Wednesday, October 4, 2017

#BlogTour #Reviews SCANDALOUS by L.J. Shen @lj_shen @jennw23

Scandalous, the highly anticipated next standalone in the Sinners of Saint Series by LJ Shen is available NOW!

Scandalous by LJ Shen

Publishing Date: September 29th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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 a beautiful chaos it will be. 

I said that I wouldn’t fall for another hothole but then Trent landed on my kindle and I literally fell over a cliff in my eagerness to start reading.
We know from the previous books that Trent is the strong silent one in the group but he’s also the biggest a****le, just the way I like my men. He’s moody, arrogant, opinionated and charismatic and he’s a single dad to Luna who is the cutest little girl.
Edie is the girl you want to be on your side she’s such a bundle of energy. Edie has a smart mouth that often gets her into trouble. She has a prickly exterior
that is a camouflage for a sweet loving young woman who puts everyone before herself.
Age is a number and that’s how i felt about these two because they are meant for each other and throw Luna into the mix and you have perfection.
There is something about the way LJ writes the words she uses, her writing style that brings her characters to life. This was my favourite one of the series it tied everything together and showed all our boys as men with families. The perfect conclusion to a fantastic series. 
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Trent Rexroth is a Hothole. He is The Mute. He is a single dad. He is a millionaire. He is a lot of things...
SCANDALOUS is every broken girl's dream. A quiet jerk who destroys your world one naughty look at a time. A beautiful little girl who steals your heart. A broken young woman with too much baggage. 
Everyone is afraid of something. The "scandalous" relationship in this book is hot and heavy. The naughty stuff dreams are made of. 
But everyone has a breaking point...
I love the Hotholes. I love each one in his own way. I love Trent's no f@©ks to give attitude. I love his strength even with his overwhelming self doubt. I love the way he loves his daughter. He won't replace Vicious in my naughty dreams but I loved learning more about him. I love knowing what makes the silent giant tick.
To all those out there harboring a Hothole crush or two (or four), know that Trent will not disappoint you. Also it seems there might even be a younger generation...
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Silent but my freaking nerves! LJ Shen makes you love the ones you should probably hate. She's Shameless in reprogramming what we want, and so, so NEED! Trent is officially my Second favorite Hothole! I could never replace Vicious, after all, he owns me! I knew this book would break me, but I read it anyway. I suggest that every breaking adult should read this book, and if they don't...well, they probably suck at life. I want more, and I want it right now! So, so much more... 


Trent’s gaze cut to mine and stopped when his grays met my blues. The fading noise of Vicious barking at people to move along, and my father finally letting go of my arm to move toward Jaime and Dean—probably trying to gain both allies and sympathy—died down. “I don’t like you,” Rexroth whispered under his breath, his voice harsh. “I never asked you to.” I shrugged. “You won’t be working here.” His arm brushed my shoulder, but I didn’t think it was by accident. I let loose a sugary smile, scanning his face and torso for no other reason other than to taunt him. “Good, you’ll be doing me a favor. My father is the one forcing me to work here. He’s pissed I turned down five Ivy League colleges. Remind me, Mr. Rexroth—which top tier university did you attend for your degree?” The low blow was supposed to retrieve some of my lost dignity, but bile burned my throat, shotgunned from my stomach. Trent Rexroth was known in Todos Santos as an exhilarating success story, rising from the gutters of San Diego. He went to a shitty state college that accepted even the illiterate, working as a janitor on campus after hours. Those were given facts he’d recited himself in an interview for Forbes. Had I really just tried to make him feel less worthy because he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth? It made me sicker than wearing my mother’s designer garbs. Trent smiled, leaning into my body, into my soul. His smirk was more frightening than any scowl, frown, or grimace I’d ever seen. It threatened to tear me apart and sew me back together however he pleased. “Edie.” His lips were dangerously close to my ear. A delicious shiver moved down my spine. Something warm rolled inside of me, begging to unknot and flower into an orgasm. What was happening, and why the hell was it happening? “If you know what’s best for you, you will turn around and leave right now.” I elevated my head to meet his gaze and showed him my version of a grin. I was born and raised in a world of intimidating rich men, and I’d be damned if I go down like my mother—addicted to xanax, Gucci, and a man who paraded her on his arm for a short, glorious decade before keeping her solely for public appearances. “I think I’m going to go find my desk now. I’d wish you a good day, Mr. Rexroth, but I think that ship has sailed. You’re a miserable man. Oh, and one for the road.” I fished for a Nature Valley bar in my mother’s purse and plastered it to his hard, muscled chest. My heart slammed into my neck, fluttering like a caged bird. I hurried after my father as he glided down the vast, golden-hued hallway, not daring to look back. Knowing I’d started a war and arrived unequipped. But I also knew something else that gave me a surfer’s rush—if I could slam the final nail in my employment coffin and make Rexroth vote against me, I’d be off the hook. I had just the plan for it. All I had to do was act like a brat. Game on.

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About LJ 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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