Friday, March 18, 2016

Sparrow by L.J. Shen WITH Review

Title: Sparrow
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Mafia
Published: March 8, 2016 
Troy Brennan. 
Every southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heartthrob with steel blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city. 
Oh, and my new husband. 
Sparrow Raynes. 
No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. And me? All I ever wanted was to get a decent job and to run away from the damn neighborhood Brennan and I grew up in. Run away from him and his likes. 
I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he'd ever let me chase them. I have no idea why Brennan, practically Bostonian royalty, decided to kidnap me, marry me and cage me in his beautiful penthouse. 
But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.
Warning: This book contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.
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4.5 Stars
I received an arc of this book free of persuasion in exchange for an  honest review.

WOW my mind is still blown away by this book. The characters were well developed, story flowed very smoothly, was fast paced and full of action. It had my full attention right from the start, especially the sassiness and toughness of Sparrow Raynes. I laughed, yelled, yelled some more, and gasped many times while reading this. 

Sparrow Raynes is a sassy, tough, smart gal who stands her ground. She is not weak or helpless and boy do I love and appreciate this in a female lead. She has a problem though and his name is Troy Brennan, the son of a deceased mob boss.  He is known as the "Fixer" for a reason. She could do without him yet he feels quite differently. He needs to marry her and fast....but why?

I am new to this author's books and really enjoyed this story. I love her fast paced writing style. Her characters are extremely well thought out and created. I want to read more books by her soon. 

“Just WOW. This story is will have you on the edge of your seat with every page. I could not get enough. I am left with one hell of a book hangover!” - Book Club Gone Wrong
“Now, with this new book I was in total awe. Sparrow had all the components I look for in a story and more.” - Wrapped Up In Reading
“Sparrow positively surprised me! This story was far better and definitely more complex and angsty than I’ve imagined it to be. I ate it all up.” - Smokin’ Hot Book Blog

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.

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