Friday, June 2, 2017

Blog Tour ~ #Review ~ Ruckus by LJ 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.


I have to admit, not only was I beyond excited for the next Sinners of Saint book, I was also a bit cautious. I mean, this is Dean and Rosie. We all know Dean's history with Emilia and we know about Rosie's health, so I was interested in finding out how it would all play out. I don't know why I was hesitant to start this one because as soon as I dove in, I was completely captivated and swallowed up by Ruckus and Baby LeBlanc. I can't even express how much I loved this book.
Missed chances. Miles of history. A future where nothing is promised. Can two people with secrets and what seems like light years of obstacles find a way passed it all? Is their future written in the stars or destined to fizzle out?
Both Rosie and Dean have been quite enigmatic characters so I was eager to get a closer look and really delve into who they are. I was not disappointed. Shen always delivers incredibly bold characters. They aren't always lovable, to be honest, there are times that they aren't even likable, but that's all a part of what makes them so complex and intriguing. It's their flaws that make them so perfect. Throughout the story we see the way they evolve, both individually and as a couple. The push and pull between them created such sweet tension. All of this, paired with Shen's signature writing style made Ruckus impossible to put down.
This story was a whirlwind of excitement and heartache. A beautiful, tragic, twisted love story that owned every piece of me.

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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