Pretty Reckless



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 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.Pretty Reckless

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 Yeah, she s a badass like that.Keep up with L.J on all platforms Newsletter Sign up

[Reading] ➰ Pretty Reckless ➸ L.J. Shen – Tiffanydaniels.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 360 pages
  • Pretty Reckless
  • L.J. Shen
  • English
  • 11 April 2018
  • 9781095447413

10 thoughts on “Pretty Reckless

  1. says:

    5 STARS He gave me the rarest thing in the world, and I gave him heartache Oh the angst The angst of it all Welcome to your new addiction, angst addicts Because this new series It s about to reach into your very soul and tear out all of the feels Pretty Reckless took high school rivals, added a splash of enemies to lovers, wrapped around heart wrenching angst, and delivered one finger licking utterly addicting page turner If NA angst is your crack of choice, then Shen is about to become your favorite dealer.I don t have enough praise for this book and everything that I experienced along with it This is the stuff that my NA romance dreams are made of Delicious angst, multilayered characters, plenty of plot twists, and an unputdownable story.If you ve read Shen s Sinners of Saint series, then you ll be familiar with the Followhill from Defy Daria is the daughter of Melody and Jaime And if you recall their forbidden union, then you already know that their daughter will have one big chip on her shoulder as she attends the same high school as her parents had their notorious relationship at.Daria is easily one of my favorite heroines of LJ Shen to date I love a female that can own the fact that she s a queen B But she s also not the stereotypical do gooder This is a girl with a huge chip on her shoulder and she can be downright vicious to those that cross her path She s completely unapologetic about it, though being in her head, you see the glimpses of the vulnerability that causes her to lash out the way she does Poor little rich girl.As for Penn Sweet mother of ovaries I turned cougar for this man and I have no regrets The turbulent enemies to lovers relationship that happens between these two kept me absolutely riveted to the pages Daria may give as good as she gets, but Penn doesn t pull any punches with her either They are pure fire together.I devoured and I mean straight up DEVOURED this book and was left desperate for Shen is a master of her craft and just keeps getting better and better with each new book I m already frothing at the mouth for ASH beta readFind me on

  2. says:

    AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW Wow.just wow LJ Shen delivers with the second generation of sinners Get ready 5 Hideous Monster CROWNSLEIGH SHEN certainly kicks of the second generation of the Sinners of Saints with a bang The angst and twists and turns are many, the characters are mostly rotten and devious, and yet I was consumed by the whole world and each deviant tothole These characters aren t your standard YA girls and boys Would you expect them to when they are the product of the Sinners of Saint They are entitled and privileged, and on some level ethically decaying, but none so than Daria Followhill What is interesting about Daria, though, is that Shen really digs into her character and is able to make her character sympathetic My heart ached for her this spoiled princess, because I truly felt like understand her plights and her desire to be but stuck where she was I also found Daria s character to be incredible authentic with her insecurities Shen successfully takes this complex, three dimensional character and makes her someone we root for and hope for her to get her HEA Penn is another complex character with loyalties torn between family and love Nothing is easy for him, and in a world of secrets, some being his own, he makes mistakes that can t always be taken back Again, what makes those moments understandable is the he is young and reacts emotionally, he has a sense of loyalty, which is admirable, and he is trying to deal with the new emotions hitting his heart Once he finally comes to his senses, the doggedness with which he pursues Daria is exactly what she is worth, and I love that these two broken people find themselves individually and as a couple You think you know what Pretty Reckless is going to be about but you don t I never expected Daria and Penn to be so complex I never expected the twists and turns that seem to come out of nowhere until you realize all the breadcrumbs she leaves for readers along the way She also hits on highlights a severe issue plaguing high school students right now the idea of perfection presented to the outside while dying internally Pretty Reckless also exemplifies that everyone has secrets and parts of themselves they want to hide, but in this commonality, they can find solace and understanding More than anything, though, I love the topic of family that is addressed throughout the story In fact, the story is not just one about Daria alone but of the Followhills This family exemplifies that in the darkest of times families stick together, they forgive, and even if they don t forget, they take the steps to mend what has been broken Because familial love should be unconditional, even if you don t like the way they behave The romance of Penn and Daria, the evolution of the heroine, and the issues tackled in Pretty Reckless makes Shen s newest foray into the YA genre an absolute must read and the perfect way to start out 2019 One thing is for sure, I can t wait for totholes Beta read

  3. says:

    L.J Shen has once again delivered a powerful and emotional story that has left me obsessed and begging for Her All Saints High series opens with a bang in Pretty Reckless where we see Queen B, Daria Followhill meet her match in Penn Scully, her opposite in every way But this Queen did not expect her gamechanger to ultimately become the landmine at her feet systematically blowing up her entire world.Gah This story was just outstanding Penn and Daria have a shared past and secret from years earlier In an act of kindness, Penn irrevocably changes Daria showing her that there is still goodness in people She repays him in an act of betrayal and selfishness that has lasting effects into the present Now that misfit boy is back and has grown into a vengeful man who is out for the prissy princess blood OMG I loved this story so much Shen gloriously paints a picture of Daria as the young woman who has the world at her shiny, polished fingertips but hides her broken, bleeding and dark parts under a facade But Penn sees past her cutting barbs and superficial and perfect exterior to the wounded and defensive woman beneath I loved how we are given a picture of two people who are so different but who see each other for what they really are inside, flaws and all.My obsession with this story knows no bounds It is EVERYTHING the DELICIOUS cover, the FIERY sexual tension and the SPIRITED enemies to lovers banter this is where Shen shines Pretty Reckless is nothing short of phenomenal with the kind of fantastic writing this author is known for It is an exciting rollercoaster ride from the beginning culminating in a deeply emotional and explosive ending Every word is a shining example of Shen s profound writing ability After every new creative masterpiece she delivers, it really feels like L.J Shen was born to write I am left and in awe of her God given talent and fall deeply in love with her characters each time Bravo 5 stars Ratula

  4. says:

    A Top Read of 2019These characters are the most complicated, entertaining, and unique characters I ve ever read Flat out AMAZING Another EPIC read from one of my favorite authors This book is pure fucking kindle crack The angst The drama Prepare my lovelies The second generation of Sinners will blow you away Daria Followhill is my favorite L.J Shen heroine I ve never felt this way, EVER, about a heroine in a book She s so complex, layered, and ultimatelymisunderstood My heart broke for her Don t get it twisted though, she is the ultimate Queen B and I loved that part of her personality just as much What really works here, is the fact that the characters are so real I was completely engrossed in their lives and struggles Penn Scully is BAE It takes a special guy to live the life he leads and come out on top He s resilient, resourceful, and street smart I adore him immensely His background and how he handles the situations he finds himself in were than impressive He is the quintessential YA hero A brilliantly written character who jumps off the page Overall, this book is one of the best I ve read in this genre It has everything YA angst junkies are looking for Prepare you hearts and minds because the Totholes are coming for both FLOVED BETA READ

  5. says:

    This is without a doubt the best story of 2019 I m hyperventilating I m laughing and crying I just finished reading my most anticipated reading of all time And the wait was totally worth it Mrs Shen slays again She caught me with her flawless prose that left me with an EPIC BOOK HANGOVER Two days in Zombieland because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN for a single second and immediately after finishing it, I wanted to read it again and again and again.OMG I loved the story so much It is intense, emotional and the anguish could be felt in spades, that sensation that shakes your body, that clouds your sight and suffocates you until you feel breathless.The plot brings us to Daria and Penn Daria finds her match in Penn, who is her opposite in everything and her rival An act irrevocably changes the future of both, and after 4 years without seeing each other, fate brings them back together and leads them to live together, however Penn only wants revenge and ruin Daria But as time goes by, he sees beyond the queen bee, miss popular and cheerleader she uses as a way to hide insecurities, fear, vulnerability and pain, Penn sistematically undermines the facade that Daria built and turns her world upside down.How I loved Daria She is without a doubt my favorite heroine of L.J till the date She behind all layers of designer clothes and makeup is a brave, loyal girl who fiercely defends her friends, who loves passionately and immensely.Both characters are so complex, so unique, so real that I want to be friends with them, live in their world and laugh with them THIS COUPLE IS EVERYTHING, I loved the way they love each other so intensely and despite their differences fit so perfectly I really enjoyed their chemistry and banter NO ONE WRITES BANTER AS L.J SHEN.But it s not just Penn and Daria, it s a story about friendship and family, about how family and friends always support and stand up for each other no matter what mistakes they make, it s about loyalty, love and forgiveness.THIS STORY OBSESSED ME, CONSUMED AND POSSESSED, A MASTERPIECE THAT I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH OF, it s delicious, epic, addictive and mind blowing With her characteristic style of writing, the author proves again and again that she is the best at what she does and that her talent has no limits This story is a rollercoaster of emotions that I want to experience again and again and again I m completely ruined again and I m not sure I can recover this time.Highly recommended Esta es sin lugar a dudas el mejor romance del 2019 Estoy hiperventilando Estoy riendo y llorando Acabo de terminar de leer mi m s anticipada lectura de todos los tiempos Gahhh Y la espera vali totalmente la pena La se ora Shen lo hizo de nuevo Me atrap con su narrativa perfecta que me dej con una pica resaca literaria Dos dias en Zombieland porque no pude ponerla abajo un solo segundo y inmediatamente despu s de terminarla, quer a leerla de nuevo.OMG Am tanto la historia Es intensa, emocional y la angustia se pod a sentir a montones, esa sensaci n que te sacude el cuerpo, que te nubla la vista y te sofoca hasta dejarte sin respiraci n.La trama nos trae a Daria y Penn Daria encuentra su pareja en Penn, que es su opuesto en todo y rival Un acto cambia irrevocablemente el futuro de ambos, y despu s de 4 a os sin verse, el destino los vuelve a juntar y los lleva a vivir juntos, pero Penn s lo quiere venganza y arruinar a Daria Pero conforme pasa el tiempo l ve m s all de la abeja reina, se orita popular y animadora que ella usa como fachada para ocultar inseguridades, miedo, vulnerabilidad y dolor, Penn sistem ticamente socava la fachada que Daria construy y vuelve su mundo al rev s.Como am a Daria Nuestra hero na es sin duda alguna mi favorita de L.J hasta la fecha Ella detr s de todas las capas de ropa de dise ador y maquillaje es una chica valiente, leal que defiende fieramente a sus amigos, que ama apasionada e inmensamente Ambos personajes son tan complejos, tan nicos, tan reales que quiero ser amiga de ellos, vivir en su mundo y re r con ellos Esta pareja es todo, am la forma en que se aman tan intensamente y a pesar de sus diferencias encajan tan perfectamente Disfrut much simo su qu mica y juego de palabras Nadie lo escribe como L.J Shen Pero no solo se trata de Penn y Daria, es una historia acerca de amistad y familia, acerca de como la familia y los amigos siempre apoyan unos a otros, no importa los errores que cometan, es acerca de lealtad, amor y perd n.Esta historia me dej obsesionada, me consumi y posey , una obra maestra de la que no puedo conseguir suficiente, es deliciosa, pica, emocional, intensa Con su estilo caracter stico de escritura la autora prueba una y otra vez que es la mejor en lo que hace y que su talento no conoce l mites Esta historia es una monta a rusa de emociones que quiero experimentar una y otra y otra vez Estoy completamente arruinada de nuevo y no estoy segura que me pueda recuperar esta vez.Una altamente recomendada

  6. says:

    1 2 Pretty Reckless stand alone Spoiled heiress her love hate with the bad boy her family has taken in It was love at first sight Hate at second Lust at third Books in All Saints High series are stand alones Book 1 Pretty Reckless Daria s storyBook 2 Broken Knight Knight s storyBook 3 Angry God Vaughn s storyPretty Reckless stand alone follows the unpredictable, volatile and doomed secret romance between high school student Daria Fallowhill and the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, student and football player Penn Scully It s not so much that her parents are unaware of the sexual tension brewing in the house after Penn comes to live with them It s about Penn and Daria s inability to recognize it and the journey they must both take to fully embrace it Told from dual POV it details their adolescent years from first kiss to high school and beyond and give glimpses of the cast of Sinners of Saint and their kids Love, hate, lust, secrets, insecurities, rivalry, lies and ultimately self reflection and truth signify their road to adulthood and surrender to love Hero Heroine Plot Storytelling Sexual tension Sex scenes 1 2Story ending OVERALL RATING 1 2Angst MEDIUM FOCUS Darkness MEDIUM FOCUS Humor MEDIUM FOCUS Kink LOW FOCUS Romance HIGH FOCUS Sex frequency MEDIUM FOCUS Suspense MEDIUM FOCUS

  7. says:

    He gave me the rarest thing in the world, and I gave him heartache MY REVIEW AND OTHERS can also be found on my blog KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS PRETTY RECKLESS is the first book in L.J Shen s All Saints High series This is Daria Followhill s Penn Scully s story Get ready for a high octane read of Angst Unquestionably a unique, unputdownable utterly fantastic read This book right here was one of my most highly anticipated, sought after, stalked its ass off, give it to me books I would ve given away a limb just to get my hands on it..Glad to inform, I am all intact.I knew by just looking at that drool worthy cover that we d be getting epic, and epic we did get This book, god this book ticked all the boxes..If like me angst filled books is your kryptonite then look no further than this, it comes at you full force We re just two teenagers who never stood a chance to be friends in this world, so we became what was expected of us..Enemies A jealous fit of hulk rage at the age of fourteen had a domino effect and was the catalyst of teenage revenge which brewed away in the background for four years Until a little black book and it s sins was revealed Daria Farrowhill had it all, it wasn t until it was nearly all ripped out from under her feet when she realised how good she really had it Skull Eyes Tin Man you ll realise the significance when you jump into this fast became my favourite character couples Even though she was the plastic princess and he was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, these two were perfect for each other He was the light to her dark, she was the door to his heart Highly recommend this Easy five stars given

  8. says:

    Here we go, the time is here, kicking off with this first book in the All Saints High series from LJ Shen The second generation of the Sinners of Saint and what a fucking beautiful first book it is It s packed with so much teen angst and filled with twists and turns that are so unexpected you re left wondering what the hell happened It s takes over, completely consumes you until you re left with no other thoughts except this book and the characters inside and you won t regret a single damn second of letting it do so Daria and Penn are sowow, so different and filled with so much hate, it s crazy, insane and it WORKS.Daria Followhill, she s rich, entitled and has everything she could possibly want But even the most rich and Privileged kids aren t happy deep inside and LJ Shen really dives into that with her leading female Daria is different, she s not your typical rich kid, she suffering deep inside with insecurities that take over her She s real and fake mixed together and those struggles she endures and survives are one of the many things that ll have you loving this beautiful girl Penn Scully, The complete opposite to the rich girl He s from the poorer part of town Fighting his way through the tough life he s been given He s a closed off, angry boy with a broken heart He doesn t love many but the few that he does he loves fiercely and whole heartedly He s an asshole at times and takes what doesn t belong to him, he acts out when angry and does things he can t take back, things that have consequences LJ Shen really does deliver with Penn, he s not like most leading male characters he s so different and you just can t help but love him The relationship between Daria and Penn is something you wouldn t expect You don t expect to see the things that happen, the impact they have or the repercussions I just want to put this in here, Seeing Jaime and Melody as parents was also unexpected I never expected Melody to be the way she was and Jaime, I love that man so damn much He s an amazing father and I absolutely love the family aspect of this book what it covers and all the feelings involved Just when you think you know what s going to happen in Pretty Reckless LJ Shen proves you wrong and shows you just how incredible of a writer she is You expect one thing and the opposite happens and it just blows your mind at how amazing she truly is Her talent has no limits, everything she writes blows you away EVERY SINGLE TIME Pretty Reckless is angsty, consuming and mind blowing It s a rollercoaster filled with so many emotions and one that you won t want to get off One of the most incredible reads of 2019 by far

  9. says:

    Pretty Reckless This book rendered me speechless I think I broke the highlight option on my kindle because Leigh had woven a web of perfect, beautiful words I am still thinking about this book days after I finished it I ve read all of Leigh s books, and I don t know how she does it, but every single one gets better and better Which is ridiculous because she started out better to begin with Her writing is insane, the pace to her perfectly executed plot was a work of art, and yup you guessed it She s made me want to sit in the corner of my room and second guess my writing life Pretty Reckless wasn t just everything I expected It was so, so, much ONE CLICK when it goes live You will not be disappointed If you love high school romances and angst filled stories one click This is Leigh s world and we re all just existing in it.

  10. says:

    I read romance novels for a variety of reasons On the top of that list is to escape from reality for a bit, get swept away in another world and forget everything else Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen is the most incredible vacation I ve ever been on There are novels I read and love and cherish But every so often I find a story that hits me so hard I m irrevocably changed Pretty Reckless is the latter I m certain, even months down the road when the typical grind returns, that I ll still be obsessing over this book.It took me days to process the kaleidoscope of emotions this book brought forth I was laughing over the teenage snark, envious of the poetic prose I could never pull off in my wildest dreams, crying over the injustice while my heart was shattering, gasping through the angst I feel in my bones, and wrapping myself in the love that was so damn hard to earn My words are inadequate to describe how freaking epic Pretty Reckless is I m broken and destroyed for all else The talent this author possess has once again soared to another level LJ Shen takes us up to the stars with Pretty Reckless and I never want to come down Whether you read 500 books a year or only get through a few, make sure Pretty Reckless is one of them This is an unforgettable ride you don t want to miss

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