Title: Broken Knight
Series: All Saints High
Author: LJ Shen
Publication Date: August 19, 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genre: New Adult
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Rating: 5 ⭐️’s
Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.
Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.
Sweet. Caring. Charitable. Quiet. Fake.
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous. Athletic. Rugged. Popular. Liar.
This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.
I’m going to be completely honest here and tell you I don’t even know where to start when it comes to the review for Broken Knight. This book touched me so deeply, and means so much to me, I don’t even know if I can do it justice with my words. I just have so many feelings when it comes to Knight and Luna and I’m really worried that I’m just going to word vomit them all out on the page and make absolutely no sense. But I’m going to try, so here goes nothing…
Knight Cole is the son of Dean Cole and Rosie Leblanc who are by far, my favorite couple of the Sinners of Saints books. Their struggle was so heartbreaking, and when they finally got their happily ever after, I was reduced to an absolute pile of mush. Knowing that Broken Knight would be interconnect to their story, had me both excited and hesitant to start reading. Our heroine is Luna Rexroth, whose father is Trent Rexroth. Luna is mute by choice, and Knight has protected her for years and has harbored feelings for her for just as long. Theirs is a love story that is destined to happen, but not without its fair share of ups and downs.
“The heart doesn’t ask for permission to feel things. It simply feels.”
Knight and Luna have been best friends since birth. They are each other’s “ride or die,” a motto that comes into play again and again throughout the pages of Broken Knight. Around Knight, Luna doesn’t have to feel bad that she doesn’t talk, and Knight understands her without her even speaking. There is a connection between the two of them that they have with no other person. With everyone else, Knight is nothing short of an asshole, but with Luna he’s sweet, and caring.
There were two Knight Coles. One was mine. The other everyone else’s.
However, when life begins to step between these two, things take a turn for the worst, and their friendship teeters on the edge of destruction. There are so many factors pushing them farther apart, when all they really need is to be together. Both Luna and Knight do and say things to hurt the other, and overcoming their challenges gets harder and harder. They have such a tumultuous relationship, and honestly I felt like I was holding my breath the entire time I was reading this book. The mood of the book would change so quickly, and I was never ready for what lay in store for me in the pages ahead.
Luna and Knight’s story wrecked me in the best way possible. I spent the last 20% of this book in absolute tears, not even able to see the page on my kindle, and going through tissue after tissue. As I finished the last page, I sat in silence, staring off into nothing, just thinking about everything that had happened and what I had just read. Very few authors can make me feel this way, but LJ Shen has an absolute gift when it comes to writing the perfect mix of angst and romance that not only keeps me on my toes, but deeply affects every part of my psyche. Broken Knight was no exception to this. In fact, I haven’t been this affect by a story since I finished Midnight Blue last year, which left me feeling the same type of wrecked.
I honestly wish I could give this book all the stars because it absolutely deserves it. This book is a masterpiece of epic portions and by far the greatest thing that LJ Shen has ever written. This is one that I will come back to again and again and will definitely be on my top reads of the year.
Rating: All the Stars!!!
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Right now I wanted to just be here in silence with my best friend. And somehow, I don’t know how, but Luna sensed it. So we sat there for what felt like two hours but was probably a lot less, until I opened my eyes again. Her eyes were closed, too. I watched her for a while.
When she opened her eyes, it felt like she took something away from me.
“Let’s jump,” she said.
“I’m quite fond of my limbs, Moonshine.”
“Stop being such a big baby.”
“Big, quarterback baby who just finished a football season in one piece and would like to keep all his body parts intact.”
She crawled out of the treehouse and settled on the branch. It was thick, but I doubted it could carry my muscular ass for more than a few seconds before snapping. I rolled my eyes and settled next to her. She slipped her hand in mine.
“Three, two, one.”
It was a short, sweet way down.
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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