Review: Vicious by L.J. Shen

5+++ Stars




They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.


She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.


So if you’ve ever read one of my reviews, then you will know that I tend to keep them simple and to the point. I feel this one will be no different, plus that allows those of you who haven’t had the chance to read this “Amazing” book the opportunity to do so without spoiling much of it. 😉

   So clearly, I think this book was Amazing!! It was my first book L.J. Shen and I was excited when I made the purchase after all the talk I had seen about Vicious. It’s certainly a book where you want to hate the man but yet you find yourself loving him. I won’t lie, there are times where I just wanted to slap Vicious because come on, what was he thinking. He’s a man who has some demons in his closet and has never been able to deal with them until Emilia comes along. She brings out the worst in him but also the best!

   You will love Emilia! I know I did, she’s a strong young woman who is loyal and tender hearted. Someone that as a mother I can’t help but hope that my daughter (who’s name is also Emilia) will grow up to be.

   Emilia finds herself in a situation she can’t understand with Vicious from the moment she meets him. Let’s just say he isn’t exactly nice to her, but she’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame. She knows that she needs to stay as far away from him if she doesn’t want to get burned, and at some point she does just that. Suddenly though Vicious comes back into her life and full force where she knows that if she may end up burned by the end of everything. Vicious must learn to trust and accept that what he feels for Emilia is real in this beautiful story.

   I truly enjoyed every word of this book! When I finished I was so torn because I was happy with how it ended but also sad because I want so much more of their story to continue. I hope that everyone enjoys reading L.J. Shen’s book as much as I did. I know one day I will be reading it again.


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