Book Review – Defy (Sinners of Saint, #0.5) by L.J. Shen


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Genre: Contemporary Romance

Title: Defy

Author: L.J. Shen

Series: Sinners of Saint #0.5

Available Formats: eBook | Paperback

Purchase At: Amazon (FREE on Kindle Unlimited)

Release Date: January 31, 2017


Defy is a smutty, insta-love, insta-lust short novella. Defy is a prequel to Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1). It is recommended, but unnecessary, to read Defy before reading Vicious.

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.
I slept with my student, a senior in high school.
Multiple times.
I had multiple orgasms.
In multiple positions.
I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.
I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.
My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.
My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.
Here is why it was totally worth it.

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Defy was my first L.J. Shen book and I was very impressed. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style and the storyline and characters she created. Jaime and Melody made a surprisingly good couple, and even though she was his teacher and eight years older, I didn’t find their relationship to be weird whatsoever. I really liked them and enjoyed reading their story. I finished it late at night because I just had to know how it ended. I wasn’t a big fan of the insta-love aspect, but since Defy was a novella, I understood that the author had to progress things quicker than if it were a full-length novel. Despite that fact, I was intrigued from the beginning to the end and was very happy with the way Ms. Shen concluded Jaime and Melody’s story. The only real problem I had with this book was that it wasn’t longer. I really enjoyed my first taste of the Sinners of Saint world, and I’m extremely looking forward to discovering more about all of the characters in Vicious!



About the Author

L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)
She spent the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

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