Sinners of Saint #1
by L.J. Shen
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.
She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me.
“Apologize for not being mine when you should’ve been.
Because Emilia, baby…” I tilted my head sideways.
“It was always fucking us and you know it.”
I know I’m late to this book and series, and I can’t even tell you why. All I can do is kick myself for taking this long to read it. I flew through this book! I had to see what would happen next between Vicious and Emilia.
Straight up, Vicious needed help. I can’t even lie about that. Some of the stuff he did because he was obsessed with Emilia, had me shook! He couldn’t tell that his hate for her became an obsession. And when she started dating one of his best friends, he let his crazy flag fly! He was guarded and very complex. Even with all that, I still fell in love with his character.
Emilia was too damn sweet to be caught up with Vicious, but I loved how she challenged him. Even when Vicious tried to ruin her, she stayed true to who she was. Even more, she tried to get to know him deep down. She saw that good that was in him that nobody else could.
Honestly, I think this was the most intense hate/love relationship that I’ve read so far!
“I want to fuck you and watch your face while I do. To see how you drown in me as I hurt you as much as it hurts me to have to see your goddamn face every day.”
The chemistry! The chemistry! Oh McNuggets, the chemistry! I honestly think my Kindle may have overheated because of these two. Vicious was a dirty talker and kept surprising me by what would come out of his mouth.
If you love enemies to lovers, then you should definitely check this out!