Review: Scandalous by L.J. Shen

Posted October 3, 2017 by Perry in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Scandalous by L.J. ShenScandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3) by L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #3
four-half-stars
Published by Indie, Self Published on September 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 315
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They call him The Mute for a reason.Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.When he does, it’s with disdain.When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.He is thirty-three.I am eighteen.He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.He’s emotionally unavailable.And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.And yet, I can’t stay away.A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them. And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be

REVIEW

Scandalous is yet another winner in the Sinners of Saint series, which has quickly become one of my favorite ongoing series in the whole romance world. I have to wholly recommend this one if you love romances that are steamy, well-plotted, suspenseful and populated with characters that, although flawed, leap right off the pages.

At first I was a little iffy about the heroine. I wasn’t sure that she wouldn’t annoy me a lot given her odd behavior and particular edge. But I quickly grew to like her and understand her. I love how daring Shen’s characters are. They are not your run of the mill “safe” romance cardboard dolls. These heroines are strong and resilient and full of personality. And that can also be said for the Hotholes. I found Trent to be such a breath of fresh air, and his plight and circumstances truly became mine as I read and understood the yearning inside of him. I am not usually the biggest fan of some of the tropes in this book, I don’t love it when kids are hugely present in a romance. But this was phenomenally well executed. I adored Luna, and my heart broke for her and for Trent. I also adored the dynamic between Trent and Edie and the forbidden, May-December, titillating aspect to their journey. In fact, that is one trope I can’t have enough of.

So far, there isn’t a single entry in this series that has dissapointed me and I wholly recommend that every book be read in the order it was published.

If you loved the previous entries in this series, honestly, you can’t skip this one. It’s a signature LJ Shen romance and is just a breeze to read.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

 

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four-half-stars

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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