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.
Dean “Ruckus” Cole. Green eyes, brown hair, sinfully sexy, former star quarterback, millionaire, and HotHole.
I am completely smitten by his jerkish ways!!
Going into Ruckus after devouring Vicious (for the second time) I thought I had a handle on how Ruckus was going to go for me. You know, bad boy who has a heart of gold, so that means there will be some redemption to be had for his story.
And there was to a point.
But what I loved most about this story is that L.J. Shen stuck to who Dean really is and let him tell his story…
Ruckus is a story about trying to break free from the cycles that define a family, unknowingly. It’s the ultimate love story that doesn’t have that particular happy ending we sometimes wish for. It’s intense. Ruckus is dark. He’s destructive. Ruckus is surprisingly full of suspense and plot twists out the ying yang!!
Speaking of balancing. Ruckus’s other half of himself lies in the baby sister of Emilia. Ruckus’s only ex-girlfriend and his best-friend’s fiancé. Rosie.
Rose, a name fitting for the girl who wants to keep everyone at bay because it’s what’s best for everyone involved. If you’ve read Vicious, then you already know she has a life threating disease that will only cut her time with Earth short, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to make it a go with Dean. After some persuading from him of course. Dean and Rosie’s love story stands the test of time and is scorching hot! Ruckus is a dirty boy and brings out the wild side in Rosie. When these two get together the chemistry is off the charts but also there’s a sweetness to them that only comes from them being the real deal.
Surrounding all the sexy and swoony moments, you’re pulled back under the veil of some enthralling drama that will have you swinging on the pendulum in both directions trying to figure out which way the story is going to take you.
that was my favorite thing about this book!! The depth I was taken and the point of being blindsided with what I thought was going to happen... I was slapped silly with the words and all I could think was, “I am in all the way!!!” Throughout the whole book it felt that I was reading forever, not in a bad way. NO!!! It was written so well that even now I wish that I was still in the lives of Ruckus and Rosie. There were so many words, but never once did it feel like it was too many words. I wish I had more of these two!! In my opinion, these books keep getting better and better and I can’t wait for the next HotHole to grace my kindle!!
Defy (Sinners of Saint #0.5)
Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1)
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.