Review: Thorne Princess by L.J. Shen

Thorne Princess
L.J. Shen
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Jan. 12, 2023
Genre: New Adult Romance

I landed in hot water with the tabloids one too many times.
What can I say? My nipple wanted to come out and say hi to the paparazzi.
After that, my father presented me with an ultimatum—either he cuts off the gravy train and stops paying for my lavish lifestyle or I agree to have a live-in bodyguard.
And by bodyguard, I mean a sexy, formidable, out-of-this-world babysitter who just happens to be good at breaking spines.
Ransom Lockwood, ladies and gentlemen.
Now he is forcing me to try all kinds of weird stuff. Stop partying, clean up my act, get a job…
A part of me wants to tell him to get lost. I’m past saving.
But the other part? The other part wants to save him.



My thoughts…

A romance between a bodyguard and their charge? Sign me up! I was all for this… but had a hard time with some things when it came to this story. First I have to ask… do people actually say “watermelon sugar high”? Like, is that a thing people say? It was things like this that really took me away from the story because it was so absurd and trying so hard to be hip. There were also things that dated the book by trying to bring pop culture into the mix and it just didn’t jive with me.

Another issue I had with this story is the romance. Ransom has a specific kink. Fine, whatever. However, the way he treats Hallie and then the creepy romance that comes from certain events just left me feeling off. Especially when there was a back and forth between them. It was hard to justify the things going on when he would go out to hook up with other people. I felt like the story would have been perfectly fine without those moments. There really was not much point to them.

Did I still enjoy the story? Yes. Were there things that bothered me about it? Yes. However, I did enjoy the heroine’s growth throughout the book and enjoyed watching her go from a spoiled girl to a woman taking charge of her life.

One Thought on “Review: Thorne Princess by L.J. Shen

  1. Even with some problems it sounds good. Glad you enjoyed it.

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