The Hunter by L.J. Shen Book Review


Boston’s debauched elite is going up in flames, and it’s the Fitzpatrick family that set it on fire.


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 babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil company.

Little does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying….


I didn’t want this gig, okay?

But the deal was too sweet to walk away from.

I needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nanny.

Besides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?

It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors.

No. I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charm.

Even at the cost of losing everything I have.

Even at the cost of burning down his kingdom.


There weren’t any triggers listed in my ebook or the hardback I have. There may be some on her website but these were some of the potentially sensitive topics that I observed:

  • Alcohol
  • Animal Death
  • Attempted Murder
  • Blood
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Explicit Scenes
  • Violence


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There are possible **SPOILERS** beyond this point!

Overall Rating

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I wanted to go to Boston and LJ Shen took me there! I read the blurb and got so much more heartbreak than I was prepared for—IN THE BEST WAY! I could tell I was gonna be on a rollercoaster as soon as I finished the prologue! I was hooked and I found myself wanting to savor each now bit of information I could glean. Definitely a fun read! 😊

There’s so much growth from both characters as they learn to navigate their “arrangement”. I live for a FMC who wields a weapon with finesse and Sailor definitely wields her bow precision! She is all fire and wit! I absolutely love how cold she is but she’s also very astute. She is no fool and she is not shy about putting Hunter in his place at any point! The more I read the more she grew on me! My jaw dropped when this tiny lady would go to bat for Hunter and stand up for him. All the snaps and claps! She was like I said: All fire! 🔥

Hunter had me rolling from the beginning! He’s charming and so funny! I think his character’s journey in the book was absolutely beautiful! I was so proud of him lol He proved himself in so many ways. I love how he loved Sailor, too! *sigh* it was the perfect mix of sweet and spicy!

This is the first book I’ve read from Shen and it will not be the last! I found myself laughing so much at her witty dialogue and these characters! She’s hilarious and I startled my Husband several times because I had to actually laugh out loud. I know I’m gonna have to read Knight and Vaughn’s stories! I saw she’s releasing alternative covers for the All Saints High series and I’m patiently waiting to get my hands on them! But Cillian and Persy, in The Villain, are what I’m reading from her as I type this review!

Spice Rating

4/5 🌶🌶🌶🌶

Hunter is hyper-sexual so there is lots of talk of his exploits, in general. There is still plenty of action between the main characters, as well! But don’t worry… There’s so much plot though. So much story lol My favorite.

Genre & Tropes


Romantic Comedy

Sports Romance


  • Enemies to lovers
  • Fake dating
  • Close Proximity

Favorite Quotes

“You are my butterfly, Sailor… but make no mistakes—when I finally catch you, I intend to capture you, too.”

“Hunter Fitzpatrick is a dangerous habit, I thought. I should be glad to quit him.”

“Priceless and worthless are the same sum, presented in different manners. Words make you or break you.”


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