Blog Tour + Review: Ruckus by L.J. Shen

Title: Ruckus
Series: Sinners of Saint #2
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2017

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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'll admit I was a bit worried as to if this would live up to the hype. Not because LJ is a goddess and wouldn't deliver because I knew she would. But because I didn't think Dean 'Ruckus' Cole could equal Vicious. Damn, I was wrong!

This book had all of the feels. I ranted and raved, was happy and sad. Dean and Rosie's story was a great second chance romance. They have many obstacles to overcome with Dean's history with Rosie's older sister and Rosie's health, let alone Dean's secret.

This book left me with a huge high and the worst book hangover!!!

**ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

'What makes you feel alive?'

Ruckus was once again a book that took me completely by surprise! L.J.Shen manages to bring me in her world every single time! When I read a book I always expect the story to be a certain way but what I've come to know with L.J is to never try to guess what the story will be because she always surprises me! I thought I knew how Dean ' Ruckus' Cole would be but I was so wrong. Well not entirely wrong but I only got a glimpse of whom he really was.

“You’re full of surprises, Dean Cole.” “And you’re about to be full of me, Rosie LeBlanc.”

His character is so much more than the cocky guy I met in Vicious. He has so many layers, so much potential and I didn't know the half of it when I started reading. I loved him from A to Z. It's quite impossible to not fall for this guy. The way he acts and the way he talks is just swoon-worthy. Rosie was the perfect woman for him. He truly met his match.

For those worried because Dean dated Rosie's older sister, there's no need. There are no mistake has to who Dean loves, no question ask and not a single doubt to have.

"I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first."

Rosie was an exceptional character; brave, determined, never taking shit from the one man who pushes all her buttons from day one. Living with her illness must be a nightmare but she fights every single day with a smile on a face. She was such an example we could all learn from. Her love for Dean was as beautiful as his. The way they finally give in to each other was explosive; it was them all the way.


And do I really need to mention that Dean is the MASTER of dirty talk?

“What do you want?” I groaned.

“You, in my bed, playing with my balls as I suck your tits until they bleed. Maybe jerk me off. Just as an appetizer, obviously. The main course will be better, but you’ll have to see for yourself.”

Ruckus is not all flowers, there are tough times and my emotions were all over the place more than once but I loved every minute of it. Because Dean and Rosie have something special and they know it and you'll get to witness it too while reading. Because there's no doubt in my mind that you will read and love this book!

“Forever starts now, Baby LeBlanc. With you.”


~Arc provided by the author in exchange of an honest review ~

"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

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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