Today we are thrilled to be on tour with USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen’s all-new standalone about first loves, betrayal and loss,
“Not all love stories are written in the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.”
Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.
See, under the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves yet pities is a girl who knows exactly what – and who – she wants.
Namely, the boy from the treehouse, who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
See, the daredevil hellraiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but only has eyes for the girl across the street.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he is forced to realize that not all heroes are knights.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories could flourish amidst the worst tragedies.
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Narrated by Jacob Morgan, CJ Blooms, Savannah Peachwood and Christian Rummel. Part of Audible Escape
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF
Ooh my goodness me! Not only am I lost for words, but I’m also in a blubbering mess. Crushing, exhilarating, heartbreaking, I am in awe of Shen’s writing. How on earth she’d managed to convey these three emotions and many more on one page is beyond me. In my book, this is the most addictive read the author has written in the #HotHoles world to date. It’s the second generation’s turn, their family and friendship dynamics are even stronger and although Broken Knight can be read and enjoyed as a standalone, I’d highly recommend diving into the Sinners of Saint series if you haven’t already.
Now then, my review is going to be pretty vague since I have no wish to spoil this read for you. Nonetheless, my biggest problem; was choosing the quotes. If I’d highlighted one, I’d jotted notes down on dozens and then I decided most of them couldn’t possibly be copied and pasted as they’re for you to read in context.
Son of Dean Cole and Rosie LeBlanc, Knight Jameson has more hang-ups than one would think possible for someone his age. Shen drove me into the fast lane when all was revealed at a pace which took my breath away. Fast-forwarding and then backtracking wasn’t enough. Yeap, I basically cheated! To put it differently, Shen’s words caused bouts of anxiety I haven’t experienced in a long time.
Knight is beautiful inside and out. His popularity in high school is a given; it’s his for keeps and he does what he likes without overtly hurting anyone. Whom he hurts is himself. However, there’s a couple of people close to him who question his actions and try to make him see sense. His mates are always there for one another, reminding me how clique their fathers’ group was years back. In fact, much to my delight, they’re still in cahoots.
Luna Rexroth, Trent and Edie’s daughter, has a heart of gold. An incomparable generosity for any heroine I have yet to meet in a book this year, she is definitely the one. Getting to know her was an honour. Her handicap was brought on when she was very young, but she’s happy in her world and I died on the spot….a thousand damn times. Of course, as long as Knight is in it, everything’s rosy. It felt to me like they shared a sixth sense when they were kids. How they communicated and how dependent they are on each other left a lump the size of a plum in my throat.
Luna keeps Knight on the right track, subtly grounded if it were. While he tries to protect her, their deep understanding seems to lose its momentum as they grow into adolescence. There’s confusion and both do regrettable things. Emotions are tested to the limit, and I came undone; blinkin’ heck, once again. Halfway in and I wasn’t crying, I was a snivelling wreck and believe you me, I swore at Shen for putting me through the wringer!
Knight and Luna have to overcome their appropriate pasts and learn to accept the present whether or not it’s painful. Through thick or thin, these two are dynamite together.
Shen has delivered a glorious novel, balancing between devastation and elation! I’ve read some good books this summer, but Broken Knight is without a doubt, the one that had the power to make me value just about everything around me. My recommendation! Whilst reading, have a box of extra-strong tissues at hand. Bravo Shen!
‘The heart doesn’t ask for permission to feel things. It simply feels.’
© 2019 L.J. Shen
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Right now I wanted to just be here in silence with my best friend. And somehow, I don’t know how, but Luna sensed it. So we sat there for what felt like two hours but was probably a lot less, until I opened my eyes again. Her eyes were closed, too. I watched her for a while.
When she opened her eyes, it felt like she took something away from me.
“Let’s jump,” she said.
“I’m quite fond of my limbs, Moonshine.”
“Stop being such a big baby.”
“Big, quarterback baby who just finished a football season in one piece and would like to keep all his body parts intact.”
She crawled out of the treehouse and settled on the branch. It was thick, but I doubted it could carry my muscular ass for more than a few seconds before snapping. I rolled my eyes and settled next to her. She slipped her hand in mine.
“Three, two, one.”
It was a short, sweet way down.
MEET L.J. SHEN
L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.
She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.
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