Monday, January 9, 2017

VICIOUS by L.J. 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 rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm officially in love with Vicious. So in love. So so so in love. Sorry, ladies ;)




I called dibs. He's mine!!



I don't know how this author creates such perfect A-holes. I still think Troy (from Sparrow) was the worst, simply because of the disgusting things he did in the home he shared with Sparrow, but Vicious could definitely give him a run for his money.


Vic did his assholery on a different level and yet even while he was doing it, I couldn't help but love him. I was screaming "Nooooooo" while he was doing it, but loved him just the same. Maybe because it was fairly obvious how in love he and Emilia were with each other (though completely blind to it), even 10 years ago and despite all of the wrong shite he did.

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^^^^^ Had to take that teaser from Google because... it's Vicious!! (the quote I mean)^^^^^

Emilia was also an amazing character. She was sympathetic, compassionate and understanding. I loved the way she drew out such powerful feelings from Vic. He was normally so cold but she unleashed his passion. And because of her, we were able to see the greatness that was within him. I loved how she pushed him. How she changed him. The two of them together may have seemed messed up when compared to the norm, but to me, they were beautiful. Who cares about the so-called norm anyway? I loved their hate, their art, their banter, their thoughts, their trials and tribulations, their intimacy, and their love.


Favorite Quote:
"I loved her. I loved her so fcking much there was only going to be one way out of this marriage other than death, and that was if Emilia woke up one day and decided to fck every single guy on my phone's contact list. Even then, I might forgive her."


Gah!! See?! That is just one of the many examples of why Vicious has been added to my Book Boyfriends list. And that cover??? Who could resist that chiseled hunk of gorgeousness??? *drool*



Release Date: December 27, 2016
Genre:  Dark/Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Steam: 4 out of 5
Series or Standalone: Standalone of the Sinners of Saint series (book 1) and I'm sure it's not the last we'll see of these characters ;)




“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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