Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue

From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new, standalone, contemporary romance. It should have been easy.I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.The worst part is that I should have known better.Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker...

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Title:Midnight Blue
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Midnight Blue Reviews

  • Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

    I'd been anticipating Midnight Blue ever since it was announced, not only because it is written by one of my favorite authors, but I had been dying for an amazing rock star romance, too. I knew if anybody could give it to me, it would be Leigh. I wasn't wrong either, because she knocked it

    I'd been anticipating Midnight Blue ever since it was announced, not only because it is written by one of my favorite authors, but I had been dying for an amazing rock star romance, too. I knew if anybody could give it to me, it would be Leigh. I wasn't wrong either, because she knocked it out of the park with this one!

     

    As soon as I began reading, I was drawn in by the gorgeous writing. If there is one thing I love more than this author's ability to create asshole hero perfection, it's her incredible writing style. I highlighted almost the whole damn book, and I usually never highlight much if it all when I'm reading. How does she make even the most simple things sounds so alluring? It's witchcraft I'm telling you! Lol

        

    Alex and Indie are characters that couldn't be more different. One is cocky, callous, rude, guarded, and jaded, and the other is naive, sweet, down to earth, and selfless. Despite their differences, they do have something in common. Each is tortured in their own way. It's evident from the start that Indie is exactly what Alex needs to heal and grow, but as I kept reading, I found that he was exactly what she needed, too. It was fucking brilliant and beautiful in every way!

    I said a lot of shitty things about Alex up there, but that doesn't mean that I didn't love him. I absolutely did! Despite all his asshole bullshit, he was charming even when he didn't mean to be, caring even when he portrayed that he was the opposite, funny even when he wasn't trying, and talented both on the stage and in the bedroom. I adored the way he took things slowly with Indie because she wasn't as experienced as he was or ready to have sex right away. Somehow I don't see many rock stars being that patient.

     

    Not only did I like Alex for who he was, but I hurt for him, too. Everyone in his life seemed to want a piece of him because of his fame. It was hard for him to see who actually cared about him and who loved what he could give them. Even I wasn't sure who was who most of the time, and I can only imagine how painful that must be. His family was the worst. I wanted to kick them in the face and hug him until he couldn't breathe.

     

     

    Watching Alex's relationship with Indie evolve was a magnificent thing. Before he even realized it, he adored her. The way he valued her opinion and the degree to which she inspired him made it obvious. I could feel the way she touched his soul and reinvigorated him. She thawed his heart, and it warmed the hell out of mine.

    Indie is easy to fall in love with. She's grounded, creative, sassy, smart, and loving. Most of all, I'm in awe of the way she always puts the people she loves before herself. I respect her so much for that. She is shockingly responsible for someone her age, and even if it's due to her circumstances, the way she worries about and takes care of her family makes me love the shit out of her. I wanted her to demand more from others too though and with time, she did. Indie was a pretty awesome chick from the get go, but her character developed into an even more spectacular human being by the end.

     

    Midnight Blue is raw and emotional. The writing is breathtaking, the characters are endearing, the romance is beautiful, and the story is masterfully crafted. I know for a fact it will go on my list of favorite books of 2018. L. J. Shen never disappoints me, but this time she surpassed my expectations! If you are a fan of this author's work, phenomenal writing, assholes, and romance in general, I recommend this book to you!

     

  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*

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    I am in love with Alex Winslow! He has stolen my heart and imprinted on my romance loving soul.

    We all know L.J. Shen writes some of the best alphas and assholes out there. It’s even in her motto…bringing alphas to their knees. However, with Midnight Blue she surpasses ALL expectations. The writing is AMAZING, the characters are complex, and the action is en

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    I am in love with Alex Winslow! He has stolen my heart and imprinted on my romance loving soul.

    We all know L.J. Shen writes some of the best alphas and assholes out there. It’s even in her motto…bringing alphas to their knees. However, with Midnight Blue she surpasses ALL expectations. The writing is AMAZING, the characters are complex, and the action is entertaining. The drama and angst are definitely ramped up in this one. Gird your loins, folks! This world tour will leave you panting for more!

    After my first introduction to Alex, I was in AWE. The complexity of his character paired with his initial feelings toward Indie set up a story that I knew would be entertaining to watch. The chemistry between the two of them is explosive.

    And trust me, they do not disappoint!

    But here’s what I absolutely loved—The writing! You weren’t expecting that, were you? Hands down, this is LJ’s best writing to date! It’s emotive and evocative of the flutters you get in your belly when you fall in love. I felt all the feels. There are two chapters, in particular, that almost brought me to my knees (see what I did there?) when I read them. I felt everything the characters were feeling. My heart broke and stitched together so many times while reading it. Seriously amazing writing, peeps.

    And then there are the characters. Alex and Indie are both flawed, but true fighters. You want to know what makes them tick and you want to root for them to be better and do better. It also doesn’t hurt that Alex is a filthy mouthed sex god either. I’m always down for that!!

    The secondary characters are interesting. I really enjoyed the story within the story. Which brings me to my last point.

    The plot. All I’ll say is that you think you know what’s going to happen, but you don’t! Hahahahaha

    Another fantastic read from an amazing author! I highly recommend Midnight Blue. #OneClick this sexy mofo is soon as you possibly can!

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

    Hands down my top favorite rockstar romance ever. Full of angst, beautifully broken characters, sizzling romance and a plot that keeps you glued to the pages from beginning to finish, it's no wonder Midnight Blue is one of my first top reads of 2018. I loved it SO HARD.

    Hands down my top favorite rockstar romance ever. Full of angst, beautifully broken characters, sizzling romance and a plot that keeps you glued to the pages from beginning to finish, it's no wonder Midnight Blue is one of my first top reads of 2018. I loved it SO HARD.

    A British bad-boy rockstar? Sign me up, I say! Make that rockstar tortured, beautifully broken, and damaged almost beyond repair? I'm putty in your hands. I'm no stranger to Shen's work, but this hero that she's created with Alex Winslow, is easily my favorite of hers to date. This man was just so perfectly imperfect. A recovering addict, cynical and broken, and determined to throw pain at others to suffocate the pain he's suffering deep down. The man was just so broken, I didn't know whether I wanted to hug him or slap him half the time. Though, admittedly, I wanted to bang him ALL of the time.

    Le sigh.

    When his self destructive behavior threatens to destroy his career unless he gets back on track, his team hires him a babysitter in the form of the young, beautiful, and desperate to save her family from poverty Indigo Bellamy. Indie isn't exactly thrilled to babysit a spoiled and tantrum spoiled rockstar by following him on tour for three months, but her family is in desperate need of money and Winslow's team is offering her a ridiculous amount of money. The Brit is determined to seduce her, and she's determined to resist his charm.

    The sexual tension and chemistry between these two is instant. The feisty barbs, the antagonistic arguments, the undeniable attraction, all of them blend together into a connection that practically burns through the pages.

    Though Indie is young and mostly inexperienced, she's no blushing ingenue. This is a girl that gives just as hard as she gets, and Alex definitely gives it hard. This is a man that doesn't mince words or shy away from being rude, crude, and offensive. I loved the way Indie stood up for herself and put him in his place.

    This was a delicious slow burn full of angst and plenty of twists. I was glued to the pages from beginning to finish.

    I've read a lot of rockstar romances, but this one felt like it was custom written for me. I loved absolutely everything about it; the characters, the romance, the writing. I swear, I had highlighted half the book with quotes. I couldn't get enough of LJ Shen's words.

    She's written some amazing books in the past, but this is definitely my top favorite of hers. If you're a fan of this author, Midnight Blue is simply not to be missed.

  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆

    This was either so fucking good or my poor soul was too book-starved after not having been able to touch a single book for 20 days.

    (Although, I suspect it’s the former. Because I’m in love with this book.)

    Full review later. (I hope.)

    Enjoyment: 5/5

    Writing style: 5/5

    Storyline: 5/5

    Hero: 5/5

    Heroine: 5/5

    Secondary characters: 5/5

    Hotness/steam: 4/5

    Romance: 4/5

    Angst: 5/5

    Darkness level: 2/5

    Humor: 3/5

    Depth of the book: 5/5

    POV: dual, 1st person

    Triggers:

    This was either so fucking good or my poor soul was too book-starved after not having been able to touch a single book for 20 days.

    (Although, I suspect it’s the former. Because I’m in love with this book.)

    Full review later. (I hope.)

    Enjoyment: 5/5

    Writing style: 5/5

    Storyline: 5/5

    Hero: 5/5

    Heroine: 5/5

    Secondary characters: 5/5

    Hotness/steam: 4/5

    Romance: 4/5

    Angst: 5/5

    Darkness level: 2/5

    Humor: 3/5

    Depth of the book: 5/5

    POV: dual, 1st person

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  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    (stand-alone) takes us on a world-wide tour with British bad boy rock

    and his new “baby-sitter” aka assistant

    aka New Girl.

    Indie is to help keep the fresh-out-of-rehab Alex out of trouble and work clos

    (stand-alone) takes us on a world-wide tour with British bad boy rock

    and his new “baby-sitter” aka assistant

    aka New Girl.

    Indie is to help keep the fresh-out-of-rehab Alex out of trouble and work closely with his management team. But first she must pass a-hole Alex bully-test. Alex goes easy on her and off on tour they go. Along the way a friendship is forged when

    A journey of

    addiction and painful pasts complicated by vindictive exes, traitors, lies, betrayal, shockers, surprises and jealousy. Indie is in over had head and Alex’s he’s in no shape to handle her fragile heart. A love doomed...

    Eleven words to describe

    A-hole, brooding, mercurial, complex, broken, flawed, aloof, unpredictable, selfish, reflective and unforgettable.

    Eight words to describe

    Innocent, naive, responsible, broken, lonely, strong, reflective and vulnerable.

    told from dual POVs, is an

    against-all-odds-love. Apart they are two lost souls with demons, together they are dynamite; combustible, powerful and devastating. The story-telling is effortless with poetry from Alex’s song-writing during their travels. The sexual tension is palpable. Their love inevitable. Their destiny inescapable. Spectacular!

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    Hero: ★★★★★

    Heroine: ★★★★★

    Plot: ★★★★★

    Storytelling: ★★★★★

    Sexual tension: ★★★★★

    Sex scenes: ★★★★

    Story ending: ★★★★1/2

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  • Maddie

    Reading this book because of this review - freaking hot!

  • Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️

    Unfiltered review here. . .

    This was me when L.J. Shen announced Midnight Blue.

    This was me after I read Midnight Blue.

    Alex got on my damn nerves. He was just an asshole. Not a good asshole. Just a fucking asshole.

    Indigo annoyed the shit out of me. She was just, just, just. . . a living and breathing contradiction. The girl couldn’t stand behind her convictions for a good 75-80% of the book. I can’t stand females like that. You know those girls who say they ar

    Unfiltered review here. . .

    This was me when L.J. Shen announced Midnight Blue.

    This was me after I read Midnight Blue.

    Alex got on my damn nerves. He was just an asshole. Not a good asshole. Just a fucking asshole.

    Indigo annoyed the shit out of me. She was just, just, just. . . a living and breathing contradiction. The girl couldn’t stand behind her convictions for a good 75-80% of the book. I can’t stand females like that. You know those girls who say they are going to leave a cheating boyfriend and never do. Yeah. That’s the kind of personality Indigo had to me.

    Alex was like a knock off version of Vicious and Indigo was the thrift store version of Emilia from L.J. Shen’s previous novel, Vicious. Now Vicious was the perfect asshole. Alex was a 5 year old having a temper tantrum asshole.

    There was that L.J. Shen flair that we have all grown to love and support within the book and I enjoyed that.

    I’m going to do a quick summary of Midnight Blue with a few cliff notes of my own.

    * Alex is a rock star who’s addicted to cocaine and booze.

    * Alex has an international tour coming up and his agent and manager need him to stay sober.

    * Indigo is hired as his “babysitter” to keep him away from drugs and alcohol.

    * Indigo is getting paid $100,000 for the three month gig and she needs the money.

    * Indigo promises herself that she won’t fuck him or whatever yet she let’s him finger bang her within the first week or some shit like that.

    * When Alex tells Indigo to jump she thinks to herself, “No, I’m not going to do anything he says.”

    * Her actions in that same moment ask, “How high?”

    * All of this goes on for about 75% of the book until revelations are made and Indigo can’t finish the tour because Alex hurt her feelings.

    * Alex does decide to take a year to find himself while Indigo is moping around back home like a lost puppy dog. Until the day finally comes that Alex returns and gives her a 6 paragraph monologue and all is forgiven and right in the world.

    Here’s what really got me about Alex and Indigo’s relationship – for more than 3/4 of the book Alex kept talking about how he wanted his ex-girlfriend back. He even told Indigo that shit 50 million motherfucking times. Bish. . . Bish. . . Bish. . . Let some man tell me he wants to fuck his ex all the fucking time while telling me that I have an expiration date. Y’all. . . Alex would have been knocked upside his rockstar head. Get the fuck out of here. All I could think was, “Where the fuck did they pick up this stupid ass little girl.?” and “Where the fuck can we drop her ass back off?”

    This bitch made a dress with lyrics from Alex’s music sewn on in tiny squares. WTF?!?!?!

    Where do they do that shit at? Maybe she learned it at Groupies-R-Us. I told my sister that shit and she hung the phone up on me after laughing in my ear. I can’t stand my sister – tramp. JK! That’s my bitch!

    Here’s the question everybody wants to know. . .

    Follow all things messy. . .

  •   KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛

    is a standalone romance novel by L.J. Shen. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’. In this we meet 'Alex Winslow' & 'Indigo Bellamy'.

    Knowing that L.J. Shen was bringing us a rocker book all us stalker whores jumped on the band wagon and did what we’re not shameless to admit we begged on crawled knees to get our grubby little hands on this, this was one of my most highly anticipated January reads.

    In the

    we

    is a standalone romance novel by L.J. Shen. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’. In this we meet 'Alex Winslow' & 'Indigo Bellamy'.

    Knowing that L.J. Shen was bringing us a rocker book all us stalker whores jumped on the band wagon and did what we’re not shameless to admit we begged on crawled knees to get our grubby little hands on this, this was one of my most highly anticipated January reads.

    In the

    we read that twenty-seven year old British rockstar Alex Winslow (the twelve time Grammy award winner) had gone off the rails yet again with another one of his famous meltdowns, busted for DUI and possession of drugs has him spending a stint in jail then rehab which had his agent going into a tailspin and hiring another nanny to keep him in line.

    Six Months Later

    This is where twenty-one year old Indigo (aka Indi) comes into the story, she's hired to shadow his every step to make sure he doesn't go off the wagon again. Indigo has the world on her shoulders, both her and her brother were dealt a rough hand when they were orphaned at such a young age when both parents were ripped out of their lives tragically. She's living with her brother and his young family in cramped, run down quarters with a brother going down a slippery slope of alcoholism. So when the perfect job literally lands in her lap who is she to turn it down. It could change their lives forever. Three months on the road with a rock god.

    Alex doesn't make life easy for Indi, he wants her gone. He's rude, he's arrogant, but oh so slowly Indi breaks down his walls and crawls under his skin.

    What I loved the most about Indi's character was her realness, she was sweet but tough, she gave as good as she got, she was just like you or I, her one passion was making her own clothing, and she never worshipped the ground Alex walked on which endeared me to her so much.

    I’m in the minority when it comes to this book, it’s that clique it’s not the book or the author it’s me saying and this rings more true when it came to reading this book than ever before because I’m sitting amongst a wide sea of 5 star ratings, before I noticed that there were other genres out there other than rocker, rock star books were all I read, I loved the bad boy persona, the drugs, the booze, the endless out of control parties, the sex, the cheating, all things taboo I associated with our bad boy rock stars.

    So jumping into ‘Midnight Blue’ that’s what I had high hopes of reading take away the full out rocker expectation and instead I’m left with a fast paced romance instead. I'm not going to lie I struggled with this book, where others got the angst and the feels I was left deflated, because all that I've come to associate with a rocker book I didn't get.

  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰

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    This was my first L.J Shen novel and damn...You get a lot of stigma against erotica and new adult for lack of substance in the writing but just wait until you get a load of this author. The humor in this book was very tongue in cheek and a lot of the characters were bouncing off each other with lines. Honestly, it was a lot of why I enjoyed the book - the writing really sang out of the pages (no pun intended) (actually, yes... pun intended, fuck it.)

    The rockstar trope is one that is seen a lot in this genre. That doesn't go to say however that, it can not be well done.

    We had our main girl Indigo Bellamy whom, I loved at both the start and finish of the story. During the middle, however... there were times where I wanted to punch the living shit out of her. I'm a pacifist, no really. I really wanted her to be stronger and stand her ground more often, despite the massive attraction. In all seriousness, I dislike when we get a female/male main character who gets treated like shit and is not a priority at all but they don't do anything about it because the love interest is just soooo fucking hot.

    There was a point in the story where Alex (our fellow rockstar bad boy) blatantly said that Indie would be out of the story once he saw his old SO. The book did try and redeem Alex towards the end with a decent explanation of why he treated her that way, however no matter how decent the explanation is.. In my books, you're still a dickhead.

    I feel like a little piece of shit for saying this but hi, hello - My name is Alex and just like the Alex in this book I give a total amount of zero shits.

    *ahem*

    If. you. are. going. to. build. up. the. anticipation. of .sex .between. two. characters. for. more. than. 65%. of. the. damn. book..... You. better. fucking. make. it. worth. my. damn. while.

    We got a whole lot of "when I fuck you" and "I'm going to fuck you" and it was a great element in building up the sexual tension and I was on my fucking toes waiting for these two babies to get it onnnnn. It really makes me laugh now that I have such a problem with this, maybe it's because I've read so much romance over the years... It's becoming a pattern now. But at the end of alll that build up - when they do fuck for the first time... We got three pages.

    read that again.

    let it sink in.

    In nooooo way am I saying that the sex needs to be longer or descriptive or anything like that at all. However all I'm trying to epitomize is the anti-climax that I felt as a reader.

    This also works with a lot of other genres in different aspects. If the author is building something up for a while, and at the end it feels like all that happened was a balloon was let go and it slowly started to deflate. That soundtrack of the balloon losing air is literally the soundtrack of my heart while I read this.

    In hindsight, after finishing the book - During the end chapters, I really started to fall in love with Alex and Indie. Maybe it was both of them started to show their strength for each other. We got Indie standing her ground and not letting herself get hurt and we also got Alex gaining touch with humanity and coming down from the addiction he suffered. I was proud of both of them at the end of the book.

    There were so many plot twists that I did not see coming. I was so glad that I finished it to the last word.

    Can I just say...I really want to read a Lucas story. (please)

    I'm definitely going to check out other works by Shen and sink myself into the wonderful worlds and writing that it provides.

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