Love Story Weekend!

I didn’t think Friday was ever going to come. It has been a long week but I am so happy the weekend is finally here. We are finishing up some items at the house and then having a BIG Eric Church Party on Saturday for his concert down PPG Paints Arena. Sunday my handsome nephew Alan will be making his Holy Communion. With the busy weekend ahead, I wanted to throw two recommendations your way and call it Love Story Weekend!


Recommendation 1: 

Blood to Dust by LJ Shen

Image result for lj shen blood to dust This picture does not do this cover justice.

This week, the wonderful mailman brought me four new books that I have been wanting to read. One of the books was Blood to Dust. The reason this was my first pick was because of the cover and the synopsis. It pulled me in immediately.


His name is Beat, and I should hate him.

Bound, blindfolded and bruised, I’m tied in his basement, waiting for the men who stripped me from clothes and humanity to collect his debt to them. Me.

His name is Nate and I should hate him, but I don’t.

I’m not supposed to know his real name, even worse, I’m not supposed to care. He is nothing to me but means to an end. The plan is simple: break free, collect the pieces of my broken soul, kill the bastards and run away.

His name is Nathaniel Thomas Vela, and I’ve never seen his face, though I hear that it’s beautiful.

Behind the rugged and handsome exterior, there’s a quiet murderer, a killer who thinks guns are for pussies and ends people with his bare hands.

His name doesn’t matter, neither does his face, but what does matter is my heart. And right now, sadly, it’s his.

Like I said earlier, I just started this book and I am really into it. At first, it was hard to put the pieces together but I started to catch on to Shen’s writing technique and the stand points. I am hoping to finish this book by this weekend so stay tuned for the full review next week.


Recommendation #2:

Vicious by LJ Shen

Image result for vicious lj shen



They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.

Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.


She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price.

Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me. 

This book was with the three others that I received in my BookMail. So yesterday, I sat and looked at both covers and both synopsis to figure out which book I wanted to read. It was such a tough choice to figure out which one I really wanted to read. But this was close second.

I hope you enjoy my LJ Shen recommendations.

Before I go… I have a FUN FACT ALERT!

  • Eric and I picked an Eric Church song as our Wedding Song! That’s all I can give you for right now!!



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