Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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. 

BLURB: Pretty Reckless

Loved it.

Sometimes it’s so nostalgic to read a high school love story. It reminds me of my crush on Jordan Catalano and the first time he kissed me in his car when he gave me a ride home from school. Oops, that wasn’t me, that was Angela Chase… But I was still crushing on Jordan right along with her.

This book gave me that kind of feeling. The main character Daria has a major crush on Penn ever since he kissed her outside of her dance class when she was 14. However, she had done something terrible and he hated her for it, so despite going to different schools, she was a cheerleader and he, a football star so she avoided him whenever they were near each other.

Until his mother passes away on his birthday and his stepfather throws him out. Daria’s parents take him in and Penn swears revenge on Daria. Daria is sort of misunderstood, in that she is often a victim, but when cornered, instead of trying to explain herself or tell people what is going on with her, she lashes out viscously. She ends up hurting people and then feels tremendous guilt for her actions.

Daria has strange ways of dealing with the guilt and nobody really understands her, even her family. They don’t even try, except maybe her Dad. Until Penn begins to try. He then starts to see her in ways nobody else does, and he sees how other people treat her when nobody else seems to care.

I couldn’t put the book down and I really liked some of her friends, Vaughn, who is the son of Vicious will probably have a good story. He is quite the man-whore but also is a fighter and an artist who is very selective about his friends. Knight is another friend of Daria’s who looked out for her as much as possible, though she didn’t let him see the real her. He is the son of Dean and is a cool guy so I hope he gets a book as well.

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