Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review Tour : Ruckus by LJ Shen

Title: Ruckus
Series: Sinners of Saint #2
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2017
"This series is one of the best I've read all year" - Angie, Angie's Dreamy Reads
"LJ Shen delivers and then some. I am loving this series." - Kylie Scott New York Times Bestseller
"It's unpredictable, raw, emotional, and edgy- pure chaos contained in a beautiful package." - TJ Loves Books
"LJ Shen just wrote her best love story ever!" - DD's Boom Room
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 fucking 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.

My 5 Star Review
Ruckus is book 2 in the Sinners of Saint series by LJ Shen and is the story of Dean "Ruckus" Cole and Rosie, aka Baby LeBlanc. While it can be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend you Vicious and Defy first as it is our introduction to these incredible characters.

I absolutely LOVED this story. Rosie's character is so strong and independent, despite her illness. She was full of life and gave dean a run for his money. And Dean, never after reading Vicious did I expect for him to win my heart over the way he did. He was a playboy. He hid himself behind sex, drugs, and alcohol but behind that persona was a man who cared deeply, one who was afraid of rejection.

"Dean Cole was nothing like people pegged him. He was the worst kind of devil. One that hid behind a polite smile, preppy clothes, and good manners." 

This story is told from past to present, spanning over 11 years. 

"I’m about to rewrite the pages of our fucking history, baby.” 

Their relationship was a whirlwind, breathtakingly beautiful. Dean never treated Rosie with caution, the way everyone else did. From a fun and unique friendship, something so much more developed. My heart broke for them and I don't think I've ever rooted for a relationship to work out the way I did for theirs.

LJ Shen's writing continues to amaze me with each new book being better than the last. I highly recommend this series. I picked this book up and couldn't put it down. 5 "Makes Me Feel Alive" Stars.

“I live for you, I breath for you, I will die for you. It. Has. Always. Been. You.”

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams. Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.) She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

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