Release: January 1, 2017
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.
LJ Shen is a fantastic author and she is obviously becoming one of those where I will read everything she puts out.
Vicious is one of those characters you just cannot ignore. He is a douche at times which of course is the premises of the story but he also has a good streak deep down. Emelia is just like all of us. Attracted to the Mr. Wrong who she wants to make Mr. Right so bad. But honestly, these men don’t change so easily. Her attraction to Vicious is bound to leave a wreckage.
I really liked how the book started off with the present. I think these kinds of stories where the past plays an important role but we also need to know where it takes the character in the present, can be tricky. Simply because sometimes the past can get annoying and you really want to know what these characters are up to now. Miss Shen did a really good job of focusing on the present and giving us bits of the past which were crucial to knowing more about their relationship.
The thing which I loved the most was the banter. Emilia really knows how to give sass back when it’s received which pulls Vicious in even more. Like who would dare talk to him like that? But Emelia doesn’t care about things like money and status. So she doesn’t care about pleasing Vicious and licking his ass like everyone else does. Their dialogue made me smile and the comebacks were hilarious.
It is not often where I care about reading the stories of other characters but I know I will definitely be coming back to this series to read about the other Hot Holes (Vicious’s friends). Especially Dean, he definitely has me intrigued with the whole Bradley Cooper look.
I do definitely recommend reading this book if you’re into this genre. Especially if you love asshole men. Because you’re just attracted to the bad boys with the filthy mouth. This one is definitely for you.
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ABOUT L.J. SHEN:
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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