Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Book Review: Ruckus - LJ Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #2
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2017
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.
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 fucking Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I fucking 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.
LJ Shen did it again. Ruckus has been sitting on my Kindle for a few days before I got the chance to devour Dean. And it was as good as it can get.
Out of all the HotHoles I’ve read so far, I think I love Dean’s story the most. I kind of predicted the twist at some point along the way but the big reveal was unexpected. I love the kind of stories that almost gives you whiplash because of its element of surprise. Something that’ll make you back pedal and question what you just read. I also liked how the timing and storyline was predictable and surprising at the same time. This almost made me miss my sleep. Almost. And that is just rare these days. The snippets of astronomical analogy added a flare of entertainment, at least for me, too.
Rosie and Millie’s relationship reminds me of my relationship with my sister. She is the Rosie to my Emilia. So it kind of spark something in me too. Add the fact that she’s sassy and feisty if she wanted to. And despite her weak physique, she is strong willed and a fighter. She stands up for what she wants. Dean is a different story altogether. His will power is something to admire. And his determination to win over the person he loved the most despite all the odds makes him all the more tempting. He would run havoc into your life and ironically, you’d gladly want him too. The darkness that seeps through his light makes him whole. Dean and Rosie also complemented each other. They’d been to hell and back, making them one of those #CoupleGoals. HotHoles appearances here and there didn’t hurt either.
I’d give this a 4.5 stars. I could’ve given it a 5 if it made me up all night to finish it in one sitting. But my eyelids still won at some point.