A STARLET REVIEW: MIDNIGHT BLUE BY LJ SHEN

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Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is available NOW!

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Midnight Blue

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: January 18th

It should have been easy.

I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.

I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.

The worst part is that I should have known better.

Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.

“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”

Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.

Guess what? I didn’t listen.

I signed the contract.

World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.

My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.

Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.

Then he took my heart.

Then he took my all.

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My Review

So when I started out with this book… I was skeptical… I’d never read LJ Shen and not fell in love with the hero.  It took me till about 40% and I was falling head over heels for Alex Winslow!  I’d even messaged and friend in the beginning and said I don’t think I’m going to like him very much.  Oh BOY was I so so so….. WRONG!!!!!

Alex is a Rock Star and what comes with being in that world, sex, drugs, rock and roll, groupies, every cliche you could imagine.  But Shen has a way of writing that doesn’t make you feel like any of it is cliche, in fact it all has an opposite affect once you know the truths of Alex’s life.  He’s not the spoiled rock star so often portrayed, but he had underlying insecurities and fear and anxiety. His story breaks my heart…

Our heroine has been through something tragic.  Yet she’s so full of life it’s hard to believe that she holds it all together so well in the face of what she has been through.  The worst part is that her family is falling apart and the job she has to take isn’t ideal but the money is beyond anything she can get in a part time capacity and holding down odd jobs.  With no college degree to speak of and her dream to design clothing, left in ashes, she decides she has nothing to loose.  How hard can babysitting a rock star be after all?

This book is not like anything I ever read before.  The twisty turns of Alex’s emotional abuse from the beginning to the reveal of the truth, will leave your jaw hitting the floor.  I never expected it to unravel the way it did so Shen did a fabulous job hiding it all till the very end!  Oh and that ending!  Puddle of tears… So heartfelt, loving and so unexpected.  I couldn’t have been more satisfied with how this one ended and left me wanting more of these characters!

If you haven’t read Midnight Blue yet, pick it up right now!  I promise you will not be sorry in the least! I am more impressed all the time with Shen’s writing.  Each book brings a new level of cocky man and just leaves you wanting more in the end.  I for one will never doubt her ability to make me love her hero’s again!

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An Excerpt from Midnight Blue:

Nat’s words came back and haunted me like a bad haircut from the eighties. An irrational need to check the goods took over me. It wasn’t like he minded. According to the rumors, his dick had seen more cameras than Kendall Jenner. Slowly—so painfully slowly—my eyes drifted down his sinewy body. I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Whatever I had in mind, though, didn’t come close to the real thing. Thick, long but not atrocious. With thin veins running through its length.

“Nice view?” he groaned, tucking his junk back into his briefs. His profile was glorious. Strong jaw, pouty lips, eyes like sex…

My eyes snapped up when I realized he was talking to me. “I wasn’t…”

“Looking? Yes, you were. Next time take a picture. It lasts longer.” He rolled his zipper upward and flushed the toilet with the toe of his boot. He turned around and squirted soap into his palm, washing his hands almost violently—rubbing between each finger and scratching his knuckles like he wanted to shed his own skin. When he was done, he looked around for a towel.

I cleared my throat, scrambling to regain my wits. “Longer than the glimpse or longer than your performance?”

Casually—so unbearably casually—he wiped his wet hands over my purple dress. I gasped, moving sideways. It looked like he was about to open the door and get out, but before I had the chance to yell at him for using me as a human towel, he slammed me against the wall, bracing both his arms above my head and pinning me to my spot. I let out a shriek of surprise at the sudden proximity.

Alex Winslow is touching me. Willingly, my surprisingly pitiful brain squealed.

Heat rolled off his body, making my back arch and my breath catch in my throat.

“Let’s make one thing clear—I could fuck you to a point of numbness without even breaking a sweat if I wanted to. Now, careful, New Girl. If you don’t keep your distance from me, I think I just might.”

About LJ Shen

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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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