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Pretty Reckless

(All Saints High #1)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  322 ratings  ·  174 reviews
We were supposed to be best friends
But turned out to be worst enemies…

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 parent
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Expected publication: April 29th 2019
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Lynn Daria is Jamie's daughter she's the mean one
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Daria is Jamie's daughter she's the mean one
Luna is Trent's daughter, the one that doesn't talk
Vaughn is vicious son
Knight is Dean's son
Vaughn and Knight alway's up to no good lol.
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

He gave me the rarest thing in the world, and I gave him heartache."

Oh the angst! The angst of it all!!!

Welcome to your new addiction, angst addicts. Because this new series? It's about to reach into your very soul and tear out all of the feels!

Pretty Reckless took high school rivals, added a splash of enemies to lovers, wrapped around heart-wrenching angst, and delivered one finger-licking utterly addicting page-turner! If NA angst is your crack of choice, then Shen is about to becom
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

Wow....just wow! LJ Shen delivers with the second generation of sinners! Get ready.

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5 Hideous Monster CROWNS

LEIGH SHEN certainly kicks of the second generation of the Sinners of Saints with a bang. The angst and twists and turns are many, the characters are mostly rotten and devious, and yet I was consumed by the whole world and each deviant tothole .

These characters aren’t your standard YA girls and boys. Would you expect them to when they are the pr
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
A Top Read of 2019. These characters are the most complicated, entertaining, and unique characters I’ve ever read. Flat out AMAZING! Another EPIC read from one of my favorite authors!!

This book is pure fucking kindle crack. The angst! The drama!!
Prepare my lovelies! The second generation of Sinners will blow you away!

Daria Followhill is my favorite L.J. Shen heroine. I’ve never felt this way, EVER, about a heroine in a book. She’s so complex, layered, and ultimately...misunderstood. My heart b
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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L.J. Shen has once again delivered a powerful and emotional story that has left me obsessed and begging for more!! Her All Saints High series opens with a bang in Pretty Reckless where we see Queen B, Daria Followhill meet her match in Penn Scully, her opposite in every way.  But this Queen did not expect her gamechanger to ultimately become the landmine at her feet systematically blowing up her entire world.

Gah!! This story was just outstanding. Penn and Daria have a shared past and secret from
Vanessa When Vane Reads
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is without a doubt the best story of 2019 !!!

I'm hyperventilating. I'm laughing and crying. I just finished reading my most anticipated reading of all time. And the wait was totally worth it. Mrs. Shen slays again. She caught me with her flawless prose that left me with an EPIC BOOK HANGOVER. Two days in Zombieland because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN for a single second and immediately after finishing it, I wanted to read it again and again and again.

OMG !! I loved the story so much. It is inte
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Release: April 29, 2019

Books in All Saints High series are stand-alones:
Book 1: Pretty Reckless - Daria’s story
Book 2: Angry God - Vaughn’s story
Book 3: Broken Knight - Knight’s story
Harloe Rae
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read romance novels for a variety of reasons. On the top of that list is to escape from reality for a bit, get swept away in another world and forget everything else. Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen is the most incredible vacation I’ve ever been on.

There are novels I read and love and cherish. But every so often I find a story that hits me so hard I’m irrevocably changed. Pretty Reckless is the latter. I’m certain, even months down the road when the typical grind returns, that I’ll still be obsess
chandler ainsley ♕
May 03, 2018 marked it as to-read
god give me strength to keep thine panties upon my person because this cover is HOT

KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
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This book right here was one of my most highly anticipated, sought after, stalked its ass off, give it to me books. I would’ve given away a limb just to get my hands on it..Glad to inform, I am all intact.
I knew by just looking at that drool worthy cover that we’d be getting epic, and epic we did get. This book, god this book ticked all the boxes..
If like me angst filled books is your kryptonite then look no further than this, it comes at you full force.
A jealous fit of hulk rage had
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Here we go, the time is here, kicking off with this first book in the All Saints High series from LJ Shen. The second generation of the Sinners of Saint and what a fucking beautiful first book it is. It’s packed with so much teen angst and filled with twists and turns that are so unexpected you’re left wondering what the hell happened. It’s takes over, completely consumes you until you’re left with no other thoughts except this book and the characters inside and you won’t regret a single damn se ...more
Apr 03, 2018 marked it as to-read

THANK YOU, L.J. Shen 😱😱😱
Obsessive Book Whore
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just W.O.W.! This book spoke to my inner teen. So much angst, so little time. I don’t know how she does it, but each book this woman writes is better than the last! Get ready for the Totholes people!

*This was a beta read. Full review to come closer to release.

 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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Pretty Reckless gave us everything that our hearts were so desperately craving from this author’s writing. Pulsing pain from betrayals that you never saw coming, a crack in our armor for the confidence that we thought we had and that we were going to come out of this story unscathed and not fall head over heels for these characters. If it’s one thing that I have learned over the years when it come to Leigh Shen, is to NEVER underestimate this woman. After all, there’s a new queen bee in town
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4 stars

Well... that was intense!

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Ginger Scott
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nobody gives me the feels for a bad boy like LJ Shen! I loved every minute of this delicious read, and I went back and reread the end twice just to get the rush again and again!
Nicole Dykes
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
That's it, Pretty Reckless is my top read of 2019! Hell maybe of all time! It has everything I need in a book. Angst, pain, drama. A strong heroine (that some may hate to love, but I adore her). A hot, broken alpha male. Push and an undeniable pull! 

She presumably has everything, but appearances are deceitful. He comes from nothing and has to make his own way.

There are so many twists and turns. Nothing is predictable. Heart stopping, oh my 'Marx' moments! It was everything I wanted it to be. Eve
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
Expected publication: April 29th 2019



We were supposed to be best friends

But turned out to be worst enemies…


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 is 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 o
Keri Loves Books
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We all have a little Daria in us.

This story was every single thing that I hoped it would be, yet so much more than I expected. Hands favorite LJ Shen book! We fell in love with their fathers, so the love for their offspring was inevitable!

The problems Penn and Daria faced were relatable. Their pain and heartache will break you. Their attraction was completely unstoppable and unbelievably HOT! Their love was fated.

This book delivered! The writing was flawless. The characters made you e
Amo Jones
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pretty Reckless.

This book rendered me speechless. I think I broke the highlight option on my kindle because Leigh had woven a web of perfect, beautiful words. I am still thinking about this book days after I finished it.

I’ve read all of Leigh’s books, and I don’t know how she does it, but every single one gets better and better. Which is ridiculous because she started out **** better to begin with. Her writing is insane, the pace to her perfectly executed plot was a work of art, and yup you gu
Prince charming doesn't exist
Marta Bo
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How many tears could fall down when Your heart is breaking????? Countless....especially when they still didn't stopped... falling down!

Want to know why ???? Pretty Reckless is not only the best story to hangout... It's perfect creation from more amazing author !!!! Bravo for L.j. Shen and her first All Saints High Crew Book!

I was waiting for Pretty Reckless so long, all this months of waiting was pure torture.... however let's be honest, it's not suprising - Mrs Shen and her books leaving this i
Apr 03, 2018 is currently reading it

Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Phenomenal!! Full Blog Review:
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had a feeling she was going to to write about the kids while I was reading Bane because of how much time had passed since Scandalous.

I hope Luna gets a full novel. She's an intriguing character, and I really want see inside of her mind. I'm pretty sure he journey will be emotional.

Other than that, I'm curious to see how the Sinners deal with teenagers, especially their saintly daughters.😁
Isa LaCroqueuseDeLivres
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Fans of the Sinners of Saints Series, be prepared…

This is not your typical NA/High School romance!

After all, those kids are the Sinners spawns!!!!

They are rich and privileged.
They come from powerful parents
Todos Santos is their playground, where appearance and power are all that matter.

But if you scrape a little, all this shiny façade is mostly fake. And rotten…

High school, even if you attend it on the “right side” of the city, can be such a real jungle.

You’ll love Daria, (yes,
5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

"The thing about life is, it always hits us. No one leads a charmed life. Even the blond, gorgeous, picture-perfect, popular rich girl harbors secrets."

Who's up for some TEEN ANGST ?


This book is simply phenomenal! 💜💜💜

An edgy and emotional rollercoaster romance that is full of angst between two individuals who were having feelings for one another but was forced to hate each other because of hurt, guilt and the need for revenge.


Packed with FEELS!!


The checklist...💜

Love and hate relatio
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“I’ve loved you in secret and I’ve loved you openly in front of both our worlds, and if you think I’ll stop loving you if you put an ocean between us, you’re dead wrong.”

What are we going to do about Mrs. Shen?

We can throw her a parade?
Make sure she promises to sign papers to have her brain studied.
We definitely have to let her know how talented and creative she is!

You never know what you're going to get with an L.J. Shen book. I mean, sure you know it'll  be extremely well written with addict
Feb 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
Julia ⏃  ✦ The Romance Rebels ⏃ ✦

Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen was a gritty, angsty enemies to lovers romance that gripped my heart like a vice. An unforgettable kind of love story that left me holding my breath till the very last page. I said this before and I will say it again. . . This is without a doubt LJ Shen’s best work to date. I am just speechless right now. In the best possible way. Pretty Reckless was a beautiful beginning for a new series. Simply and utterly brilliant! I’m craving for more.

. . .

"He gave me the rares
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love and hate...

I loved this story of teenage angst, petty jealousies and desperate dreams; there are few authors with the skill to write about the turmoils of youth and turn them into a heartbreaking, funny and compelling story. But that is exactly what this author has achieved.

Daria and Penn are two disparate strangers whose worlds collide, irrevocably changing the trajectory of their futures.Taking turns to tell their version of events, their inner battles are laid bare, and a clearer unders
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L.J. Shen is USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author of contemporary romance books. She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat.
When she's not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows.

Yeah, she's a badass like that.

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Other books in the series

All Saints High (3 books)
  • Angry God (All Saints High, #2)
  • Broken Knight (All Saints High, #3)