defy
Book 1 – Vicious
Book 2 – Ruckus
Book 3 – Scandalous 
Book 4 – Bane

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Bane by L.J. Shen

Release Date: May 10th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Design

Photographer: Pavel Lepikhin

Model: Vadim Ivanov

Bane

Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.

Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.

Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.

Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.

Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

Jesse Carter

Hot as hell, cold as ice.

I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.

She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.

She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.

More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.

Little does she know, I have the f****** teeth for it.

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About LJ Shen

LJShenL.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain.
When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable.
And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.
And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.

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ARC REVIEW – Scandalous by LJ Shen

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Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3)Scandalous by L.J. Shen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wish I could give this book more than five stars!
This book is gripping and addictive. Everyone need a HotHole in their life!

This book was written from a dual POV and I loved being able to get into the head of both characters. To see the struggle with Trent over his developing feelings for Edie was epic. As much as he tried to fight it, his downfall was imminent.

“I don’t hate you. Not even close. Not even if I try really fucking hard.”

For Edie, life was full of secrets and lies. She had to grow up too fast and was always the savior of everyone around her. But the thing with secrets is they always come out.

She was such a strong heroine and her snark and a take-no-crap attitude was endearing.

“If you want to be strong, be.”

I loved that we got to catch up with Vicious, Dean, Jaime and their families. And of course, the book wouldn’t be complete without them adding their spin on things.

“We noticed you were in each other’s faces from across the hall, and we all know that hate turns to love more often than not. So here’s my two cents – keep your crotches to yourselves, kids. Right. Fucking. Now. ”

There were a lot of twisty pieces of goodness in this little gem too! LJ had me on the edge many times and in true Shen fashion, made me fall for a damn HotHole, loving him even at his worst.

“I should warn you, Edie. I’m not the prince in this fairytale. I’m the villain. The poisonous apple, the flame-breathing monster”

This book was, as all the others in this series, a sexy, hot read and had me gripping my kindle so tightly at some points I thought it would break. I had so many gasping and OMG moments in this.

Scandalous is one of my top reads this year so far. I’m just sad this marks the end of this phenomenal series.

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Can we just talk about this cover for a minute

Ok so this cover is RIDICULOUSLY  HOT! I mean seriously-where on earth does LJ find these delectable men?

I had the tremendous honor of beta reading this awesomeness that is Trent and trust me when I say…1-CLICK THIS BOOK!!

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Scandalous, the highly anticipated next standalone in the Sinners of Saint Series by LJ Shen is coming September 29th!

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Scandalous by LJ Shen

Publishing Date:  September 29th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

They call him The Mute for a reason.

Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.

When he does, it’s with disdain.

When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.

When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.

He is thirty-three.

I am eighteen.

He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.

I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.

He’s emotionally unavailable.

And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.

Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.

And yet, I can’t stay away.

A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.

And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.

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About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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