Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Blog Tour & Review - Ruckus by L.J. 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.


*3.5 stars*

Okay let me start off by saying I hated the sex scenes. There was some cheesy dialogue ("I'm going to make you sing my f#@king name with your p*$sy.") And some confusing, painful positioning (I spread my legs wider as he dug his knees deeper into my sex.) and odd locations (concrete bench, missionary on a shower floor, bartop with broken bottles, etc.). BUT ... that's all I hated.

I really liked the storyline. I thought Shen was successful with the "sister swap." It really felt like a non issue. And I liked how vague Shen was with regards to Nina, it kept me hooked and it turned out to be even more interesting than I suspected. I liked Rosie. She was sassy and wanted to live life to the fullest despite her illness. She didn't want to be coddled and Dean was perfect for her. It's too bad they couldn't have been together sooner but it was understandable why they weren't.

The epilogue was great and I'm looking forward to Trent and little Luna's story. Gotta love a single dad. If not for the bad sex this might have been a five star for me. I kind of liked it even more than Vicious. But c'est la vie.  

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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