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.
That’s me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life.
But then he caged me.
And killed every chance I had to runaway from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.
I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he’d ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he’d decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.
Sparrow is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.
5++++++RED HOT Stars************
(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)
I love discovering new authors, and last year I read the debut novel by L.J Shen and I was very impressed with her work. She writes the kind of stories I like to read, strong and complex characters, passionate plots, with a hint of humor. Now, with this new book I was in total awe. Sparrow had all the components I look for in a story and more. I fell head over heels in love with Troy and Sparrow’s story. This book is what I like to call, book-crack, totally addictive!!!!
We start the book meeting Sparrow Raynes as she stares back at her reflection in the mirror on her wedding day. She is marrying the extremely sexy and dangerous Troy Brennan. She’s supposed to say I do to the man people call “The Fixer”, he makes situations and people disappear. He lives a life of extreme chaos and he owns the streets of South Boston.
Sparrow can hardly believe Troy Brennan bullied her into marrying him. He could have any woman he wants, why her? She’s just a simple girl. Sparrow is not a fan of fashion or style. She’s happiest wearing a pair of boyfriend jeans and sneakers. What she is full of, are dreams and goals that she wants to fulfill far away from the town where she’s been an invisible girl, until the day this mountain of a man showed up at her house and stormed through her life, changing everything.
Troy Brennan’s father was one of Boston’s Irish mob kings, Troy grew up in the life of luxury and crime. After his father’s murder, his views and priorities in life have changed, and just like Sparrow, he has many goals, but his might require bloodshed by others to be fulfilled.
Sparrow and Troy start their arrangement hating each other, but soon a sizzling passion develops and their fights become passionate and the interactions turn burning hot. Once these two give into their deepest desires, the rules of the game they’ve been playing start to change and the flames caused by their love will scorch every single page of this novel.
I loved Sparrow’s character so much, even though she was married to a scary, sexy mobster, she never showed him weakness, she fought him tooth and nail. She is smart, and sassy, a total firecracker type of heroine. Troy was my favorite type of Alpha Male, a bit of an anti-hero, that sexy man that you will love to hate. These two characters made a deadly combination, taking us for one super wild ride. So, buckle up, put your hands up in the air and be ready for the thrill!!!
Sparrow is a standalone novel, told from both the MC’s POV and it releases on March 8th. Make sure to pre-order to take advantage of the amazing price.
My Sparrow music playlist:
*Renegades by X Ambassadors
*Bad Girl by Avril Lavigne
*Pillowtalk by ZAYN
*Bonfire Heart by James Blunt