Review – Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by L.J. Shen


Vicious by L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #1
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: December 27, 2016
Buy Now: Amazon



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.


So I’ve known about the AMAZING LJ Shen for a few years now and I’ve wanted to read this series FOREVER, but time just didn’t allow for it. However, with her upcoming release in the Sinners of Saint series I just knew that it was the PERFECT time and now I can’t stop kicking myself for waiting so long.

When I was reading Defy (Melody and Jamie’s story) I had no doubt in my mind that Baron “Vicious” Spencer was going to dominate my heart when I finally got my hands on his story and let me just say that is EXACTLY what happened! He is one of those characters that readers LOVE to HATE and oh man did I love and hate him all at the same time. This man knows what he wants and he isn’t one to back down…EVER. There were times I found myself wanting to reach through my kindle and give him a good slap in the face because he could be a real d*ckhead sometimes, but come on you have to expect it when he’s know by the name Vicious to those who dare to cross his path. He is the ultimate definition of a HOTHOLE. Although if you hold out long enough, you will soon discover that he has a soft spot (even if you refuses to admit it) for those who he strongly cares about.

Now let us take a moment to discuss the beautiful Emilia or HELP, the nickname Vicious has so kindly placed upon her. I FREAKING loved this girl right from the very beginning because she is someone who has had to fight to care for those she loves. She is not only a good daughter, but she is an amazing older sister who will do anything to keep her sister healthy…even if it means selling her soul to a vicious man…the very man that sent her running from Todos Santos 10 years ago.

These two are an explosion just waiting to happen, but when you find your other half it might just be worth the pain and heartache that could easily fall upon them at any moment. Pick up a copy of Vicious right now to discover the pain and emotion that this sinfully addictive love story will surely bring you. BUT…trust me when I say that it is TOTALLY worth it!



About L.J. Shen

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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