Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen
Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 1/17/18
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.
THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. You will not be able to put it down. Trust me, you guys!! TRUST ME AND READ IT. It’s so full of pure angsty goodness. The feels are out of control. You are going to go crazy. Alex is a big broken jerk that makes you feel so overwhelmed with so many things. THIS IS THE BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH. The one you need to read the most. DO IT. I’m crazy passionate about it.
5 “This Was Everything” Stars!!
“Alex Winslow was a tornado, impacting everything and everyone on his way to destruction.”
What do I say? What do I even say to that! This is seriously one of those reviews where you just want to scream, “GO READ THIS BOOK. DON’T BOTHER WITH REVIEWS. ONE CLICK. READ RIGHT NOW.” It’s phenomenal, and if you are a fan of angst… whew, baby…
THIS IS ALL FOR ANGST LOVERS!
I’m telling you, I inhaled Midnight Blue. I couldn’t take a breath until it was done. Angsty, steamy, turbulent, gritty, beautiful, my heart was so full of feels at the end of it! L.J. Shen nailed this. If you liked Thoughtless by SC Stephens, The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle, you’ll DEVOUR Midnight Blue! It’s a rip your heart out and put it back together kind of read. Just brimming with heart and soul. Exquisitely written. I feel ruined by it. RUINED! I had to take a minute to collect my thoughts before I could even process reviewing.
THIS BOOK IS MAGIC.
Shen is a talented author. Her writing is so clean, so powerful, and her characters explode off the page with pure personality. I swear, I feel as if her books have an actual pulse. They are visceral, palpable, real and raw, and full of everything I need and want in a romance. I’m a huge fan of her as a writer, and I really felt like Midnight Blue was her best work to date. A tumultuous love story that held nothing back, that stripped addiction and heartache to it’s bones, showing what it looks like in it’s rawest form, but at the same time proving just how powerful and healing true love can be. It’s brilliant.
Rockstar Alex Winslow is a ticking time bomb. Fresh off rehab and needing to go on a world tour, his friends and managers know that it’s just a matter of time before he implodes again. So they decide to hire a nanny (or hanny, hot – nanny as Alex calls it, lmao) to watch over him.
Insert Indigo Bellamy here.
Indie is a quirky introvert who is in desperate need of money. She lives with her brother, his wife, and kid, and life has gotten messy. With a brother that’s quickly becoming an addict and a nephew who needs medical work on his ears, they are barely making it. So Indie gets a job watching over Alex. And IT. IS. SO. GOOD. The two don’t hit it off at first. Alex is a bitter asshole who is not pleased with being babysat and pledges to make Indie’s life hell. But Indie needs this job, and she’s not a push over. She meets Alex head to head in a battle of wills that is downright heart stopping.
Alex and Indie are a couple that will make you burn. They will make you hurt. The angst is legit, you guys, so gut-wrenching, but so incredibly delicious too. There is so much baggage that each of these characters carries. I’m reluctant to say too much because I want you to have the same reading experience I had. I went in knowing only that it was a rockstar read, and I came out completely breathless and emotionally hungover.
And I gotta say, I love these kinds of books! The ones that make you feel ALIVE. Like you are living the romance right before your eyes. The kind where you actually become apart of the story. Where you feel like you are in every scene, feeling every moment, saying every line. THIS IS THAT BOOK. You become apart of it and at the end it steals a piece of your heart.
Overall, I highly recommend Midnight Blue. It’s an absolutely gem. Everything and then some. My FIRST 5 star read of 2018! And an unforgettable one at that.
About the Author
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.