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The Hunter

(Boston Belles #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  26,720 ratings  ·  2,936 reviews

I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?
It was just one of those unexplainable things. Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.
It just happened.
Now my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan.
The virginal archer is supposed to babys
Paperback, 394 pages
Published May 11th 2020 by L.J. Shen (first published May 10th 2020)
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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This was literally the look on my fave when I finished reading this AMAZING story. It is hands down one of the best romances I’ve ever read. Hunter called to me like a siren song!

I read this book in record time, flipping through the pages like a madwoman — simultaneously wanting to know what happens, but also not wanting the story to ever end. Books like this are why I began reading romance. It is riveting, sexy, and hit me right in the feels. Th
May 10, 2020 rated it did not like it

Let me demonstrate to you the epic MESS that is Hunter Fitzpatrick with the following highlights and thoughts. I have never in my entire life been as turned off by a character this fast as I was with Hunter. This book is unbelievable.

Chapter One begins with Hunter laying on the floor. ”I gathered I’d crashed on the floor again. And by the sticky feeling in my groin, followed by the breeze rolling through my neatly trimmed pubes, I knew I’d shoved my cock into holes I shouldn’t have the nig
Vanessa (When Vane Reads)
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read, favoritos

OMG! OMG! OMG! I AM TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH THIS NEW WORLD AND CHARACTERS! L.J. Shen opens her new series with a BANG, this book hit me like a truck. I'm a mess trying to handle so many emotions.  The Hunter is an explosive mix of laugh out loud, intense angst and scorching sensuality that consumed me completely and left me BREATHLESS! My stomach was a swarm of butterflies from beginning to end, I don't know what to do with myself anymore, I think I'm still in e
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing


HOLY F-*%#ING LORD IN HEAVEN! I’m so freaking in love with HUNTER and his heroine! I’m dying! I freaking laughed out loud so much at Hunter’s antics. The story is phenomenal. The cameos! DEAD. This new world. Thank god it is book one! I don’t want to leave it.

The Hunter is quintessential LJ Shen, and Hunter is the hero we have come to love. I am sucker for a playboy hero who is a bit broken on the inside. Shen wrote him in a way that m
mel ☽
1.5 stars

k first of all, 5 GIRLS. at the same time. seriously?? how does that even work? i know that's disgusting and all (and it is) but im here like
did he use his toes? knees? elbows???? man, this boy needs jesus.

ANYWAYS. so we were all introduced to Hunter Fitzpatrick (H) in broken knight and he's 1/3 of Vaughn and Knight's threesome friend group and we were told that he was the hoest of all them ho's and at that time i thought they were exaggerating but nope. what they were saying was 100%
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
Every time you discover a new LJ Shen book, it's like finding a pot of gold.
The Hunter is a gorgeous read full of warmth and heartfelt emotion. It is wildly addictive, beautifully written, and uniquely captivating.

I read THE HUNTER straight through without moving. It's RIVETING!!!

It’s no secret that Troy has always been my favourite so when I heard that He will be making an appearance with Sparrow in The Hunter , I was super excited... when I found out that Sailor was their daughter..: I DID A H
chan ☆
Nov 15, 2020 added it
Shelves: 2020, new-adult
i don't even trust myself anymore shhhh ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula

GAHHH!!! L.J. Shen did it again!!! I absolutely fell in love with Hunter Fitzpatrick in the All Saints High series but could never have expected how he would take my breath away in The Hunter. This story left me completely spellbound!!! His connection and banter with Sailor was pure perfection. I fell more in love with this story and this couple after every page and truly feel that there is no greater hero than Hunter. He is NEXT LEVEL MAGNIFICENCE and is L.J. Shen at her very
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

He was a lonely prince. Untouchable yet in need of a hug. Brilliant, yet deeply misunderstood. Sitting on a throne of broken expectations and disappointment.

Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me. With. This?!!!!

Welcome to your next addiction, people! Because this new series from LJ Shen is the best sort of crack. Not that crack is good. Crack is whack. But you know what I'm saying so just go with it, mkay? What I'm saying is this book was finger-licking good. Like want to slap your own ass
Marta Bo
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler Alert - You will love THIS book !

You WILL LOVE this book !!!!!!!

Mrs  Shen oudid herself, with proving again that  She is a master storyteller !!! That She is the right person, on the right place. THAT She knows how to play boldly with my bookish heart. She and this book made me laugh - HARD, with breaking my soul a few moments later.... The Hunter's title is so accurate, and I was His willingly prey. 

Hunter played me like a professional poker player, since the begining... With every next
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'THE HUNTER' is the first full length romance book in L.J. Shen's 'Boston Belles' series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' This is Hunter Fitzpatrick's and Sailor Brennan's story. Buckle up and get ready to fall in love..

God first it was the cover, Holy shit because he's kind of hot
Phuong ✯
1.5 stars

EDIT: Lowering this to one star, cause every time I see this book all I want to do is buy a pizza, sneeze on it and make Hunter eat every little crumb of it 😤

A short preview of what you're getting:

This review is going to be negative enough, therefore I'd like to start it with my favorite scene of this book:

Vicious Spencer kicking Hunter's ass six ways to Sunday. Can we take a moment to appreciate that he's the only character to make an appearance across 3 different series (all SOS, ASH
Amo Jones
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Same, same, if you don't know now you know.

Which you may have known if you follow me on any social media platform. I LOVED THIS BOOK.

I feel so spoilt. Having all these talented authors dropping art on my kindle, but I ain't complaining.

Now, where do I start? I don't want to go too in depth with my review, because Hunter is definitely a character that you need to walk with blind, but this is Leigh at her absolute best. Take everything that you LOVE about a LJ book and this book will stare it d
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Prepare yourself ladies, Hunter is in town and this is a guy you do NOT want to miss out on.

From the very get go Hunter DEMANDS your attention, everything and everyone around him doesn’t mean a thing. He’s cocky and sure of himself and KNOWS he can get any woman he wants just by looking at them but there’s so much more to this alphahole than meets the eye.

Sailor, this woman is the absolute best heroine I have ever met. She’s sassy and beautiful and can hold her own against anyone. She has her
Chelsea Humphrey
"The prince is not going to save you, aingeal dian. He is stuck in his castle, fighting his own battle. Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and live?"

Hi, hello, and welcome to my bumbling review of The Hunter. I say bumbling because I am still fairly new to reviewing romance books, and I feel like so many people do it so much better than I am capable of, but... onwards. So far, I've read Shen's entire Sinners of Saint Series, along with her All Saints High series and Sparrow. I feel l
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LJ Shen has once again left me grinning like a schoolgirl after reading this absolutely brilliant book! Hunter Fitzpatrick was every single thing I was expecting and MORE. SO MUCH MORE. Is he a playboy? Yes. Is he crass? Also yes. But did I laugh, sigh and swoon at every one of his comments? HELL YES! This author thrives in the language of "dirty" romcom and I LOVED every page of this story!!

I tried to savor this book. I really tried. But the banter, chemistry and completely addictive characters
Tears Of Venus
May 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars
The Hunter - 2 stars
The Villain - tbr

ETA : this was supposed to be short, with mostly memes doing the talking, but Halsey was ripping G Eazy a new one in my ears. I blame her for this rant.

OKAY, people. I put on my big girl panties and read this book.
Truth be told, I got this sucker the second it went live. I know I said I was on a LJ Shen strike (and i was i swear), but can you really blame me? Have you seen all the 5 stars reviews and the "never in my life have i read such literary
May 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
Buckle Up’s about to get interesting....or not!

So here’s the thing, after BK, ITUE & AG y’all know I pretty much put LJ on my blacklist. I had NO INTENTIONS of reading this but it was graciously GIFTED to me.

Chapter One-

" Based on the hard surface underneath my aching muscles, I gathered I’d crashed on the floor again. And by the sticky feeling in my groin, followed by the breeze rolling through my neatly trimmed pubes, I knew I’d shoved my cock into holes I shouldn’t have th
Cardan Greenbriar

MOVE IT EVERYBODY, I need to understand what the title means

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➸ genre: New Adult
➸ tropes: enemies to lovers- frenemies with benefit- roommates-opposites attract
➸ Fist person, dual POV
➸ Standalone? #1 book in the Boston Belles Series
➸ Cliffhanger? No.
➸ HEA/HFN? Yes.
➸ Trigger: No.
➸ Steam? Medium/High .

After reading (and hating) AG and ITUE, I wanted to take a break from this author
because I don’t like the direction her books has taken. I loved her SoS Series (especially Bane, one of my all time favorite NA) and some of her Standalones but sadly she does
Chelé-----4 The Love of Books
LAWD! I'll be Hunter's prey ANY. DAY. OF. THE. WEEK and TWICE ON SUNDAY!

I just want to say that Hunter & Sailor have my whole heart! This story was refreshing and exhilarating and addictive! I wasn't sure what to expect. Would Hunter be cruel? Would he be broken and brutal? I know there's so many things that can make us fall for a hero. But TOPS on my list? LOYALTY! It gives me a lady boner. So image how smitten I am with Mr. Hunter Fitzpatrick. Does he have a reputation? Sure, foul mouth? You
Yeasmin Alo
Sep 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Sparrow
If I have to Summarize this book with one song then it will be ⬇⬇⬇

Opps I did it Again- Britney Spears

And exact lyrics will be⬇⬇

I think I did it again
I made you believe we're more than just friends
Oh baby
It might seem like a crush
But it doesn't mean that I'm serious
'Cause to lose all my senses
That is just so typically me
Oh baby, baby

Oops, I did it again
I played with your heart, got lost in the game
Oh baby, baby
Oops, you think I'm in love
That I'm sent from above
I'm not that innocent

In this cas
Charleigh Rose
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolute perfection. I DEVOURED this story in record time. Their chemistry was tangible, their banter hilarious, but it was the unexpected emotional aspect that made me fall head over heels for Hunter and Sailor. Definitely in my TOP 3 LJ faves!

Veronica WordsAreMyDrinkOfChoice
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This was not for me. I'm usually all in for L. J Shen's crazy shenanigans, but this was just too much.

I just don't understand why you would describe in very nasty details your supposed hero having an orgy with five other girls, very publicly, being filmed, being exposed, being charged with rape (even if it was consensual) and then having not only any remorse but feeling proud and happy about it. Also, he's a 19-year-old boy, with five girls... which in itself is ridiculous. Also, who are these 1
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

I feel like I just went through an intense sexual tension cat and mouse game that was a prolong foreplay. The game intensified as the chemistry grew and I knew that one or another, these two characters were not only going to love hard, but bring heartache to each other along the way.

Seeing that this is the first book in the Boston Belle series, the Hunter started out with a pretty good bang and we were introduced to new characters that we love and some we couldn’t stand no matter how hard we tri
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and live?” he asked, almost brokenly. I’d never seen him so bare, so raw. “You have to let life touch you. Drown a little with me, baby.”


Oh my gosh, I AM A MESS FOR THAT MAN! I don't even know where to start. All I know is that every time I finish a LJ Shen book, I feel as if I need to sit back and release a soul deep breath. Her words wind me, and I lose myself in them completely. They're all-consuming, her char
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

No one had ever touched me the way Hunter Fitzpatrick did—like the world was ending and we had to cram all our passion into one defined moment.

I am convinced that no one is better at writing romances with bad boy alphas as good as L.J. Shen. Every time I read one of her books, I start off thinking the Hero is an irredeemable villain who only has wealth and looks going for him, but by the end of her stories my original opinion is usually rever
Ariadna Basulto
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap, Leigh Shen! What did I just read? The Hunter was everything I hoped it would be, nothing like I expected, and everything I didn’t even know I wanted! I was stunned, wowed, and thoroughly entertained.

This couple was magic! I loved Hunter and Sailor in equal measure. Hunter was the lovable man-hoe I expected him to be, but he was also SO. MUCH. MORE. And Sailor? The girl was a freaking delight! She was bold, fierce, and never really at Hunter’s mercy. Their chemistry was electric and t
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
Hunter Fitzpatrick is a playboy with a dirty mouth and filthy head (he's also Vaughn Spencer and Knight Cole's good friend 😍😱). His life is pretty awesome - until he gets involved in a sex tape scandal and his angry father gives him an ultimatum: He'll act like a good boy, no sex for 6-months, where he will study and work in the family business - or he will not get his inheritance. 💰

To keep him "pure", he hires Sailor Brennan (Sparrow and Troy's daughter! 😍😱) to babysit and keep him out of t
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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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