[New Release &Review] RUCKUS by LJ SHEN
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.
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.
BY LAURA LEE
This is Dean and Rosie’s story…One that is full of Love….
What makes you feel alive? Lusting after someone. So badly your center aches, your eyesight is blurry and your morals are thrown out the window.
Coming to grips with falling in love with a HotHole….
He’s a HotHole, Rosie. They’re so bad they can’t even spell the word ‘good’, but I think you already know that. As long as you protect your heart.
And figuring out that even though you are a HotHole, you do have a heart….
Hey Sirius? Yes, Earth? Why do you shine so f-ing bright? You make it hard for me to sleep next to you.
While we learn about these two in depth, we also find out some very interesting facts that totally threw me for a curve. Indeed, it proves that…The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Ruckus was a very strong, emotionally heartbreaking book! One that deserved to be told, the good, the bad and the ugly!!!! Hat’s off to you L.J. Shen for bringing us this story of not settling for what you think you want, but going for what you know you want!!!
BY SHABBY SHABNAMARORA
Yanno that Butterflies-in-tummy feeling, when you meet THE love of your life.
Yup! I had it twice !
Vicious and now Ruckus - Dean ‘Ruckus’ Cole, Manwhore Galore.
Sex On Legs, humps anything with two pretty legs in a skirt, has one night stands, menages and is on party Carousel of a life.
BUT he's empty inside, trying to fill a hole left in him from when he was a baby. He has unconditional, over abundant love from his family , and brotherhood from his friends.
Once a HotHole...always a HotHole, is the motto !
But don't be quick to label them frivolous or irresponsible.
“Easier to box people into something concrete, ya know?”
The airhead. The stoner. The party-loving manslut. Ruckus."
Rosie LeBlanc....the proverbial Jacob's Rachel . The elusive, forbidden fruit he can't taste, and what's forbidden is always the most desired. Its a dangerous, witty, clever game of cat and mouse they play. Like poles of magnets repelling each other , yet the magnetic field of passion doesn't let them stray far from one another.
"Love felt like dipping each other in gasoline and burning together. Love felt like dancing with madness in the dark, watching all of its bright lights. Love felt like gasping for air when your lungs were already full."
It's a seriously hot story.
The most vocal opinion about the story , before it was even released is the Emila connection.
So many people being biased against the fact that Dean was once Millie's boyfriend.
Trust me, so does EVERYBODY else in the story !!!!!
He was my sister’s ex-boyfriend and my first love.
Hell, they had no place being in the same sentence together.
That didn’t make them any less true.
But the fact is they dated when they were high-schoolers...i mean come on !
Anyway, I had NO problem with it...NONE whatsoever.
The story had me so engrossed, and the twists and the secret that poor Dean has been carrying around like a boulder on his chest...."My secret was like my dick— big and long and certainly uncomfortable if you weren’t ready for it."
The writing is even better than vicious ( I Did Not Just Say THAT Out loud!!!)
What have you done to me Leigh....... I keep falling in love with every new man you create like a HotHole Slut!
She writes like a man . It's not easy getting into male POV, but Leigh writes like a true asshole alpha , fantastic banter, very , very smart writing.
I laughed a lot, cried a LOT, cursed a lot...
But like K.Bromberg once wrote - "it's better to feel the pain, cause hurting is feeling, and feeling is living. Isn't it better to be alive ?
What makes you feel alive? Lusting after someone. So badly your center aches, your eyesight is blurry and your morals are thrown out the window."
It's a lovely story of hope, lust, red hot , panty melting sex, brotherhood, and family.
And the foremost emotion is LOVE !
It's there right in front of your eyes. No escaping it. No denying it !!
I loved it..LOVED it...FLOVED it !!!
My tummy fluttered, my heart thumped, "my wet folds were moist " and emotions overflowed and a gigantic lump stuck in my throat, eyes watering , nose burning...tears
The secondary characters are there in the background. Etched very nicely. Eli Cole was the most endearing to me. Vicious, Millie, Trent, Jamie are all there , providing support and camaraderie.
5 HotHole Stars