Review: The Devil Wears Black by L.J. Shen

The Devil Wears Black, all new enemies-to-lovers, fake fiancé standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

Maddie Goldbloom stitched up a plan to ensure everything in her life was perfect—from a career in fashion to a chic NYC apartment to a pediatrician boyfriend.

When her ex, Chase Black, storms back into her life with an outrageous request, her immediate reaction is to refuse him. But he only wants to fulfill his father’s last wish. So even though he’s the man who broke her heart, playing his fiancée shouldn’t be hard, especially if it means she gets to watch the arrogant devil squirm a bit.

What ensues is a chain of events that detonates Maddie’s life—and when Chase’s walls come down, they both are forced to face reality.

They say keep your enemies close. But what if your enemy is also the man you love?

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**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Normally, the blurb of this book wouldn't really entice me to pick it up. The Fake Fiancée trope is one I try to avoid reading, but something in me said to give it a chance. I am happy I did, because it really worked well in this book. I was very pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. The biggest reason why is because of Maddie's beautiful personality. I also enjoyed Chase's broody emotionless character. They say opposites attract, and that was definitely the case with these two characters. Maddie and Chase dated a couple of months, while Maddie had the impression they were boyfriend and girlfriend, Chase was looking for more of a friends with benefits kind of deal. Things were getting a bit too serious for Chase so he did something to make Maddie dump him. However, now Chase is back to ask Maddie to play his fake fiancée until his father passes away. Maddie being her caring self tries to resist this request, but eventually gives in because she really likes his family.

The banter between the two was awesome and I really enjoyed Maddie finally being strong enough to show Chase her true self. Chase is surprised by this new fierce Maddie, and can't help but fall for her. I loved that even though Maddie is very sweet and tries to help everyone, that she finally stood up for herself. I enjoyed seeing her bloom and transform into this amazing woman who put herself first for the first time. Chase who blocks every emotion because of some things he went through in the past, finally opened himself up to love. The individual growth of both characters was great, and I really liked seeing them grow closer together and opening up. This is a second-chance romance, but they weren't showing their true selves the first time they were dating and that is why it didn't work out. Chase was closed off and Maddie tried to be the perfect woman she thought Chase was after. But the second time around the banter between them was fun and there was a lot of different emotions involved. The Devil Wears Black is a fun enemies-to-lovers second-chance contemporary romance. PS: don't you just LOVE the cover!

About 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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