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After a lifetime of torture from a man set out to destroy her, Andie finally finds herself surviving on her own free of his grasp despite her past still haunting her dreams.

Laith had his own demons to fight, but now he's thriving in Chicago as the owner of City Ink Tattoos.

When Andie and Laith meet their worlds shift as they find strength in each other. Will they be able
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Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published June 21st 2016
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Paige
After having LOVED Breathe by the same author, I was hoping for some of the same kind of emotions. And while it started off really good, as the story progressed and the hero and the heroine met, it both moved too fast (their relationship) and too slow (the basic story line) for my liking. But by the last quarter I was once again invested. I was surprised by the twists as I didn’t see them coming and I was pretty happy their ending.
Nance
***POSSIBLE SPOILERS PRESENT WITHIN REVIEW***

Oh, wow, what can I say about this new release written by author Amber Lacie? This will rip your heart out while you’re gasping for air. What this young woman goes through when she is a child and teenager was so sad and unforgiving. It’s very graphic in the beginning, and I wasn’t too sure I could read anymore. Abuse to children has got to be one of the hardest conditions for me to read about. I just can’t understand it. And, this one is tough to
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Kathleen R.
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: pretty;
Author: Amber Lacie
Series: --
Publisher: Self Published
Reviewer: Kathleen
Release Date: June 21st, 2016
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count:210 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

After a lifetime of torture from a man set out to destroy her, Andie finally finds herself surviving on her own free of his grasp despite her past still haunting her dreams.

Laith had his own demons to fight, but now he's thriving in Chicago as the owner of City Ink Tattoos.

When Andie
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Coco.V
Nov 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
After a lifetime of torture from a man set out to destroy her, Andie finally finds herself surviving on her own free of his grasp despite her past still haunting her dreams.

Laith had his own demons to fight, but now he's thriving in Chicago as the owner of City Ink Tattoos.

When Andie and Laith meet their worlds shift as they find strength in each other. Will they be able to build with the pieces of their hearts they have left, or will their love crumble
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Melissa Mendoza
Title: Pretty
Author: Amber Lacie
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Genre(s): Dark Romance
Page Count: 210
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

After a lifetime of torture from a man set out to destroy her, Andie finally finds herself surviving on her own free of his grasp despite her past still haunting her dreams.

Laith had his own demons to fight, but now he's thriving in Chicago as the owner of City Ink Tattoos.

When Andie and Laith meet their worlds shift as they find strength in
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
What a story this is! It's definitely a bit of a roller coaster as far as emotions are concerned. I absolutely loved Amber's Shadow series so I couldn't wait to read this I knew it would be a good read, but I feel good is a bit of an understatement! I loved this, I got so annoyed reading because if I was interrupted once, I was interrupted a hundred times!! I ended up taking myself to another room so I could give it the full attention it deserves!
The story begins with Pandora (Andie) she has
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LettyT
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing, dark read! It's a brilliantly written story of a girl owned by a man she assumes is her father. The horrors she endures at his hands are unbelievable. She is left a tired, broken girl. Just as you think she's finally free from him, a major twist takes place and Pandora is suddenly whisked away to a new life. It's in this new life she meets an equally broken man named Laith. Together, she and Laith form a bond and as they each help each other open up to the world they're both ...more
Alexa Reads
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark and suspenseful read. Love it!
Shannon McFadden
This book will rip your heart out, and slowly start to give it back to piece by piece. The things Andie goes through in her life....She is a strong woman and a survivor. This is a great read, it's hard to read at times due to some of the subject matter, but a wonderful book.
Romance Readers Retreat
This is my third book that I've read by Amber Lacie and was quite different than the first two, but I loved it nonetheless. Pretty; is a dark and edgy romance filled with suspense and angsty drama. If you love angst and suspenseful action then this is the perfect read for you! It was incredibly hard for me to put this book down once I really got into it. It's definitely one of those books that will keep you turning the pages until the end and then have you realizing that you've stayed up all ...more
Christi
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Pretty was an intriguing and emotional read. Two people happen to meet, once upon a snowy eve and have pie. Sounds like the beginnings of a perfect love story, right? Well...maybe. If those two people didn't have soul crippling backgrounds, a horrible ex, and were wanted by unknown enemies of course.

Andie was once known as Pandora. She endured a childhood that no one, and I mean no one, should have to endure. After being placed in witness protection she starts over the best she can in Chicago.
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Lesley Ellis
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC for honest review.

Warning: This story is not for everyone, its very dark, the first three chapters being the darkest. It contains graphic scenes of child abuse, self harming, attempted suicide and physical abuse.

With the warning out of the way, if you can manage to get past the first three chapters, this is an excellent story. As hard as those chapters can be, you really do need to read them to understand the daily struggles Andie has to face. How she fights, for herself and those she holds
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Amy
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm speechless and I can't really put in words how this book has affected me. This is the first time I have ever read a book by Amber Lacie since she is a new author to me.
This book had some triggers for me. I had to lay the book down for a couple of days then get back to it. I'm so glad I did.
I do not want to spoil anything in this book because you must read this book with an open mind and open heart. You will not be disappointed.
You never know what a person has gone through in their lives.
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Olivia
"Pretty;" is the story of Pandora/Andie who is abused sexually and physically by her father. She turns to cutting and suicide to escape. At 18, she is found by the FBI and relocated. Once on her own, she finds Laith, etc. I found it very difficult to read in terms of content. I would have rather not had such graphic detail particularly of the sexual abuse/rape. I did not notice the Author's Warning on the description here, and wish I had- this book certainly needs it and is for mature audiences ...more
Maria Gross
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Karen
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Amber Lacie wrote on a subject that most shy away from, but she didn't it's fantastic. The pain that the main character goes through is almost unbearable. Trust was something she could not afford to give. But she met someone who could give her the support she needs, but he's just as broken. Together they lean trust and love.
Missy Kohlhepp
I would give it a 3.5 but it won't let me. I thought this story and message were excellent. I just think it needed an editor (or a better one). Lots of grammar things that distracted me. But the story was spot on. I will definitely read more from this author!
Lynn Thinking out loud
I loved this book. I will never look at Pie the same way again. I was so wrapped up in this book from the very first page to the very last page. I can't wait to see what Amber comes up with next. Hopefully it will be sooner later
Gieh Mae
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark and suspenseful read. Pretty; was gritty and absolutely gripping.
Cai Angel
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark, intense, suspenseful, twisty, steamy read! I want to read more stories like this!
Atlanta Whitlock
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love diving into Amber Lacie’s books as I never know which direction she is going to take you, but as always she has managed to throw me off guard and keep me on edge throughout the whole of this book. I genuinely can’t find the words to describe how amazing this book truly was, because being honest I was completely blown away by the words that Amber wrote. With Amber’s books she goes and takes real life experiences and puts her own twists on them, but you can see through her writing that she ...more
Gayle
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a first for me by this author so I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
All I had was the synopsis. So I was going in blind, but if the synopsis was anything to go by then I knew that I would be in for a gripping read.

I am completely speechless people. I honestly don’t know what to say….

All I can offer you is this....

Guys WTAF. I can't even form words right now. Brilliant in every way, Pretty; is now on my list of best reads of all time.

This novel had everything that I, a lover of
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Stephanie Herman
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty by Amber Lacie broke my heart into little, tiny pieces and then slowly put them back
together. Laith and Andie's story is not your classic romance, it's dark and black as pitch like the
smoke from the fire when Andie burnt the last remnants of her old life. Andie meets Laith after
escaping the horror of her entire existance. Can one actually escape from a lifetime of Hell?
Laith is the hot and oh so sexy owner of City Ink Tattoos but has a few demons chasing him
around as well. Will they gain
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Teri
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a pretty little thing. . . how can such a simple phrase illicit such hard core responses. That's a small part of her story. Who is she? Where does she belong? What is real? Who can she trust? Her life is not her own and her mind won't let go of the past the hurts, the pan, but her gets her. He sees beyond her scars because he has them as well. These two have a dance card marked by hell itself all they have to do is survive, all she has to do is not run. This is an emotional story, her ...more
Mandy
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read from this author but I really like her writing style and will be looking into reading more from her. I loved the way that the story pulled you in and made you want to keep reading to find out what happened next. I couldn't put it down, I read it in one sitting.

This is the story of Pandora a motherless young girl who was abused sexually by her 'father' from a very early age. When her father was killed his enemies then became her enemies and she was taken
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Lynne Garlick
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeez! I really don't know where to start with this review! I am literally sat here trying to catch my breath whilst gathering the pieces of my shattered heart.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and my god, what a book to start with! My heart was broken within the first few pages, Andie has experienced so much trauma in her life, all at the hands of someone who is supposed to care for, nurture her and love her unconditionally........but all is not what it seems.
Then she meets
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Sharon Obelenus Holland
The book was AMAZING!! I want to put that out there first, this is not for the faint of heart. It contains graphic situations, but if you can get past that, you will love this page turner!!! Pandora, grew up in a house of money. Although, she had all she needed to the outside world, secrets always stay behind locked doors. If she did even the slightest thing wrong, there were repercussions and as the years went by, they became the things of nightmares. The one to stand out the most, she belonged ...more
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have a love/hate feel for this book. I loved the storyline! Wow, dark and twisty for sure! I’m always down for a little dark and twisty!! The characters were okay. I really felt for Andie. I wanted to take all her demons away and help her. I wasn’t overly excited for Laith. He came on too strong and too fast. I feel like their relationship moved entirely too fast for Andie’s past. She was so messed up from her past, yet as soon as she meets Laith, it all goes away for him. And only him. She ...more
Amber Martin
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a love/hate feel for this book. I loved the storyline! Wow, dark and twisty for sure! I’m always down for a little dark and twisty!! The characters were okay. I really felt for Andie. I wanted to take all her demons away and help her. I wasn’t overly excited for Laith. He came on too strong and too fast. I feel like their relationship moved entirely too fast for Andie’s past. She was so messed up from her past, yet as soon as she meets Laith, it all goes away for him. And only him. She ...more
Anna
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such an ugly story, the topic, and the writing lures you in especially the first third. The topic is horrendous and what Andie has to endure is horrific. As an adult, Andie is surviving. It's not pretty but it's manageable and all I could do is applaud her for making it through the days.

Laith enters the scene one day when Andie is having a panic attack. While he's a knight in shining armor, or Superman, I questioned how Andie could trust him so quickly even if it was for a piece of pie.
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Indie-Award Winning Author Amber Lacie is about all things books, glitter, and shenanigans. Never without a book or caffeinated goodness, she's managed a husband that worships at her alter and two awesome kiddos, all while pumping out tales of love and suspense. Growing up in Chicagoland, she's seen the nitty, and knows the gritty. As for love and home, that landed her in Beverly Shores, Indiana ...more
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