Also by this author: Sparrow, The Hunter (Boston Belles, #1), The Villain: A Billionaire Romance, The Rake: A Dark Royal Romance, Ruthless Rival (Cruel Castaways, #1), Beautiful Graves, Thorne Princess, My Dark Romeo
on November 10, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Adult Romance 18+, Romantic Comedy
I would say Dr. Cruz Costello is my archenemy.But that would require acknowledging one another, which we haven’t done in over a decade.
He’s the town’s golden child. The beloved quarterback-turned-physician.I’m the girl who got knocked up at sixteen and now works at a diner.
He is Fairhope royalty.I get my monarch dose from tabloid gossip.
He’s well-off.I’m…well, off.
When our siblings get engaged, Cruz’s parents invite both families to a pre-wedding cruise.Except Cruz and I find ourselves stuck on a different ship from everyone else.Cue ten horrible, insufferable days at sea with a man I cannot stand.(My fault, of course.)But when the alcohol pours in, the secrets spill out, and I’m left with one question:Can I take another chance on love?
~ Maria’s Review ~
Bad is Cruz is proof author LJ Shen is one of the most versatile and creative writers around. Very different from her other books, Bad Cruz is an enemies to lovers RomCom that is laugh out loud, sexy and fun with just the right amount of drama that keeps you wanting more!!
Cruz Costello is not the type of hero that LJ Shen usually gives us. He is the actual nice guy. He’s perfect on paper and in his home town, but he’s got as much spice as sugar. I loved getting to know the real Cruz on the cruise and after.
Tennessee is feisty, unapologetic but also vulnerable. She’s the town pariah and for the life of me I don’t get why really but it gives her sass.
They have history and there’s no love lost between them. On the cruise, the gloves come off. I love their banter. It’s snarky, funny and sarcastic. Their attraction is palpable. I love their journey. I would’ve liked more together time but I can never get enough!
Bad Cruz is a great, light, witty read. A fabulous enemies to lovers romcom. But more importantly, further proof that author LJ Shen is talented, creative and versatile, able to tackle a variety of tropes and hit it out of the park. She never disappoints.