Monday, November 25, 2019

Blog Tour: In the Unlikely Event - L.J. Shen

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"Romance masterpiece" - Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author
From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a new, contemporary romance with heart-wrenching twists and laugh-out-loud moments.
In The Unlikely Event is available now!

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.
A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?
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In The Unlikely Event is also available in audio!
Narrated by: Shane East, Muffy Newton and Savannah Peachwood
4 Stars
Aurora "Rory" just wants to know who her father really was, beyond the cards, gifts, and her mother's side. She knows she won't discover it all, but a trip to Ireland should help, right? Except all Ireland brings her is Malachy "Mal," a one night stand, an angry half sister, and a broken heart. One night of passion and allowing hopeless romantic feelings to win leads Rory and Malachy down different paths, ones possibly not destined to cross though they ultimately do. When Rory must take a job spending time both in Ireland and with Mal, she thinks it could be the chance to make their contract a reality, but Mal has other plans in mind, plans that include hiding the truth and taking his revenge.

"I don't want her to be a willing participant in the game. I just want her to partake in it. It will make everything so much messier, and messy is fun."

In the Unlikely Event is one of those books you pick up and the author takes you on an unexpected journey. I knew ITUE was going to be different, L.J. Shen had told readers that, but nothing could've prepared me for Rory, Mal, the laughter, the tears, and some moments of suspended reality. It's got a little bit of everything, but somehow still solidly sits in the rom-com category. It's got highs and lows, pure love and dark, ugly revenge, it's got heat and heart and characters that will stay on your mind until you reach the last page. Rory and Mal are complicated, they are not your typical romance hero and heroine, they've got sharp edges. Their love is even more complicated; a connection, a feeling, a passion they cannot deny and yet their lives are not formed to allow one another in. ITUE takes you on a journey, one that I refuse to spoil for you.

I really think this is a three-star read, but I enjoyed it so much that it became a 3.5, rounded up to 4. It was nonsense and silly and, just as she planned, totally out of left field for L.J. Shen, but I still couldn't put it down. The unique story line and the unbelievable situations the characters are in, it all just made me want to know more. If you're looking for something refreshing, something different, something still a bit romantic, and you can put aside expectations completely, then this one is it for you.

About LJ Shen
LJShenL.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.
She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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