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October 5, 2017

Review: Scandalous by L.J. Shen

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.

 Review by April 

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 'On your knees, and otherwise.' Stars

Oh holy alpha HOTHOLES! When it comes to the Sinners of Saint series, L.J Shen has me on my knees bowing to her devilishly brilliant literary prowess and begging and panting for more. I have no shame when it comes to this series, like none whatsoever. Defy, Vicious, and Ruckus have all lead and built up to this truly Scandalicious moment; taunting us, and this book definitely deserves a good loud, hard SQUEE!!! Just bend me over already and EFF ME in the you know where! lol GAH!

"I should warn you, Edie. I'm not the prince in this fairy tale. I'm the villain. The poisonous apple, the flame-breathing monster."

Scandalous returns us to the motherland of the Hotholes, it's like a sweet reunion with glimpses of our fave bad boys with their spin and view on all the things and happenings in Trent's life. It's all quite cheeky *wink* and L.J. Shen continues to weave a web of intricately woven story line that continues the saga in their signature raging Hothole alpha fashion! Darkness, dripping in deceit with an edge of sweetness and a promise for more, more, moreeee. MmmMmm!

'... left scars on my ego and blisters on my libido.'

Scandalous needs to be experienced first hand and I'm not giving anything away!! Edie and Trent are just so OMFG for each other! The push to each other's pull, the off the charts sexual tension, the slight tabooness of the age gap. There's just so much to this story, OMG you have NO IDEA! It's raw, emotional and just freaking beautiful, perfect and oh so so so SO sexy! I'll just say that Trent isn't 'just another pretty face.'

"You're mine, and you hate it. You're mine, and I'm not a wave you can ride. I'm the fucking ocean."

Read this sexy AF, hothole AF book now!

June 9, 2017

Review: Ruckus by L.J. Shen


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.


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. 

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

5 'I chained myself to her destiny.' Stars


L.J. Shen has gone and blown my mind once again. First with Vicious, and this time around with Ruckus, the latest installment in the Sinners of Saint series!

Who knew HotHoles could be so darn charming... in a super intense, make you, break you, melt your heart to smithereens kind of charming?! Their passion knows no bounds! Nothing is as it seems with this crew, and individually, well, good god, they're simply irresistible. So alike, yet so very different, not all HotHoles are cut from the same cloth. Dun dun dunnnnn! *GASP*

Dean 'Ruckus' Cole & Rosie LeBlanc's story is a passion driven tale of lustful proportions. Essentially a story of the one who got away. Their stars hadn't been aligned 11 years ago, but now, oh boy! All bets are off as Sirius and Earth collide in a provocative whirlwind of heart driven emotions that had me in a blinding tailspin of enthrallment. This book destroyed me in the best possible way!

L.J. Shen has a true talent of pulling the most effed up emotions from her readers. Sure, they're "only" words, but Shen makes you bleed out your emotions, truly captivates and makes the whole experience other worldly. I just can't even right now.

Time is ticking.
11 wasted years.
Passion and love, just waiting to be had.
Just give in!
Angst for days!!
Just give in!
Just give in!
Just give in to it!
The love of a lifetime.
Strength, perseverance... death.

This freaking book!!! It fed on my last EVERYTHING! Ruckus will tear your emotions apart, like the Vicious HotHole he is. You think you know him, but you don't. You have no idea! Sit back, strap in and wait for the Tsunami of feels to rip your soul apart and remember, nothing is as it seems.

Tick, tock.
Tick, tock.
Time is of the essence. 

'I live for you. I breathe for you. I will die for you. It. Has. Always. Been. You.'

March 17, 2017

Review: Vicious by L.J. Shen


They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.


She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.

 Review by April

5 'I was starving for her.' Stars

'My Grandmama once told me that love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances. The passion is the same. The pain is the same. That weird thing that bubbles in your chest? Same. I didn't believe her until I met Baron Spencer and he became my nightmare.
Then my nightmare became my reality.'

I just fell in love with the most amazing fictional asshole to ever grace my kindle!!!!


Baron 'Vicious' Spencer owns my cold black heart and soul. We're a match made in blackness! GAH!!! I'm not sure what it is about the cold & callous but goddamn they own my heart when it comes to books! Jesus Murphy!

'Our house was full, while his was empty. Same with our hearts.
Mine overflowed.
His echoed.
Oh, Vicious.

Scared and tattered with baggage. He really is damaged goods. Pure and innocent, she's exactly what he needs. What he wants. Emilia, Help, Em. She's his whole world.

'He was toxic, poison, and was going to kill everything beautiful in my life if I let him. He was the storm to my cherry blossoms.'

Shit gets real.
And so very complicated.

This is one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of escaping into. Completely immersed and drowning in their world of sorrow, hate and jealousy.

'I was her black.
And she was my pink.'

F. Me.
This is what hardcore book love feels like!