Review: Ruckus by LJ Shen

Posted July 10, 2017 by Jennifer D in 4 Star Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2) by L.J. Shen
on May 23rd 2017
Pages: 498


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 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.

Review: Ruckus by LJ Shen

My Thoughts…

I’ve only ever read one other book by LJ Shen going into Ruckus which was the novella in this series. After reading Ruckus I’m now forever a fan! I thought this was a solid angst filed book of love gone wrong.  The story was deep and the characters were complex and the story had me on the edge of my seat until the very end.  You were rooting for Rose and Dean but it seems like life and fate were destined to keep them apart.  Ruckus is definitely one to check out! Even thought this is book two in a series it can be read as a standalone.  I didn’t read book one and had no problems following the other characters.  This is a complete story told in alternating points of view.

Rose is a feisty one and I just loved her.  She’s only fell in love with one person and that would be her sister’s high school boyfriend.  Eleven years have past but still she remembers how it felt when they were together knowing it should have been her.  Years may have passed but the scars are still fresh.  Dean is the notorious playboy. With more money that he can spend he would rather play than work. He’s always had a soft spot for Rose and is relentless to get her to date him, even if he did date her sister first.

What they both don’t know is they each have secrets. They both think they have each other figured out but both are so wrong.  I don’t want to give away plot secrets but this is one you need to read to experience!  It’s a roller coaster of emotions that will tug at your heart strings.  I cannot wait to read what’s next from Ms Shen! Go one click Ruckus if you haven’t!

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