Review – Pretty Reckless (All Saints High #1) by L.J. Shen


Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
Series: All Saints High #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon



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.


This story was hands down one of my most anticipated 2019 reads and my goodness once again the phenomenally talented L.J. Shen delivers everything I wanted and so much more with her newest release, Pretty Reckless.

I freaking love Penn and Daria and my heart is still buried deep in the pit of my stomach after inhaling their angsty as f*ck story. These two legit left me completely speechless and totally managed to turn my book world upside down. I never could have imagined how intense their romance was going to be, but I guess I should know by now to NEVER underestimate characters created by the QUEEN of angst!

L.J. Shen takes us right back to Todos Santos and introduces us to the Totholes aka the next generation of the Hotholes. If you thought those boys were bad, then you definitely aren’t ready for their kids. I absolutely loved Melody and Jamie’s story (Defy) so I was so excited when the author announced their daughter Daria was getting the first book in this spin-off series. She was definitely the perfect one to start off the series. She and her leading man, Penn, were addictively captivating. Daria is the antihero to some, but in my eyes she is a slightly flawed leading lady who just needed the right man to love her!

If you haven’t one-clicked this story yet please do so now because you are missing out on one of the BEST reads of 2019! The the Totholes totally one-upped the Hotholes and I cannot wait to see what the next book in the series has to hold!!! Bring on Vaughn’s story, Angry God!



About L.J. 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 peoples’ 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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