Monday, May 29, 2017

Blog Tour and Book Review: Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) 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

My thoughts: 

From the first word to the last, Ruckus absolutely enraptured me. I sort of expected it, given how much I LOVED Vicious and Defy, but I was still knocked on my butt by how good it was. I stayed up until 430 in the morning to finish it once I started and don't even mourn the loss of sleep because it was so much more than worth it. Vicious is still my favorite hothole, but only by a margin that I think the inevitable reread of Ruckus will close. Dean, oh Dean! I went through the whole book thinking that the big bad that made him the damaged person he is was one thing, only to find out I was oh so wrong. And that mislead was so genius and intentional - L.J. Shen is such a MASTERFUL storyteller. I'm in her reader group on Facebook, and when she announced that the next book in the series was to feature Dean and Rosie (Emilia from Vicious' little sister) as a couple, some people didn't like the prospect. I, however, had the utmost confidence in the author and knew that whatever she had planned would be magic, and I was so so right to place that faith with her.

Rose was everything I love in a heroine: feisty, mouthy, sassy, but oh so ready to love the right Hot Hole Alpha once she finds him worthy. The span of their love, its depth, its intensity - it bleeds from the pages and into your soul. I laughed and I cried and I sighed and I wanted to more. I always finish her books wanting to more. And after getting a glimpse into what we might get from Scandalous (Trent's story), I know that I'll feel the same with it. I give Ruckus ALL THE STARS - ALL THE WINE GLASSES - EVERYTHING! It's definitely a Top Read of 2017, and L.J. Shen will continue to be one of my Must Read Authors.
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 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.
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