Review: Vicious by L.J. Shen

January 04, 2017

Vicious by LJ Shen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sinners of Saint #1
Release:December 27, 2016
Length: 339 pages
POV: Dual - 1st person
Steam: 4 out of 5


They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.

Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.


She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price.

Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me.

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I'm officially in love with Vicious. So in love. So so so in love. Sorry, ladies ;)

I called dibs. He's mine!!

I don't know how this author creates such perfect A-holes. I still think Troy (from Sparrow) was the worst, simply because of the disgusting things he did in the home he shared with Sparrow, but Vicious could definitely give him a run for his money.

Vic did his assholery on a different level and yet even while he was doing it, I couldn't help but love him. I was screaming "Nooooooo" while he was doing it, but loved him just the same. Maybe because it was fairly obvious how in love he and Emilia were with each other (though completely blind to it), even 10 years ago and despite all of the wrong shite he did.


^^^^^ Had to take that teaser from Google because... it's Vicious!! (the quote I mean)^^^^^

Emilia was also an amazing character. She was sympathetic, compassionate and understanding. I loved the way she drew out such powerful feelings from Vic. He was normally so cold but she unleashed his passion. And because of her, we were able to see the greatness that was within him. I loved how she pushed him. How she changed him. The two of them together may have seemed messed up when compared to the norm, but to me, they were beautiful. Who cares about the so-called norm anyway? I loved their hate, their art, their banter, their thoughts, their trials and tribulations, their intimacy, and their love.

Favorite Quote: "I loved her. I loved her so fcking much there was only going to be one way out of this marriage other than death, and that was if Emilia woke up one day and decided to fck every single guy on my phone's contact list. Even then, I might forgive her."

Gah!! See?! That is just one of the many examples of why Vicious has been added to my Book Boyfriends list. And that cover??? Who could resist that chiseled hunk of gorgeousness??? *drool*

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