Midnight Blue- L.J. Shen

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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.”
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.

Release Date: 16th January, 2018.


What I think?

Let me just tell you one thing, and I know that this year has just begun, but I won’t be surprised if this book turned up on the top charts of every reader in December. And I’m making a very calculated prediction.

Calculated how, you ask?

Because I read this book darlin’.

And this book, is absolutely fantastic.

This isn’t my first go with Shen. I’ve read Sparrow before sometime around last year. And while I didn’t fall in love with it, it wasn’t a totally bummer for me either. It was an interesting read, based on a quite honestly unique concept. So it wasn’t like I was reluctant to read Midnight Blue or anything. It’s just that this book blew up. And I say blew up in the way one says that their cat died. It makes me sad when books blow up because like 89% of the times they suck. And I’m not a 50 Shades or Twilight fan, so I’m not even lying.

But then I was like, what the hell! Why should I let the general public sway my views about a book I haven’t even read yet? So I start reading this, and holy mother of all gods, am I glad I did so because this book deserves the fame it’s getting. And I don’t say that easily. So there you go.

Shen, this is all for you baby-

Alex and Indie’s story was such a powerful story, and that’s not because it moved me or some shit, but because how relatable both the characters were. Shen’s writing took on a different dimension of it’s own, and I honestly can’t find one reason to complain against it. This 5 star that I’m giving this book, is the most honest thing I can say without saying anything.

I’ll just start off this review by saying that I. Fucking. Love. Alex Winslow.

Alex Winslow was beautiful in a way storms were- only from afar. Just like them, he had the power to sweep and ruin you, two things I was too busy surviving to entertain.

That man is so bloody witty, and such a huge arsehole that seriously, it’s not like I could’ve done anything else either! And and and! He’s completely unapologetic for his behavior too!

They don’t make men like those anymore.

*cue dramatic sigh*

But, all my nonsense aside, Alex was every single cliche of every single rockstar in the history of all rockstars. He was arrogant, rude as fuck, sexy as sin, had mommy issues, had daddy issues, was depressed because of an ex-lover, a drug addict, and was going to fall in love with out heroine- Indigo.

Yes people, our heroine is named Indigo after the color, because of her eyes. And you know what else? Her hair was blue as well, because when you’re named Indigo, you deserve to get your hair dyed blue. Because logic.

And that I think goes on to show how witty Shen was in this one. Instead of making the cliches a cliche, she played on their strength, and made the entire situation ironical.

And that ladies and gentlemen, is what won me over-

Sweet satirical irony.

Was Alex aware of his shortcomings? Yes.
Was Indie aware of her shortcomings? Yes.
Were they aware of each other’s shortcomings? Yes.
Was I enjoying the fuck out of this book while those two tried to tear the other one a new one? Defi-fucking-nitely yes.

Indigo Bellamy was weird. And Alex agreed with me. And I agree with Alex, when he fell for her, because I did too! She was quirky, and adorkable, and a complete nut job, but at the same time, she was one of the best women I read this year. Also, she reminded me strongly of Sparrow- another one of Shen’s character.

And you know what was the best part about this book? It made me smile like a creep, and laugh like a maniac, and made me want to cry like pregnant women do at all the unwanted times, because FEEEELS!

And that ladies and gentlemen, is what this book was. Because feels isn’t always about the tears and the cries, it’s also the laughs and the warm feeling in your chest. It’s about you going through what the characters were going through, and Shen’s writing was strong enough to accomplish that.

So do I recommend it to anyone?

Yes, but only to those who want to live through a book- unapologetically.

Do you ever feel so lonely you’re not sure people are real anymore?

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About this author:

L.J. Shen is USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author of contemporary romance books. She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows.

Yeah, she’s a badass like that.




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