Sparrow by L.J. Shen ~ Review & Teaser (@lj_shen)

L.J. Shen has become one of my favourite authors! She always writes stories that suck me in and I'm left thinking about them long after I am done. Sparrow is not for everyone, but I sure did devour it!
Title: Sparrow
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Dark Romance
Published: March 8th 2016

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Troy Brennan
Every southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart throb with steel blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city.
Oh, and my new husband.
Sparrow Raynes
That's me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life.
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to runaway from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.
I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he'd ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he'd decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.

Sparrow is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.

Sparrow is the kind of read that will either either love or hate, and you better believe that I was hooked! Being forced into a marriage in the opening chapters, unsure as to why Troy picked Sparrow would have every girl baffled. But the more I read, the more I could see that these two were perfect for one another, and I had hope that they would see it too!

Their relationship began quite rocky; there was chemistry between them, but the connection wasn't right. Troy was closed off and at times rude to Sparrow, and he had secrets that he was keeping from her. He wasn't a stand up guy, far from it, but over time he began to see Sparrow and changed his ways.

Sparrow wanted to be the right wife for Troy, but she was going to make him work for it. She was independent, strong willed and sometimes too eager to please. She soon learned that she wasn't just Troy's wife, and that he would do anything to protect what was his.

I love the way L.J. Shen delivers a darker read, they are my favourite books that I read of hers. Sparrow was everything that I would expect from an underworld read... infidelity, manipulation and corruption. There was suspense to keep me hooked and an intense relationship that I could not get enough of!!

I loved when Troy finally got his crap together and realised that he needed Sparrow!

“I’m an asshole, was an asshole, and have every intention of staying an asshole. It’s the makeup of my fucking DNA. But I want to be your asshole. To you, I can be good. Maybe even great. For you, I’ll stop the rain from falling and the thunder from cracking and the wind from fucking blowing. And yes, I sure as hell knew you’d come back. You came straight back into my arms, flew back to your nest, lovebird. Now why would you do that if you didn’t love the shit out of me?”

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L.J. ShenL.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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Midnight Blue
Boston Belles series

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