Release Blitz: Bad Cruz by LJ Shen is LIVE

Bad Cruz, an all-new swoony, laugh out loud rom com from Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

I would say Dr. Cruz Costello is my archenemy. But that would require acknowledging one another, which we haven’t done in over a decade.

He’s the town’s golden child. The beloved quarterback-turned-physician. I’m the girl who got knocked up at sixteen and now works at a diner.

He is Fairhope royalty. I get my monarch dose from tabloid gossip.

He’s well-off. I’m…well, off.

When our siblings get engaged, Cruz’s parents invite both families to a pre-wedding cruise. Except Cruz and I find ourselves stuck on a different ship from everyone else. Cue ten horrible, insufferable days at sea with a man I cannot stand. (My fault, of course.) But when the alcohol pours in, the secrets spill out, and I’m left with one question: Can I take another chance on love?

  Bad Cruz is a pretty hilarious enemy-to-lover romance.  Cruz was secretly in love with Tennessee since they were in high school but his best bud beat him to asking Tennessee out.  Unfortunately the friend turned out to be a douche bag and left Tennessee high and dry and with a baby.  Cruz moved on with his life and they never expected to spend much time with each other again.  That is until they got stuck on a cruise ship together alone for several days.  Cramped in a small place with unlimited alcohol … what can go wrong, right? J Cruz is the town’s golden boy and Tennessee is an outcast / gossip of the town.  Cruz at the beginning was a bit mean to Tennessee but he was hiding his true feelings.  Tennessee dresses and acts like a ditzy as the result people treat her badly.  Tennessee is hiding and building a high wall that no one can get through.  Cruz knows better though and he is determined to bring out the real Tennessee if it means a little tough love.  I really like Cruz as the story unfolds.  He obviously gorgeous and successful.  I totally swooned hard when he became protective of Tennessee and even more adorable the way he treats her young son.  Cruz is definitely a keeper.  I did not understand Tennessee as much with the way she self-destructed.  I guess when you get burned the way she did, it is hard to come back from the fall.  She has such a tough façade but deep down she is fun and carefree.  She redeemed herself with the wedding speech though – she laid her heart on the line and there was not a single thing left unsaid.  MELTED my heart!!!  I enjoyed the plot.  The banters were hilarious with so many laugh out loud moments.  The chemistry is awesome between Cruz and Tennessee.  Even with all the hates there is always an undercurrent attraction ready to explode.  Boy! It did explode!  Overall, entertaining read – slow-burn, romcom, enemy-to-lover, HEA.  

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About LJ Shen 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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