Release Tour : Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1) by L.J. Shen
Sinners of Saint, #1 by L.J. Shen Release Date: January 1st, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance Add to Goodreads Release Tour Hosted by: Enticing Journey Book Promotions Source: Author via Release Tour Host eARC received in exchange of honest review Synopsis: Emilia 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. Vicious 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.
“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.”
What Others Are Saying about Vicious
“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
2017 is the year for me to discover authors that have been on my TBR list for a long time. L.J. Shen is one of those authors. I have heard fantastic things about her writing style and how captivating her stories are. After reading Vicious, it left me wanting more! I will without doubt make some time on my schedule to read her previous books. Ten years ago, Emilia LeBlanc ran away from home. Not because she wanted to, but because she was forced to leave her family and her home because of one man. Baron Spencer Jr. AKA Vicious. He was cruel, arrogant and he has not changed one bit. Vicious needs Emilia’s help to fight his own personal demons. A war he’s been preparing for and that he wants to win at any cost. As days go by, Emilia and Vicious grow closer together. Emilia is determined to protect her heart because she knows how badly it was broken years ago. Vicious is toxic and she knows she should stay away from him. Will she be able to resist him or will she play with fire and get burned again? Vicious was a roller coaster ride of emotions! Not only for the characters, but for me as well. Vicious was a very difficult character to follow. He was very mean to Emilia and my heart broke for her in those moments when he created a hurricane of emotions in her heart. With Vicious, what you see is what you get. The more I read, the more I got to know him more. Just the way Emilia saw him. She did not hold onto those feelings for nothing. She saw something in Vicious that nobody else could see. She was destined to be his. She is a wonderful heroine that I loved to follow. I really liked the chemistry between Emilia and Vicious. It was intense and passionate. You could feel their connection in each of the scenes that they shared together. This couple had many ups and downs before finding their HEA. All the supporting characters in this story are great! The writing style was fantastic and I’m extremely happy with my reading escape! I’m so glad that I finally got to read a book by L.J. Shen. I can’t wait to see what she will be working on next!
I give, Vicious, by L.J. Shen, 4.5 sexy, intense, you’re my pink and i’m your black stars!
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About the Author:
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.