Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by L.J. Shen
June 16, 2017
Title : Vicious
Author : L.J. Shen
Series : Sinners of Saint #1
Release date : December 27th 2016
Rating : 5 Stars
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.
Review : Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by L.J. Shen was a brilliant surprise. It was my first book by this author therefore I can not judge if it is a “normal” story for her. But I will be sure to check out some of her other books.
In its basics the story is not so new or original but the way the author wove all the tiny details together into a mix of an “almost” kind of stepbrother, bully, second chance & alpha novel makes it unique. Plus the author has an incredible writing style that draws you in and will not let you go until the book is done with you.
At times I was annoyed that it took so long to find out the reasons for certain actions and there were a few tiny trigger moments – but in total all of this was necessary to create a masterpiece.
And honestly I can hardly wait what happens next in the next book and who will feature it… I have a few ideas though….