Review: Ruckus by L. J. Shen

Nov 1, 2017 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Review: Ruckus by L. J. ShenRuckus by L. J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published by Self Published on May 23, 2017
Pages: 369
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
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Rosie

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.

Dean

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 Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I 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.

So What Did I Think Of Ruckus by L. J. Shen?

Story

Gripping
Family Issues
Illness
Addiction
Yearning
Denial
Freedom
Strong Emotions
Conflicts On Point
Strong Depth
Instant Attention
Swept Up
Gritty
Intense

writing

First Person
Dual POV
Super Smooth
Exciting
Unpredictable
Build UP On Point
Climax On Point
Resolution On Point
Great Balance between Showing & Telling

” If I had him. I wouldn’t let go.”

” I knew that he was more than just a highschool crush.”

characters

Strong Personality
Complex
Jaded
Conflicted
Intense
Interestingly Flawed
Dean
Alpha
Determined
Started as a Jerk
Really Redeemed Himself
Completely Won Me Over in the End
Rosie
Independant
Sassy
Courageous
Bold
Really Impressed Me

romance

Forbidden Love
Second Chance
Fated
Strong Challenge
Battle of Wills
Great Banter
So Passionate
Amazing Chemistry
Blazing Connection
Second Chance

Summery

I loved how the emotions poured off the page in Ruckus by L. J. Shen. With all of the yearning, denial and passion that Dean and Rosie had for each other it was extreme easy for me to get into the story. There was so much depth from the beginning that it was easy to get swept up in it. Loved all the twist and turns the story took and the build up was done very nicely. All of the characters where interesting and complex. The conflicts where multi layered and strong with no easy fix which lead to them really having to work for it and in the end I was really rooting for their HEA. Overall I loved reading Ruckus by L. J. Shen it had so much emotion and passion with a romance that blazed and really swept me up and left me with such a satisfying ending. I’m really looking forward to reading the next story in the series.

5 Stars