Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thorne Princess by L. J. Shen - ARC Review & Release Blitz



An addictive standalone about a Hollywood princess who is desperate to self-destruct…and the grumpy bodyguard who saves her.

I landed in hot water with the tabloids one too many times.

What can I say? My nipple wanted to come out and say hi to the paparazzi.

After that, my father presented me with an ultimatum—either he cuts off the gravy train and stops paying for my lavish lifestyle or I agree to have a live-in bodyguard.

And by bodyguard, I mean a sexy, formidable, out-of-this-world babysitter who just happens to be good at breaking spines.

Ransom Lockwood, ladies and gentlemen.

Now he is forcing me to try all kinds of weird stuff. Stop partying, clean up my act, get a job…

A part of me wants to tell him to get lost. I’m past saving.

But the other part? The other part wants to save him.

If you're going into this one because of the blurb, you won't be disappointed.

Ransom is a bodyguard, but don't let him hear you call him that, and Hallie is the spoiled, rich, alcoholic, sexually promiscuous daughter of the former President.

But is she all that...or is there more to that story and to who she is when she's not playing a part?

I loved that the evolution of this story follows Ransom, the reader, and sometimes Hallie herself as we all figure out who she is and what parts are true.

Ransom is cruel to her at the beginning, and it's tough to like him all that much, although I'm not sure we're supposed to as readers, and the way this lines up with Hallie and her feelings toward him ends up making this book one that, as a reader, you feel like you are invested and actually in the story not just reading it.

Their chemistry and attraction are evident from the beginning and their switch from enemies to lovers was excellent. I did feel there was a little too much time spent on characters other than them at a couple of points in the book, but it wasn't too bad as far as pacing.

I'm also a sucker for the ending of this one.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.



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L.J. Shen is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of contemporary, new adult, and young adult romance. Her books have been sold in twenty different countries, and she hopes to visit all of them.

She lives in Florida with her husband, three rowdy sons, and rowdier pets and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows, and reading to her heart’s content.


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