#OneClickToday!! Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen
Pretty Reckless, an all-new standalone high school, bully romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!
Stephanie’s 4.5 “reckless” Blushes Review
Be still my beating heart!!! LJ Shen packs a punch with Pretty Reckless, the second generation, Sinners of Saint spin-off. It can be read without first reading any of the Sinners of Saints – Vicious, Defy, Ruckus, Scandalous or Bane. But ooooh – to miss out on all of the deliciousness of it all! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to the next generation of “Hotholes”.
“I’m Daria Followhill. Cheer captain. Rich bitch. Little Miss Popular.”
I was cringing and shocked as the story began! Angst, angst, angst! I love it when an author can provoke such a reaction from me! My poor kindle was in danger at times! Layers and layers of drama and situations.
“When someone hits me with a stick, I run them over with a tank.”
Daria Followhill is as complex as they come. A spoiled princess with anger issues, jealousy, and drive. And I’m sure I left a few traits out! She is the black sheep of the family. You can’t get any deeper than that. For all of the fans out there who have read Vicious, I present to you – the female “Vicious.” Her defenses are as high as the walls she builds up around herself.
“Behind every untrusting girl is a boy that made her that way.”
And then there is Penn Scully. Another form of complicated. He was not born with a silver spoon. He is manipulative and creative. A hustler and a survivor. He has his mind set on revenge. Penn and Daria share a past and now a present full of forbidden encounters.
“Everything about us is a power game, and no one wants to be the side that got rejected.”
LJ Shen has created a complicated world of have’s and have not’s. Her characters are literally so rich/complex and so deep. Overflowing with emotion and excess. On a side note –I loved the pet names and banter as well! This is a fantastic beginning to a new series!
My only struggle was trying to keep names and siblings straight in the beginning.
“Penn Scully actually thinks he owns me. Me. Daria Followhill. The most popular girl at All Saints High.”
We were supposed to be best friends
But turned out to be worst enemies…
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 is 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.
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 of my firsts for him.
Now he lives across the hall, and there’s nothing I want 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.
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About LJ Shen:
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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