Friday, June 2, 2017

BLOG TOUR with REVIEW - RUCKUS (Sinners of Saint #2) by LJ Shen:

"[Dean & Rosie] were sweet, their banter was fun, their feelings were strong and their chemistry was HOT HOT HOT!" - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Ruckus
SERIES: Sinners of Saint #2
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2017
PAGES: Approx. 498
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RATING: 4 Stars!

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.

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REVIEWER'S NOTE: Ruckus is a book two in the Sinners of Saint series and is a Contemporary Romance written by L.J. Shen. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

4 stars!
Sexy, emotional and consuming! I couldn’t put this one down! 

The Review: 
Ahhh! I <3 Dean so hard! 

This was a fantastic read! All the gritty, deliciously wicked things we loved about him in the first book, Vicious, were present in this book. And though not nearly as vicious as ... well Vicious, Dean still totally lived up to his sinful, egotistical, and man-whorish personality from book one. That is one HOT HotHole! This author knows how to write a complete jerk and still have him coming out smelling like the sweetest rose. In this book, we got to see a vulnerable side to Dean we hadn’t seen in awhile, and that shined through in his feelings, devotion and heartfelt honesty with Rosie. Rosie was a complex character and she pulled heavily on my heartstrings. I felt her pain and her fear and her absolute love for the boy who got away. I loved them together. They were sweet, their banter was fun, their feelings were strong and their chemistry was HOT HOT HOT!

My only complaint is that I LOVED Vicious and Millie in book one. I LOVED their story. And I HATED how we saw a different perspective to Dean and Millie’s relationship here. During her darkest days with Vicious, Dean was a small piece of solace for her. He helped her through some of the turmoil Vicious put her through. Millie was the outcast and Dean made her feel like there might be light at the end of the tunnel. No, Dean and Millie weren’t destined to be together, but the way he was with her is what made me love him in the first place. In this book, all those feelings felt altered and it kinda hurt to read. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Dean and Rosie together. I loved their story, but I also felt some of the quality and story from book one was sacrificed for Dean and Rosie’s love. That.. .I didn’t like.

However, with that said, I enjoyed seeing Vicious, Millie, Trent and Jamie as side characters. We got to see how their lives have moved forward and it was fun, exciting and all kinds of emotional, especially when Rosie’s family tried to intervene.

And the ending? *swoon!*

All in all, a wonderful MUST-READ and one I’ve already added to my reread pile. LJ Shen does it again with a great story, fantastic characters and amazing writing! HUGE fan here!

What Others Are Saying:

"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

In The Series:
Defy (Sinners of Saint #0.5)
Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1)
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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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