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.
Vicious a complete standalone and a part of the Sinners of Saint series
REVIEW by Heather:
I stumbled upon this series after seeing several of my book friends post about it. Boy, am I glad they did. I don't even know where to begin. L.J. Shen writes a bad boy like no other.
With every turn of the page, I fell in love with the anti-hero harder than I ever anticipated. In Vicious we are introduced to a group of friends, Vicious, Dean, and Trent. Vicious and Dean both come from money, whereas Trent did not. These three are quite the catch and as teens they rule the town, and the school.
Emilia and her family move to this elite town when are parents are offered employment by Vicious's father and step mother. From the moments Emilia meets Vicious, something inside her sparks. Her blood burns for him. But he always keeps her at a distance. He loved to embarrass her. He thrived to make her feel uncomfortable. He was the cat, and she was the mouse. He loved to stalk her before he would strike.
All of that changes when Dean stakes his claim on her. Dean sees something special in Emilia. Things begin to develop between her and Dean driving Vicious crazy.
Vicious wants Emilia, but refuses to admit it. But if he can't have her, NO ONE CAN. So when an ultimatum is given to Emilia, she makes a decision that will not only change her life, but Deans and Vicious's.
Years pass and Emilia and Vicious's life end up on the same path. When Emilia is given an offer of a life time that will help her and he ailing sister, will she take it. It's like making a deal with the devil. As tempting as Vicious is, will Emilia take it? Will she fall victim to Vicious again? Now that Vicious has Emilia close again, will he devolve his feelings for her?
This book is AMAZING. I cannot say it enough. It is a MUST READ!!!!!
5 STAR READ !
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 Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I 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.
REVIEW by Heather
Dean has always had a connection to Rose, but when he was a teenager, he dated her sister, Emilila. With that being said, Dean is not touchable. Rose will never go down that path. Rose is sick with a fatal disease. Every day if a fight for her life. A fight to breathe. So when Dean 'Rukus' walks back into her life, she has the fight of her life on her hands.
When Vicious moves Rose into their corporate condo, it is inevitable not to cross paths with Dean who lives in the same building. When Emilia left Dean years ago, she never gave him a reason. She left him a note. Rose knew the reason behind her leaving. Rose left to move with her sister when she finished high school.
Rose has always loved Dean, but knowing that he had a relationship with her sister, she has rules that she will not cross. Dean is off limits.
But what happens when she can't fight her feelings for him anymore. Will the walls that she has built over the years for him, begin to fall? When Dean realizes that Rose is right under his nose, living in the same building, he vows to make her his. He won't take no for an answer.
I absolutely LOVED Dean. I loved his unwavering love for Rose. Knowing that Rose has health issues, he vows to make every day count. To live for the moment, to love her the way she deserved. It has always been Rose. Rose stole his heart all those years ago and never gave it back.
5 STAR READ !
They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain.
When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable.
And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.
And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.
REVIEW by Heather
WOW. Scandalous is jaw dropping. I have always been intrigued by Trent. We really didn't know much about him, so I've been interested to see what his story is. After reading the first two books in the series, we find out that Trent is a single father raising his daughter. You would think with all the money he has, he would have at least bought a box of condoms before he screwed a stripper. Well...... we can all see how that went for him.
After Trent's world is turned upside down, he is faced to get his life in order. No more late nights in the bar, rather he has late nights trying to console his daughter. When his daughter is effected by the events in his life, she turns into a mute as well. Her father has always been a man of few words. But when his daughter shuts down, he will do everything in his power to get her the help she needs.
While at a party, a girl catches his attention. A girl that should NEVER be on his radar. The girl is young, very young and her father is his new business partner.
Knowing that she is off limits, he can't stay away from her. He is drawn to her like a moth to a flame. The more he is near her, the more he wants her. But Trent knows, once he crosses that line, there is no going back. Will he step over the line? When Trent's daughter takes a liking to Trent's forbidden woman, he comes up with an idea. This plan can either help him or burn him.
Let me tell you, Trent is swoon worthy ! He will make you devour each page wanting to know what will happen next. Hands down, this is one of my favorite series !!!! I love me a bad boy and in this series, I got THREE BAD BOYS.
This was a fabulous read !!!! Definitely a 5 STAR READ !