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REVIEW: Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

Author: L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 4th, 2018

Célian Laurent. Manhattan royalty. Notorious playboy. Heir to a media empire. ...And my new boss.

Mel's thoughts...

ok ok Dirty Headlines, one of my most anticipated reads this summer. I've been dying for this one after all the teasing LJ Shen has done. She's the boss and he's the boss, but she didn't know that when she had her one night with him and stole his wallet. Now Judith aka Jude has to deal with him daily and Celian Laurent is a hard man to ignore. So let's get down to it shall we. This story starts off with one hell of a one night stand. And it's clear early on that Celian Laurent is a dominating sex on sticks hard to ignore alpha hottie. He's got a bit of a chip on his shoulder, and he doesn't give two shits about what anyone has to say. He's crass and blunt and holy hannah if that doesn't make me fall in lust with him almost immediately.

"I can't fuck you here," "But if you want to get dicked tonight, you can come over after work. Separately of course."

Like dayum ok so I know right I know. Where the hell does he get off, and in real life I would probably kick him in the balls and spew some choice words at him while marching my ass to HR to lodge an immediate complaint. But this is fiction and there's just something about those fictional jerks that I absolutely can't get enough of. Call me crazy but I like what I like and like I said FICTION. FANTASY, there's something hot about what he says. It's shocking at times but I couldn't deny that I felt myself heating up at his words. And they get better as the book goes along. So now Jude, I love this girl. She is smart, no she didn't bow to Celian and in most instances she gave it right back to him. She's got a weight on her shoulders a mile wide and heavy as hell, she's struggling to make ends meet and take care of her ailing father and so when she meets Celian I can't lie and say that I was definitely chanting get it girl get it. But Celian well he's emotionally unavaialable, he's all about his job and there's that chip I mentioned earlier. Jude is a bit of the same if I'm being honest. So these two were actually the perfect match. They battled verbally and then they resolved all that heated verbal sparring with some hot as hell sex and make sure there's a fan on while reading this cause it's damn hot. But here's the thing about this book and in particular Celian Laurent that makes this a five star read for him. Ya see the fucker snuck up on me. Of course I feel in lust with his filthy mouth, his confidence, and even his cockiness but then I fell in love with him as this story continued. You'll hopefully understand why when you read this book. I am smitten completely smitten with him, and I'm even smitten with him and Jude especially. Their story made my romance loving heart swoon and smile and it made me freaking giddy.

Another fantastic read from LJ Shen, and her writing just keeps getting better and better. Now I wait for whatever she may throw our way next.

About The Book

Célian Laurent. Manhattan royalty. Notorious playboy. Heir to a media empire. ...And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand. I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory--namely, his wallet. Now he's staring me down like I'm the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I'm supposed to take it. But the thing about being Judith "Jude" Humphry is I have nothing to lose. Brooklyn girl. Infamously quirky. Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch. When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals. He knows it. So do I. Every day in the newsroom is a battle. Every night in his bed, war. But it's my heart at stake, and I fear I'll be raising the white flag.

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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 people's’ 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.

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