L.J. Shen has a gift with her words, Vicious was absolutely incredible. The title of this book fits the story and our anti-hero perfectly, Vicious aka Baron Spencer is a cruel, selfish, dangerous, ruthless man who deals with life Viciously. The perfect bully and tormentor equally strong and dominating but inside the hard persona beats the heart of a man who knew he met his match. He just wasn't ready to admit it yet. Enter Emilia Leblanc. Emilia is a good, compassionate person, but at the same time, a fighter that will not break. Even though Vicious gives her a very hard time, she stands up for herself and never waivers. She may have no money, while her family struggles to get through each day and her sister is extremely sick, yet still she manages to hold it together and fight for her life. Vicious is the man we all love to hate but with each and every layer he takes off, you immediately forget why you ever hated him. That's until his jerk attitude comes back again and reminds you there's plenty vicious still there... Vicious was equally malicious and brutal and yet protective and caring so we were kept on the edge wondering what his true intentions were. Enemies to friends to enemies to lovers to very Hot lovers - this book was mind blowing! One click it immediately you will not be disappointed - it will literally keep you glued for hours...
So I both loved and hated this story. Vicious, our main man, was acting like a spoiled, over indulged rich boy and did not like other people playing with his ‘toys’. Emilia was a great female lead but at times I wished that she would stand her ground more firmly. I understand why she caved but it annoyed me when she didn’t push back harder. Although, it is hard to resist a bad boy ;)
The different points of view allowed us to see inside the heads of both Vicious and Emilia and that was a great writing technique. But ever time I read what Vicious was planning and the way he was acting towards Emilia ticked me off. He used his position to bully her at every turn and I wanted to slap him in his gorgeous face.
And yet, despite the strong feelings that were sparked in me, I couldn’t stop reading. I kept going and going and going and, before I realised it, I was half way done. I thought to myself, I’m reading too fast! The slow reveal of the past was a genius idea because it changed my feelings for the characters. As the truth was peeled back, I realised that there was a reason behind each action. There was a back-story to each character that explained how they had been shaped. Vicious was still an a hole but I don’t think I would want him to be any other way. I would recommend people read the story.
I absolutely loved reading Vicious I’m just annoyed with myself that I waited over 2 yrs to read it. Yes that’s right I bought this book in December 2016. What the hell was I thinking!
Baron Spencer Jr. No wonder he wanted to be called Vicious. Vicious by name, vicious by nature. He would have to be the most loved/hated anti-hero ever. At times I wanted to slap him so hard for being such an ******* and other times I just wanted to give him a hug. His behaviour was deplorable and I found myself just wanting more of him. His vicious ways were out there for everyone to see. He said what he wanted and didn’t really care about the consequences. It was definitely a love/hate relationship.
Emilia LeBlanc, kind hearted and sacrificed everything for he family but when push came to shove she stood by the one she loved the most. Sure it was a rocky road but sometimes they are the best ones travelled.
This story drew me in and held me captive until I had bevoured ever single word. L.J. Shen is quickly becoming a 1 click Author for me.
I don't want to leave a long review for all you readers out there because I don't want to bore the crap outta you . I want you guys to be able to enjoy this book on your own .
Where to begin seriously ...........
This book has been on my mind for ages , had a countdown and I was always stalking this authors pages for teasers or anything to do with this release . This book had such a catchy storyline from the beginning and it will keep you hooked sweethearts . You will be tranzed to this book and you won't want to miss anything .
The characters are amazing , at times I wanted to really murder some people but I kept my craziness to a minimal. The banter between the characters keep you thoroughly interested and you just fall in love with every single one of them .
Now I know all you naughty people out there are thinking well how was the s*x . Boy oh boy was it incredible . The hero and the heroine when they get it on it's like stars and galaxies are being seen. It was so hot and FYI don't be reading this Crap while your around people . You will blush .
If you seriously haven't read this book then I really don't know what your waiting for . Vicious is to be read . Like come on , look at that sexy cover . Hubba Hubba ...
Honestly Baron aka Vicious is totally your alpha angst male that you want to really kick in the junk. Emilia is such a sweet heart and I love how she can handle Vicious. So kudos to LJ Shen for writing bad boys you love to hate but don’t and a story that takes you from their teens to adulthood. It’s so good the ride, the angst, the fight, the intense desires but and I totally enjoyed their chemistry, even with the other FHH.
This story grabs you, the reader, right from the very first page and it's hard to put the book down
The storyline is intriguing and very entertaining. LJ Shen really knows how to stir various emotions in her readers. At times I wanted to yell at and slap Vicious while at others I wanted to let him know he had some support.
Baron Spencer, aka Vicious, makes life extremely difficult for fellow teenager Emilia LeBlanc. The story travels back ten years and is interspersed with current time. This way gives us more understanding of not only the storyline & prior events that had already happened but also shares an insight into the characters.
I just finished reading this book and for once felt I had to write a review to let other readers know that this is an excellent book. Grabbed me from page one and I had trouble putting it down to get my work done! Great characters and can only hope the rest of The HotHoles will get their own book, especially Trent. This is the first of L J Shen books I have read and can't wait to read some more.
This book was gifted to me by a favourite author if mine T.L Smith and OMG that woman knows how to pick them!
I loved this story. Vicious is a strong, arrogant, rude SOB but by god, I loved every but of it. It was like a school yard crush for adults. At first i thought Emilia was just a weak quiet girl that was intimidated by money but what a delight when she developed a back bone. Im a sucker for a Millionaire story and not ashamed to scream it out and this one is one of my all time favourites.