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Pretty Perfect

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  200 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Perfection. It is an illusion that twenty-year-old Anya DeSotto strives to maintain.

The perfect ballerina.

The perfect daughter.

The perfect liar.

Everyone else seems fooled by the charade—but Anya isn’t prepared for the moment her perfect mask is cracked in half by someone much more adept at the art of pretending.

Nearly two decades her senior, Revend Marcus, the owner of a
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Published May 31st 2017
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Bianca K
Proper review to come later. The shelves I used more or less have the proper warnings. I'll happily answer any questions. ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Lana's work and I was definitely not disappointed. I was one of the lucky readers that got an opportunity to read the ARC of this novel.
If I were to give a review, straight after I read the book, I would have given it a 4.2. However, I have had a long time to think about the whole story and I would give it a 4.7. The main reason is due to the fact that Pretty Perfect is a story which becomes more amazing when thought over time. (more explained in the review).
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May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star, indie
Reason why I waited so long to post the review? I need time to adjust. To process.

This book gave me a book hangover. Seriously. I have not been able to pick another book up in weeks. It was that good, it sent me into a reading slump. God, help me.


Pretty Perfect tells the tale of problematic Anya DeSotto, a ballerina chasing her dream of becoming a professional. (This is so hard to describe without spoiling.)

Throughout the book, we see Anya down a really dark path and I could. Not. Deal.
Puspita Das
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pretty perfect is a wonderfully written story of Anya Desotto who is chasing her dream to become the prima ballerina. When the mysterious Revend Marcus starts training her for the audition in his ballet company, her mask falls apart.
I insist everyone to read this book on your own and experience the life of Anya, a not so perfect character like us. You will fall in love with the author's writing.
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I first started reading Lana Sky on Radish and I can definitely say she's the on that got me into reading Dark Romance stories. Maxim and XV are the first two books I ever read of her and since then I can't stop reading her books!

Revend's and Anya's love story is one that you don't see in a lot of books. Revend is not afraid of telling Anya the truth and what he thinks of her and Anya is an emotionally-troubled girl in need of truth. While some people might think that this story is the
Jaala Fisher
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A powerful technique in this kind of story writing, is being able to write explicit sex scenes that hold value and deepen the story line. Lana Sky uses this throughout the story, bringing forbidden desire and tragedy together in a suspenseful, and psychological plot. The writing and dialogue is compelling, it has Lana Sky's usual cynical and dark flare, but with a more relatable character. Anyone can suffer through similar circumstances such as Anya, and survive as she did, but Sky's story depic ...more
Nicole Konstance
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alternative/refreshing darkish story compared to the sugarcoated mainstream storylines. Captivating, its hard to let go of the story. Relatable likeable characters, especially with all their flaws.
Anya is keeping up an appearence to a world that does not care, except that it should look good on the outside, until she meets Revend who sees her broken soul, and sees her potential to start living and feeling again. He helps her in his own broken way, as he has his own problems. In the end it helps
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My first time reading this story was on Wattpad. It’s probably been two years or more since then but it stuck with me hard. I love this story. I don’t use wattpad all that much anymore but I had to log into my account just to find this book again! I read it right before it was taken down to be published so it was a little hard to find but it was worth the trouble. Though the ending isn’t exactly what I hoped for I like that I was able to come up with my own conclusion of how things really ended. ...more
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was full of dark emotions. Usually I get bored fast if there's unending internal dialogue but the way Lana writes...not one bit. I felt what Anya was going through. Her pain, humiliation, turmoil, desperation...all of it just bleeds through. Her and Revend...their chemistry...EXPLOSIVE! Off the charts!!
Since I've read LA before, I had a feeling it was gonna be an abrupt end with lots of questions left unanswered. Grrr. Not happy about that. But I've got imagination and I ch
Dianna Benson
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pretty Perfect is phenomenal. The words are so well blended and characters well introduced and embodied, that you feel like you are there. I was blessed by receiving an ARC and also the first draft on Wattpad. Honestly, reading this book changed my perspective of Wattpad, because I'd finally found a great author who'd written a story that made me feel something. I loved that she was able to stay the course of the characters and it wasn't just sex sex sex... That these were actual people. I want ...more
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Love how she creates these characters portraying their emotions perfectly. Through the book you wonder their history and love that she keeps it secret for a while so you keep thinking about where the story is going. I love that reading this book, actually any of her books, she has a great well thought out story line. That it isn't just one of those cliche stories, but actually seems like real life situations that just make you feel like best friends with the characters. Pretty Perfect w ...more
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Broken Stars
Doesn't in a cliff - hanger but the open ending might leave you feeling in shambles

This story does not in a HEA. If thats what you're looking for you might be disappointed on that front. This story was riveting, breathtaking, and heart dropping. From the age gap, to the broken home, broken life, closeted skeletons, to the numbing finish. You can't help but be transported into the life that Lana has created. This story does contain dark themes and broken beings but Sky showed that e
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read some on radish before and i can truly say that her books are absolutely worth a read. The plots and all the little details in each story is very well thought out. this book was phenomenal and i’ve recommended it to others too. The events in the book can get pretty dark but it’s realistic at the same time. It can really make you sympathise with the characters and feel what they feel which makes it that much more intriguing. was definitely a hard one to put down! really enjoyed reading a ...more
Candy Edwards
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was engrossed in this book. This side was a side of Lana Sky I haven't seen in other books...I absolutely loved this version of her! I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning to finish this one. Anya Desotto was a complicated character. However, once you start reading, you are hooked from page one. This was an original somewhat difficult story to read and quite a few times a tear-jerker for me. This book is a must read and I highly recommend! ...more
Connie Salcido
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book by Lana took a different turn then what I usually read. I like that it was about our daily struggles as a person. Am I good enough, am I doing it right? I could relate to Anya and her life struggles. I enjoyed reading this story and glad it ended the way it ended ... can’t wait to read my next book written by Lana...
Ann Turner
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it
Don’t know where to start

I am a big fan of dance romance but honestly I wouldn’t describe this as a dance romance at all. It full of strange relationships and borderline abusive relationships. It was maybe just too dark for me I don’t know. Read it for yourself and comment what you thought.
Marlen Gonzalez
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully, well-written story. I've read it more than once, and I still can't get enough of it. Once I start reading, I can't set it down. Lana's style of writing lets you feel the characters emotions, which not many author's I've encountered can do. Highly recommend this book. ...more
Nicole Lyyn
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am giving this book 4 stars just because of the ending. This book was so good and I loved both the H and h and how their relationship developed. This is a book you remember. ultimately, I am glad the heroine got a happy ending
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for a book with a HEA then skip this one. Not really a romance book though it could have been but the author chose not to go that route. That being said I still really liked it and if the ending was different it would be a 5 ⭐️
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absolutely beautiful!
love the way that the book has been written! all the characters felt so alive!
there were so many things in the book I absolutely did not see coming.
Loved it!
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book I love it!
Claudia Stefan
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's a beautiful book with twists and turns that are absolutely to die for. ...more
Johanna Bixby
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I feel like I just finished an emotion buffet. I am full and satisfied! I feel happy, warm and cozy. Thank you for pulling me out of my book slump Lana Sky💜
Charity Faith
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You want something different? A story that will resonate? A complex FMC and an MC you would hate but love in the end... sexual tension through the roof... well. GET THIS BOOK NOW!
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Could not put this book down! I stayed up until 5 in the morning reading this book and all I can say is wow. Such a great read.
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Excellent read. Lana Sky is brilliant she knows how to capture the mind set of her characters.
I totally enjoyed Pretty Perfect and Crossing Lines.
I recommend
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this novel. I felt Anya's emptiness and pain. The story was great. I wish we got more of Revend's story and more if his crazy stalker/ex wife but it was never about them and always about Anya. A lot of people hated the ending and while I wish the story could go on I was satisfied. ...more
Marlie--Probably Reading
I really want a sequel!
Apr 18, 2021 rated it liked it
probably the worst ending I've read! So many unanswered questions. ...more
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