OH LA LA … it’s Ruckus’s book and he doesn’t disappoint.
You know when you read a book and you know it’s going to be 5 stars even though you haven’t even finished it?! That was me reading RUCKUS! I loved Vicious, book 1 in the series, but now that I finished Ruckus’s book I’m starting to think I didn’t understand what love was because I want to wrap this book up and stick it under my pillow so I can dream about it always. I LOVED IT!
Okay, I was taken aback, in a good way, by the underlying biblical story within these pages. I know, right?! You’re surprised to hear there was that in this manwhoring book? ”I stole a glimpse at the girl who was destined to be the Rachel to my Jacob, this time longingly because I knew I stood no chance with her the minute her sister kissed me to get back at fucking Vicious.” For those who don’t know the biblical story of Rachel, Leah and Jacob here’s the cliff notes. Jacob is in love with Rachel but her father makes him take her older sister first. And then her father makes him work for many more years to gain the right to have his second daughter, Rachel.
We know from the first book that Millie, Rosie’s older sister, dates Dean aka “Ruckus” first because of circumstances. Now, it’s years later and that high school relationship between Millie and Dean is long over. The meat of this story is about how Rosie and Dean come together and how they function in their current relationship with each other.
The writing of this story flowed well even when we went back in time to get a better understanding of a situation. One of my favorite aspects of the story was the author’s ability to pepper the story with sarcastic humor. I laughed, I cried and I stuffed my face with Doritos while reading this book it was that good. Readers who love a redeeming jerk – don’t pass go but instead grab this book and be prepared to be wowed! Seriously, READ IT!
Ruckus is the second book in the Sinners of Saint series. It’s set mostly in New York and some in California. The main characters (The 4 HotHole guys) from the previous book play a role in this book. Their stories continue on from the first book. To grasp the overall arc of this series I’d recommend you read them in sequential order.
RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2017
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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.