Friday, February 3, 2017

Release, Review and Giveaway: Defy by LJ Shen

Title: Defy
Series: Sinners of Saints #0.5
Author: L.J Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 3, 2017

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.
I slept with my student, a senior in high school.
Multiple times.
I had multiple orgasms.
In multiple positions.
I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.
I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.
My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.
My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.
Here is why it was totally worth it. 
Defy is a smutty, insta-love, insta-lust short novella. Defy is a prequel to Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1). It is recommended, but unnecessary, to read Defy before reading Vicious.

My Thoughts:

I really loved the character of Jaime - I think I fell in love with him in Vicious, to be exact - and although I enjoyed this book, I never really bought the relationship between him and his teacher. Maybe it was just because she was more interesting when she was a mystery in the first book, I don't know. All I do know is I didn't really connect with her that much so it made it hard for me to get on board with her relationship with Jaime. I was all for him, though. I loved reading more about him and how he fit into the whole Hot Holes scenario. He is a very dynamic character, so larger-than-life and I think that's where Melody failed as a love interest for me - I don't feel she was an equal match for him, unlike Emilia and Vicious. This aside, I still enjoyed this story very much and can't wait to read more from this series.

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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