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Pretty Reckless

PRETTY RECKLESS BY L.J SHEN

Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

YA (TEENAGE/HIGHSCHOOL ROMANCE)

OMG or shall I say OMM(“oh My Marx”) what a brilliant , outstanding, literally unable to put down Book I have just read. Undoubtedly must read and definitely I would give this book honest 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 star
I glued with L.J. Shen ever since I read Vicious . I have read vicious and Dean story but yet I couldn’t get chance to read Jamie and melody but I know them almost completely because of the 1st two books in Sinners of saints series and I have a clear idea how their story could be.
There is no doubt that l.J SHEN is the best writer that literally slay you with her sharp words and make you whole again. This book is so far her The Best book . Very captivating from the beginning till end, nice and different story plot, it depicts how teenage children go through from different phases and how situations impact their behavior, struggle between parent and child relationship, and it’s an outstanding journey from hate to love and enemy to soulmate.

I am in love with both main characters, Daria Followhill and Penn scully both were from different end of the society one is rich and one is poor, one has everything a girl/boy can wish for and the other has nothing at all and daily have to struggle to fill their stomach and abusive environment, both of them were very strong by nature and fighter in every situation. Their character grows as much as the story proceed, from the 1st encounter they were attracted towards each other and their feelings develop through the span of time, they consider each other enemy but the thing is otherwise, no matter how much they thought they hate each other but found solace in each other company and finally love conquered them. I love their banter, how she become sassy and tricked him into what she wants, and i loved the way PENN called DARIA different names like scull eyes or hideous monster.
story is full of angst, anger, darker secrets, suspense, friendship, hate, jealousy, grudge, revengeful and vindictive nature that only Leeds to destruction. But it also has very cute and lovely moments that left you in awe and those lovely moments literally took your heart away, in other words, this is truly an emotional roller coaster ride.
As there is some negativity but you will find positivist as well as some funny exchange between characters specially between jamie and penn or between totholes and other kids and likewise whenever whereever came hotholes in the story.
and then there are parents MELODY and JAMIE who love their children unconditionally provide everything not only for their kids but also for those who were in needs. But somehow and sometimes they failed to understand one of them and simply ignore the one and let her as she wants to be, not understanding and miscommunication always create a big gap between them that left no choice for kid to confide in wrong company and this the reason they are used even they didn’t realized it, this book is a good lesson for the parents and kids also, and l.j has very nicely portray how they amend things between them.
There are not any flaws and very nicely and precisely written, very poetic and in the rhythm, every character is completely justified, i truly and immensely enjoyed the whole book. loved every bit of it.

Highly recommended for those who love to read good I mean the best romance book.

BLURB:

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 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.

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The Ribbon Duet(Book #3)


The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Son and His Hope by Pepper Winters
Highly Recommended
5* star read
Unable to put down

Magical and at the same time very real

Where to start and where to end, this book just renders me in so many things that I find it hard to describe it, my thoughts are scattered between REN & DELLA and JACOB & HOPE (probably my review that’s why will not be in rhythm but I will try ) their love, their pain, their difficulties , their suffering, ah the feeling of agony too much to bear, it will left you many times on many places in a sobbing mess. literally it was excruciating whenever it comes to the memory of REN

“Come find me on the meadow where the sun always shines, the river always flows, and the forest always welcomes. Come find me. Little Ribbon, and there we’ll live for eternity”


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the way he interact after his death in the form of letters and gifts it touch your heart painfully, and every time Jacob felt his presence and its kill me when Jacob finds box of letters to Ren by DELLA, and her manuscript of the book “come find me” (hide spoiler)] I felt all the pain the way they gone through in this book, it kills me million time throughout the book , all the characters felt so real that it doesn’t look like that those are just fictional character. All of them will be in my heart forever. NO DOUBT.

This book is all about Jacob wild son of REN AND DELLA WILD. A broken boy who is dealing the pain of his father loss, who afraid of love, and to be connected with family or other people around him, who knows death only that make him unable to love. He has everything a person can wish for but somehow is very very lonely.

And a girl Hope Jacinta Murffy
A lonely and broken girl also but knows how to move on and how not to be afraid of inevitable but love fiercely. And accept the reality nd knows how to deal with life. And just like her name never ever give up hope. And just keep trying and try to love with all her heart.

I am in awestruck by the beauty of every single word of this book, it touches my heart SOOO deeply. This book is as usual very unique and different than other romance books and that’s makes its Pepper winters. She just slays me by her words, and she defiantly knows how to touch reader’s heart and makes them emotional mess that is beyond describable. This is undoubtedly best of the bestest book I have ever read along with “THE RIBBON DUET”. If it’s in my hands will defiantly give 100 stars for this marvelous book, and 100-star isn’t enough even. out of this world, such an amazing book. My love for The Wild Family has grown even 100 times more they all are really unforgettable.
by reading this book I died many times and then come to life again, all the emotions and feeling a person experienced in a life time is enclosed in this magical book.

This book is everything you name it and it has. It’s all about LOVE, LOSS, PAIN, JOY, HAPPINES, FAMILY, BONDING, SUFFERING, DIFFICULTIES, LIFE AND DEATH. REALITY AND ACCEPTANCE.
It’s a fight of love, and emotions,
Fight of acceptance
Fight the pain of loss
It’s a fight for never give-up hope,
There is pain, hurt, loneliness, But eventually love wins, LOVE ALWAYS WINS.
He understands eventually what DELLA has always tried to teach him
And he also finds his happily ever after, gradually and eventually.
This book is itself a life journey.
This book tells you a lesson also that is….

. “Be grateful for each day, even the dark ones”

Because no buddy knows what will happen in future so we shouldn’t be worry about what fate brings because we are all helpless in front of fate so just live in today, live every relationship make every moment precious and memorable. Live the life and accept the death as well and be prepare strongly for inevitable. But that doesn’t mean it stop everything but it means life goes on.

Truly and madly in love with this book along with Ribbon Duet.
These are an Epic books in English litrature.

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BLURB

“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:
I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.
I am happy being alone.
And that is all I ever want to be.”
 
JACOB
The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.
It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.
That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.
And nothing and no one could change his mind.
 
HOPE
I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.
He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.
I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.
I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.
We shared similarities.
I recognized parts of him because they were parts of me.
But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.
He stayed true to his vow to never fall.


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Ache by S.M. SOTO

Ache by S.M. Soto

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book just squeez the blood out of my heart millions times from beginning till end. So painfully beautiful, very captivated, highly angsty, emotional, brutally intense, make you angry to the point that you want to kill someone well not someone but some certain characters in this book.

I Loved the main characters in this book alot specifically Bea Norwood as the whole story solely was about her. She was the core of the story. I was totally empathise with her what she had to gone through. By reading the pain she endure made my heart bleed for her . I feel her whenever she was emotionally distressed.

I know many of you who read this would have think that why didn’t she take any stand for her against all the brutal acts she has to endure . So let me tell you when you are being torture after torture and when your dignity ,your respect and your body crushed again and again then it will only push you towards self destruction, and you started to shut down from your surrounding and society, and that only left you impossible to repair, and you lose the strength by every passing day. Sometime you don’t take step for the sake of your love one’s happiness. And for their security, so I totally understand Bea and her psychological trauma , that left her broken, scared, and damaged to do anything, because if the only hope in your life left you then there isn’t left anything in you and make you dead alive like her.

The ray of hope shone again in her life when she saw love of her life Liam Gunner
again after years that awoken her dead organ beat again and spark those sensation again which she has forgot to feel.
He came in her life like a saviour. Like a knight in shining armour.

Their love story were so cute when they were teenager and it become even so adorable when they grownup.
IF I describe Bea in words then she is..
INNOCENT (She is literally a true example of Innocence .)
Naive.
Pure,
Exquisite
Resilient
Brave and courageous.
And survivor.

And Liam Gunner
Strong an Alpha male
Major league Baseball player
Famous and rich

But his heart only beat for the girl who took his heart even when they were kids
Will go any length to save the love of his life.

There is only one thing that stoped me to give it 5 star is bea’s shit of a Mother and Jenny(Connor’s girlfriend)
I mean how come you couldn’t realise the changes occur in your own daughter who used to be full of love and life and suddenly she started to shutdown. Even a dumbest person can tell that there is a big sign that something happening very wrong. Even after she commit suicide. She was so oblivious that she couldn’t notice her daughter demeanour. Just left her to rotten on her own and left for the tours around the world to enjoy her life with her husband. She could have help her daughter but she just blindfolded by her own happiness.
Same goes with Jenny how come she unseen the pain and injury which were sometimes very visible. And couldn’t see what’s happening while living under the same roof . though time an again Bea wished if the people around her took notice but Poor Bea.
I want to hug her , love her, care her and want to take her pain away. Only the people who noticed and wanted to help her but Bea just shut them out of her life and never opened up so they can rescue her. And when she let them in they truly proved themselves by rescuing her , protect her and love her.

Over all it was the Best read. Written very beautifully and in detailed.
Highly recommended to those who love angsty , emotional and slow burn kind of Romance, very disturbing and BRUTLE but with HEA.

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BLURB:

An all new emotionally charged second chance romance.

What happens when you fall for the boy next door?

Bea Norwood had the market on normal.
Drama free life? Check.
A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check.
A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check.
But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything.When her best friend’s cousin, Liam Falcon, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to clean up his act, Bea finds herself falling for the boy next door. With their hearts so infinitely entwined, Bea turns to Liam as her only escape from her new step-brother’s daily torment at home. Bea thought their love could conquer anything. But she was wrong. Love was for fools, and she was the biggest fool of them all. When Liam left Lakeport, he took her heart with him, shattering the organ to pieces.

Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see HER.
His first love.The girl who holds his heart.The same girl who shattered it six years ago without looking back.
Liam is hell-bent on seeing Bea again after six years, but what he finds tears his heart in half. Bea Norwood is a shell of the girl he fell in love with. Underneath the baggy clothes, and pale skin, he knows she’s still in there somewhere, he just needs to find her. Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn’t prepared for Bea’s truth.

*Some aspects of this story may be sensitive for readers.*


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