Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen ~ Live & Review

Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1)
Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1) by L.J. Shen
ASIN: B07R9PNH9F
ISBN: 1095447416
Series: All Saints High #1
Published by L.J. Shen on April 21, 2019
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sport
Pages: 360
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four-half-stars

From USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an intense, high school enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist.

Penn

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart was completely iced. I took her first kiss. She took the only thing I loved. I was poor. She was rich. The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast. Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project. Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much. Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother. There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears. Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.

Daria

Everyone loves a good old unapologetic punk. But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way. The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you. In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day. Four years ago, he asked me to save all my firsts for him. Now he lives across the hall, and I want nothing more than to be his last everything. His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free. Now? Now he is making me pay.

“He gave me the rarest thing in the world, and I gave him heartache.”

 

Review:

Sometimes you just need the angst. It’s even better when it’s from an author you love.

LJ Shen is bringing her “A” game with the first book in her new series ALL SAINTS HIGH. Set in the world of her series SINNERS OF SAINT, Pretty Reckless is about Daria and Penn.

Daria is Jamie’s daughter, she’s the mean one
Luna is Trent’s daughter, the one that doesn’t talk
Vaughn is Vicious’s son 
Knight is Dean’s son

 

I couldn’t get enough of the angst, the enemies to lovers, and the all-around witty dialogue. Daria and Penn couldn’t be any more different, but these two knew each other deep down in their soul. They were so wrong for each other but when they were together it was off the charts. Their chemistry was electric and it was impossible to put this book down. LJ Shen had me drooling over the hero, admiring the heroine, and falling in love with the rest of the cast.

I am so ready for more from this series. Her writing was flawless, the book was a page-turner, and I can’t recommend this enough.

 

 

“This was so much more than first love. It was first hate, too.”

 

four-half-stars

About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

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