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Kiss Thief
Kiss Thief | L J Shen
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They say your first kiss should be earned. Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church. They say your heart only beats for one man. Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end. I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit. Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father's sins over his head to force me into marriage. They say that all great love stories have a happy ending. I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter. One kiss. Two men. Three lives. Entwined together. And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.
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Dogearedcopy
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This was very much a Beauty and the Beast re-telling with Shen‘s signature a-hole male protag and the female-victim-to-circumstances-beyond-her-control. Set in the 21st-century within the context of Mafia politics and 19th-century social customs (e.g. arranged marriages in the Western world,) you have to suspend disbelief quite a bit, but I don‘t think anyone would confuse this as “real” anyway.

Definitely for Shen fans (and I am one) :-)

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Loric
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Mehso-so

This one didn‘t live up to the hype for me. While the premise was intriguing (Mafia princess forced to marry her father‘s enemy), I had a hard time liking any of the characters. I love a fictional arsehole, but Wolfe was just too over the top for me with the crude way he talked about and women and I just couldn‘t move beyond his pompousness or cruelty. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kristy_K
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Mehso-so

Full of angst and drama, I can see why so many people like LJ Shen. It was a little melodramatic for my taste and not dark at all for involving the mafia. But it was strangely addicting and kept me turning pages.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#netgalley #romance

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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

I'm genuinely flummoxed by the number of 5-star ratings this book has. I was entertained enough but I can't remember the last time a book made me roll my eyes this much 🙄. I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and that feels generous, the extra star is bc for some reason I never felt like bailing. #romantsy

MarriedtoMrT I feel like GR reviews are becoming just as inflated as Amazon‘s. 6mo
Loric Right with you! 5mo
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Hope_a
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I can‘t describe the emotions this book brings me. I cried, I laughed. Hugged this book so tight.
You can read more in my blog:

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/the-kiss-thief/

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Hope_a
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I‘m not a #LitsyWalker but weather today was awesome! Near 13 degrees in the midst of February. I went out with my rollerblades and enjoyed the sun while listening to ‘The Kiss Thief‘

xicanti I'm so envious of your weather! It's -17 here. 6mo
Hope_a @xicanti Oh, cold weather is totally not my thing. Hope it will get warmer soon. Xx 6mo
sk888888 A fellow skater/reader here! I used to skate all winter long outside, but in recent years I will ice skate (indoor rink) when it‘s cold, returning to the mean streets in March or April. 6mo
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Kaye Now THAT is a devoted LitsyWalker 👍🏼 6mo
Hope_a @kaye Thank you! ❤️ 6mo
Hope_a @sk888888 I‘m not a professional or something. Sometimes I jog, but my asthma is trending to get worse after a good cross, so I prefer skating and I love to skate. 6mo
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maich
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I am a warrior and a lady… and a sane person who can deal with this horrid man.
-The Kiss Thief, L.J. Shen
💋💋💋💋
#thekissthief #ljshen #romance #ebook #kindlebooks #goodreads #bookworm #booklover #litsyquote #bookquote

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TheEmpress
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Mehso-so

After the first 20% of it, I flew through this book. There were some parts I just could not deal with and I was mad at both characters through most the book. I didn‘t connect with them very well. However, this was well-written so I‘ll check out her other books.

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justagirlhighonbooks
Kiss Thief | L J Shen
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I just finished reading this and it is a great read. I just loved reading about Fransesca's life and her struggles even though she was a tad bit irritating at points. I mean, what was the obsession of hiding the truth? And not just she, but Wolfe excelled in that, too. Why? 😐

Yet, I loved the book. I'd rate it a 4.5/5 so you just know you can try it out.🤭

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 6mo
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justagirlhighonbooks
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And I'm finally starting with this book. Have any of you read it? Do let me know what you think.🙈

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TheEmpress
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Well I did it! #24in48 holy crap.

sacrilecious Congrats!!! 7mo
Megabooks 🙌🙌📚📚📚🎉🎉🥳🥳🎊👍🏻 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
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Crash
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Trying to get myself geared up to wash the floors. But first, a bit of reading.

TrishB Love the mug 😁 7mo
Cinfhen Cute mug!! 7mo
Crash Thanks, it was a Christmas gift from one of my neighbors. 7mo
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maich
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First book I read this year❤
4.5 stars⭐
I blame Instagram to read this book and I'm not sorry. I really liked and enjoyed it. Highly recommend! I could not put it down.
Full review on Goodreads and on my blog

#booked2019 #Newtoyouauthor
#monthlybookclubreadingchallenge #abookwithacrownonthecover
#LitsyAtoZ #letterT
#TheKissThief #ljshen #contemporaryromance #romance #romantsy #ebook #arc #kindlebooks #bookmarks #unicorns #planner #beautifulcover

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TheEmpress
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Let‘s check this out...

maich It's wonderful...❤ 7mo
TheEmpress @maich I‘ll trust you and pick it back up this weekend 7mo
maich @TheEmpress enjoy reading😊 7mo
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LaurenReads
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I love Shen‘s total a-hole guys, and this book had a great one! Francesca got a bit annoying at times, but overall this was a wonderful book. #romance #romantsy #kindleunlimited

MarriedtoMrT Was it a love triangle? I couldn‘t tell from the description so I wasn‘t sure if I wanted to read it. 7mo
LaurenReads @MarriedtoMrT Nope - I was worried about that too, but it‘s not! 7mo
MarriedtoMrT @LaurenReads Yay! Thanks. Adding it to my TBR. 7mo
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s-b
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Oh wow I haven't posted in 7 months 😱
Here's a quote (a quoted quote?) that hit me right in the feels from L.J.Shen's latest, The Kiss Thief.
#ljshen #romantsy #contemporary

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