Author(s): L.J. ShenDownload
Publish: Published December 27th 2016 by LJ Shen
ISBN: ASIN B01NCQOPFD
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.
Some Reviews: 35,160 ratings 4,162 reviews in Goodreads.com
This was one of those books that was almost impossible to put down!! The only reason I docked a half point is because I wish Vicious’s arse-hole-ish ( not sure if that’s a word!!) would have been nice to disappear a lot sooner! Mind you, he never shed his dick- ish-ness (is that a word??!!) however, once I began to understand why he was the way he was…it helped me see his vulnerabilities more!
I am glad that this is the start of a series, and I can’t wait to read what comes next! I have a prequel to read, and I’m eager for that.
I’m sorry, my brain is still in vacation mode I think, and my words just aren’t coming very well right now…LOL
I will come and hopefully make a better review later…BUT I did really enjoy this one!!!
Honestly, midway though the book, I wasn’t sure our hero was redeemable but the funny thing is, I never really hated him. I was fed just enough info (that I won’t delve into) to keep that from happening. From 80% on, the hero was swoon worthy. I loved watching him realize and be amazed by his feelings.
I’m stingy with my five stars and debated for a good while whether I should rate this a four or a five. In the end, considering I couldn’t put the book down, I gave it a five.
**4 ‘Help’ Stars**
Another spectacular book from L.J. Shen.
I love L.J. Shen’s writing. It’s so damn beautiful. So to read another one of her books is heaven!
Vicious introduced me to another hot, edible, anti-hero however this time his not named Troy (Sparrow‘s hero), but Barrow Vicious Spencer.
This book brought me so many mixed emotions, but each one completely worth it!
We jump between the characters past and present. Lot of shit happened in Emilia’s and Vicious high school year. All from lust to hate.
Emilia was a strong, kind, sweet character. She was a missy goody two shoes. And thank God that L.J. Shen didn’t portray her as a naive, innocent girl. *this is why I love this author* Her heroines are always strong and upfront.
Vicious he was HOT. But all the hotness didn’t stop me from having the urge to, sometimes, strangle the heck out of him!!
Overall, it was a pretty good read. An amazing hate to love romance.