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In the Unlikely Event From Bestseller LJ Shen Comes A New, Star Crossed Lovers Romance About Loss, Love, And Meeting The One When You Are Too Young To Know How To Keep Them 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


10 thoughts on “In the Unlikely Event

  1. says:

    5 STARS All is fair in love and war, and I m certainly prepared for battle This book came out of left field and slapped me over the head with all of the feels This is so completely different from anything I ve read by LJ to date A unique and angsty emotional roller coaster that was addictive from beginning to finish If there s one thing that I ve come to expect from LJ Shen, it s her knack for the unexpected, and ITUE was definitely unexpected If you re fans of second chance romanc 5 STARS All is fair in love and war, and I m certainly prepared for battle This book came out of left field and slapped me over the head with all of the feels This is so completely different from anything I ve read by LJ to date A unique and angsty emotional roller coaster that was addictive from beginning to finish If there s one thing that I ve come to expect from LJ Shen, it s her knack for the unexpected, and ITUE was definitely unexpected If you re fans of second chance romance that offers up angst with a splash of humor, this will deliver on all fronts.Malachy Doherty came into Rory s life like a silent storm She didn t see him coming They shared a steamy short lived romance and a promise on a napkin that would be put to the test years later when they crash into each other s worlds again Malachy was an enigma that I couldn t get enough of He goes from sweet and enigmatic to aloof and cruel in the span of the eight years they spent apart But when he sees Rory again, it doesn t matter that she has a new life and a boyfriend He s determined to make her hold up her end of the bargain that she signed away on a napkin in a pub years ago If they see each other again, all bets are off.In The Unlikely Event blends quirky humor with emotion and angst flawlessly It gives us a brooding rockstar and a sassy heroine that will bring him to his knees It delivers on a second chance romance full of feels that I adored from beginning to end addictive in a way that LJ Shen has now perfected in her writingbeta read Find me on


  2. says:

    Can you please stop being so beautiful and real and alive all over my house like you own it or somethingI finished this in a day and now the bags under my eyes are Gucci _______________ A Note From Alex after reading all the notes in this book, especially the chocolate one Whenever I finish a book, Goodreads my number one cheerleader always sends me an email telling me that I have actually finished the book as if I didn t know it myself, you d think But this time when GRCan you please stop being so beautiful and real and alive all over my house like you own it or somethingI finished this in a day and now the bags under my eyes are Gucci _______________ A Note From Alex after reading all the notes in this book, especially the chocolate one Whenever I finish a book, Goodreads my number one cheerleader always sends me an email telling me that I have actually finished the book as if I didn t know it myself, you d think But this time when GR sent me this I felt like Goodreads just knew call it kismet that this book and I are undergoing some challenges Initially, I gave this four stars but upon looking back, I m sticking with my 3 star rating This is honestly the hardest rating I have ever had to debate Because, if I m being honest with myself I probably enjoyed this a lot but I know that I shouldn t have Here s the thing This book was fucking addicting I burned lasagna while reading this book I didn t hear the oven ding and then my lasagna burnt So in order to truly know this book s rating for me I m asking myself now What it worth burning the lasagna, Alex Was it worth having to scrape all that cheesy goodness into the bin and feel immense guilt whilst doing so Here s the dilemma During the time, yes It was very worth it Now Not so much In The Unlikely Event is something so different to what Shen normally puts out that I couldn t help but pick it up It s not really a christmas romance, but it s a winter one We follow Mal and Rory s story of love, loss and heartbreak It was comical and didn t take itself seriously at all, and I loved it evenbecause of that It was hot, captivating and so nail bitingly, page turningly addictive that I really didn t get much sleep I loved the different narratives and I found myself laughing out loud during some moments That is also to say though, that this book is not all comedy It deals with really sensitive issues and in true LJ fashion, the angst is so unbearably thick, it s better than any soap opera or reality TV show I ve ever watched It s also safe to say, that I unfortunately can no longer look at chocolate the same way This is not a bad or a good thing Just different. The banter between Rory and Mal was probably my favourite aspect of this book Also, if there is any one romance writer that can take the same trope enemies to lovers in all her books but still manage to keep me captivated it s this one I rooted for so many different people in this book and although it drained me when I came to the end chapter, I felt like I went on a really long holidayWant to know if you love someone Watch them suffer and see how much it tears you apartBut then why do I also feel like I wasted such a great it was mediocre, I fuck up cereal on my best days , awesomely dished lasagna For one thing, it s always heartbreaking when you have to compost carbs But, for reasonssuited to this review this book frustrated the fucking lights out of me Yes, we already know that Shen writes up the most problematic, toxic and dysfunctional relationships but still manages to make you hooked over wanting to know what happens I knew this going in, I came prepped for the assholes and the triggers Just to let you know, the hero in this book is manipulative, conniving and so rude for a good part of the book The heroine is also frustratingly juvenile and oblivious to so much Half the time, I wished Rory would have just demanded to understand what was going on Regardless, Rory and Mal end up being sickly cute and this book definitely amped up the steam.But I m going to lay some other things out Spoilers Ahead The relationship in this book is based on insta love This usually never works for me but I looked past it in this book The amount of miscommunication in this book could give an airline company s customer service rep a run for their fucking money If LJ Shen ever writes a book with 100% women supporting women, I might actually slip into a coma There is so much animosity between female relationships in this book that just hurt my heart immensely Something that would have been so mindblowingly unique is if the topic of loving someone whilst being in a relationship was tackled with no cheating involved It was so obvious that I actually thought that no one would cheat in this book I was so wrong. Another thing I really wished for was for Callum Rory s boyfriend not to be villainized in order to cop out of the relationship I cant stress this enough but breaking up with someone because you don t have feelings for them any is a very valid reason I wish authors didn t villainize the significant other in order to make up for the fact that they are being broken up with because suddenly if they re not the best person, then it s okay for the MC to move on and be with someone else This last one is probably the most important one There is a rape scene in this book, and I won t put this section under a hide spoiler thing because this is an important trigger warning to anyone that is going to read this book I wish it was given as a caveat in the book itself but sigh The rape scene in this book needed to be dealt with so muchcare and importance, rather than just being an event that occurs in the storyline Through all those problems I still soldiered on LJ Shen is really truly my biggest guilty pleasure I know that all of the tropes and aspects of her books are so fucking problematic and controversial, but I still read this like a fanatic This book is far from perfect but I swallowed it entirely


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    Utterly breathtaking This book is a work of art Complex, intricately designed, and stunningly beautiful It s unlike anything else I ve ever read in this genre, yet so romantic and full of hope Malachy and Aurora s chemistry jumps off the page Here s what I loved From the very first time I met Mal, I was enad He s so charismatic and charming, I just want to snuggle him He s fun, carefree, and sexy Exactly what Aurora needed at that time in her life Aurora is vibrant and sweet, yet fe Utterly breathtaking This book is a work of art Complex, intricately designed, and stunningly beautiful It s unlike anything else I ve ever read in this genre, yet so romantic and full of hope Malachy and Aurora s chemistry jumps off the page Here s what I loved From the very first time I met Mal, I was enad He s so charismatic and charming, I just want to snuggle him He s fun, carefree, and sexy Exactly what Aurora needed at that time in her life Aurora is vibrant and sweet, yet feisty A great balance to Mal s character When these two meet, sparks fly I loved loved loved the notes I m sitting here laughing just thinking about BEST DAY EVER The multiple POVs and insights into characters motivations and actions kept me entertained I love multifaceted views and ITUE is certainly abundant in those.This authors signature style of writing and storytelling is always a treasure She is so versatile and her lyrical prose is like a siren s song I cannot get enough And last but not least, Ashton I loveeeee In The Unlikely Event is unique, fresh, and an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING read It is by far one of the wittiest books L.J Shen has ever written I don t know that I ve laughed so much while reading in a very long while HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BETA READ


  4. says:

    LIVE EARLY FULL REVIEW 5 SHAKE MY SNOW GLOBE CROWNSSo different, and yet uniquely L.J Shen I absolutely loved this new world and characters IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT is going to shake up your snowglobe What I love most about any L.J Shen book is that her characters are flawed, maybe a bit broken or jaded from the hand they have been dealt, but what I also love about her characters is that they find love Always The love is in someone whole or some just orbroken than they are But LIVE EARLY FULL REVIEW 5 SHAKE MY SNOW GLOBE CROWNSSo different, and yet uniquely L.J Shen I absolutely loved this new world and characters IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT is going to shake up your snowglobe What I love most about any L.J Shen book is that her characters are flawed, maybe a bit broken or jaded from the hand they have been dealt, but what I also love about her characters is that they find love Always The love is in someone whole or some just orbroken than they are But her stories show me that love is out there for everyone, and ITUE exemplifies this in so many ways Mal and Rory are everything we love about a young romance the epic, whirlwind love Through them we feel the incorruptible purity of romance and the pure innocence of love The serendipitous nature of their initial meeting has all the swoon worthy moments readers die over The Mal and Rory we meet as adults have become a bit jaded because it s life Things happen We make assumptions We cast people as villains We make excuses for those we love We make mistakes All of these things shape who we are and the futures we carve out for ourselves What is epically romantic about it all is that these two are still drawn to each other, that through the muck of life, their hearts and souls still call to each other.In the Unlikely Event, though, is something special I don t know if it is the setting or the way they meet or the fact that these two still find each other, but there is something that sits in your soul, that has you feeling bereft when you read the final line because it s over There is something unique and witty and funny and romantic that grips onto your heart and doesn t let go And as with any Shen novel, there are lasting themes that relate to the way we love the resonates in not just my heart but my mind And that is magical in and of itself.In the Unlikely Event is different It is Will you find all the signature things fans love about her books Absolutely LJ s stamp is all over this book, but it is something different in the romance world right now I know I ve never read a story like it, and I don t think I will for some time BETA read


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    English spanish version ITUE IS BRILLIANT, MAGIC, PURE PERFECTION , I don t have enough words to describe the magnificence of this story, it hooked me from the first words, and I WAS NOT ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN a single second, it is so entertaining that I practically inhaled the pages The plot consumed me and stole my breath, gahhh IT S KINDLE CRACK.The author brings her game A and gives us a mind blowing story, EPIC BEYOND THE WORDS The intricate storyline has her unique writing style, but it s English spanish version ITUE IS BRILLIANT, MAGIC, PURE PERFECTION , I don t have enough words to describe the magnificence of this story, it hooked me from the first words, and I WAS NOT ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN a single second, it is so entertaining that I practically inhaled the pages The plot consumed me and stole my breath, gahhh IT S KINDLE CRACK.The author brings her game A and gives us a mind blowing story, EPIC BEYOND THE WORDS The intricate storyline has her unique writing style, but it s still SO DIFFERENT FROM WHAT SHE HAS WRITTEN BEFORE, it s sooo hilarious, I laughed out loud throughout the story, but also anguish overflows every chapter, typical of L.J Shen It s witty, original, and interesting, with secrets, intrigues and unexpected events that had me with my heart in my mouth and left me speechless AMAZEBALLS Our hero Malachy is my new favorite book boyfriend, I m so obsessed with him, he is a poet singer Irish insert sigh here , oh God, he is so sweet, cocky, and soooo sexy, he will melt your panties and heart gahhh, I swooned so much with him, he owns my soul Aurora Belle, ahhhh, she is so beautiful, sassy, brave, and headstrong, she is a force to be reckoned with I love her to pieces Mal and Rory were pure delight Their explosive chemistry is instantaneous and matchless, their scenes are so steamy and sexy, wow, I swear they could burn a room, my kindle almost makes spontaneous combustion with them And their banter, OMG, is on another level.Their romance is so passionate and intense, I couldn t get enough of them Something that I loved were the different POVs, they allowed me to have a broader vision and fall in lovewith the story And the epilogue is the BEST EPILOGUE EVER, it warmed my heart and made me cry with happiness.L.J Shen once again creates a masterpiece that spoke to my soul and my heart I am in awe of the author s talent her words always give me life, run through my senses and hypnotize me But with ITUE she set such a high bar for new stories, I feel that she will end up ruining me for all the other authors THIS CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE Versi n en espa ol Tu nueva adicci n est aqu In the Unlikely Event es brillante, m gico, pura perfecci n, me encant , no tengo suficientes palabras para describir la grandeza de esta historia, me atrap desde las primeras l neas y NO PUDE PONERLO ABAJO un solo segundo, es tan entretenido que pr cticamente inhal las p ginas Su trama me consumi y rob mi aliento, gahhh ES SIMPLEMENTE KINDLE CRACK.La autora trae su juego A y nos entrega una historia asombrosa y EPICA MAS ALLA DE LAS PALABRAS Esta intrincada trama tiene su estilo de escritura nico, pero aun as es totalmente diferente a lo que ella ha escrito antes, me hizo re r a carcajadas a traves de toda la trama, pero tambi n angustia se desborda de cada p gina, al mejor estilo L.J Shen Es ingeniosa e interesante, con secretos, intrigas e inesperados eventos que me tuvieron con el coraz n en la boca y me mantuvieron al borde del asiento durante toda la lectura.Nuestro h roe Malachy es mi nuevo novio literario, estoy tan obsesionada con l, es un poeta cantante irland s inserte suspiro aqu , oh Dios, es tan dulce, arrogante, sexy, l derretir tus bragas y tu coraz n y el ama con tanta fuerza, l definitivamente posee mi alma Rory, ahhhh es tan bella, atrevida y valiente, y amo su forma de ver la vida, enfrenta todo con coraje, me encanta.Mal y Rory fueron puro deleite Su intensa qu mica es instant nea e incomparable, alcanz niveles inimaginables, guau, juro que ellos pod an quemar una habitaci n, mi kindle casi hace combustion espont nea con sus escenas Su romance es tan apasionado, dulce e intenso No pude conseguir suficiente de ellos.Algo que me encant fueron los diferentes POVs, ellos me permitieron tener una visi n m s amplia y enamorarme m s de la historia Y el ep logo es el MEJOR EP LOGO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS, me calent el coraz n y me hizo llorar de felicidad.L.J Shen crea una vez m s una obra maestra que le habl a mi alma y mi coraz n El talento de la autora me dej asombrada, sus palabras siempre me dan vida, recorren mis sentidos y me hipnotizan, pero con ITUE ella pone una barra tan alta para otras historias, que siento que ella terminar arruin ndome para todos los dem s autores ESTE ROMANCE CONTEMPOR NEO ES LO MEJOR DE LO MEJORPREPARATE PARA EL VIAJE DE TU VIDA


  6. says:

    2 stars I normally love LJ Shen s books, and let me start off by saying I loved the start premise of this book One day together 8 years ago, the napkin, it started off so promising But this book was hella problematic for me If you want to know why, read below If you don t want spoilers about the story don t read it, because it s chalked full view spoiler The biggest issue I had The hero was legit raped and it was treated as no big deal HOW was this okay This is a real quote from the 2 stars I normally love LJ Shen s books, and let me start off by saying I loved the start premise of this book One day together 8 years ago, the napkin, it started off so promising But this book was hella problematic for me If you want to know why, read below If you don t want spoilers about the story don t read it, because it s chalked full view spoiler The biggest issue I had The hero was legit raped and it was treated as no big deal HOW was this okay This is a real quote from the book hero My head spins like a broken roundabout I mumble, Stop Stop Stop She presses her palm against my hard on and squeezes it.kathleen If you didn t want it, you wouldn t be hard hero Youneeda stop I slur She unbuckles my belt, ignoring my command My mind is a gray fog of floating thoughts, but I still manage to put a few things together. Kathleen, I don t want to fuck you, I repeat as coherently as I possibly can The thought of this happening makes me sick.If this was a heroine who was drunk and repeatedly said NO and a man said, You re wet, you must want it and proceeded to rape her, I don t think this would be okay with readers It was gross and horrifying and it bothered me so much I HATED the sister She was awful I don t understand her relationship with Mal why he would marry his rapist, and proceed down the line TO NAME A CHILD AFTER HER I ll never understand it I also didn t love all the cheating, the misunderstandings, and of course my least favorite thing in ANY book The hidden child troupe He married Rory without telling her he had a child with her dead sister who raped him Again, not okay hide spoiler I was so stressed and aggravated most of the book, I couldn t truly enjoy the good parts A lot of my friends loved this book, so it may be just me and my issues I m so sad I didn t love it It s got the greatest cover, it had some humor which I enjoyed, and the audio was so freaking great I loved the narration, so if you re going to read it, I can t recommend the audiobook enough I m excited to see what LJ Shen does next, as I love a lot of her books I honestly think this story line had a ton of potential, but my issues were much to large to overlook This one in particular was just a big miss for me


  7. says:

    This book was so surprising, different than what I expected, better than what I expected There s something about Leigh s writing that sucks you in, and you know when you open the pages to one of her books, you re in for a wild ride 10000000% recommended.


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here NO WAY IN HELLLLLLL Is it just an illusion uuuaaaa Did I read it correctly or did somebody pull prank on me by changing the right copy of the book Hero is raped by half evil incarnation of sister of heroine and accidentally conceived a child Is it right And it continues like Reagan pukes green mix a.k.a possessed by evil a.k.a half sister of heroine dies and goes to hell and attends limbo contest with Lucifer Morningstar you lucky bitch and hero keeps the baby s existence as secret f NO WAY IN HELLLLLLL Is it just an illusion uuuaaaa Did I read it correctly or did somebody pull prank on me by changing the right copy of the book Hero is raped by half evil incarnation of sister of heroine and accidentally conceived a child Is it right And it continues like Reagan pukes green mix a.k.a possessed by evil a.k.a half sister of heroine dies and goes to hell and attends limbo contest with Lucifer Morningstar you lucky bitch and hero keeps the baby s existence as secret from heroine This can t be real NO NO NO Is this candid camera show Did somebody shoot my widen eyes and distorted face during my reading There is also meaningless cheating OH COME ON Give us a break Is this the same author I love so much Impossible She must have hired and should be immediately fired the worst ghost writer on the universe maybe she is a real ghost to write this book And you called this second chance romance.Oh hell no Over my death body Do you consider this chocolate bar intercourse as a dirty fantasy Well what a waste of delicious chocolate Arrgghhhk That s enough I gotta stop right now Or I m gonna puke and waste a delicious bottle of Malbec Somebody help me Get this book out from my hands nowwwww They re burning Argghhhkkk BANG The reviewer dropped her keyboard and left the building bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  9. says:

    Ahhhhhh You guys Remember that time L.J Shen dropped a book promising that it was different from anything she has ever written Well that day is today and I can 100% wholeheartedly attest that this is one of her best books It is SO unlike any of her previous books but no less incredible It, without a doubt, has that PERFECT LJ touch that I die for Malachy and Aurora were nothing short of magnificent They are one of my favorite couples from this author When Aurora Rory Belle Jenkins Ahhhhhh You guys Remember that time L.J Shen dropped a book promising that it was different from anything she has ever written Well that day is today and I can 100% wholeheartedly attest that this is one of her best books It is SO unlike any of her previous books but no less incredible It, without a doubt, has that PERFECT LJ touch that I die for Malachy and Aurora were nothing short of magnificent They are one of my favorite couples from this author When Aurora Rory Belle Jenkins and Malachy Doherty made a contract to marry years earlier she could never have expected that the charming young musician she met in a foreign land would make such a lasting impression on her heart and mind Fast forward eight years later and the man she remembers has turned into a cold, callous and genius musical lyricist with secrets and anything but forever on his mind.In The Unlikely Event ITUE was absolutely magical Malachy and Aurora s story was so different but it still has the unflinching honesty, raw angst, spitfire fiery banter, intelligent writing and the sexual tension and love affair we DIE for Their love was tumultuous and delicious, smothered in warmth, secrets and lies and topped with a love that can rival any Disney fairytale Read this story to end your year with a BANG 5 stars Ratula


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    if you want to know what really rubbed me the wrong way view spoiler 1 the rape of the hero could have been a real teaching moment had it been handled well it s glossed over i know a child was conceived so the hero tries not to think about the circumstances but he was raped period and it s brushed aside.2 i don t actually mind cheating in books if the reasons are there but our heroine is a fcking moron she knew BEFORE she reunited with the hero that she didn t like her current bf that if you want to know what really rubbed me the wrong way view spoiler 1 the rape of the hero could have been a real teaching moment had it been handled well it s glossed over i know a child was conceived so the hero tries not to think about the circumstances but he was raped period and it s brushed aside.2 i don t actually mind cheating in books if the reasons are there but our heroine is a fcking moron she knew BEFORE she reunited with the hero that she didn t like her current bf that much why string him along when ur making out with getting fucked by a chocolate bar by the love of ur life just dump the dude.3 the big secret that everyone is hiding from rory is ridiculous and the fact that an entire village of people dislikes her because her father ABUSED HER MOTHER AND HER makes no fucking sense even if the dad cheated on his wife gf with rory s mom still a weird reason to hate a CHILD.4 hiding a child is not cool ever not in books not in tv not in movies not on earth NOT ON THE FUCKING MOON there s trauma and baggage and then there s i have a WHOLE ASS KID I LOVE and didn t tell you about if any of this seems incredibly messy to you i urge you to skip this book i sincerely LOVE LJ Shen books but this one is NOT it hide spoiler me and LJ have a complicated relationship but it really just boils down to her stand alone novels are too self indulgent and dramatic for me.and if i were an author with a VERY successful series that i had to grind and hustle writing i think i d want to indulge in writing some fun and wild books from time to time too but this felt so all over the place the pacing was nonexistent and the coincidences and misunderstandings were far too much for me this certainly isn t the worst book i ve ever read, and i appreciate LJ s attempt at adding some humor to her writing but it couldn t make up for the lack of character and relationship building.this felt like a less successful and wannabe poignant version of Midnight Blue if you want angsty messed up singer song writer vibes i d say go for that one if you want a true christmas romance DEFINITELY look elsewhere


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