Series: Sinners of Saint #1
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
“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
I had a HATE/HATE relationship with this book and Vicious but I could NOT put it down.
Have you ever disliked a character so much that while reading a scene your face is scrunched up so bad that by-passers thought something was wrong with YOU?? No, well I have. This book was nothing I expected but exactly what I needed.
Vicious was a cruel, horrid teenager that grew up into a cruel, horrid man. Yes, he is rich. Yes, he is good-looking. But that is where the good begins and ends with him.
As I continued reading, I thought "there is NO WAY he is going to redeem himself"......short of becoming a priest, giving away all his money and devoting his life to doing only good.
I had to know. That's why I kept going. I just HAD to know!
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Emilia. She's was......likable, in an ordinary kind of way. A simple girl with simple dreams. With her, I just couldn't get over the fact that she endured sooooooooo much flack from him but still claim to "LOVED" him. WHY?! HOW???!!! He constantly referred to her as "Help". And she responded. WTF!!
Clearly, Vicious had issues and Emilia helped" (no pun intended) him work through some of those issues, making him a
better no changed no slightly different man.
Vicious will NEVER be a book boyfriend for me, but I did enjoy the story and the way the author made you see his vulnerable side and understand what made him the way he was.
Great change of pace read for me. I really was in need of something different and this was it. This is the second book by this author that I have read. Sparrow was the first one and it was HELLA GOOD!!! Me likey LJ Shen....keep it up girl you'll be on my One-Click list in no time.
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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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