Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is available NOW!
Author: LJ Shen
Release Date: January 18th
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.
By: L.J. Shen
Rockstar Alex Winslow is a walking disaster. Indigo Bellamy’s life is about putting out fires for basic survival. When Indigo is hired to babysit Alex, freshly out of rehab, on his tour there is no room for failure for either of them. But soon they find they are in over their heads as they get caught up in their attraction and the possibilities loom large as their hearts collide.
LJ Shen known for her brutally honest portrayals and relationships that are not granted easy passes takes on Midnight Blue with this direct approach and brings to her audience a story that aches and pulses with the emotions of its characters. This writer knows how to deconstruct and bring out all the festering that lurks in her depictions hearts. What she also knows how to do is introduce love as a salvation and a chance for purging the bad as her characters grasp at the good in each other and in life.
Indie was wonderfully approachable without coming off as saintly. Her capacity to ascend above and be a better person never faltered and victim was not in her vocabulary. This heroine was good, kind and completely believable. Her connection with Alex was a process even while instantaneous and took readers on a rough road that they will think is worth the effort in the end. Alex wore the cape of fabulously self-centered while really harboring a gentle wounded soul. He was complicated, his emotions ran deep and he was caught up in his very comfortable dysfunction, but boy did he rise to being one phenomenal hero. Ms. Shen builds her characters and gives readers a chance to love them even as her characters make the same discoveries.
Midnight Blue was moved quickly in a thoughtful and intense manner. The classic story of The Little Prince was used as a sweet comparison to this story as Alex and Indie explored their burgeoning feelings and added a whimsical nuance to the work. L.J. Shen strips aside the glamor of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for a raw and intimate ride in Midnight Blue and readers will love it!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
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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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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