Book Review – Tyed by L.J. Shen


Rock bottom has built way more champions than privilege ever has. 

Blaire, an underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you) needs something from Ty. 

Mixed Martial artist Ty, a soon-to-be Welterweight champion of the Xtreme Warrior League and the hottest guy in the Bay Area, wants something from Blaire. 

But Ty has a secret. 
And Blaire can barely even handle his truths. 

Life is about to throw a few knockout punches at both of them. Can they handle the pain?



Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published July 1st 2015

This review is going to be quick and to the point.

I adore  L.J. Shen’s writing style. Sparrow and Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) have been HUGE hits with me. I love her ASSHOLE jerks.


So, reading Tyed, which I think must have been her debut novel, was a bit of a let down. But that’s just me, coming from devouring Sparrow and Vicious, and going backwards just doesn’t’ work for me. The same happened to me with Marianna Zappata, I ADORED her last 3 books, not so much her older novels.

So, this is really no criticism to her work, it’s just a case of preference.

What I LOVED about Tyed was the location. It played in the BayArea. Which I thought was very neat!

Blaire and Ty were young, a bit immature, and so full of drama.

I really liked that Blaire was a tomboy and the very opposite of her glamorous model sister. She was a Converse wearing cool gal. Blunt, direct and not afraid at all to go nose to nose with an MMA fighter.

Ty, a guy working his way up to a champion MMA fighter, had to overcome quite a few obstacles to get there, some decisions were questionable but he did what had to be done.

Those two met and SPARKS flew!

It was a cute and entertaining novel until we got to the part when accusations and quick judgments took the fun out of it. I understood were the issues came from, I just would have liked Blaire to be a bit more mature and not believing everything she was told. Have some faith in your man.

I would consider this a YA novel, which would go with the impulsiveness and the amount of boy drama.

Other than that, there was nothing really WRONG with this novel.




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