Friday, May 26, 2017

Ruckus by L.J. Shen

Title: Ruckus
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.

I knew within the first couple chapters that this book was going to be a tearjerker and I wasn't incorrect.  I cried.  A lot.  I probably went through an entire box of kleenex and gave up on that and then decided to use an old t-shirt as a snot rag...Gross - Yep.  It sure was.  Rosie is in love with Dean and has been since she was a teenager.  Dean's been in love with Rosie, but he's so stubborn, actually they both are.  Rosie pushed Dean to date her sister which was the biggest mistake ever.  Almost 10 years later and they still love each other.  However, Dean has some demons that he needs to face.  One being that he's got a problem that he's got to fix himself.  No one can fix it but him.  There were places in this book that I really wanted to punch Dean in the face and then hug him afterwards and tell Rosie to find someone else.  Rosie, that girl is a great heroine!  She has flaws, but none of them are that she loves too much.  You find out pretty early on that she's sick.  It says in the synopsis that time is running out...what do you do when the love of your life waited 10 years to tell you how he feels?  Is it enough?  L.J. did a really good job in this book and I felt the pain on both sides, as well as, the victory of finally having love.  This was worth missing the sleep and rolling into work looking and feeling like a zombie.  

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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