Playing With Fire by L.J. Shen – REVIEW –


Beautiful. This story was absolutely beautiful. Every single word, every single moment, just every single thing, was perfect.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this story. I was intrigued from the blurb alone, and the fact that L.J. Shen is one of my all-time favorite authors. I wasn’t prepared for everything this story was, and everything this story gave me. This book isn’t your typical small-town romance, and this is so much more than opposites attract. The angst, the drama, the love…perfection.

I love that Grace Shaw isn’t your typical heroine, she’s been broken and bruised, and she is utterly amazing. As for West, I think we all love a bad boy, but he’s so much more than that. Grace and West are kismet. The push and pull between them, their chemistry, is palpable. I felt every word of this story. I felt like I was a part of it. L.J. Shen finds a way to grab her readers from the first page and refuses to let them go even after the story is over.

Every heart wrenching and heartwarming part of this story was mesmerizing. I didn’t want this book to end, I devoured every single word and every single page. This is hands down one of the best books I’ve read, period, and this may be my favorite book of L.J. Shen’s to date as well.

“A flawless story of redemption and salvation, Playing With Fire will consume you entirely.” – Amali Rose, USA Today Bestselling Author

Playing With Fire, an all-new heartbreaking and intensely beautiful small town standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

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.

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About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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