My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"What makes you feel alive?"
To say that Ruckus brought out emotions is an understatement. I loved, I hated, I screamed, I swooned, I cried...
No need to tell you how awesome LJ Shen's writing is, I think you know it, by now; I loved the tone of that book. Writing about such difficult matters can be very tricky and make me enjoy that kind of story is a challenge!!! But no, the author kept the plot well balanced between the sweet moments and the harder ones, Rosie 's health issues were incredibly well handled, so were her relationships with her family, even if those were the parts that made me scream because her parents and sister just suffocated me.
Rosie is a fabulous character, very strong, kind, sarcastic, self-confident, persistent. Ruckus? Awww, such a beautiful person.
"I was big, commanding, and confident. And I was trouble." "If it’s corrupted and dirty and fun— I’m all over it."
That laid - back personality hides a deep problem and even deeper secret, though and that simply make Dean's character all the more lovable.
"His drinking, excessive pot-smoking, and raging addiction to everything sinful and fun— saddened me."
I loved the banter between Rosie and Dean, how she seems unfazed by his relentless unuendos and constant advances.
"Fuck yeah , little pixie. Bottle that rage and save it for when I roll you between my sheets."
Their chemistry is incredible, they are attuned, complete each other.
He doesn't baby her, cares for her but tries to let her live and take her decisions, which was refreshing, her family being overprotective to the point of becoming downright nasty.
Ruckus is about friends and family, daring to give in to love when time is ticking out.
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*
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Series: Sinners of Saint #2
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2017
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 fucking 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.
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.