Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jill's Review of Vicious by L.J. Shen ~ RELEASE TOUR ~ GIVEAWAY ~

Title: Vicious
Series: Sinners of Saint #1
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  January 1, 2017 
On Sale $0.99 through January 13, 2017

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true. 
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. 
He is a brilliant lawyer. 
A skilled criminal. 
A beautiful liar. 
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. 
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him. 
She is a starving artist. 
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. 
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. 
She paid the price. 
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. 
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. 
So she hates me. Big fucking deal. 
She better get used to me.

“If you're looking for a book that's a little bit dark, a little bit twisted, with a character driven story that leaves you panting more than once, Vicious is it.” - 5 Obsessed Stars - Reader Review
“Absolutely amazing book! You will never find another guy like Vicious and you will never find another book like this ever.”- Tongan Book Lover 5 Stars
“Christ. Just Christ. The naughty bits are hot and steamy, the love story is unique for sure, and the writing is fucking epic because LJ Shen.” - Mells View 5 Stars

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“You’re pissing me off,” she said quietly, her eyes still searching my face.

“And that’s turning me on,” I retorted, my voice flat. “So you might wanna tone down the hate glares if you don’t wanna find yourself being fucked on this desk with the blinds still open.” 

I was still staring at my screen, working on the merger deal I was eager to get signed before Christmas, but I could see from my peripheral that she had paled. I liked how—once again—I’d gotten under her skin. Quickly.

“You’re disgusting,” she muttered, still staring at me—but not in a way that suggested she was appalled. 

I cracked my neck, opening my browser and checking the stocks on the screen, skimming through the greens and the reds. “That may well be, but I’m balls deep in your fucking head, Help, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Her eyes glittered with rage, and fuck, I was so hard, and fuck, she was so beautiful. This was so on. I was going to fuck Dean’s ex-girlfriend, use her for my personal needs, and toss her away when I was done.

And after choosing the wrong guy, there was no doubt in my mind, she deserved it too. 

“You just gave Floyd a lecture about the inter-office fraternization policy. No mixing business and pleasure.” She leaned forward. Her elbow touched my finger accidentally, and she jerked it away. 

I met her halfway, erasing the space between us across the desk. “Correction—guys like Floyd won’t give you pleasure. Men like me would. Besides, the man likes Arrow,” I drawled, as if this alone was a reason to fire him. 

To me, it was.

“You know what your problem is, Vicious? You still haven’t decided if you hate me or like me. That’s why you act like this every time I’m around other men.” There wasn’t a trace of embarrassment in her voice. She owned up to this. 

What she didn’t know was that I knew exactly how I felt about her.

I hated her, but was attracted to her. It was really that simple.

“You know what I feel right now, Ms. LeBlanc? I feel like you need to pack a fucking bag and start making the necessary arrangements. You’re coming with me to California, whether you like it or not.”


4.5 stars for the first book in the Sinners Of Saint series by new to me author L. J. Shen. This is the story of what happens when a privileged upbringing can't  in any way make for a decent human being and a life of obstacles and strife makes you one of the kindest people there is. Why are the good ones always falling for the wrong person even when they know it will never last?
Emilia LeBlanc is the oldest child of honest, hard-working parents that moved their family across the country to California to ensure better healthcare for their youngest daughter - Rosie. They took jobs as servants in an estate in Todos Santos and were able to live in a family apartment on the property and send both their daughters to an elite, private school. Even though Emilia attended school with him he did everything he could to make her life hell all because of something she couldn't control. Now after not seeing him for years he shows back up in her life and it's like no time at all has passed.
Baron Spencer, Jr. known to all as Vicious is the only child/heir of Baron Sr and his evil step-mother. Growing up with little to no supervision and unlimited access to everything made him take almost everything for granted. All Vicious wants though is to right the wrongs from his past until he runs into Emilia on the other side of the country. Vicious can use Emilia's help in his revenge plans, but he has to convince her to help him even though he pretty much destroyed her life when they were younger. What he didn't bargain for was Emilia being the one person he can count on and hopes he won't screw everything up in the process.
This was a great story full of angst and drama with a hero that gives new meaning to the word jerk. The chemistry between both H/h was so intense  it didn't matter whether they were fighting or flirting you had to see what would happen next. Can't wait to read all about another one of the Sinner's soon :)

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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