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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Release Tour and Book Review for Vicious by LJ Shen

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


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.

My Review:

Vicious by L.J. Shen is my first read of 2017 and what a set of fireworks this book set off. This is my first L.J. Shen read and she freaking blew my mind with how she perfectly wrote a character that every bone in my body tells me I should despise. 

Baron "Vicious" Spencer has always been king in his small town, his nickname perfectly fits him because he can toss around people and women as if they are trash. He has felt this authority since he was young. Ten years later, he is now one of the best lawyers in his business, he leaves behind secrets and takes with him the longing he has always had for the girl he called " Help" her parents worked for his as the housekeeper and landscaper to their estate. Baron made her life miserable she was also his best friend's girlfriend, which he would do everything in his power to destroy. Will Vicious push to far to the point that he may never have a chance of having her in his life?

Emilia LeBlanc captured my heart from the beginning, she is strong-willed and loves her family more than anything. She is strong enough to put up with the bullies in her new school and even the biggest of the bullies who she can't help feel attracted to even though her boyfriend is his best friend. Vicious will go to lengths to break them apart even if he has to destroy her. Ten years later, after being run out of her small town, Emilia is now a starving artist in New York supporting her sick younger sister with two jobs. Life hasn't been easy for her but she has done the best she can. Vicious is now back in her life with a job offer he is not willing to let her walk away from, is the price of having the man that has consumed her dreams and destroyed her heart once to high of a price to pay?

This story was more than I expected and everything I wanted in a exciting read. The male characters had me hating them, yet wanting more from them. Vicious is a man I had a love/hate relationship with, he may be up there with the top 5 bad boys in my opinion. The chemistry between Vicious and Emilia is off the top "Inferno" hot. L.J. Shen had me sitting on the edge of my seat and not wanting to will myself to put this story down. 5 Star lasting impression of a read. I with a twisted mind and a devious smile on my face recommend this read.
“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.”
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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