Thursday, 25 January 2018
Book Review for a New Release: Midnight Blue by LJ Shen
Author: LJ Shen
Release Date: January 18th
It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.
Alex Winslow is a right C U Next Tuesday and I love him!
Well, I should clarify that I love him on paper because if he was real I would be keeping a wide berth from such a person. He is one nasty, callous, and controlling being.
LJ Shen has done a brilliant job of weaving together a story of two incredibly different people who, for different reasons, are both circling the bottom of the drain. Indigo Bellamy may be doing her utmost to rise from the wreck that her life has become while Alex is doing whatever he can think of to keep further spiralling out of control.
When Indigo is hired for three months to be Alex’s sobriety companion, his first instinct is to get rid of her like the many other that preceded her. He takes delight in tormenting Indigo and shows no remorse. Frankly, he treats those around him little better.
As LJ Shen peels back the layers of Alex and indigo we get to know two very complex and fascinating individuals. Indigo is a strong, resilient and compassionate woman but the star for me is Alex. I found him and his story mesmerising.
The support characters are well developed and are integrated into the plot so well that several times I found myself stunned at the turn of events. There were several ‘I never saw that coming’ moments. I was absorbed by the power struggles in this book; the power a person holds, both real and perceived, and the power that others (scarily) hold. It was a mind bender.
And it’s funny. There are large doses of British style sarcasm and humour peppered throughout.
I can easily see Midnight Blue remaining one of my top reads for 2018.
(Free in Kindle Unlimited)
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Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/MidnightBlue
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About LJ Shen:L.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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