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Sparrow by [Shen, L.J.]
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Troy Brennan

Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city.

Oh, and my new husband.

Sparrow Raynes

That's me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life.
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he'll ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.


Sparrow is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1210 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996135642
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CFIEXIY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By SamK TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 August 2016
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Wow!! This book sucked me in from the prologue! A twisted story full of action and drama! LJ Shen's addictive and powerful narrative had me glued to the pages! I have to admit that the hero Troy Brennan didn't fit my classic definition of a hero with his lying and cheating (this aspect I really found hard to get over) ways but as his love for Sparrow developed, I began to see that there was so much to this monster of a man: "My monster, my capturer, my corrupter. My lover."

My only qualm about the book,which made this 4 stars instead of 5 for me, was that I felt that the last 20% was anti-climatic and rushed. I expected a bigger showdown at the end between the hero and villain. I guess I was expecting something bigger since the whole book had been chock full of action throughout that the final chapters left me feeling indifferent.

Overall, an exciting and thrilling story - I can't wait to read more by this author.
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Wow...what an experience!

I'll cover the basics first. The plot was clever and well thought out.The pace and flow felt right and the characters were well-defined and developed. Shen's writing style was excellent (at first I thought it was a bit abrupt, but then I got used to it.) A real plus was that the story was told through both characters...I always like to hear how the male character's brain ticks. Their thoughts were honest (not always admirable), revealing and humorous at times.

There were some elements of this narrative that were predictable, but there were others that were totally unexpected and authentic. It was also a strange mix of darkness, violence and immorality with loyalty, a growing affinity between the two opposites (Sparrow and Troy), acceptance and love.

Tons of emotions and conflicting feelings were tumbling around my mind during this read. I found Sparrow easy to like, gorgeous, smart, quirky, feisty and real. Troy was damaged, manipulative, emotionally void and dangerous (yet very appealing, especially when signs of devotion to Sparrow sprouted and grew.) Just as Chen intended, there were times when I found Troy abhorrent. He was just so wrong in many ways, but he seemed so right for Sparrow. Sparrow knew it, too, and she was a realist and tough in her own way. She earned Troy's respect...no mean feat.

There were many links, questions and reveals going on in this book...it had my head spinning. The beginning grabbed me and hit me between the eyes, then the story unfolded like layers of an onion. The climax was fantastic overall (although I'm not sure absolutely every little detail added up ...hence the .5 star variation.)

I can only recommend that lovers of this genre read it and take the journey with Sparrow and Troy.
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By crashqueen73 TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 May 2016
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Somehow it was very similar to the one I tried before it where the hero was supposedly really bad but really wasn't and this read a lot the same. I liked the fact that the characters were a bit stronger in this one even though Mr Completely Badass wasn't all that bad really. In that he is completely redeemable.

The heroine was much better in this one. She was strong, sassy and smart mouthed and she was believable.

There were inconsistencies and weaknesses and it was still quite predictable but overall I enjoyed it.

4 stars.
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By mac007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 May 2016
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Totally b*lls to the wall book.
Troy the would be H is captain a..hole. His life is shady, full of lies and deception.
Who takes a woman and married her without giving her a choice.
Sparrow appears as a meek, mild and ineffectual.

He becomes the wood pyre, she's the accelerant. Their collective past becomes the match.

One of a kind, highly recommended.
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I love a strong female lead. I like that this was a slow burn romance with two strong characters. There was so much depth within the background. Lots of stuff happening but I thought it was well written. I liked it.
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By JT TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 March 2016
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Wow. I love this book it's just beautiful & perfect. Not too sappy not too harsh, the perfect balance. I fell in love with Troy despite & sometimes because of e life he lives on the other side of the law. Sparrow, well what can I say? She's just got that something special. Amazing read, amazing characters. Highly recommended- you won't regret reading this!
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Loved this book Troy is unapologetic in his ways, gets what he wants when he wants until Sparrow. If u get the chance definitely give this book a go, very well written keeps you turning the pages to find out what's going to happen next.
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By Belinda Visser TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 July 2016
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Sparrow was absolutely fantastic read. I love this book and it has everything from drama, suspense, action, twist, fear, lies, secrets, tears, laughter, excitement, love, passion and hot steamy sex scenes. Leigh definitely knows how to get a story across and make you feel like you are in the story with the characters from page to page. I love Sparrow and Troy. There are so many things I would like to say about this book but I don't like to leave any spoilers so I recommend getting this book to read because it's amazing.
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