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
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.
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 –
4.5 Hatred Simmers and Love Burns Stars!!
*I volunteered to review a Copy of this book from Enticing Journey Book Promotions*
Thank you so very much Enticing Journey Book Promotions!! I am extremely honored and grateful!! 🙂
Having read Ms.Shen’s work before I couldn’t wait to dive into this one! Holy Cow! This book made me feel everything under the sun! I really enjoyed Vicious and Emilia’s story! It was messed up, gritty, sexy, complicated, addictive, and down right nerve wracking! At times i didn’t know whether i wanted to bawl my eyes out or throw my kindle against the wall. I was glad that I got to be in both of the main characters minds. It was great to know what they were thinking. This story kept me guessing. I liked how it went back to the past so I could see how everything started.
I’m still trying to find the right words to describe my feelings but I don’t think I’ll ever do it justice. Ms.Shen created such a heart-rending book with a hero or better yet anti-hero I wanted to throat punch. My emotions haven’t been all over the place like this in a very long time and when a story brings out so much in me I am thankful. Thank you Ms.Shen for driving me insane with Vicious in the best way. I adore you for it! I can’t wait to read what she comes up with next!! Let’s hope my heart will survive! 🙂
Is there really such a thin line between Love and Hate?
Vicious is about Emilia LeBlanc who is chasing after her dreams of being an artist which is easier said than done when life gets in the way. It’s also about Vicious AKA Baron Spencer a man who is as cruel as they come with secrets that eat him alive. Hatred simmers between them over past pain especially on Emilia’s end. When problems arise she makes a deal with the devil.
For a long time while reading I hated Vicious and how he acted. As I uncovered his secrets my heart opened up to the idea of liking him more and more. Does that make me crazy? Probably. Emilia was such a sweetheart and very selfless. I hated what she went through. I wanted to shake some sense into her at times too. On a rollercoaster ride of a journey that is their story I didn’t know where things would lead for them.
You have to experience the mind games that the evil genius Ms.Shen came up with for yourself! There’s so much that goes on in this story and you don’t want to miss it!! If you haven’t already One-Clicked Buy It Today!! I promise you won’t regret it! I hope you enjoy it as much as i did!! Whenever I see a Cherry Blossom Tree from now on I will think about Emilia. 4.5 Stars all around!! 🙂
“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.