Book Review: Scandalous by L.J. Shen

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Book Review: Scandalous by L.J. Shen
Title: Scandalous
Author: L.J. Shen
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Series: Sinners Of Saint #3
Date Published: 22 September, 2017
Pages: 330
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
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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

This book is not suitable for those under 18 years of age because it contains one or more of the following: language, mature content/scenes, references to drugs or alcohol.
My Thoughts
So, first, let me say this: I have loved Jamie, Vicious & Dean so much. But, Trent Rexroth? Oh my. How I have loved him hard throughout this book! He is beautifully broken. He is beautifully chiseled. He. Is. Beautiful. Period. I loved his brooding, I loved his “don’t give a damn”, and I absolutely loved his loyalty to his daughter Luna.
I’ll be honest, though. I thought Edie was a whiny, ungrateful kid……it was a hate/love relationship with her. I hated her in the beginning. She really got under my skin in the first few chapters. Then I saw her with little Luna, and with The Mute, and that hate turned into love for her.
The sizzling, slow burn passion between Edie & Trent was absolutely mind blowing. All of my feels were all over the emotional spectrum with this scandalous story of a single dad, a teenage girl who understands his daughter, and the sweet little girl who hides inside herself. Once again, Shen took one of the sexy, sinning Hotholes and gave her fans one fell of an angsty, passionate rollercoaster ride. When you pick up this book and read it, think Samson & Delilah. A forbidden, dangerous, but oh so sexy story, 100%!

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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