Playing with Fire by L.J. Shen
on September 15, 2020
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sport
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A broken boy on the path to destruction.A scarred girl without direction.A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.
Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.She is the strange girl from the food truck.He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.She is invisible to the world.He is the town’s beloved bad boy.She is a reject.He is trouble.When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending.But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this:She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned.
“He was going to soar and burst like a supernova once he was out of this small Texas town, and I was going to remain the ashes he left behind—the stardust that slowly descended the earth in his wake.”
I love that we are getting a palate cleanser book (something different) from LJ Shen. She’s flexing her writing muscle, and showing us she’s got the good stuff. I’m sure we all knew this anyway, but it’s always nice to see that an author can throw a curve ball and put out something fresh.
This one is angsty, passionate, gripping, and so so adrenaline pumping. She spends most of the book punching us in the face, and we couldn’t be happier with her for this book. It’s always nice when you’re happy that the author walked all over your emotions, and thank them for it too.
Any LJ fan should jump on this one for sure. If you haven’t read her yet, well then I can’t even with you, but you should still dip your toes into it with this one.
“This was going to be temporary.
And worth it.”