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Book Review: Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) – L.J. Shen

Rating: 2/5 🌟🌟

Genre: Contemporary Romance (contains Explicit Content)


I really wanted to like Ruckus but similar to Vicious, I found myself struggling to find good in it. I liked the thought of Dean and Rosie together. They fit together.

What annoyed me were all the misunderstandings. How much time got wasted because of it. Also, reading Ruckus made me really dislike Emilia and Vicious. The things Emilia and Vicious did, because of their choices two lives were ruined. What a chaotic mess.

And Dean. Yeah, sure he’s a guy but I hated all the screwing around and lack of decency. Though he seemed like a nice guy for what he did for Emilia when they were kids but he still stayed with her even though he had feelings for another. It was all so messed up.

However, the one thing that came through loud and clear in this story was that the way a person views the world never matches to that of another. There are always two sides to every story.

The overall story aside, L.J. Shen did a good job with the intrigue with Dean’s secret and the ultimate bombshell that exploded in his face. His downwards spiral was horrible to see.

The ending was quite heartbreaking, but it still leaves me with the conviction that some things just can’t be forgiven. This story was raw and messy and though it didn’t suit me, I don’t regret reading it.

Synopsis: Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) by L.J. Shen (Goodreads Author) 4.30 · Rating details · 17,076 ratings · 2,154 reviews Rosie They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right. No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking. He is my forbidden, shiny apple. The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth. He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend. One thing you should know before you judge me; I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first. Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance. Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late. Dean They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right. She sets my mind on fire. All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart. In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius. Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart. This time, I dare it to try. Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus. Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight. And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.


I'm a die-hard Book Dragon and also an advanced introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami and cross-stitch.

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