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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  24,947 ratings  ·  2,681 reviews
From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
...And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory--namely, his wallet.
Now he's staring me down like I'm the
Paperback, 1st Edition, 328 pages
Published September 7th 2018 by LJ Shen (first published September 4th 2018)
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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*

Hes cunning, ruthless, sexy as hell, and has one of the dirtiest mouths EVER! Hes the perfect new BBF for me.

This couple is one of my absolute favorites. He's SO OTT and she's so real. Watching them fall for one another amidst all the drama was the best thing ever. Oh, and did I mention they're beyond HOT?

Dirty Headlines is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 and I enjoyed being consumed!

This book was exactly what I needed. A sexy office romance with strong main
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DIRTY HEADLINES is unlike anything LJ Shen has written before. Does it have her signature Alpha assholes, her unique heroines, and insane chemistry? YES! Absolutely. But it is tad lighter and more comedic at times. I found that I enjoyed this side of Shens writing just as much as her angst driven books.

Celian is everything fans have come to expect from her heroes. This man is on Vicious level when it comes to his cold heart, but he is also a
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

Part of me wanted to screw her, the other to spank her. Those two didnt necessarily contradict one another.

An über alphahole, a chuck loving, sharp-witted heroine, laugh out loud humor, and a romance hot enough to set every ovary within a 100 mile radius aflame all blend together into another page-turner from the awesome LJ Shen! It was sinfully delicious with some of the HOTTEST sex scenes and one dirty talking mega asshole. *swoon*

Did I mention the alphahole part? Because I swear,
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Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
And my new boss.
I could have impressed him, if not for last months unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memorynamely, his wallet.
Now hes staring me down like Im the dirt under his Italian loafers, and Im supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith Jude Humphry is I have
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok, ok. Please excuse me for a few minutes whilst I try wrap my head around all the beatings my heart just took with the amount of feels this book just unleashed upon me, Jesus!


Ok, so here we go..

Ever since I heard Dirty Headlines was becoming a thing I knew I HAD to read it no matter what. As the days got closer and more teasers came and went my need for this book grew stronger and stronger until I could barely take it anymore and then finally, FINALLY the day came, the day when Dirty
Vanessa (When Vane Reads)
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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One of my favorite stories of 2018!! Ms. Shen outdid herself again!

What do you do with your life when you finish one of the best stories of this year? Gahhh!!!! Two nights practically without sleep, but it was worth it. Dirty Headlines is an epic story, it has the characteristic style of the author that hooks you from the first page, but, nevertheless, it is different from everything she has written so far, a little lighter and with a touch of comedy that made me laugh out
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First of all, Leigh should trademark/copyright/patent #AssholeAlpha cause she seems to have exclusivity in creating them. She single handedly changed the Bad Boy genre. Dishing out one hard hitting Vicious, Scandalous men after the other, they create Ruckus in Midnight, they're the Bane of my stupid heart, but I would create Headlines in the Dirty Sheets with anyone of them any given day ......and TWICE on Sunday 😂. The writing is superlative and sharp, very cutting edge language is used and ...more
Two years ago, on a flight from Mumbai to the UAE, I sat next to this mesmerisingly gorgeous bloke.
Tall, chiselled, and just yummy. But, by gosh, he was an arse; yet despite all that, the flight attendants were content to dwell within his orbit. The further we travelled, the less civilised he became, and still the crew dug their heels, hoping for what Ill never know. 3 hrs and change later, I was liberated from his presence and it literally felt like the sun shined brighter.

In any event, this
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Gah!! What can I say about an L.J. Shen novel that I haven't already said before? Dirty Headlines was filled with the passion and intensity we have come to expect from this author, but filled to the brim with an extra dose of rapid-fire banter as the cherry on top. Celian and Jude were absolutely amazing and one of my favorite couples she has written. I was consumed, addicted and never wanted it to end. I savored every word.

Dirty Headlines was pure L.J. magic. It was a less angsty ride than
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

If you know me you know I love jerks, assholes and guys that say what they mean. I have a weakness for them - calling them my kryptonite would be an understatement. LJ SHEN is the one author that ALWAYS delivers.

VICIOUS, BANE and now CÉLIAN are my top contenders. They just have the something extra that is missing from many other heroes out there.

But I must admit Célian is my fave.

Whereas Vicious and Bane were OTT and skirted the edge of OMG - Célian did all of that with an
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DIRTY HEADLINES: is a full length romance novel by L.J. Shen. Spoken in Dual Perspectives. In this we meet Célian Laurent & Jude Humphry.

Chuck wearing Twenty three year old Jude, is having a shittastic day that tops all shitty days, broke, newly single, and jobless, and a father whose sick, whilst sinking her sorrows at a bar she meets a dirty talking French guy, who looked like a god among men, he says
Chelé-----4 The Love of Books
Ladies and gents Leigh Shen is a BEAST of epic proportions! She gets it right every. Single. Time!!

Dirty Headlines literally has it all. A dirty mouthed, brutally deliciously, possessive, alpha with a heart of gold and a strong, take no crap, sassy, smart mouthed heroine with the soul of an angel.

I couldn't devour this story fast enough!

Célian Laurent is ALL the things......heir to a media empire.....brillant.....the king of his domain, GORGEOUS. He's also the guy Jude had a one night stand
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Dirty Headlines by L. J. Shen was at the top of my most anticipated reads list for 2018. The struggle was real waiting for this book, y'all! I clung to every tease the author decided to give us. In the morning when I logged onto Facebook, one of my first stops was always to visit her reader's group to see if she gave up any new little bit of information that day. I freaked out over every excerpt and graphic until I felt like I would burst if I didn't get to read the book soon. When it finally ...more
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5 stars

Whatever I say isn't enough to express how much I loved this book.I was hooked from page one and I enjoy every minute of it!I just found my new book boyfriend, ladies get ready to meet the sexy and cocky Celian.


Not only Celian stole my heart but also Jude who is amazing heroine.I believe she is one of the best heroines I've ever read.I want her to be my best friend.She is strong and sassy.The relationship between them was like an explosion, they
Sophia Triad
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dirty Headlines! YES, please! The dirtier, the better 😉

I dont normally do this, I said when the doors to the elevator slid open and we stepped inside.
Dont try to convince me youre a good girl, he hissed, his breathmint and fresh coffee beansskating along my throat. I dont give a f@ck.

Jude only had one nightstand in her life. Heartbroken after her boyfriend's betrayal, unable to cover her father's medical costs, jobless, hungry, sad somehow she will not be able to resist Célian at the
Yeasmin Alo (Red Sparrow)
I know what you guys must be thinking
She just gave another douchebag
anti-hero 5 out of 5 stars
this girl sure has a thing for douchebags

(and I am not denying)

After reading the Blurb I thought the male lead would be some rich spoiled kid born with silver spoon and
will be hitting every woman with pulse

But boi was I wrong !
Pleasantly wrong tbh
I didn't think it would be an age gap romance and the male protagonist will be an Alpha

I could write a song about his bossiness and dominance ( man
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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*4.5 stars*

So good!!

Célian and Jude are so hot together! Their banter is priceless and their chemistry is off the charts.

L.J. Shen writes the best alphahole heroes that you cant help but love and Célian is no exception.

Hes a jerk and many times I wanted to slap him, but at the same time I felt so attracted to his honesty and no craps given attitude that I wanted to kiss him senseless. Hes sexy, smart and hardworking too. Jude is perfect for him with her kind but strong personality. Shes
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Okay so heres the thing, I loved this book. But holy crap did I want to bang my head on the wall while reading it, maybe punch a wall or two too. Why? Because this hot headed, egomaniac, self centered asshole named Celian Laurent stole me for the last day driving me crazy with frustration and yet underneath all of this he is so fricken lovable. I love a big time jerk!!!!!

And one of the biggest reason I love him, Jude Humphrey. She was witty, she was strong, and she stood up for herself
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
L.J. Shen has created some of my favorite alpha-holes and Célian definitely showed me he was in it to win it! He reminded me of a certain character from the show, Suits, and I felt vindicated when it was mentioned in the book.

Célian Laurent:

Cold. Calculated. Sexy. Ambitious. Successful. Intelligent. Strangely charismatic. Determined. Absolutely Filthy. Broken.

Here was a man who had it all. Literally. Money, good looks, excellent health, an elitist upbringing, continued success in his family's
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"Drown me in your poisonous kisses. Let me die from your venom."

Dirty Headlines is a smoking hot stand-alone contemporary romance set in Manhattan. When a forbidden romance sparks between the most unlikely people, office drama is elevated to an entirely new level. Judith (aka Jude) Humphry is a chuck wearing spitfire who hopes to become a successful reporter one day. When she lands an internship in a reputable newsroom, she is shocked to discover that her hot (and scandalous) one-night
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jude Humphry just stole my heart!

It's not often that I say a heroine was my favorite character in a story, I'm usually all about the heroes. But in Dirty Headlines it was Jude that had me crushing big time. I loved how down to earth she was and I absolutely adored all of the music references she threw out there. I'm a huge music lover and it made me giddy every time she would mention a favorite band or song of mine.

Then we have
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Dirty Headlines was the exact kind of book that I was looking for to end my summer reading on a high note. It was sexy with the New York hustle to it, alluring, smart, and full of passion and sass that made us begged for more!! L.J is the queen of writing alpha holes and she certainly made no exception for Célian Laurent.

I stole his wallet, he stole my heart".

Fresh out of college and now eager to have a career in journalism, Judith is now
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a fun surprise! It wasn't on my radar at all, and I'm glad I found it. I like the boss/employee taboo read every once in a while, and this worked well for me. I actually really liked both characters, and I was definitely rooting for them to get a HEA in the end! Their tension was hot, and I also felt like their progression into deeper feelings was believable. My biggest issue is the ending. Even though I did get a HEA -- I thought the ending was feeling a little
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Harloe Rae
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ermigawwwd... Im still not at the point of making sense over here. The massive heat stroke from Dirty Headlines hasnt cooled one bit and Im a mess. We all know LJ Shen is a word wizard, but jeez... this forbidden office romance is something else.

Break out the extra fans, panties, and ice cubes. Youre going to need them.

Célian is just whoa. I cant quite wrap my mind, or hand, around him. Hes filthy and delicious, crass and cold, and a helluva lotta fun. Hes an epic hero all star and Im ready to

I am a big fan of this authors writing style. The "Sinners of Saint" series is one of my favorites. She writes the best kind of heros, so I couldn't wait to dive into this one and meet Célian !! And boy was I happy to meet him ;)

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Now it's not secret, that I love my redeemable assholes and Mr. Célian Laurent definitely had the part of asshole down..he also had the part of dirty-talker down, but that's a whole different subject :P The question is...was he redeemable ?? I think he was ;)

But this
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: L.J. Shen Fans, Romance
4 Meant For Each Other Stars
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Well, I have a confession to make. Tell me there is Dirty Talking, Hot Banter, and Major Chemistry and I am there. The reviews were fantastic for this and I couldn't click fast enough. L.J. Shen is a strong author and she has the ability to make all of these elements primarily work.

This is a man in charge, unlimited finances, and a tortured backstory which causes him to have the practice of not committing, of taking what he wants yet caring about
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Love looks not with the eyes, but
with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid
painted blind.
__ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream.

If there is one author who can write possibly the best alpha a$$hole heroes imaginable, it would have to be L. J. Shen. She has such a natural talent of bringing to life these alphas who are positively the worlds most arrogant jackasses and larger than life characters that I just cant get enough of, and I am always left wanting more... so much more. I am
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Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I have a confession to make: Im cheating on Vicious with Celian.

Ive said it before: L.J. Shen is my Queen of Asshole Heroes.

First, Vicious. Now, Celian. I know, I shouldnt compare these two ruthless men because fundamentally theyre both very different, yet at the same time theyre eerily similar. They both share an obsession, a deep-rooted love for the women they want. Theyre cold and mean. Assholes, inside and outside the boardroom. I could continue comparing these two wonderfully amazing
2.5 stars.
Um, where do I start.
Not even a contender for my favorite "asshole" hero by Ms. L.J. Shen.
I have to confess that I never really "warmed up" to Celian (the hero) even after I finished reading the entire book.
He went from being a total jerk to less of a jerk but still a jerk nonetheless. 👎
Jude was likable enough I suppose but I never really found myself routing for these two to make it as a couple.
The storyline was definitely stronger in the beginning of this book but by the time I
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L.J. Shen is USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author of contemporary romance books. She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat.
When she's not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows.

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