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.
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.”
~5 +++ STARS~
Never has my heart been stolen so completely by a fallen rock god like Alex Winslow did! Sorry, Kellan Kyle, you have been replaced, even if he is a massive trainwreck.
“Alex Winslow was a tornado, impacting everything and everyone on his way to destruction.”
He was most definitely on his way to his own destruction. He was once on top of the world until he fell, and it was a spectacularly horrible fall. He is just fresh out of rehab and back on tour. His agent and bandmates, whom he once considered friends, think they have a solution…a sobriety companion in the form of Indigo Bellamy. Alex has to finish the tour or else, and Indie needs the money desperately for her family. It won’t be easy as he has run off all of his previous “babysitters” within days, but he hasn’t met Indie. She might not look like it, but she goes toe to toe with Alex, calling him out on his garbage. As she continues on, he finds that she could solve his problems, and he has no shortage of those. What he could have never guessed was her being his muse for writing again and becoming his new addiction.
Oh, how I loved Alex and Indie. Not many people would say that about him, but I couldn’t help myself. He was so deliciously bad! Shen captured his artistic personality perfectly. He could put such beautiful words on paper, yet spew such hate, and then such dirty but erotic things in Indie’s ear. He showed a side to Indie that he didn’t show to others, and that was the side of him you would fall in love with like Indie did. Then, he would revert back to being his self-absorbed self, alienating others who cared about him.
Indie was all goodness, and her lightness would bring Alex out of his darkness for just a while. It was amazing how she could find joy in life when something so precious was selfishly taken from her. She is hesitant about life though, and she likes to live life within the rules of society while he just blows right through them. As she brings some balance to his life, he brings passion to hers. I was just hoping he wouldn’t burn her alive, and if someone could, it would be Alex.
If you are looking for a novel full of passion and emotion, this one is it! Shen does show us the darker side of fame. Alex had it all, but his fame also took it all from him too. He was betrayed by those he cared about, never knowing who was to be trusted and who wasn’t. He felt like he somehow lost himself along the way, so as a lot of artists do, he turned to drugs, which even made him lose himself even more. Indie helped him with that, but she wasn’t his solution.
As if the book could get any better, Shen put in a major twist that brought everything to a head and made Alex and Indie question everything they knew about each other and themselves. It will force Alex to take a good, hard look of who he truly is.
I’m so mad at myself for waiting so long to read something by L.J. Shen. If you read one rock star romance this year, read this one! Fall under Alex Winslow’s spell, and take an emotional journey with him and Indie… I promise it will be one you won’t soon forget!!!!
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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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