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Vicious

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Publisher's Summary

Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true.

The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.

He is a brilliant lawyer.

A skilled criminal.

A beautiful liar.

A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.

Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

Vicious

She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.

Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.

She paid the price.

Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend's ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap help we hired to take care of our estate.

That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn't.

So she hates me. Big deal.

She better get used to me.

©2016 L.J. Shen (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-04-17
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-04-17 Member Since 2017

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE"

    This is a new Author to me.. and, after this shockingly awesome book, I intend to download many more based on her amazing abilities which were showcased throughout this compelling story. Because LJS has taken an old 'enemies-to-lovers' theme, spun it on its axis, and very skilfully given it a fresh new approach, a fresh new vibe and a fresh new voice.. and that takes serious talent. There's no wonder LJS is a No.1 Best selling Author in the contemporary romance genre.. bravo Ms. Shen.. bravo.

    The All Saints High School's wild and wicked Four HotHoles are privileged notorious womanizing bad boys.. and one of them is the handsome hot 18 yr old Party-boy Vicious who first comes across as an arrogant, indulged, rude, fearless a$$hole with a careless f off vibe persona - and YES, that's him.. but there's an angry little boy with a heartbreaking tortured tale waiting to be told beneath this teenager's cool facade of indifference. But it's going to take someone very special to unlock the truths, penetrate his mask and melt those icy walls around his now dormant heart.

    Emilia's much loved parents have worked for Vicious' absentee Father for years as the Estate's live-in hired help so Emilia has seen and heard all the wild parties, the sizzling sex scenes, the crazy antics and the fun filled frivolity that goes on at the house.. but, when Emilia least expects it, she comes face-to-face with the maestro of the mayhem - Vicious - the most handsome boy she'd ever seen. However, when he snarled through gritted teeth and spewed hate, Vicious lived up to his name by stomping all over her with his nasty words, he backed it up with months of disrespect, disinterest and verbal abuse making her life a living hell and finally he forced Emilia away. And it would be ten long years before these enemies would randomly meet each other again which would relight smouldering embers, reawaken feelings both good and bad.. and would give Vicious an idea for closure.. an idea that was going to beautifully backfire on him. When they finally stopped denying and fighting against the animal attraction, combustible chemistry and lust, they touched each other's souls and reached heaven.. but also hell when someone inevitably f'ed up.

    Vicious the Lawyer was such a full-bodied multi-layered character.. a villainous damaged charming hero you can't help but like - and his nemesis the Artist/PA Emilia was a loving and kind woman with a quirky fashion sense and a strong kick-ass backbone that bent but never broke under the stress of all things Vicious. Their complicated push/pull dynamics and rollercoaster relationship made it an 'edge of your seat' thrilling ride and I liked that LJS wasn't tempted into changing Vicious' outlandish 'loveable rouge' character.. instead he kept most of his traits and made room in his life for all things Emilia. LJS also blended the sweet and the sexy, the light and the dark and the humorous and the heavy perfectly to give a storyline that was totally addictive, one hundred percent enjoyable, absolutely gripping and this well written dual POV dysfunctional hate-love tale is dripping with everything I love and it delivered far more than I ever expected. It probably was a great book to read.. but the awesome narration brought everything to life and gave it the WOW factor that makes a book both unforgettable and also on the re-listen list. Told in present and then with flashbacks to the past.

    Worth a credit? YES.. don't hesitate it's a high charge listen that left me on a literary high - and I've already got book 0.5 Defy in the Sinners of Saint series downloaded so now I'm impatiently waiting for books 2 and 3. Although these are all standalone books there is an undeniable flow and build up of partnerships from one to another in the series.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Cole Maryland 06-05-17
    Shannon Cole Maryland 06-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Highly Addictive Story with Phenomenal Narration!!!"

    OMG!! Best Book EVER!!!
    I could not stop listening once I started!
    Christian Rummel is AMAZING as Vicious!!
    He had such a deep alpha way with his voice that comes off just the way I'd imagine Vicious sounding. There's so much depth and emotion in his voice and he totally owned the part.
    I could listen to him all day every day and never tire of his storytelling.
    Vicious is ruthless and detached but has such a huge heart hiding underneath. I felt for him on so many levels and sympathized with his pain. A broken boy who carries his pain with him all his life. Now a lost man just searching for his happiness and revenge.

    Savannah Peachwood was also the perfect narrator for Amelia. She has that sweet innocent southern drawl. I loved everything about her character.

    The story line was so catchy and unique. The characters were both strong and lovable.
    Amelia aka Help, stood her ground with Vicious and I LOVED the back and forth play for power between the two.

    LJ Shen is such a talented author and her books always leave me in such a hangover.
    Her writing is flawless and fierce. Her way with words, sensational. I become so engrossed in her characters and their story, never wanting to come up for air, yearning and needing more!!!


    This book will definitely stay with me!!
    So glad I was able to listen to this on audio!
    Top read of 2017 and quite possibly my top read ever!! That's how phenomenal this book is!!! A MUST READ!!!!!


    Highly Recommend!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany 06-09-17
    Brittany 06-09-17
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    "This was so good! "

    Shen's writing gets better with each book and this one is pure perfection. She creates these characters that you fall in love with no matter how VICIOUS they are. She draws you in and MAKES you love them. BELIEVE THE HYPE! This book deserves all of the 5 stars and the praise that it has been getting. I'm so excited to see what L.J. Shen has in store for the rest of the HotHoles.

    I already loved this story but listening to the Audible was great! Both narrators did an amazing job of bringing the characters personality to life! Vicious with his nonchalant attitude and Emilia's loving nature. I never go back to a book once I've read it because I just don't like repeats but I was so excited to see how the narrators would bring these characters to life. They get an A++ because I was so deep into the performances that It was like the first time all over again! I Loved everything about it! This is not a audible that you want to miss out on!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gail 06-08-17
    Gail 06-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome Story!!"

    All reviews were spot on! Every emotion and great hot stuff too! I'm very picky but this story had me listen to every single word. Sometimes you will forward on extras but Vicious and Emilia's story was amazing! If you've been stumped looking for a great read you'll love this one! Narrators were spot on!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-08-17
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    "Can't get enough of Vicious!"

    Read the book months ago and I just had to get the audiobook. Loved Vicious and Millie's story. Once you read an LJ Shen creation, you can't put it down. Defy next, and then, of course, Ruckus!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    MaryMaryBoBerry The Windy City 06-01-17
    MaryMaryBoBerry The Windy City 06-01-17 Member Since 2015

    I love books! Discovering Audible, I've fallen in love with characters even more that I once read aloud to myself!

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    "Be still my beating heart!"

    I read the book so I didn't think that listening to the story would affect me more but I bought it anyways because I FLove L.J. Shen's writing style and books. Well it did affect me, times 2, just like reading the book; my heart clenched, my breathing became erratic and I was laughing. Listening to the narrators as Vicious and Millie, made the story feel real and if was enjoyable. They nailed it and hearing the chapters play out, it gave the story more emotion. I enjoyed the book AND the audio book. I recommend it even if you already read it OR if you haven't read it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    JC 06-20-17
    JC 06-20-17
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    "Worth the credit! Enjoyed it."

    This story had a great mix of bad boys, angst, lust, and redemption. Performance by both narrators were good. The story reminded me of a dark version of the classic movie Sabrina.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MoeMoe Houston 06-17-17
    MoeMoe Houston 06-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"

    i was reluctant to listen to this book but OMG i am so happy i took the plundge. i recommended this book to anyone wanting something that is going to be an emotional rollercoa1 ..but in a good way. i am a really hard person to please but i was extremely happy with this diamond.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jonella A. Moore 06-07-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Live to hate him! "

    This story was so complex! For one thing, at first I just HATED the hero, that is until we find out how he became the nasty guy he is. The heroine is sweet and generous. She was treated so badly for years by the hero that when she comes face to face with him again, while working at a bar, she's shaken up badly. Then she just can't shake him! The way the story plays out is well written and I began to feel sympathy for him. Loved the ending! Narration was excellent.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Hope Jones 06-12-17
    Hope Jones 06-12-17 Member Since 2014

    Baker for This Chick Bakes - I listen to Audibles while icing cookies and cakes!

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    "Good story bad female narrator"

    The story flows ok - back and forth over a 10 yr gap - but the overly breathy female narrator is irritating and not a good representation of what I think the female character would sound like. The male guy is good - irreverent and harsh in his delivery as Vic should sound.

    The story is dark and brooding and kept me listening for the whole thing without a break so it kept me interested. Makes me want to listen to the other two books.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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