Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sparrow by L.J. Shen ~ Review by Jill Mac








Troy Brennan

Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city.

Oh, and my new husband.

Sparrow Raynes 

That's me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life.
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he'll ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.


Sparrow is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.
 









This was my first LJ Shen book, and it will definitely not be my last. I really enjoyed this story. I have to admit in the beginning I was skeptical because I really wasn't sure what it was about. (Lately I've been starting books without reading a synopsis). But I was pleasantly surprised. 

Troy and Red's relationship was anything but conventional. It was all types of *fucked up*. One thing I absolutely loved about this book was the kick ass heroine. I'm a sucker for a heroine who isn't weak. So one that fights a battle she knows she probably won't win is a quality I love. And speaking of strong characters, Troy was a delicious alpha. I love a good asshole hero and Troy was definitely that. (I mean this in the best way possible.)

All in all Sparrow was a great book. It had all the qualities of a great book. Dry humor, suspense, angst, and a whole lot of sexy! 

Once I was hooked I didn't stop reading until the book was finished. When I saw the words "The end" I didn't want it to be over. I wanted more of both Troy and Red. I will absolutely be reading more of LJ Shen! 

- Jill






L.J. Shen is a #1 Best-selling author of contemporary romance books. She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat.
When she's not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows. 

Yeah, she's a badass like that.

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