The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

It was bound to happen, but I had no idea it would happen in such spectacular fashion. Alas, all good things come to an end….With that said, several of my #1 loves have been dethroned! My new #1, Wolfe Keaton, is EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING that ever was!


The Kiss Thief – L.J. Shen

The Kiss Thief

by L.J. Shen


Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published January 6th 2019

The Kiss Thief – L.J. Shen


The Kiss Thief – L.J. Shen


⭐️⭐️6 STARS⭐️⭐️
”Ours is not a love story.”


It was bound to happen, but I had no idea it would happen in such spectacular fashion. Alas, all good things come to an end….With that said, several of my #1 loves have been dethroned! My new #1, Wolfe Keaton, is EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING that ever was!

The Kiss Thief is unlike any other book I’ve read and is completely amazing. In fact, it’s the BEST OF THE BEST! I was utterly enchanted from the very first page. And just look at that gorgeous cover. I’m BLOWN AWAY by the gorgeousness. L.J. Shen slays!

So…here’s what you need to know:

As I stated above, Wolfe Keaton is effing amazing! He’s, sexy, cunning, ruthless, intelligent, and driven. In short, he’s the perfect Alphahole! I’ll go on record right now and state, if alphaholes are your thing, YOU WILL BE RUINED by Wolfe. Prepare your hearts NOW! He’s larger than life and the ultimate BBF.

The plot is intricately weaved like a beautiful tapestry. It’s complicated and intriguing. Unexpected twists abound. I was on the edge of my seat while reading it. And did I mention, I devoured the book at a record speed.

The writing and storytelling are beyond reproach. Shen is one of my Top Favorite author for this very fact. I can always expect the best from her and she delivers…each and every time.

And last but not least, the execution is fan-freaking-tastic! The feel of this book is different and so beautifully rendered. The historical inspiration shines throughout. The attention to detail and subtle nuisances that are interspersed throughout add to the decadence and beauty of the storytelling. It left me breathless and completely in awe.

To sum up, this is my absolute favorite LJ Shen book. She raised the bar and ascended to a new level of greatness. From cover to cover, The Kiss Thief, is stunning perfection.


The Kiss Thief – L.J. Shen


4 stars

Going into TKT I knew that this story would be different. It’s a tad bit darker, more somber, and has less of the banter I love. Actually the entire atmosphere around TKT was utterly engrossing with its forbidden and emotionally charged love story. With a flair for the dramatic, the author spun two epic love stories and weaved them together seamlessly into a thoroughly fascinating novel.

TKT is one of those novels, you would want to read in a dramatically beautiful setting like a gorgeous library, with a crackling fire, and a glass of something delicious to the side. Big windows with dramatic views, chandeliers and a grand piano. Grand stairways, marble hallways, big limousines, and a butler at the ready.

This book gave me all the feels.

And even though it didn’t reach the absolute perfection that Dirty Headlines was for me, The Kiss Thief checked many of my favorite boxes, and performed brilliantly.

The prose was beautiful and the writing was vibrant, and eloquent.  The story was well rounded, fully fledged and conveyed in a way that was enchanting and captivating  from beginning to end. The author’s writing skill has been honed to perfection and TKT is the best example. Brilliant writing, excellent story telling, and main characters that stood out by being delightfully unique, and unforgettable – The Kiss Thief delivered in spades!!.

With amazing performances by both Francesca and Wolfe, I was sucked into their epic love story without a moments hesitation.

Francesca and Wolfe were wonderful characters and they certainly had me on the edge of my seat at times. Both were the way they were because of outside circumstances and both accepted the fact and moved on. They also stood their ground, pulled, pushed and conquered on their own merit. Neither victim, nor villain. But equal footing was still paramount for a lasting and well deserved HEA!

I must admit I was looking forward to Wolfe’s POV the most. Getting a glimpse into his mind was my favorite thing in the entire novel. His thought process was utterly fascinating especially since his emotions were completely locked up.  And his public facade and even the small glimpses he allowed Francesca to see, were nothing like what was going on in his mind. The author truly excels at writing utterly engrossing male characters.

So, what are you waiting for? This book needs to be devoured!




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The Kiss Thief – L.J. Shen


The Kiss Thief - L.J. Shen

They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.


L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels.

She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.







The Kiss Thief – L.J. Shen

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