Scandalous (Sinners of Saint. #3) by L.J. Shen
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"If you want to be strong, be."
I'm sure that as fans of this incredible series, we all have our favorite #HotHole, but I must say it's the broken badasses that do it for me. Vicious and Trent are the dark ones, and for that reason, they are both at the top of my favorite BBF list. And L.J. Shen, she's up there in my top author list. Just try and keep me away from one of her books, I dare you.
Trent is a self-made man. He knows what it's like to have nothing. He also knows what it's like to have your dreams crushed. He's been through some dark times and he's still there. He's a single dad trying to do the best that he can, but he's struggling. Not that you would know that by seeing him. He is full of confidence and attitude. He wears his sexy suit to the office and works tirelessly, keeping to himself. He's close with his partners, his brothers. They have his back, but they also know to leave him alone unless he needs an intervention. He doesn't talk much, not if he doesn't have anything to say. And that's often. He's earned his nickname among gossips as being 'the mute'.
Edie is doing her best too, but she's also struggling. She has secrets and frustrations dragging her down, and surfing is the only thing that brings her peace in her chaotic world. Every day is hard, and she sees no light at the end of the tunnel. But she keeps trying, working to survive and take care of those she cares about. She might be young, and small, but her heart is huge. And don't let her size fool you, her attitude is big enough to change your mind about her being helpless. She fights for what she wants, and she takes no prisoners. Other than herself. She keeps herself on lockdown. She sacrifices herself for others. She does what she has to do, because she sees no other way.
Let me tell you, this story is full of details that will blow your mind. You will be offended and irate at situations that will make you want to virtually kick some ass. But you'll just have to do like I did, and bite your nails to nubs and hope that the author with have your back and take care of that for you. Trusting that you'll get your satisfaction, eventually. Hoping that things will work out the way that you want them to. You might as well go in knowing that you'll fall in love with another of her characters, maybe even more. I know that I did. Edie is my new girl crush. She's a welcome addition to the scandalous hot holes. She gives as good as she gets and it's a blast to watch her do it. I don't know if this story is the end of the series or not, of course, I hope not. But there are only so many Sinners of Saint and that's kinda what the series is about. Personally, another character I kinda fell for is Bane. I think he deserves his own book. Are you listening L.J. Shen? Whatever you decide, whatever you write next, just know that I'll be there. The line forms here...