From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a new, contemporary romance is Available Now! Check out Lita T’s Review! @lj_shen @jennw23

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“The perfect blend of soul crushing angst, laugh out loud wit and heart melting romance.”–Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a new, contemporary romance with heart-wrenching twists and laugh-out-loud moments. This standalone is like no other by this author. In The Unlikely Event is available now!

“Romance masterpiece” – Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author

In the Unlikely Event AMAZON

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?


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Lita T’s Review: 4.5 Stars

In The Unlikely Event by LJ Shen is the story of Aurora. At 18 she decides to go to Ireland to visit her father’s grave and find out about him since she never met him and her half siblings. The visit doesn’t go as she had wanted but she does meet Malachy aka Mal. He is a few years older than her and has information on her father. With his violet eyes, talent with a guitar, his singing voice and cocky attitude she is in trouble. He has plans for her. Their one day and night together was everything. They end up writing a contract on a napkin that stated they would marry each other regardless if after 8 years they ran into each other. Fast forward 8 years and Mal ends up walking into an event her record label executive boss is hosting in New York. She now finds herself back in Ireland staying at the cottage they spent that memorable night at for the next 2 months. There is several problems with this scenario. Aurora now has a boyfriend who is coming along for part of the trip. Something is going on with Mal because be is not only acting strange but also hostile towards her and to top it off the cottage looks like no one has been there in years. I have read many books by this author and her storytelling style was different. I liked it. It was comical at times and emotional at others. The journey that Aurora and Mal went on was definitely filled with sexual tension: you could cut it with a knife. Their love/ hate to back to love was tough and filled with betrayal and secrets. Needless to say I didn’t get much sleep last night. Read this story straight through. 4.5 stars for me


LJShenAbout 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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