Sparrow by L.J. Shen
Released: March 8th, 2016
Genre: Dark Romance, Contemporary
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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.
THAT’S ME. NO ONE SEEMED TO REMEMBER MY NAME UP UNTIL HE BARGED INTO MY LIFE.
BUT THEN HE CAGED ME.
AND KILLED EVERY CHANCE I HAD TO RUNAWAY FROM THE PLACE WHERE WE GREW UP.
PUT SIMPLY, TROY BRENNAN CLIPPED MY WINGS.
I HAVE DREAMS, BIG ONES, BUT I DOUBT HE’D EVER LET ME CHASE THEM. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY HE’D 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.
“She was my beauty, and I was her beast. But this was not a Disney flick. In real life, the beast goes back to his solitary life, a freak who lurks in the shadows and watches as his girl runs away back to the arms of her family.”
Sparrow was a hard but enjoyable read for me. I’m giving it 4 stars mostly because of Sparrow.
She was fierce, determined, passionate & kind. She was even a little gritty which I liked. It made her a very strong heroine.
“Troy Brennan was the devil, but sometimes, even good girls wanted a healthy dose of evil in their lives.“
Troy, however, I didn’t like him. He is probably my least fave L.J. man. I don’t know if it was his superior ego or his indiscretions, but I honestly didn’t like him until the last few chapters. Even after that something about him just didn’t sit right with me.
“He gave me lies, and I ate them from the palm of his hand. He gave me lies, and for him, I closed my eyes.”
I liked sparrow overall, however, I can look past Troy & still enjoy the storyline. It was very captivating, especially with Sparrow and her strength to be on her own and thrive rather than simply survive.
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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