Series: All Saints High
Published by Self on 04/29/2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an intense, high school enemies-to-lovers standalone romance with a twist.
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.
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.
Pretty Reckless, an all-new standalone high school, bully romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!
Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen was everything I love from this author and takes us back to her Sinners of Saints series, as this is a spin-off of the children from the couples in that series. This can be read as a standalone, however, the Sinners of Saint series is an amazing read as well and one I highly recommend reading! It is how I met this author and have read everything she has written since!
Daria is the princess of this story. She is the daughter of Jamie and Mel and lives much as the men his father was friends with, rich and entitled. She is the mean girl to top off all other mean girls. But there is much more to Daria then meets the eye. Penn Scully is from a rival school and comes from a different world than Daria. After knocking him down a peg or two, he is now living across the hall from her and her new tormentor!
L.J. Shen is all about the angst and she gives it to us in spades in Pretty Reckless. I loved the enemies-too-lovers romance of this story. Rivals and enemies, Penn and Daria had some steamy and hot chemistry between them. Penn now hates Daria, but we all know about the thin line between love and hate! I devoured this story and cannot wait for the rest of the series
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“I don’t want you transferring into my school,” I hiss out. Melody would gladly file a transfer request, and Principal Prichard would salivate over the chance to snatch him up for our football team.
“That won’t be a problem. You guys suck so much ass, you have shit-breath.”
“Still smells better than poverty. You’re poor, right? Your sister was just bullshitting about being rich.”
When someone hits me with a stick, I run over them with a tank. I’m so mean to him I want to throw up. I hate this part of being me. The striking harder at all costs part.
“Just to make things clear.” I put the brush down, batting my lashes. “You’re not my step-sibling, foster brother, or a part of the family. You’re a stray dog. Last of the litter, most unlikely to be adopted, and a charity case.”
Penn takes a step toward me, and my heart is fighting its way out of my ribcage. The closer he gets, the more I realize that my heart might succeed. Penn’s eyes remind me of a snake’s. Mesmerizing, but inhuman altogether. They weren’t like that before.
His scent messes with my head. I want to reach out and caress his face. Kiss his wounds better. Beg for forgiveness. Curse him. Push him away. Cry on his shoulder for what we’ve done. For how it ended. For what we became afterwards, because I’m full of crap and he is totally empty.
We ruined ourselves the day of our first kiss.
Penn looks down at me. Time stops. It feels like the world is losing gravity, falling into a bottomless depth in space when he clasps my chin with his thumb and finger, lifting my head up. I can’t breathe. I’m not sure I want to, either. My towel drops to the floor with a thud, even though I secured it over my chest. I realize that he tugged at it intentionally. I’m naked. My body, my soul, my heart. All my walls are down. Somewhere in my head, a red alarm blasts and my inhibitions are getting armed, ready to fight back. I’m trying to decode his expression. He is amused, irritated, and…playful? The mixture of emotions doesn’t make any sense.
“Mess with me, Followhill, and I will ruin you.”
“Not if I ruin you first.”