Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.
A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?
5 Heart Review by Lorena
I don't think I could fall in love harder with this author as I am right now. This book was so different, yet it felt quite like an L.J. Shen book. I think this author can pull off any type of book and she will, without a doubt, move us in one way or another.
Rory and Mal are such unique characters and they are definitely the type of characters you fall in love with instantly....with that said, I couldn't put my kindle down for a second!
Everything about this story is captivating, the love of these characters are undeniably cute.
You know who you love no matter how many years can go by without any form of contact, but that love is still there. It may be dormant or it may be alive but no matter what it's still there and that's exactly how it was for Rory and Mal, regardless of all the obstacles and consequences that kept getting in their way.
Although Rory's life hasn't always been peaches and cream, she still manages to keep going and while she's trying to go on with her life she continues to find out more and more things about her life that she wasn't remotely close to even knowing that existed or was somehow part of her life.
The back and forth, the pull and push between these characters are definitely what kept me going with this story. I needed more and more I got.
L.J. Shen has definitely a talent for coming up with such unique story lines and her characters are certainly characters that stay with you for a long time.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
It's officially official...L.J. Shen can do no wrong. Yes, In the Unlikely Event was a different type of book for her, but from the first page I was completely captivated. There was still the drama and angst and steam that I've come to love but there were bits of humor laced throughout that made this one impossible to put down.
From the first time Rory and Mal met, I knew it was going to be something special. Something that changed them both. Their connection was instantaneous. I felt it. It breathed life into both of them. Inspired them. Moved them. But time wasn't on their side. It was working against them from the start.
I wasn't expecting what all transpired in the time that they were apart. The twists. The life. The carefully constructed lies that were woven with the truth. The hate. The scheming. It was a love-hate relationship when Mal and Rory were thrust back into each others world. And it was only a matter of time before all that animosity combusted...
This book was wildly sexy and angsty to a T. Mal and Rory's love journey took my heart on a ride that made it break and mend and break and heal again. In true L.J. Shen fashion, In the Unlikely Event had me hanging on every word.
About the Author
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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