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Vicious

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Publisher's Summary

Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true.

The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.

He is a brilliant lawyer.

A skilled criminal.

A beautiful liar.

A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.

Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

Vicious

She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.

Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.

She paid the price.

Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend's ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap help we hired to take care of our estate.

That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn't.

So she hates me. Big deal.

She better get used to me.

©2016 L.J. Shen (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Mrs Birkenhead, United Kingdom 02/08/2017
    Mrs Birkenhead, United Kingdom 02/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book"

    Well this book was unbelievable at first I didn't like it , vicious was an arrogant pig then I settled down an new there was a reason for his bad behaviour, glad they both got there happy ever after.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garden girl 07/07/2017
    Garden girl 07/07/2017
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    "Engrossing reading and listening."

    Great audio of a fantastic story. Definitely will be listening to this again! One click now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne 24/06/2017
    Yvonne 24/06/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this book"

    Another great listen from L.J. Shen , enjoyed the narration also ,Baron (Vicsious)and Emilia (help)was addictive ,him a total arse her sweet and innocent a worthy listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Shannon Cole
    Maryland
    05/06/17
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    "A Highly Addictive Story with Phenomenal Narration!!!"

    OMG!! Best Book EVER!!!
    I could not stop listening once I started!
    Christian Rummel is AMAZING as Vicious!!
    He had such a deep alpha way with his voice that comes off just the way I'd imagine Vicious sounding. There's so much depth and emotion in his voice and he totally owned the part.
    I could listen to him all day every day and never tire of his storytelling.
    Vicious is ruthless and detached but has such a huge heart hiding underneath. I felt for him on so many levels and sympathized with his pain. A broken boy who carries his pain with him all his life. Now a lost man just searching for his happiness and revenge.

    Savannah Peachwood was also the perfect narrator for Amelia. She has that sweet innocent southern drawl. I loved everything about her character.

    The story line was so catchy and unique. The characters were both strong and lovable.
    Amelia aka Help, stood her ground with Vicious and I LOVED the back and forth play for power between the two.

    LJ Shen is such a talented author and her books always leave me in such a hangover.
    Her writing is flawless and fierce. Her way with words, sensational. I become so engrossed in her characters and their story, never wanting to come up for air, yearning and needing more!!!


    This book will definitely stay with me!!
    So glad I was able to listen to this on audio!
    Top read of 2017 and quite possibly my top read ever!! That's how phenomenal this book is!!! A MUST READ!!!!!


    Highly Recommend!!!!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • CAROLYN
    newark, New Jersey, United States
    04/06/17
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    "THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE"

    This is a new Author to me.. and, after this shockingly awesome book, I intend to download many more based on her amazing abilities which were showcased throughout this compelling story. Because LJS has taken an old 'enemies-to-lovers' theme, spun it on its axis, and very skilfully given it a fresh new approach, a fresh new vibe and a fresh new voice.. and that takes serious talent. There's no wonder LJS is a No.1 Best selling Author in the contemporary romance genre.. bravo Ms. Shen.. bravo.

    The All Saints High School's wild and wicked Four HotHoles are privileged notorious womanizing bad boys.. and one of them is the handsome hot 18 yr old Party-boy Vicious who first comes across as an arrogant, indulged, rude, fearless a$$hole with a careless f off vibe persona - and YES, that's him.. but there's an angry little boy with a heartbreaking tortured tale waiting to be told beneath this teenager's cool facade of indifference. But it's going to take someone very special to unlock the truths, penetrate his mask and melt those icy walls around his now dormant heart.

    Emilia's much loved parents have worked for Vicious' absentee Father for years as the Estate's live-in hired help so Emilia has seen and heard all the wild parties, the sizzling sex scenes, the crazy antics and the fun filled frivolity that goes on at the house.. but, when Emilia least expects it, she comes face-to-face with the maestro of the mayhem - Vicious - the most handsome boy she'd ever seen. However, when he snarled through gritted teeth and spewed hate, Vicious lived up to his name by stomping all over her with his nasty words, he backed it up with months of disrespect, disinterest and verbal abuse making her life a living hell and finally he forced Emilia away. And it would be ten long years before these enemies would randomly meet each other again which would relight smouldering embers, reawaken feelings both good and bad.. and would give Vicious an idea for closure.. an idea that was going to beautifully backfire on him. When they finally stopped denying and fighting against the animal attraction, combustible chemistry and lust, they touched each other's souls and reached heaven.. but also hell when someone inevitably f'ed up.

    Vicious the Lawyer was such a full-bodied multi-layered character.. a villainous damaged charming hero you can't help but like - and his nemesis the Artist/PA Emilia was a loving and kind woman with a quirky fashion sense and a strong kick-ass backbone that bent but never broke under the stress of all things Vicious. Their complicated push/pull dynamics and rollercoaster relationship made it an 'edge of your seat' thrilling ride and I liked that LJS wasn't tempted into changing Vicious' outlandish 'loveable rouge' character.. instead he kept most of his traits and made room in his life for all things Emilia. LJS also blended the sweet and the sexy, the light and the dark and the humorous and the heavy perfectly to give a storyline that was totally addictive, one hundred percent enjoyable, absolutely gripping and this well written dual POV dysfunctional hate-love tale is dripping with everything I love and it delivered far more than I ever expected. It probably was a great book to read.. but the awesome narration brought everything to life and gave it the WOW factor that makes a book both unforgettable and also on the re-listen list. Told in present and then with flashbacks to the past.

    Worth a credit? YES.. don't hesitate it's a high charge listen that left me on a literary high - and I've already got book 0.5 Defy in the Sinners of Saint series downloaded so now I'm impatiently waiting for books 2 and 3. Although these are all standalone books there is an undeniable flow and build up of partnerships from one to another in the series.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Gail
    08/06/17
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    "Awesome Story!!"

    All reviews were spot on! Every emotion and great hot stuff too! I'm very picky but this story had me listen to every single word. Sometimes you will forward on extras but Vicious and Emilia's story was amazing! If you've been stumped looking for a great read you'll love this one! Narrators were spot on!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    08/06/17
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    "Can't get enough of Vicious!"

    Read the book months ago and I just had to get the audiobook. Loved Vicious and Millie's story. Once you read an LJ Shen creation, you can't put it down. Defy next, and then, of course, Ruckus!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Brittany
    09/06/17
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    "This was so good! "

    Shen's writing gets better with each book and this one is pure perfection. She creates these characters that you fall in love with no matter how VICIOUS they are. She draws you in and MAKES you love them. BELIEVE THE HYPE! This book deserves all of the 5 stars and the praise that it has been getting. I'm so excited to see what L.J. Shen has in store for the rest of the HotHoles.

    I already loved this story but listening to the Audible was great! Both narrators did an amazing job of bringing the characters personality to life! Vicious with his nonchalant attitude and Emilia's loving nature. I never go back to a book once I've read it because I just don't like repeats but I was so excited to see how the narrators would bring these characters to life. They get an A++ because I was so deep into the performances that It was like the first time all over again! I Loved everything about it! This is not a audible that you want to miss out on!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy Gonzalez
    25/06/17
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    "Loved every minute of this book!"

    Narration was complete and utter perfection! These narrators brought this incredible story to life ! Vicious and Emelia's story was amazing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Mobile, AL
    12/07/17
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    "This book sends the wrong message"

    The female character in this book needed some kind of therapy. Vicious was cruel to her and yet she made excuses for his behavior and continued to tolerate his verbal and emotional abuse. I understand that it's a book and not reality but I'm a firm believer that these kinds of messages are not harmless to women, especially young ones. I can't believe how good the ratings are for this book. The best thing about it is that the narration was good. I am disappointed. This was my first and last book from this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jacquie C M
    24/06/17
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    "love this story!!"

    LJ Shen perfection! I love the story and love how the narrators bring the characters to life!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    Southeast Michigan
    23/06/17
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    "Delicious plot, characters and performances"

    I only recently started reading Romance genre and am slightly addicted now lol. I hesitated reading this because there are two readers, I don't care for studio type reads where each take on a role in the same chapter. THIS IS NOT THAT! As I have come to see now, in the genre, readers alternate per chapter depending on character's point of view, whose thoughts are speaking...and it works very well.

    This story is amazing. I have listened to it at least 4 times now, picking up new insights I may have missed. The story is not a simple linear progression, these two have a history since high school and the past is filled in as you read. I can't think of any part of this story that I thought was juvenile, annoying or unessessary. The characters pulled me into their world and I was hooked from the start. It was hot, exciting and sometimes tortuously painful to watch these two over come obstacles and low points but every bit was worth the read! I LOVED this story.

    Christian Rommel, the male lead was amazing. They way he delivered his humor, emotions and frustrations was perfectly Vicious. I have never heard him read before and don't know it's it was more him or the writer...probably both..but he was excellent.

    Savannah Peachwood was very good as well. At first she was a bit breathy with a slower cadenance then I like but that changed as the character grew older so it worked.

    If you like wicked romance and HEA, read this book! I will absolutly continue with the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • JC
    20/06/17
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    "Worth the credit! Enjoyed it."

    This story had a great mix of bad boys, angst, lust, and redemption. Performance by both narrators were good. The story reminded me of a dark version of the classic movie Sabrina.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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