Title: Scandalous (Sinners of Saint #3)
Author: L.J. Shen
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 29th 2017
AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ARC was kindly provided from the publisher by Social Butterfly PR
Scandalous is the 4th book in the Sinners of Saint series and this is Trent’s book. Having read all four books in the series I don’t get why Jamie’s book had to be a tiny novella since his was the best one of the series, I think he got cheated and he deserved to have his own book. You can tell I love Jamie more than any other Hot Hole, right, because I do and after reading Scandalous I just don’t see how he got a novella but Trent got his own book. This could have been a novella with half the book missing and it’d be twice as good.
Trent has had an interesting story so far as we saw from the other books and it looked like it’d be full of drama and swoon. And it was, just not the kind I had hoped for. Trent is the silent type of guy, he is nicknamed as the Mute since he barely talks more than necessary to communicate with others, he’s a man of very few words and so far he had a complicated life. His one night stand resulted in a baby and he was more than happy to make it work until the mom walked away from them and he was left to take care of his infant daughter who didn’t speak due to the trauma. That’s where we left of and the tiny pieces we got from the rest of the books. Trent’s story starts with Edie trying to rob his mom. Edie is their newest associate’s daughter and let me be honest with you, I didn’t like where this went. Or how it went.
Shen has proven that she can write an asshole I can love and a heroine I can root for. Unfortunately I barely did here. Edie’s dad and Trent have some bad blood between them and the person who gets in the middle of the crossfire is Edie.
Edie is a young character who behaved like a child most of the time with moments of adulthood that didn’t make sense. The story throughout had a secret sub-plot going on that I figured out from the first chapters and I didn’t see why it had to be one of those things where the characters are talking about it and it is affect their lives and the plot but they are not naming the situation to keep the reader guessing.
Edie and Trent went from I hate you to I love you in a blink of an eye just before the third part of the book without any slow burn in between. They had sex with other people, or Trent did, which was totally unnecessary and downright disgusting and they had a couple of moments I couldn’t figure out if they were actually into each other or using each other. I just didn’t fall for them.
Trent had a great story that could have been so much better, he’s a biracial single dad that went from poverty to money in years and yet he’s book was filled with over the top soap opera drama that didn’t make sense because everything had to tie together in the end and it wasn’t done gracefully. Edie was just annoying most of the time with a few touching moments. Overall Trent is lucky the previous books did the work for him and now I’m pissed again that Jamie didn’t get a full book. #GiveJamieAFullBook*
* in case you’re wondering, here’s my review for Jamie’s book, Defy, YOU’RE WELCOME AND GO READ THIS BEAUTY 💙
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about the author
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.