ARC REVIEW: Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen

Pretty Reckless


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. 

5 Hearts!

YES YES YES! The wait was so worth it! This book was everything. The angst was off the charts and I loved every second of it. One of the things I especially love about LJ Shen’s books is that they’re always full of unexpected twists and turns! And Pretty Reckless sure was full of twists and it definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.

From reading the blurb I wasn’t quite sure that I would like Daria at first, considering she was the “mean” girl of her school, but boy was I proved wrong. Throughout the book you’re able to see another side of Daria which explains why she acts the way she does and it really sheds a whole new light on her and her actions. I quickly grew to love our Daria!! And Penn! Oh my, Penn!! He’s definitely a new favorite book boyfriend. The way he is with Daria and how he secretly has a soft spot for her just melts my heart. This was an enemies to lovers romance set on FIRE!!!

I loved how he never truly gave up on her. Their story was so unique and intertwined and I truly loved it. This is the kind of book that you need to clear your schedule for because once you start it, you won’t be putting it down until you’re finished.

I can’t recommend this book enough!!!

*I received an ARC of this book and this is my honest review*

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Emily is a 24 year old born and raised Virginia girl currently living in Massachusetts. When she isn't reading or blogging, she's illustrating happy and colorful artwork on her iPad Pro. She's a cat lover, her favorite season is Fall, and her favorite place is Disney World!

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