Loved it! Sparrow by L. J. Shen


⭐⭐⭐⭐4 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐

Can we talk about how sexy the thought of marrying a mobster/killer is? We can! Yes!

I’m considering divorce in order to move to Boston and find the biggest, up and coming mobster and giving myself to him. I hope he’ll be a good step-father to my kids.

This new desire to leave my marriage has been solidified by Sparrow by L. J. Shen. I’m going to tell you why is the prettiest way possible.

A quick word from the author…

Sparrow by L.J. Shen


Troy Brennan

Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city.

Oh, and my new husband.

Sparrow Raynes

That’s me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life.
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he’ll ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.


Troy, Troy, Troy! Can you please have my babies. Now don’t get me wrong some of his behavior was a little cruel but hey, his six pack helped. I may not have understood his resentment towards Sparrow and he pissed me the fuck off when he fucked his mistress in their bedroom. But I understood it. I guess. I may have spent a good 10% or so of the book not know what the hell was going on but I was okay with that.

I knew this book was going to be good after they kissed at their wedding and Troy threatened her if she didn’t didn’t put on a good show.

“Pretend to be happy, or I will provide you with a real reason to be sad.” – Troy

Can you image being forced to marry a ruthless killer without one say in the matter? I couldn’t but Troy and Sparrow had no choice in the matter. That was the beauty of it all.

Sparrow by L.J. Shen

“… Oh, and a few more days of that magical period of yours and I’m sending you for a checkup in the ER. Don’t want you to bleed out, huh?” – Troy

Even though Sparrow was forced into this marriage, there was no way she was being forced into his bed. She may have had to pretend she was on her period for a few weeks in hopes Troy wouldn’t try anything. Little did she know, he wasn’t into forcing sex upon her. It wasn’t his style. Thank fuck for that because if it was, I would have not finished it. I have a thing with rape. But that’s beside the point.

Sparrow by L.J. Shen

I wanted the ruthless version, the one that didn’t off me hope, that didn’t promise a happily-ever-after ending. Troy was the guy who not only broke your headboard, but also broke your heart. And I didn’t want false hope to occupy any more space in my mind that it already did. – Sparrow

That’s the beauty of this story. Troy didn’t this he was capable of love and Sparrow never wanted to love a man like Troy. They both had different childhoods yet they were from the place. Troy – the son of a big time mobster. Sparrow – the daughter of a low level thief. What on Earth would bring these two together?

Their love isn’t peaches and cream it’s dark and ugly. But you can find beauty in the ugliness if you look hard enough. Even someone as ugly (on the inside only) as Troy.

My mama always told me that a man never finds his complete self until the right woman comes along. That’s what happens here. Troy is this lost soul and Sparrow finds a way to bring him home. Troy does the same for her in his own way.

Sparrow by L.J. Shen

There’s a hidden strength in a woman that men can never understood. Sparrow may have been scared shitless of Troy but there was no way he was going to know about it. She was stronger than either one of them thought.

There’s no surprise that by the end of the book these two fall in love with each other and reading their journey was so much fun.

I would totally recommend this book for those readers who like a little grittiness in their books. You will find it right here.

I told ya I was going to keep it pretty. TTYL…

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Hey there! I'm Danielle! I just a girl who loves books. I love books so much that I talk about the stories like they are real. Who knows? Maybe, they are real to me. I do love the book world, it's way better than reality. . .sometimes. . .because. . .I'm also a proud mama bear, wife, and mother!

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