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.
L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams. Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.) She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.
This book is so fabulous and emotionally captivating that I just hated when the story ended.
Ruckus is one of the those stories that will stick with you long after you have finished reading it. Dean 'Ruckus' Cole is a flawed alpha hero but he is one alpha hero that you want to hug, kiss and mother. There is something about him that you just want for keeps. He is possessive, at times drugged up, liquored up, man-whored up but that doesn’t diminish who he really is. He was absolutely gaga over Rosie. His feelings have always been there for Rosie – those feelings are complex yet he is the right man for her.
Rosie broke my heart for all that she went thru in this book. She deserved so much and how she was treated by some, made me so angry. She tried to pack so much living into her life, to prove she could live on her own without having to move back home because of her illness. She was such a beautiful person and so refreshing. Yes, she got beat down but she got right back up and continued on. When she finally let Dean into her life, I was cheering because they so belonged together.
Their journey to a relationship was long , full of angst yet it was also full of a time of discovery about who they truly are, vs who they were in High School. Dean finds out some information about his past that affects him greatly while Rosie deals with a health crisis that could be dangerous—will this couple be able to get the HEA that they greatly deserve? Only reading this complex, fascinating and deepy hot and sexual romance read will answer this question for I will not tell you. You cannot pass up this book because Ruckus is not a book hero that you can miss out on, not is Ruckus and Rosie’s love story one to miss out on, for its epic!!!
My Rating: 4.8 stars *****
"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***