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.
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.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 of an ongoing series
My Ruckus Review . . .
These Hotheads are assholes yet still charming and sexy at the same time. This time around the hothead to fall is Dean 'Ruckus' Cole. Dean always knew whom he wanted but chose to protect her sister instead causing his 'one' to push him away.
Rosie LeBlanc is sick and knows her life won't be long on this earth but she's also scared to lose her heart and truly live. For once she just wants to live and for someone to not treat her like broken glass. She has always loved Dean Cole but forced him to be with her sister instead of her. She's sacrificed her heart then stubbornness took over as she couldn't see herself dating someone her sister already dated.
Now many years later and Rosie is back in Dean's life. And he's determined to get her back. Even if its the most unconventional way possible. He first tries being an obnoxious asshole.
"Brunch?" Hiccup. "Or we can just skip the whole thing and fuck?" Hopeless romantic, I know, but sadly, it was still a no for me.
"You seem to take a lot of interest in my dick, Baby LeBlanc. First, you wanted to pour wax on it; now, you want to cockblock it. Maybe you should meet him and see if you two could be friends. I think you will get along great."Of course this approach doesn't work but he eventually worms his way back into Rosie's heart.
"Because, Rosie, love and passion are the two forces that can drive a person into madness, despite their best intentions."
Dean is so ridiculous but still loveable because you know he's flawed and his ridiculousness is just a front.
"Tell me more about you knitting. Your dirty talk game is strong today."
He's also super sweet when it counts. He knows what he wants and won't let it go the second time around.
"Are you mine, too?" I arched an eyebrow.
"Always have been, Baby LeBlanc. This cock was just a rental that's now being used by its legitimate owner."
For Dean he came across as the extreme player but to Dean he was just biding his time until Rosie finally gave in.
"What does Miss LeBlanc have that the rest of the human population doesn't?"
"My heart, Sue," I said. "She has my heart."
I truly did love these two together. Rosie was able to see behind his exterior and truly love Dean for Dean. And especially when Dean had much baggage and many secrets.
For Dean 'Ruckus' Cole had many faces. And all of them were beautiful. At least to me.
"Sometimes, when I think about how we could have been together all those years if you weren't so fucking stubborn, I want to shoot you in the eye with my super sperm. You know that?"
The way Dean's main secret was portrayed made you believe one thing then with a large twist it was totally something else. The twist was brilliantly done but still heartbreaking. And when Dean finds out the whole truth of his past, he doesn't handle it well.
"I love you so much that I hated you for a while. And now that I know that you are damaged, I love you even more. Perfect things are not relatable. Unbreakable is fascinating, but not loveable. You're breakable, Dean Cole. I'm going to do my best to keep you whole."
After Dean's epic mistake, he realizes what he can truly lose if he doesn't get his shit together and for him that loss would destroy him. He's willing to fight everything and everyone to make him and Rosie's story to continue.
"Then its can't happen with anyone. There won't be a next Rosie. And there won't be another story like ours. This is it, Rosie Le Blanc. And this is us. If there is no you, then there is no me."
I quite like this series. It's different then the norm within this genre. It has loveable assholes and great love stories. The characters are flawed yet beautiful and they make you root for them the whole time. You end up wanting for them to become whole and find a piece of deserved happiness as well. I can't wait for more from this series.
4 Asshole loving thumbs up!