Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blood to Dust by L.J. Shen

His name is Beat, and I should hate him.

Bound, blindfolded and bruised, I'm tied in his basement, waiting for the men who stripped me from clothes and humanity to collect his debt to them. Me.

His name is Nate and I should hate him, but I don't.

I'm not supposed to know his real name, even worse, I'm not supposed to care. He is nothing to me but means to an end. The plan is simple: break free, collect the pieces of my broken soul, kill the bastards and run away.

His name is Nathaniel Thomas Vela, and I've never seen his face, though I hear that it's beautiful.

Behind the rugged and handsome exterior, there's a quiet murderer, a killer who thinks guns are for pussies and ends people with his bare hands.

His name doesn't matter, neither does his face, but what does matter is my heart. And right now, sadly, it's his.

What I really liked and enjoyed about Blood and Dust was the MC's and how different they were from L.J. Shen's previous work. Prescott and Nate were broken, 
flawed in the most imperfect ways but still remained human who felt and cared deeply. It was exciting to experience how they brought out emotions in each other, 
that they both had chosen to hide 
or neglect for so long. 
Also how they tried to fight them
 but with no such luck.

Prescott and Nate were both very complex and intriguing characters. I had so many questions about them both throughout the story and they were all answered. 
Both tough and resilient who could kick ass and fight when necessary. 
Their chemistry was palpable and intense. The sex scenes suited the gritty and raw mood of this suspenseful story. 
I especially liked the way Shen 
chose to tell Nate's past, 
through his diary because it made it more personal and intimate. 
I was slowly pealing layer after layer of him and it only heightened my excitement.
The writing and the pace 
of the story was impeccable. 
I enjoyed the suspense but I wouldn't have minded if it had been a little darker. 
The story could easily have carried it.
L.J. Shen has once again created a world of her own with captivating and strong characters who pulls you in and doesn't let go until you reach the final page.

4 BadAssDirtyStorm&PeaceStars

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