Release Day Blitz * Playing With Fire by LJ Shen * 5 Star Review * Available Now

Posted September 15, 2020 by Maria in Book Recommendation, Book Release, Book Reviews, Promotional Event / 0 Comments

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“Clear off a top spot on your Best of 2020 list. 

Playing with Fire is coming in HOT!”

–Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author

Playing With Fire, an all-new intense and all consuming 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.


~ Maria’s 5⭐️ Review ~

I loved this book!! Playing With Fire is so different, and yet,  so totally LJ Shen!! It was not what I expected and so much more than I could imagine!

The story captivated me from page one. It tugged at my heartstrings. I felt so bad for our beautiful heroine, Grace. She is strong, resilient but so vulnerable. I love her sassiness and quick wit. I loved her. Author LJ Shen did her proud!!

Don’t even get me started on our hero, West. Wasn’t sure if I was going to love him for the first 5 minutes but I should have known author LJ Shen would not do me that way. He is perfectly imperfect. He comes across as the alpha, confident, rich player. But we see another side. And it melts my heart. This is why I love alternating POV. I need to be in the character’s head. I love knowing things the other characters don’t know yet.

Grace and West have heartbreaking stories, damaged in their own way, drawing them together. They have chemistry. Their banter is fun. The push / pull is intense. Their connection is natural

And their relationship is well developed. Together, they face their fears and insecurities.

Playing With Fire is a raw, tragic, poignant story. It is as much a story of self discovery as it is a love story. It is emotional and consuming. It will steal your heart. Highly recommend! 

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!


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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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