HunterI didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?It was just one of those unexplainable things Like Stonehenge, Police Academy , and morning glory cloudsIt just happenedNow my ballbusting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor BrennanThe virginal archer is supposed to babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil companyLittle does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying…SailorI didn’t want this gig, okay?But the deal was too sweet to walk away fromI needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nannyBesides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelorsNo I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charmEven at the cost of losing everything I haveEven at the cost of burning down his kingdom

10 thoughts on “The Hunter (Boston Belles, #1)

  1. Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews* Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews* says:


    This was literally the look on my fave when I finished reading this AMAZING story. It is hands down one of the best romances I’ve ever read. Hunter called to me like a siren song!

    I read this book in record time, flipping through the pages like a madwoman — simultaneously wanting to know what happens, but also not wanting the story to ever end. Books like this are why I began reading romance. It is riveting, sexy, and hit me right in the feels. The characters are vivid and bold. Reading this book was just downright fun! THIS IS QUINTESSIAL L.J. SHEN! The best of the best!

    Here’s what I loved:
    Hunter MF Fitzpatrick owned me body and soul. There's so much to this character. Layer upon layer. And once you really dive in and start to get to know him, you literally have no choice but to fall in love.

    The writing is emotive and evokes so many feelings. And as always, the flow and banter are to die for. This is LJ at her best!!

    I felt for these characters like no other! Both of them hold a special place in my heart.

    This book is fire! The sexual chemistry is off the charts hot and the physical encounters between these two will leave you panting.

    Beta Read

  2. Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle says:



    HOLY F-*%#ING LORD IN HEAVEN! I’m so freaking in love with HUNTER and his heroine! I’m dying! I freaking laughed out loud so much at Hunter’s antics. The story is phenomenal. The cameos! DEAD. This new world. Thank god it is book one! I don’t want to leave it.

    The Hunter is quintessential LJ Shen, and Hunter is the hero we have come to love. I am sucker for a playboy hero who is a bit broken on the inside. Shen wrote him in a way that made my heart break for him, his pain is palpable. I just wanted to reach into the pages and hug him, and it is really part of what makes him so charming. Don't worry, though, he he has all the other characteristics of a LJ Shen hero we have come to love - comedic, arrogant, charismatic, and skilled. He is MY FAVORITE SHEN HERO.

    Sailor is fantastic. I love that she is goal oriented and is willing and able to put Hunter in his place. I felt like she was such a unique character, and I couldn't have loved her intelligence, her sass, and her banter with Hunter. I adore her as a heroine and all the ways she fixed Hunter.

    This story. The world. It has that old LJ Shen feel. I loved every single page. Every single moment. Seeing Hunter grapple with his self worth, seeing Sailor come into her own more than she was with him, and seeing these two come together and fulfill each other was PERFECTION. I couldn't get enough of them, and this world. The cameos, the new characters, the series set up has me more excited than my words can express. This series is, I am sure, primed to take me top spot in my LJ Shen favorite list.

    The Boston Belles world starts off with a bang. Hunter and Sailor captivated my heart, and LJ Shen has guaranteed that I will never want to leave this brand new world. It will be a top read of 2020 for me.

    Beta read

  3. Vanessa (When Vane Reads) Vanessa (When Vane Reads) says:


    OMG! OMG! OMG! I AM TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH THIS NEW WORLD AND CHARACTERS! L.J. Shen opens her new series with a BANG, this book hit me like a truck. I'm a mess trying to handle so many emotions.  The Hunter is an explosive mix of laugh out loud, intense angst and scorching sensuality that consumed me completely and left me BREATHLESS! My stomach was a swarm of butterflies from beginning to end, I don't know what to do with myself anymore, I think I'm still in ecstasy.

    IT'S OFFICIAL, HUNTER IS MY FAVORITE HERO EVER!! OMG, no other  hero has smitten me the way that he did!, Hunter is every single thing that you want, utter perfection, sexy AF, sweet, and sooooo hilarious, I had so much fun with his antics, his mouth so dirty, dear God, accelerated my pulse and melted my panties, he made me swoon like no one! My love for him has no bouds! And our heroine Sailor, she is such a brave, determined and fierce, such a badass character. I love the way they complement each other, they crawled under my skin and reached the depths of my soul I WILL REMEMBER THIS COUPLE FOREVER!

    Hunter and Sailor start as enemies being roommates for a deal that benefits them both, but as time passes, their relationship evolves to friends and is EVERYTHING,  they are so sexy, emotional, and humorous, laughed out loud so much with their dialogues and text messages!  Their romance is an exquisite slow burn, wow, THEIR ELECTRIFYING CHEMISTRY BRINGS THE BOOK TO LIVE LIKE NO OTHER, their  scenes loaded with deep tension and attraction  made my heart beat so fast, and their banter, OMG, I almost died of spontaneous combustion.

    The Hunter owns my soul, mind and heart, I am fascinated, soo addicted to this story,  I want to live forever with these characters. In addition, the glimpses we had of the other characters, and the clues the author throws towards the possible couples, it leaves many possibilities open, I am dying to know more of them.  A standing ovation to L.J. Shen, her ability as a storyteller has no comparison, this story was OUTSTANDING, unputdownable, and there are not enough stars to rate how much I loved it!

    Get ready for your new obsession! This exquisite romance will ruin you for the other books in the next decade, it will take your breath away and will own all your senses!

    Versión en español
    ¡DIOS MIO! ¡DIOS MIO! ¡DIOS MIO! ¡DIOS MIO! ¡ESTOY VERDADERAMENTE, LOCAMENTE, PROFUNDAMENTE ENAMORADA CON ESTE NUEVO MUNDO Y PERSONAJES! L.J. Shen abre su nueva serie con un BANG, este libro me golpeó como un camión, soy un lío tratando de manejar tantas emociones. The Hunter es una mezcla explosiva de carcajadas, angustia intensa y sensualidad abrasadora que me consumió por completo y me dejó sin aliento. Mi estómago fue un enjambre de mariposas de principio a fin, ya no sé qué hacer conmigo, creo que todavía estoy en éxtasis.

    ¡ES OFICIAL, HUNTER ES MI HÉROE FAVORITO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS! ¡Ningún otro héroe me ha fascinado de la forma en que Hunter lo hizo! Él es todo lo que quieres, perfección absoluta, sexy, dulce y tan divertido, me reí tanto con él, su boca tan sucia, querido Dios, aceleró mi pulso y derritió mis bragas, ¡Lo amo tanto! Y nuestra heroína Sailor, ella es un personaje tan valiente, decidida y fiera, tan genial. Me encanta la forma en que se complementan entre sí; esta pareja se arrastró debajo de mi piel y alcanzó las profundidades de mi alma, ¡LOS RECORDARÉ PARA SIEMPRE!

    Hunter y Sailor comienzan como enemigos siendo compañeros de apartamento por un trato que los beneficia a ambos, pero a medida que pasa el tiempo, su relación evoluciona a amigos y  es TODO, son tan sexys, emocionales y divertidos, reí carcajadas con sus diálogos y mensajes de texto. Su romance es exquisito, SU QUÍMICA ELÉCTRICA TRAE EL LIBRO A LA VIDA COMO NINGÚN OTRO, sus escenas cargadas de profunda tensión y atracción hicieron que mi corazón latiera tan rápido, OMG, casi me muero de combustión espontánea.

    THE HUNTER posee mi alma, mente y corazón. Estoy fascinada, tan adicta a esta historia, quiero vivir para siempre con estos personajes. Además, los vistazos que tuvimos de los otros personajes, y las pistas que el autor arroja hacia las posibles parejas, deja muchas posibilidades abiertas, estoy muriendo por saber más sobre ellas. Una gran ovación a L.J. Shen, su habilidad como narradora no tiene comparación, esta historia fue EXCEPCIONAL, majestuosa, ¡y no hay suficientes estrellas para describir lo que me encantó!

    ¡Prepárate para tu nueva obsesión! ¡Este exquisito romance te arruinará para los otros libros en la próxima década, te dejará sin aliento y se adueñará de todos tus sentidos!



  4. Bee Bee says:


    WARNING: This review is brutal, full of cursing and expletives.

    Let me demonstrate to you the epic fuck-up that is Hunter Fitzpatrick with the following highlights and thoughts. I have never in my entire life been as disgusted by a character this fast as I was with Hunter. I’m absolutely speechless of the direction LJ has taken with her books. I swore, I freaking swore that I wouldn’t read her again after Angry God but all the glowing ARC reviews (that are bunch of bullshit) got me. This book is disgusting.

    Chapter One begins with Hunter laying on the floor. ”I gathered I’d crashed on the floor again. And by the sticky feeling in my groin, followed by the breeze rolling through my neatly trimmed pubes, I knew I’d shoved my cock into holes I shouldn’t have the night before, and I was gloriously naked.”. This is a direct quote from the book. I am not joking.

    It gets worse. He wakes up with two women laying next to him and once he realises that, he starts playing with their breasts, while his best friends Vaughn and Knight are trying to talk to him. Hunter however doesn’t care about them. He is wholly primed & ready to start having sex with said women right in front of his friends.

    The girl in front of me, Alice, grinned sleepily as she curved her back, plastering her breasts to my chest encouragingly. Shit. I was still fingering her. It was hard not to when she made all those delicious noises. I removed my hand from her pussy reluctantly. The girl behind me, at least, had the decency to stop humping my leg like a guinea pig that had just discovered its genitals.

    What the in the hell am I reading?? Someone please hand me a bucket RIGHT NOW. But no no no, it gets even WORSE.

    “You and another dudebro tag-teamed five chicks yesterday.” Vaughn kept his foot on my temple.

    Lord give me patience. Give me patience. Please let Hunter be regretful at the very least. PLEASE.

    “I did?” My eyebrows shot to my forehead, genuine surprise tinged with pride filling my chest. “Are the Guinness people on their way here? Will they bring actual Guinness?

    I hate him. I hate him SO much. He is not funny. This is not funny. This is disgusting and childish, he is a freaking MANCHILD. But I continued yet still, hoping that this will take a turn for the better. False hope. Hunter Fitzpatrick is vain and arrogant, so much so it made me want to pluck my eyes out. This is demonstrated by the following quote when Knight tries to talk to him:

    He didn’t look directly at me as he spoke, like it was my fault I’d been blessed with a physique fit for constant nudity and an eight-inch dick.

    Shut the hell up you piece of garbage. You’re not funny in the least. But THIS next quote... this may take the cake on the most disgusting thing I have ever read. Here is Vaughn explaining to him about the sex tape Hunter starred in:

    “There was a leak.” Vaughn’s icicle eyes tapered with displeasure. I waved him off with the cigarette.
    “That’s just a natural discharge designed to tell you the female body is ready for mating. You’d know that if you fucked women who were alive.”

    I feel ill. Is this supposed to be funny? Seriously, what?! Listen to your damn friends when they’re trying to do their best to help your sorry ass.

    “I’m listening.”
    (I wasn’t. I was thinking about who I wanted to fuck tonight.)
    Maybe Arabella. No, definitely Arabella. She was the hottest piece of ass that was still single in town.

    Chair. But make it electric.

    Then finally, he gets his big head out of his ass and understands that there is a sex tape of him and five other girls. Now, I don’t want to know the specifics about this tape. Nothing at all. But NOPE, LJ goes into detail about it.

    The tags on the video included: #FratParty #Orgy #Hotsluts #Cheerleaders #Billionaire #Anal #Oral #69 #Creampie #TagTeam #BestFriendsEx
    And all I could think was, I managed all those things in the span of twenty minutes with one dick? Im-fucking-pressive.

    What the???????? HE IS PROUD OF IT??

    And then after this, there is a whole ass paragraph about everything that happened in the video. Every. Single. Sexual. Act. And Hunter is like ”daamn this is hot as sin”. I’ll spare you the details, you will thank me.

    I continued reading but it was the exact same thing. Hunter not caring about the video at all, him being hard or thinking about having sex with someone and being proud of all his sexual conquests. He is the definition of a manwhore and I have never been this grossed out in my life. Even when his dad shouted at him (I was cheering the dad with bells on, like hell yeah Dad straighten him OUT) Hunter was indifferent about it all.

    I skimmed until to the point where Sailor gets mentioned. And maaaaan did my hatred and disgust towards Hunter skyrocket. This stupid excuse of a man...

    His dad is telling him that he will have a babysitter, a woman:

    She. He said she. That meant she was female. That also meant I could fuck her behind his back. No matter her age and looks, I was willing to do it if it meant dipping my dick into something that wasn’t my own hand.

    Anyone surprised this is what he thinks? Not me.

    “Sailor Brennan.”
    Yeah, never mind. Ain’t touching that with a condomed ten-foot pole.

    Okay chill out, I’m pretty sure she’s gonna heave the minute she meets your arrogant ass anyways.

    The few times I’d met Sailor, she’d seemed annoyingly resistant to my charms (as I said, lesbian).

    Umm... what? The? Hell? Just because she didn’t fall to her knees in front of you doesn’t make her a lesbian, you piece of shit. Someone kill this sorry ass man for me, please.

    I barely remembered the chick. What I did recall was carroty hair that looked about as soft as blistered feet, more freckles than a face, and the body of a malnourished, five-year-old boy.

    I’m- Wow. Wow. Wow. You, Hunter Fitzpatrick, are killing me with your sweet romantic words. This is exactly what I want the heroes in my books to think about their love interests <3<3<3

    Anyways, I skimmed until like 30% but he still stays disgusting (at the 25% mark he asks another woman to send him nudes and jerks to them) and Sailor is like all the heroines LJ has written (literally nothing special). I can with all the confidence in me say that Hunter is the most repulsive male character I have ever read about, and this list includes Voldemort. He’s a sexist manwhore and I don’t care if he gets ”redeemed” (I heard that he doesn’t) because my dislike towards him is too big.

    Is this the type of heroes we’re supposed to love and admire? The type of heroes people like to read about? Amidst all the 5 star ratings, am I the only one that sees how absolutely sickening his behavior is? Or have we really come to a point where we can see past every single male character’s faults in the name of ”fiction”? The issue here is not that Hunter is a promiscuous/amorous character (I’ve read so many that I’ve loved) it’s that he has crossed the line between a lovable manwhore and the embodiment of disgust, arrogancy and superficiality.

    Before I go, I want you to browse once more through those highlights in my review, and ask yourself a question: Would you be able to read a book with a heroine who behaves the same way Hunter does? I seriously doubt it. Double standards, people. They’re real.

    Say what you want to say, but I am still shocked to my very core that LJ is the same author who gave us Sinners of Saints, The Kiss Thief and Midnight Blue. She has taken a radical U-turn with her writing, and I couldn’t be more disgusted by it. All the beta & ARC reviews are horse shit and I’ll be damned if I believe them from this day on.

  5. Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books says:

    Every time you discover a new LJ Shen book, it's like finding a pot of gold.
    The Hunter is a gorgeous read full of warmth and heartfelt emotion. It is wildly addictive, beautifully written, and uniquely captivating.

    I read THE HUNTER straight through without moving. It's RIVETING!!!

    It’s no secret that Troy has always been my favourite so when I heard that He will be making an appearance with Sparrow in The Hunter , I was super excited... when I found out that Sailor was their daughter..: I DID A HAPPY DANCE!!!

    Sailor is driven, determined to achieve her goal and vulnerable at the same time. When she decides to become “ Hunters babysitter” , she thought it would be an easy task and that she knew all about the Boston playboy/ bad boy!

    The banter, the texts and dialogue between them had me in stitches several time and it was a stroke of genius from the author.
    The Sassy heroine was no door mat and she was Hunter Mama Bear.

    Secrets, betrayal, friendship, angst, love - ALL THE INGREDIENTS THAT MADE THE HUNTER A TOP READ OF 2020 for me!

    The introduction to the Belles world was epic and only make the reader crave for the next books.

    Cillian is my man!!

    I challenge you to not love Hunter as he’s one of the best characters if not the best , written by the author. You get to know him and you love him more, you want to hug him and give him the love he’s been chasing.

    𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿, 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵.

    '𝗧𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘆 𝗜 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 . . . 𝗜𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲 ...

    𝗟𝗝 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁, 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 .

    *arc provided by the author for an honest review

  6. mel mel says:

    1.5 stars

    k first of all, 5 GIRLS. at the same time. seriously?? how does that even work? i know that's disgusting and all (and it is) but im here like
    did he use his toes? knees? elbows???? man, this boy needs jesus.

    ANYWAYS. so we were all introduced to Hunter Fitzpatrick (H) in broken knight and he's 1/3 of Vaughn and Knight's threesome friend group and we were told that he was the hoest of all them ho's and at that time i thought they were exaggerating but nope. what they were saying was 100% true. and as for Sailor Brennan (h), she's the daughter of Sparrow and Troy from sparrow and she's apparently this prodigy when it comes to archery and she's trying to qualify for the olympics.

    this has enemies to friends to fwb to lovers cuz after Hunter's orgy and how it's all over the internet, his dad forced him to live with Sailor for 6 months where she has to basically be her bodyguard and stop him from getting drunk and make sure he's celibate.

    this sounds like a fun read but honestly, it was ruined by Hunter. he was just SO disgusting and i absolutely hate and dread when his chapters come up and his character was ruined for me in CHAPTER 1! THE VERY FIRST CHAPTER PEOPLE. that's how bad he is. why? because in that chapter, it was a day after his orgy, he wakes up with 2/5 of the women and starts f*ingering one of them while sucking their boobs and also we were treated with a nice little recap of what happened:

    In the video, Stacee let me pull out of her, peel off the condom and jizz all over her face. She'd licked the hot white cum from her cheek and giggled in delight while Kylie sucked my cock so hard she almost swallowed it. Not to mention Bianca, who did all the work while we did a reverse cowgirl with Kylie sitting on my face, bouncing it like I was a trampoline.

    sooo swoony am i right? totally book boyfriend material right from the beginning!!??! but in all seriousness im sorry y'all had to read that but i just had to share my trauma cuz we are all in this together.

    so obviously, his ass is shipped to Boston where he has Sailor as his nanny and right away, Sailor is enamored by him while he thinks she's not all that. im glad she fought back in the beginning but her inner monologue compared to Hunter's inner monologue makes it seem she was always more into him than he was. i'll show y'all why:
    S A I L O R
    He was my self-medication. My alcohol. My cocaine. My unprescribed ADHD pill, designed to enhance my emotional performance.

    H U N T E R
    Obviously, I would be sad to see her go, but keeping her had never been an option. If I had to guess, the loss of Sailor would feel like the loss of a really good pizza some asshole sneezed on. It'd suck balls, but at least I'd have had a taste, and there were more restaurants to choose from.

    these quotes were a chapter apart and it was around 50% mark. you would THINK that Hunter would feel something genuine for Sailor but nope. her love was unrequited.

    i have another one,
    H U N T E R
    I thought her chances of getting that Olympic spot were really good. It was going to soften the blow and give her shit to focus on when we were over, I couldn't wait to drown in unlimited pussy and cheer on Sailor as she kicked ass and took names in the Olympics.

    this was said in the 62% mark after they've been intimate for 6 weeks and by then Sailor was already falling for him so as you can see Sailor was definitely more into Hunter in the entirety of the book.

    and now let's get into the OW drama. ok so we all know about the orgy and im not gonna get into that ever again cuz i still have nightmares from it so anyways. right after a genuine connection between MCs where they were at this charity thing and Hunter helped Sailor with her anxiety as she gets anxious when she's under the spotlight, during the ride back home this asshole was scrolling through naked pictures of the women he slept with while Sailor was swooning in the same car...
    My screen was stuck on a thirst trap of Alice squeezing her tits together and winking at the camera with a cherry in her mouth, wearing nothing but a tiny, sunflower patterned bikini.
    Who is this? she asked.
    A chick I went to school with.
    Nice, she said, in the way girls lilted the word when things were anything but nice.
    She turned back to the window. I turned back to imagining myself fucking Alice's tits.

    like- excuse me sir? EXCUSE ME?!
    what the fuuuu? and when they got home, he asked for one of his f buddies in the past to send him nudes and video of her touching herself and he jerked off twice that same night. UGH. SO SWOONY AM I RIGHT???

    another time is when he invited this random DoorDash delivery girl into their apartment cuz- well, i don't fucking know. i guess he was bored or something? he didn't plan on sleeping with her but he still invited her in to watch movies and eat the food and flirted with her. this happened after MCs have already kissed btw. OW propositioned him to the point where she was topless and Sailor caught them but yeah nothing happened. and Sailor also caught him with her nemesis, Lana, in a compromising position and it was all fake BUT it was one of the main drama for the last half of the book. i don't wanna get into it cuz i makes me angry but Sailor thought he cheated on her and saw he had lipgloss residue on his lips but he didn't really specify if he kissed her or not but knowing Hunter, he probably kissed her.

    all in all Hunter is the epitome of an annoying, spoiled fuckboy who tries hard to be funny. the only fuckboy who is actually funny is Damon Salvatore and this douche has got NOTHING on my boy Damon. he was just so annoying and i NEVER, not once, believed he loved Sailor because of all the shit he said. after their first break up? he was only sad because he didn't want to be celibate again. from the very beginning, i only believed Hunter was into Sailor cuz she was the only one available. all the romantic shit that i wanted to see that would've probably made me believe he felt something was told to us instead of shown because of the 6-week time jump.

    i usually prefer it if the guy is into the girl more just because i wanna be genuinely swooned but the whole time, Sailor was lusting over him and literally thinking he looks like a Greek god while Hunter thinks she's just mediocre while impatiently waiting for their arrangement to be over so he could have sex with other girls. i guess it wasn't properly shown when it comes Hunter's love because of his annoying inner monologue and dialogue. because of this i felt bad for Sailor but was also so annoyed with her cuz it seemed like she had the dreadful betraying body syndrome.

    because of Hunter being Hunter the whole entire book, i never believed his character development and his love for Sailor, so when i got to the part where he was grovelling at the end, my face was literally like this
    yes, i was judging this asshole.

    ALSO, for visual preference this is the summary of Hunter & Sailor's relationship.

    i probably would've given this a higher rating if we only had Sailor's pov. now tho? i wanna erase my memory from the visual i had with that orgy. yuck. i have a feeling Cillian (Hunter's older brother) will be worst than Hunter and his book is next... imma prepare my holy water if there's anymore disgusting shit that will 100% happen.

    Boston Belles series:
    #1: the hunter ↠ 1.5 stars
    #2: the villain ↠ tbr
    #3: the monster ↠ tbr
    #4: the rake ↠ tbr

  7. Bookgasms Book Blog Bookgasms Book Blog says:


    GAHHH!!! L.J. Shen did it again!!! I absolutely fell in love with Hunter Fitzpatrick in the All Saints High series but could never have expected how he would take my breath away in The Hunter. This story left me completely spellbound!!! His connection and banter with Sailor was pure perfection. I fell more in love with this story and this couple after every page and truly feel that there is no greater hero than Hunter. He is NEXT LEVEL MAGNIFICENCE and is L.J. Shen at her very best!! 

    When I found out that this story would feature the daughter of one of my favorite Shen heroes, Troy Brennan, I was so intrigued. I expected a take no prisoners kind of heroine, but Sailor Brennan just blew me away. She was a fiery redhead that could rival any siren but with the heart of an angel. She was the perfect combination of both Troy and Sparrow. An independent straight shooter who stood on her own two feet. I loved the connection she and Hunter shared as their spitfire back and forth banter and comraderie rivaled the insanely combustible heat between them. 

    All in all, I loved this opposites attract story so much. Sailor and Hunter were so different on paper but she was the only one capable of seeing through his playboy exterior to the man he was lonely and vulnerable man inside. Likewise, Sailor was the gamechanger Hunter never saw coming and she slayed him right to his knees, catching the Hunter as her very own prey with his heart as her prize. Bravo! 6 Stars! ~Ratula 

  8. Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ says:

    He was a lonely prince. Untouchable yet in need of a hug. Brilliant, yet deeply misunderstood. Sitting on a throne of broken expectations and disappointment.

    Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me. With. This?!!!!

    Welcome to your next addiction, people! Because this new series from LJ Shen is the best sort of crack. Not that crack is good. Crack is whack. But you know what I'm saying so just go with it, mkay? What I'm saying is this book was finger-licking good. Like want to slap your own ass and have a cigarette after kind of good. And I don't even smoke. GAH. Let me calm my tits for a hot second here.

    This was easily, without a doubt, my favorite LJ Shen Book to date. And considering I'm obsessed with everything the woman writes, that's saying something. Hunter forever owns both my heart and my ovaries and I never want them back. Addictive, unputdownable, and all encompassing.

    You know when you crack open a book and you get honest to god tingles? That's what this was for me.
    I thought I loved Shen's Sinners of Saint and All Saints High series, but that was nothing next to my giddiness of this new series. And it has the mother of all crossovers. I won't tell you which book or who because you need the element of surprise, but DANG it was good.

    I love a strong heroine, and Sailor was all of the things. This woman was FIERCE with a capital F. I loved the way she stood up for herself and stood her ground, even when the odds are stacked against her. Then again, with a family like hers, fierceness is damn near guaranteed. She couldn't NOT be a awesome.

    As for Hunter? GAH. This guy. He's this incredible combination of goofy but with a good dose of intensity. He's quick to joke and easy to smile, but beneath the handsome good looks are plenty of hidden layers. And the more they get unraveled, the deeper into this rabbit hole I fell.

    I was hooked, line and sinker on this new world. I was obsessed with the characters. I was gaga over the romance. SO. FREAKING. GOOD.

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  9. Marta Bo Marta Bo says:

    Spoiler Alert - You will love THIS book !

    You WILL LOVE this book !!!!!!!

    Mrs  Shen oudid herself, with proving again that  She is a master storyteller !!! That She is the right person, on the right place. THAT She knows how to play boldly with my bookish heart. She and this book made me laugh - HARD, with breaking my soul a few moments later.... The Hunter's title is so accurate, and I was His willingly prey. 

    Hunter played me like a professional poker player, since the begining... With every next paige,  He keeps showing me all the time how much I was wrong about Him... how much I need to think twice, before I would want to say anything about Him. Maybe as a woman I should feel more connected with Sailor, but no - This time, it was all the way Hunter, the boy who - keep joking around, but inside.... HE IS A TOTALL MESS. A BROKEN SOUL.... A broken heart, which is laughing outside but roting slowly inside. Today, I'm sure - He is everything... my whole bookish world right now and EVERYTHING what You don't expect.

    He will came. He will see. HE WILL CONQUER YOUR HEART. 

    Sailor is a rival perfect for Him. Their story is a slow burn, but from first moment together, I felt flames around them - and I'm suprised that my kindle didn't set up on fire !!! They both are fiesty, stuppborn but loyal and very generous for the right people... 

    The Hunter is not only the book - it is an experience. 

    The Hunter is not only an imaginary story - it is a masterpiece with capital M. 

    The Hunter (and The Belles) is a new world and new challenges, but the same LOVE for Bad Boys and Alphas.

    I'm a little sad...The waiting is over. My date with Hunter has ended in an epic way... but for sure He and Sailor are AMAZING, be sure to one click this book when You will only can !!!!


  10. ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books says:


    'THE HUNTER' is the first full length romance book in L.J. Shen's 'Boston Belles' series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' This is Hunter Fitzpatrick's and Sailor Brennan's story. Buckle up and get ready to fall in love..

    God first it was the cover, Holy shit because he's kind of hot