Series: Sinners of Saint #1
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 1, 2017
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 " Ask me what I want" stars
I'm completely speechless and in awe of LJ Shen's ability to write such stories. By now I know to expect incredible stories full of twist I won't see coming. It happened this year with Blood to Dust and it happened yet again with Vicious.
Before starting reading this I read Defy and I had a little glimpse of who was Vicious in High School. I also knew he gave shit to Emilia for nothing else other than he hated her. But I had a suspicion there was more to it than it seems. And I was right!
Told both in the present in the past, you'll learn everything you need to know about Vicious and Emilia. You'll know what happened between them and what made them who they are now, why they can't seem to stay away from each other even if they wanted. Especially when it comes to Vicious.
He certainly doesn't want to recognize what he has with Emilia ever since he knows her. He can be seen as a terrible asshole but there's way more to him than his blunt ways. Behind hide a guy who has a heart and a good one. Oh don't mistake the fact he still is a terrible jerk but he had, has his reasons for being the way he is. And you'll need to read to find out who the real Vicious is.
"We’ve waited a long time for this. I want the real thing. Not the watered-down version. And the real thing is not only the beautiful. It is also ugly. I want your truth”
I devoured once again a book in almost one seating. This is practically unputdownable. Once you start, the slow burn will keep you captive. Emilia was a character who fights back and that was certainly one of the things that keep Vicious' interest all along. She wasn't one to eat in his hand like others did.
As in all good books I like to read, there was a sexual edge all along, Vicious was very much in lust with Emilia even if he hated her guts at the same time. Some quotes were down right naughty and when the real action happened between our MC it was pure bliss.
“Patience can go fuck itself. Wherever we’re stopping, it better be comfortable because I’m tasting you there”
Vicious is the first book in the Sinners of Saint series and I'm really eager to find out what L.J has in store for Trent and Dean! 2 out of the Four HotHoles are tight, who's gonna be next?
~ ARC provided by the author in exchange of an honest review ~
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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.