|January 16th 2018|
|From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new, standalone, contemporary romance.
It should have been easy.
|And the title for the “FIRST BOOKHANGOVER” in 2018 officially goes to #drumroll Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen #Passionflix watch out
It actually honestly took me almost a week now between finishing the book and sitting down to think about what needs to be said about this book because my reviews/thoughts are usually more about how a book made me feel than about the story.
During reading I felt compelled (which happens rarely) to upload a graphic on goodreads saying : “EPIC” because I thought then (and still do) that this describes my feelings towards the story best.
Some years ago I read the first book by this author and I liked it. It was followed by several others – which I all liked or loved (meaning they were somewhere between 4 or mostly 5 stars). My “relationship” with this author grew into the position where it is now … which is a “one-click” love when it comes to reviewing … I read her name and I just check where to place her on my schedule – which honestly scares me a little because she has yet to write a story that I do not like. I know it will happen – all of “my” authors do. And no worries – because that is totally fine because I know it will only be because I do not like the plot and never because I do not like the writing.
Anyway – this author sneaked her way into my top author list quietly and she is there to stay which was proved by this book.
This book has everything and makes the reader feel everything. It is raw, honest, and it hurts. Meaning it has everything I love. The story itself is simple if you peel everything off. Rockstar gets babysitter to make sure he stays in line.
Wrong – at least when L.J.Shen gets her hands on the cast. Oh – and #Passionflix … here is another book that really needs your attention. A sure sign of a book being great ? It took me several days to read it because I was stalling as I did not want it to end. In fact right in the middle of reading I was scared. Scared of what might happen to the leads as it was touch and go in any direction and I mean ANY direction … and believe me there were some final ones where there is no coming back from.
I physical hurt reading the raw view the male character had on himself and I was divided between hating his friends and loving them. How far would you go to help your friend …. This is one question that kept playing on repeat in my mind.
This story is not pretty … if you look for fandom with hearts and stars in their eyes – I request you politely – “please look elsewhere” because this story here is not cute … because there is far to much $h!t hitting the fan here for that. But amongst all that – when you wipe away the dirt it feels real. Real in a really Fxxxed up way.
You liked this authors other books ? You like the way the blurb sounds …
Yep you will love this book …
Oh and here comes something I never did before I think … if you have KU – ? – Run to Amazon and grab it – its on there for free…