Series: Sinners of Saint
Author: LJ Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: January 1, 2017
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.
This is my first full length L.J. Shen read. Starting with the short novella Defy, Shen piqued my interest and drew me into a world where four young men are bound together by an unparalleled level of loyalty; Jamie, Trent, Dean and Vicious – The Hotholes. Whilst this is the first book in the Sinners of Saint Series, Shen’s characters are loud, dominant and present; no matter what role they play in which story.
While it would be easy to delve into the in’s and out’s of this contemporary romance, I believe the beauty of this story is the author’s dedication to the truths, the wrongs and the ferocity of her main character (Vic). Paired with Emilia, the sassy heroine that holds her own Vicious takes you on a journey of redemption and self worth. Don’t let the money fool you; Vic’s story isn’t about a spoilt brat. Each chapter showcases raw pain, endless heartache and the fine line between desire and destruction.
Written in alternate points of view; Pink and Black is the perfect way to describe the story of Vic, Emilia and everything else in between. Dark and Light. Hard and Soft. Happy and Sad. Prepare to be invested in a story that is the personification of love and hate. An introduction to what is sure to be a memorable series, LJ Shen showcases her ability to grab the reader’s attention and hold it. She holds it tight, like a puppet master your feelings are in her control. Every word, every chapter, every character. She owns you.
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.