Ruckus by L.J. Shen

Synopsis

Rosie

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.

Dean

They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
She sets my mind on fire.
All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
In a world where everything is dull, she shines like Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I dare it to try.
Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.
And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.



My Thoughts

“What makes you feel alive?”


Do you ever do something knowing it’s going to wreck your soul but do it anyway? That’s how I felt reading this book and I’d do it all over again. In this book we experience the heartbreaking love affair of Rosie Leblanc and Dean Cole. The same Dean who dated Emilia, Rosies older sister… Talk about awkward family dinners. (Or so one might think wink wink)
Their story truly did wreck my soul. Star-crossed lovers dealing with a non-negotiable tragic love ending yet it made it all the worthwhile. Dean undoubtedly struck a cord with me because of how much of myself I saw in him. The airhead jokester who people didn’t take seriously with an underlying pain that he’s hiding away. And Rosie, a woman not defined by her flaws living her life the best way she can before they find each other once again and become each other’s saving grace.
I love their story and love their love. I truly think neither one of them was really living before each other.
If you want a book that is going to absolutely wreck your soul in the best way possible, this is the one! 

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