Wednesday, May 31, 2017

BLOG TOUR 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


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.

This. Book. Here.

I don't even know where to start with this review. Literally don't know where to start.

Okay, I've composed myself and can hopefully formulate a coherent review. I was hesitant going into this book. After Dean and Rosie see each other in Vicious, I was wondering how their story would play out; cause how weird is that if the younger sister gets with the ex-boyfriend (even though the sister and ex broke up over a decade prior).

I'm glad to say those questions are answered when you get to the flashbacks of the events from 11 years earlier, then it all makes sense. Is any of it right? No more right than a dog with 3 testicles but there you have it. And honestly? You can look to Vicious for the cause of how things played out all those years ago. Yeah Dean played a part as well, but things wouldn't have gone the way they did if Vicious wasn't all about mayhem and destruction.

I love the chemistry between Dean and Rosie, while they're pretty hot in a physical sense, they also have a connection on a mental, and to an extent emotional level that's surprising. Look at one of the secrets Dean tells Rosie once they're back in Todos Santos. I never would have thought Dean would like that particular subject; I could have pictured Jamie spouting out that information, but not Dean. Dean has his own issues stemming from the prologue, and an event that affects Trent in a serious seems to have resonated with Dean as well, but that's all I'm saying about that.

My heart went out to Rosie though, given the way her family treated her. I had to step away from the book for a few minutes, that's how mad I was getting lol. That's the sign of an exceptional author, if the words they write can make you so incensed you to need to step back and regroup then they've done their job and did it well!

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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