Title: The Kiss Thief
Author: LJ Shen
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 6, 2019
Pages: 320 pages
Price: Kindle eBook link to order – https://amzn.to/2T3mbEU
Paperback $10.98 link to order – https://amzn.to/2NYmVu3
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41450662-the-kiss-thief
BookBub Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41450662-the-kiss-thief


They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.


This is the first book I’ve read by JL Shen, and it will not be the last. I enjoyed it! It was a bit long, but the story was good with great characters, good plot twists, a few curves thrown in for good measure.

Francesca is a naïve, young woman at 19, who thinks she’s in love with her long-time family friend Angelo, then she meets Wolfe at a masquerade ball where she plans to get her first real kiss from Angelo who she believes is her true love. But instead of Angelo kissing her its Wolfe and since Wolfe is a crass, mean unimpressed man who is a rich Senator on a mission of revenge.

The attraction between Francesca and Wolfe grows with every page into the book from hate to love and every emotion in between.

Get your copy from Kindle Unlimited like I did and enjoy several hours of good reading.

Looking forward to more books by JL Shen.

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J