Bane by L.J. Shen ~ Review

Bane by L.J. Shen ~ ReviewAlso by this author: Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1)
Bane (Sinners of Saint) by L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners Of Saint #4
on May 06, 2018
Genres: Dark, Romance, Suspense
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A COMPLETE standalone and a Sinners of Saint spin-off.

BaneNaked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

Jesse CarterHot as hell, cold as ice.I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.Little does she know, I have the teeth for it.

“We weren’t a boy and a girl. We were two lonely, fucked-up souls. It made wanting Bane in my life acceptable. I wanted him to fix me.”



What do you get when an author pours her heart into a book all while stepping outside of her normal?


You get everything this book is and then some.

“I was the guy everyone knew, and she was a ghost desperate to be forgotten.”

This book had several of my favorite things in it. There was angst, emotional wreckage, and glorious torture that is a slow burn romance. When you have all of those together it is heaven for me packaged into one amazing story. I even laughed a little and that was a nice surprise.

“Snow White waited for the prince. You’ll be the one saving yourself in this story.” 

Bane was not perfect but he also wasn’t all that bad. There is only a select few that see the “not all bad” part but it’s still there. I love how strong Jesse is in this book. She is the type of heroine that I love. These two had explosive chemistry and  t was from page one till the very end. I don’t think I will be forgetting about these two for a very long time.

“Don’t fuck with me. I fuck harder. Comes with the territory of doing it for a living.”

This book surprised me. I was expecting something different but not this. I loved that I was wrong. I loved what she gave us. I have a couple a favorite heroes from this author but man did Bane give them a run for their money. There is Vicious and there is Troy, my number one and my number 2. Bane is probably going to be number 3 but man it was a close one for him.



“I survived many things, but Roman Protsenko was probably not going to be one of them.”


About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

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