Monday, May 2, 2022

Release Blitz for LJ Shen's Ruthless Rival!

"LJ Shen is the master of enemies-to-lovers. She had me in her angsty grip from the second I

started until I'd devoured the last page, and I loved every second of it!"

A.L. Jackson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Ruthless Rival, an all-new second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance

from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is

now live!

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an enemies-to-lovers romance

about the fine line between seeking revenge and finding love.

When she was young, Arya Roth became best friends with her housekeeper’s son. Soon,

friendship turned to young love, and when Arya dared him to kiss her, a chain reaction of

disastrous events led to the boy being sent away and out of Arya’s life.

Now, two decades later, Arya is an on-the-rise publicist with her beloved father as one of her

biggest clients. So when her father is sued by a former employee, Arya sets out to prove that

her father is not the monster he is accused of being. The only problem is the attorney who

is determined to destroy her father’s good name. Christian Miller is charming, ambitious,

and devilishly good looking, and Arya has no idea he is that same boy who kissed her all

those years ago.

Past and present collide as Arya falls hard for Christian. But when she finds out who he really

is and about his obsession with getting revenge on her father, can she choose love over family?

Fall in love today!


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About LJ 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 nineteen different



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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Lisa Kane's 4.5 Star Review!

Nicholai is the son of an indifferent, sometimes hostile single mother. I won't call her a single mom because there are no warm and fuzzy moments. She is the housekeeper to the Roth's, one of the elite families. She takes the subway into Manhattan, bringing him with her. Not because she is concerned that she is away from him each day for far too long, but because she doesn't want to be financial liable for any trouble he might do. He is told to never touch anything of the Roth's. She gives him $5 each day and sends him on his way once they are off the subway. They meet up when she is done, hours later. 

Nicholai learns to read the neighborhoods, who to steal from, who will feed him left overs, where to take a nap. It's the napping that leads to his first encounter with Arya Roth. He is catching a snooze, at one of his favorite places, a cemetery, at one of the headstones, Arya is talking to her brother's grave. Their first convo is feisty and it doesn't take either one of them long to learn who the other is-she is the privileged Roth daughter, he is the son of their housekeeper. Neither has any business talking to the other, but they are kids and kids are fearless. 

The become friendly and engage in a little puppy love. But one kiss on Nicholai's part will seal his fate. Arya's father sends him away to a school, far out of Arya's reach. What he tells her about Nicholai's whereabouts is unforgivable. 

Years later, enter Christian Miller. Nicholai no longer exists and this hot shot lawyer, a master of negotiations has taken his place. He's on the fast track to become partner. Only it's not fast enough for him. Having a bank account with lots of zeros no longer interests him. He wants to be a partner at his firm. They want him to actually go to trial on a case, instead of doing what he is known best for (and feared by fellow attorneys) and settle out of court. When a potential client comes in he knows this is the break he is looking for- he will prove his worth to his firm and he will get what he craves most-revenge. 

Ruthless Rival is a second chance romance for two kids, all grown up who never got the chance they deserved. Life has molded them in different ways, but each is strong and has their own moral compass and knows their limits. Christian has the advantage over Arya, she has no idea who he is. (which at first, I thought was a little strange, but there are reasons this works) She adores the man she thinks her father is, but there is a nagging little doubt there, in the back of her mind, that maybe things aren't quite what they seem. 

Redemption is a recurring theme in this story. Some things are worth forgiveness and some things....well they simply can not be forgiven. Holding back forgiveness hurts the victim even more than the one who does the unforgivable. It saps them of energy and purpose and clarity. But sometimes, the truly contrite deserve another chance. 

LJ Shen never fails to capture my attention and imagination with her books. The heroes are often the villains, the heroines often bring them to their knees. I just eat up her stories. This is the first in a new series. The next two are books about a couple of the characters in Christian's life who helped him to survive losing all he had. They are polar opposites and on the surface have few redeeming qualities. All I can say, is bring it on! 

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