Sasha’s Review: Sparrow by L.J. Shen

Posted April 30, 2016 by sasharodz in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Sasha’s Review: Sparrow by L.J. ShenSparrow by L.J. Shen
Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 8, 2016
Genres: Crime, Dark, New Adult, Romance
Purchase links: Amazon
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Source: Purchased

Troy Brennan

Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city.

Oh, and my new husband.

Sparrow Raynes

That's me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life.
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he'll ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.

Sparrow is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.




Sparrow is a remarkable love story. I LOVED EVERY WORD. Dark, sexy and full of raw passion, Sparrow is one of my best reads this year. First, heartless heroes that seems like is not easy to fall in love with them, have a VERY special place in my heart. I love how good forbidden taste like in books. L.J. Shen was able to create a hero and a heroine that simply there was no way love could be born between them and yet at the same time they were meant to be together. GOSH!! Shen had me at the edge of my seat! I wanted to throw punches, i wanted to scream, hit something, i just wanted to let my emotions be. It’s simple, this book was EVERYTHING and then some.

Okay, I’m going to risk talking about our hero TROY BRENNAN knowing i could talk about him for freaking ever. So… TROY HAD ME AT: “Cut the bullshit. You know.” He was so unapologetic from the very first page and that was like a magnet for my feels. He was not a saint, his sins were not easy to forgive and yet, he was wanted. DESIRED. I have no idea how authors can make such dark heroes so lovable but they do.

“I’m an asshole, was an asshole, and have every intention of staying and asshole. It’s the make up of my fucking DNA. But i want to be your asshole. To you, i can be good. Maybe even great. For you, I’ll stop the rain from falling and thunder from cracking and the wind from fucking blowing.” HE IS MINE, MINE, MINEEEE SO MINE.

I can’t keep gushing over Troy or we’ll be here forever, just know that i love him beyond words. TOP BOOK HUSBAND. Now, Sparrow… Such a beautifully strong heroine. I’m in love with her too. When the book was ending, you know when we get to that part where everything starts to collapse without hope, Sparrow (and that’s such a pretty unique name for a heroine) was so brutally strong. She was a hard worker soul, sweet, with a smart mouth. She didn’t had an easy childhood and marrying Troy was not the easy and yet she refused to give up. Seriously i need a little bit of that self strength myself. I loved the way she loved Troy, like something her heart demanded her to do despite all the wrong things he was.

“My love for Troy Brennan wasn’t romantic or sweet- it was violent and needy. It was a cancer, spreading inside my body, multiplying into hundreds and thousands of new cells with every beat of my heart. No chemotherapy, no miracle cure.”

Honestly GO BUY THIS BOOK. I don’t know for how long L.J. Shen will have the book on sale for only 99c, but if you go now i can promise you those are going to be the best 99c ever spent!! I didn’t knew anything about this author, i was scrolling through kindle store with only $3 to spend. I came across Sparrow, read the blurb and i was sold. I still can’t believe i spent so little on such masterpiece.

Dear L.J. Shen, welcome to my fave author list!! This author left me addicted, i need more. L.J. Shen is truly exceptional.


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