Release Blitz!!! The Villain by L.J. Shen! + My Review

To marry or not to marry Boston’s favorite villain?

The Villain, an all-new dark and decadent love story from USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

Cruel. Coldblooded. Hades in a Brioni suit.
Cillian Fitzpatrick has been dubbed every wicked thing on planet earth.
To the media, he is The Villain.
To me, he is the man who (reluctantly) saved my life.
Now I need him to do me another, small solid.
Bail me out of the mess my husband got me into.
What’s a hundred grand to one of the wealthiest men in America, anyway?
Only Cillian doesn’t hand out free favors.
The price for the money, it turns out, is my freedom.
Now I’m the eldest Fitzpatrick brother’s little toy.
To play, to mold, to break.
Too bad Cillian forgot one, tiny detail.
Persephone wasn’t only the goddess of spring; she was also the queen of death.
He thinks I’ll buckle under the weight of his mind games.
He is about to find out the most lethal poison is also the sweetest.

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Harsh! The Villain’s cruel words made my heart bleed right along with Persephone’s. I was so excited for Cillian’s story and it doesn’t disappoint. With his nasty behavior in Hunter’s story I didn’t know if he was redeemable. It was close but in the hands of this terrific author it’s a fait accompli. Cillian is a beast with a beautiful, hard exterior and a broken, hidden interior. He’s a spectacularly sexy beast when he gets his hands on Persephone. Sexy hot! I absolutely loved Persy! She’s a fabulous heroine with her sweetness and light and beautiful heart. Plus she no push over. Her push back when Kill was being particularly nasty was spectacular. Their push pull was one of the best parts of the story. Just when I thought she would cave she stood strong even in the face of losing it all. I couldn’t believe some of the devastatingly nasty words that came out if Kill’s mouth. The reason for his non-feelings was interesting. Not sure I buy it but it worked okay. There were things I didn’t like about the story around some of the inaccuracies in the corporate and energy business details but most readers wouldn’t be put off. I loved the poker games with the guys! I don’t know who was the bigger ass between Kill and Sam. I can’t wait for Sam’s story. That is going to be epic! This is a good take on the Hades and Persephone story with an emotional storyline full of anguish and heartache and darkness. I love this series and look forward to the next Belle story. Will it be the sweet, young Aisling or the outrageous, ballsy Belle? Either one, I’m ready.

About L.J. 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 twenty 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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