Review ♥ Scandalous by L.J. Shen

December 28, 2017 Angela Enemies to Lovers, Reviews, Romance

Review ♥ Scandalous by L.J. ShenScandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3) by L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #3
Published by Self-Published on September 21st 2017
Genres: Romance
Pages: 331
four-half-stars

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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.

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Scandalous is the third book in L.J. Shen’s Sinners of Saint series, and it’s every bit as addictive, unpredictable, and scorching hot as the previous books. I feel like I’m being redundant gushing about this series.

Trent is the quiet one among the group of four best friends that make up the obscenely wealthy and ruthless HotHoles. He’s also a single father to a troubled little girl, Luna. Edie is the teenage daughter of Trent’s business partner and archenemy. The book is aptly named because the affair between Trent and Edie is nothing less than scandalous.

I admit that the prospect of reading about a romance between a 33-year-old man and an 18-year-old girl made me a little uneasy. I don’t do the whole daddy romance trope. Fortunately, there’s no “daddy” role playing going on here. Edie is unquestionably responsible and seems older than her years. Still, I could never fully overlook their age difference—especially given her young age. Maybe if she was at least of drinking age? I don’t know. At least their chemistry is on point.

I loved the cat and mouse games between Trent and Edie. Their intense attraction despite mutual distrust creates an intriguingly tense balance. When the two of them collide, prepare yourself for some seriously panty melting, raunchy action.

My favorite aspect of the story is Trent’s devotion to his daughter, Luna, and her affectionate relationship with Edie. There are a couple other interesting supporting characters. Edie’s dad is at the core of all conflicts. He’s one of those super villains that shows his callousness in every chapter. The other HotHoles make appearances, but I greedily wanted more. I will never get enough of them.

Here’s to another douchebag being bitten by the love bug, and another interesting story that’s difficult to put down.

Recommended for fans of:
Single fathers
Power struggles
Seahorses

four-half-stars

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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