Review ♥ Ruckus by L.J. Shen

December 26, 2017 Angela Best of 2017, Enemies to Lovers, Reviews, Romance

Review ♥ Ruckus by L.J. ShenRuckus (Sinners of Saint, #2) by L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #2
Published by Self-Published on May 23rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 369



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 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.

It’s official. I am unequivocally addicted to the Sinners of Saint series. After reading the first book, Vicious, I suspected I’d found a new favorite series. Ruckus sealed the deal.

Dean “Ruckus” Cole is one of the Four HotHoles. Out of all the four self-proclaimed rich douchebags, he’s always been the nicer, fun loving manwhore who drinks too much booze and smokes too much weed—the later of which is something that seems to be a requirement in the F.H.H. club. It’s a treat to examine the real Dean in this book—his heart, his pain, his devotion. I loved what I saw, even his stubbornness.

Emelia’s chronically ill younger sister, Rosie, is the other focus of this book. She happens to be the decade-long focus of Dean’s fantasies. I admired her feistiness, independence, and sacrificial compassion she displays without an ounce of self-pity.

Their romance is years in the making, creating with a teasingly slow burn. When they finally get on the same page, you can bet on some extremely combustible sexy times. Dean is one dirty, dirty man. More enticing, though, is the way Rosie and Dean support each other through some significantly life altering trials.

If you are turned off by dying or death stories, I urge you to give this book a chance. Yes, Rosie’s serious illness is integral to the plot. However, I think you may be pleasantly surprised by the lack of overwhelming sense of doom. There’s a touching and unpredictable quality to Ruckus that kept me engrossed throughout.

Scandalous, Trent’s story, is next. If it is anything like the first two books in this series I know I’m in for a treat.

Recommended for:
Persistent heroes
Independent heroines
Family drama


About L.J. Shen

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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.



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