Tuesday, January 23, 2018

[Blog Tour + Review] Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen

Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is available now!!

Midnight Blue
Author: LJ Shen
Release Date: January 21st
Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs.
Model: Nolan Zarlin





SYNOPSIS:

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.

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READ AN EXCERPT:


Nat’s words came back and haunted me like a bad haircut from the eighties. An irrational need to check the goods took over me. It wasn’t like he minded. According to the rumors, his dick had seen more cameras than Kendall Jenner. Slowly—so painfully slowly—my eyes drifted down his sinewy body. I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Whatever I had in mind, though, didn’t come close to the real thing. Thick, long but not atrocious. With thin veins running through its length.
“Nice view?” he groaned, tucking his junk back into his briefs. His profile was glorious. Strong jaw, pouty lips, eyes like sex…
My eyes snapped up when I realized he was talking to me. “I wasn’t…”
“Looking? Yes, you were. Next time take a picture. It lasts longer.” He rolled his zipper upward and flushed the toilet with the toe of his boot. He turned around and squirted soap into his palm, washing his hands almost violently—rubbing between each finger and scratching his knuckles like he wanted to shed his own skin. When he was done, he looked around for a towel.
I cleared my throat, scrambling to regain my wits. “Longer than the glimpse or longer than your performance?”
Casually—so unbearably casually—he wiped his wet hands over my purple dress. I gasped, moving sideways. It looked like he was about to open the door and get out, but before I had the chance to yell at him for using me as a human towel, he slammed me against the wall, bracing both his arms above my head and pinning me to my spot. I let out a shriek of surprise at the sudden proximity.
Alex Winslow is touching me. Willingly, my surprisingly pitiful brain squealed.
Heat rolled off his body, making my back arch and my breath catch in my throat.
“Let’s make one thing clear—I could fuck you to a point of numbness without even breaking a sweat if I wanted to. Now, careful, New Girl. If you don’t keep your distance from me, I think I just might.”

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MY REVIEW:
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

5 Stars from Tiffany!


Alex is a Prince!

Well, not right off the bat anyway. In Midnight Blue L.J. Shen gives her readers the stereo-typical manwhore rocker. He's self absorbed, hooked on drugs and surrounded by yes men. This is one of my favorite genres, a book that gets me to change my mind about a character by the end.

Alex is in trouble and the only way out is to clean up his act for his latest world tour, enter Indigo (hated the name at first, but it grew on me). Indigo is hired to keep a close eye on Alex for three months. The job landed in her lap just as her family was on it's last leg, so she had no choice but to take it. Spoiled rocker or not.

"Alex Winslow was beautiful in a way storms were-only from afar."

Let the games begin! Of course Alex wants nothing to do with Indigo and is going to do anything in his power to quickly get rid of her like he did the others. What he doesn't realize is she's got her whole life riding on these three months and isn't going anywhere. Alex is a spoiled man child and really irritated me for most of the book, but every so often something would peek through, keeping me hooked.

"The more money I had, and power, and fame, the less I had freedom, and happiness, and the ability to be me. And the person I'd become was imperfect."

See? There's more to this guy if you stick with him. Alex is lost. Lost in a world of fame, fortune and not knowing who he can trust. Indigo was new, fresh and wanted nothing from him. It was a perfect match, if only he could drop the act for two seconds. 

"He was no knight in shining armor, a far cry from a savior. He was just a broken, sad boy who was given a great gift that put him on display for the world to see and judge."

The book is well written and kept me interested from beginning to end. Along with Alex and Indigo, we have her family, his family and his friends all joining in on the fun. There are a few story lines running along the main character's as well, which keeps you on your toes. Midnight Blue reads as a stand alone with a nice epilogue to wrap things up.



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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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