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Published by Self Published on December 27th 2016
Genres: Dark, Erotica, Romance
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Source: Enticing Journey Book Promotions
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.
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Book Review: 10 stars
*heart* Brilliantly executed perfection *heart*
The BEST work L.J. Shen has written so far! I can’t even begin to explain how much I LOVED this story and it took a piece of my soul and I gave it away gladly. I am so so so happy for that first teaser of her first book Sparrow that had me drawn to her and I couldn’t have made a better buy than one clicking that baby home….and from that day on. The rest is history really. I am hooked and hooked for life I will remain.
The way this incredibly talented and so freaking beautiful (Opps better not let hubs see this, he might think I swing the other way too *LOL*) woman writes is so addictive and captivating. It will grab your soul and squeeze it tightly almost pushing you off the edge just to release it and make it rain kittens and puppies.
First of all, YOU ALL NEED TO READ THIS!!!
Don’t make me say it twice 😉
It simply has it ALL!
From the first page to the last one it gets your attention and keeps it through the whole book. It’s being told from Vicious and Emelia’s point of views and it also takes us back to their past to be able to connect all the dots that has shaped their present. The book is the first on in the Sinner’s series but there is no cliffhanger, the ending is the most perfectly imaginable for this couple. We met Vicious in L.J. Shen’s novella Defy (which is also a MUST read) and I would recommend to read it before this book to get to know the sexiest, baldest, FHH’s my mind knows of.
“Can you tell the difference between love and lust? – BLACK”
So ever since that novella I have been craving this bad boy and all the wait turned out to be more than worth it….every teaser that stabbed me right in the heart made it beat with full force again. It has all the elements for a blockbuster kind of success for my taste. There are secrets, undeniable tension, love/hate kind of relationship between these two and don’t even get me started on all the hotness going on *running back to re-read it all*
“Lust is when you want the person to make you feel good.
Love is when you want to make the other person feel good. – PINK”
Another thing had I adored was to read about Dean, Trent and Jamie. I was taking what was offered and now I can’t seem to stop and crave for more and more and more. *Starting to count all over again in wait for the next book about these characters* For big part of the book Vicious was true to his name, the biggest A-hole ever written and yet he consumed me completely even though I wanted to slap that mother*****r more times than I can count but in the end my heart and soul bleed and cried for him. I wanted to take him in my arms and make it all better.
“Open when you feel like you might forgive me.
You were always mine – Black”
Everything about this was a pure pleasure to read and I feel such great satisfaction. What a perfect last read of 2016. I might just read some of it again tomorrow on January 1, 2017 because I hope all future books I read in the New Year will be as good as this one. Like Tina Turner would have said “SIMPLY THE BEST, FORGET ABOUT ALL THE REST” OK fine, I might have changed it a bit 😉
“If you want to waste your time, be my guest.
I’m not going to forgive you. And even if I did, I wouldn’t want to be with you.”
If by the end of this review you still aren’t convinced, I highly suggest you pick up the book and prove me wrong 🙂 P.S. I am never wrong *wink* And I’ll be right here when you come back to thank me 🙂 Thank you all for reading, Thank you L.J. Shen for writing this.
Happy New Year everyone. I wish you all the best *hugs and kisses*
“No matter what Vicious felt for me, I knew exactly how I felt about him.
And I didn’t hate him. Not by a long shot.”
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