Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Book Tour & Review: Defy - L.J. Shen

Title: Defy
Series: Sinners of Saints #0.5
Author: L.J Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: 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.

Melody is a teacher at a local high school with students that only know how to have everything handed to them on a silver platter. Spoiled doesn't do them justice, especially not Jaime, one of the four hottest guys in school with a chip on his shoulder. Otherwise known as the hot holes, Jaime and his friend rule the school and have everyone playing some pretty dangerous games too. When he sets his sites on Melody their lust lights everything on fire. 

Forbidden love? Check. A bit of darkness? Check. L.J. Shen's fantastic writing? Double check. Defy, a prequel in the Sinners of Saint series, features a sexy, brooding student and a timid, but beautiful teacher who break all the rules together and find everything in one another. I happen to have a massive soft spot for insta-lust and student/teacher tropes, so it should be no surprise that I loved Defy. On top of that, for being so short, L.J. Shen has a complete story line mixed in with all the smutty fun. It's hard not to like Melody, she deserves so much more than she's had in her life, and all readers will fall for Jaime once they really know the man behind the rude demeanor. Jaime's soft spot for Melody is apparent and I love how they found one another, despite the taboo and the forces working against them.

Defy is a complex short that all fans of L.J. Shen will enjoy. I loved getting to know who the hot holes really are, especially in a school setting, as the rest of the Sinners of Saint series gives us the men as adults. Each has so much more to them than just the dark games they use to make people follow their ruling. 

"It was sexy and steamy and everything I've come to expect from this author." - Ariana, Steamy Reads Blog.
"Holy Heck this was Hot!! If I wasn't hooked on this series before I sure am now!! These boys just get dirtier, hotter, off the rails panty wetting hot!!" - Kitty Katz Crazy About Books.
"Forbidden romance has never been so well done! And this is a novella!" - Stephanie, Tied Up In Romance.
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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