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Review: In The Unlikely Event by L.J Shen

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“The perfect blend of soul crushing angst, laugh out loud wit and heart melting romance.”–Helena Hunting, 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. This standalone is like no other by this author. In The Unlikely Event is available now!

“Romance masterpiece” – Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author

In the Unlikely Event AMAZON



synopsis 2.0

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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review 2.0

Dear Readers, In the Unlikely Event you come across my review during a search of whether you should read this book or not, I have one suggestion
Do NOT hesitate to read it!I’m not going to say much except that you need to go in blind. I’m serious when I say it’s going to make the book so much better if you don’t know much about it before hand


Don’t bother with the synopsis and don’t bother with reviews because there is nothing out there like this book. It’s perfect, it’s painful, it’s passionate. It’s going to have you in readgret because you read it so fast and you’ll wish you had savored it.

Like the snow globe on the cover this book is going to shake up what you thought it was going to be about or what you’re used to reading from L.J Shen.

It’s so different thank anything else I’ve read. It’s just not about Rory and Mal, or a note. It’s about love and villains. That not every character is as one dimensional as we think. It’s about a cow, a rockstar and a damn chocolate bar. You’re going to love the characters and hate them. You’re even going to love the ones you want to hate.

Just trust me when I say dive in and go for it. You need this book in your life. Maybe My review fell into your hands on purpose, who knows. Like Mal says it’s Kismet.


6/5 stars, or 10 stars either way it’s off the scale

6 starfish



About LJ Shen

L.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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