Pretty When She Cries
I was the new girl trying to find her place.
Landon was the brooding neighbor I tutored over the summer.
I didn’t know he was a legend at Black Mountain Academy.
I didn’t know they worshipped him like a religion.
But I fell for him before I knew those things.
To me, he was just the tortured soul who drew me in l ...more
I haven’t been able to buy in to the premise upon which the book is built, so there’s no point in continuing, really. Which is a bummer. I love AZ and I love bully trope books.
I’m sure it’s not you, it’s me, book. Maybe I’ll try again another day when I'm in a different mood. I can't help but think I might love it on another day.
I guess it's true what they say about forbidden fruit. Kailani is the sweetest poison.
Do you have authors that you don't even bother to read the blurb from? A Zavarelli is one of mine. No matter what the woman writes, I know I'll be gagging for it. Because she never fails to create some of the most captivating and memorable characters. And this installment in the Black Mountain Academy series was finger licking good. No joke. I honestly wanted to lick my fingers when I turne ...more
Pretty When She Cries is full of heartbreak, betrayal, angst, lies, obsession, misunderstandings, along with miscommunication. On the positive, it’s full of desire, love ...more
Wow! These characters really captured my attention and held it as they pulled me through their wild roller coaster ride of a relationship. Kailani grew from a sweet innocent teenager into a young woman that was fierce in her determination to find her own form of justice. I couldn’t stop reading as she maneuvered her way through her circumstances and dealt with her emotional responses to what life was throwing her way.
Landon was another wonderful Zaverelli he ...more
So anyway, teenagers are fucking annoying and honestly I am too old for this shit. This absolutely concludes my trials with bully romances this year. I think this is the 5th or 6th one and it's safe to say this genre just isn't for me... or any sort of HS roman ...more
Okay so this book started of interesting, I was hooked until chapter 13 ngl. Till then it was a solid 4 star read for me. I even teared up a little bit when the queen bitch of the school was trying to humiliate Kail (h).
So let’s summarize what all has happened till the end of chapter 12
1. Kail and Landon first meet during the summer after Landon transfers into Blackwood academy, taking a break from being a famous actor. The principal asked Kail to tutor him because she doesn’t h ...more
Pretty When You Cry
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*
What’s this book about? (I'm trying to give as little spoilers as possible)
She didn't know who he was when they met. When she finds out, everything changes.
This whole book was a mood. I related to Kailani from her first appearance. I loved her, and I wanted her safe! NOT OUR GIRL!!!!! Ugh I wanted to punch so many characters!!! There are lots of snappy comebacks and shocking moments. The chemistry ...more
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“You are so fucking pretty.” The words come out all gravelly. “Even when you cry.” He kisses the tears away.
“Pretty When she Cries” is a standalone by the Best selling author A. Zavarelli . This book is a part of the Black Mountain Academy series and is told in dual perspectives. Get ready to meet landon and Kail.
This author is my all time favourite , I never hesitate to one click her books! There is absolutely no doubt in my ...more
“You wish I thought of you.”
“Enjoy fingering yourself tonight while you remember that kiss.” I grab the doorknob and turn it. “Oh, and by the way, I jerked off in your bed.”
I stayed up until 3:30 am reading this book because I couldn't fucking stop! OMG the angst! The heat! The twists! The turns! The tension!! I wanted to throw my kindle so many times. AND LET ME TELL YOU LANDON IS SO AMAZING AND HOT AND BROKEN AND I AM NOT OVER HIM BECAUSE HE IS LIFE! Even when he was an asshole! Ahh young ...more
Kailani was just supposed to tutor the guy next door. She had no idea he was a big deal. She helped him for weeks, never knowing who he was. Then one night at a party c ...more
It pains me to say this, cause it's one of Ashleigh Zavarelli's, but I didn't, I couldn't connect with either the characters or the plot...
I mean, I found no sense in any...and it kills me to say this but I can't finish reading it....
So, DNF @50%
The chemistry, angst and situations these characters are in doesn’t feel li ...more
I liked how the book opens up, it was dark and intriguing and I also liked how Kailini go back and become this new persona a
As for the hero welp he has tendency to run whenever confrontation emanate instead of actually having a decent amount of conversation, I find it repulsive.
Then somewhere along the line, I got lost and bored with the antics. I love A. Zavarelli books and writing style, she's written a favorable Dark Romances, alas this book wasn't just for me.
The book itself was OK. But it gave me the feeling I had already read about these people/situations/problems like THOUSANDS OF TIMES... Pretty typical angstish school drama contemporary romance book (which is scary haha) . If I compare my teenage years with these dudes'... oh well, they we ...more
Landon and Kail’s story is one gripping friends to enemies to lovers high school drama that will push you to turn the pages in eagerness. A story that will make you angry and delighted at the same time, it will ...more
Wow! Pretty When She Cries is definitely a twisty and crazy story. You never really know what to expect. After the first few chapters my mind was completely blown and then Zavarelli throws in a few more clues and tidbits and then the plot thickens!!
Overall this story was engaging, sexy and full of dramatic moments..Landon and K ...more
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE.
AUTHOR: A. ZAVARELLI.
TYPE: STANDALONE...A PART OF BLACK MOUNTAIN ACADEMY.
POV: DUAL POV...
MY RATING: 5 HEART WRENCHING STARS.
'PRETTY WHEN SHE CRIES' is a standalone novella part of the Black Mountain Academy series focusing on Kailani and Landon's story.
Kailani and Landon spent the whole summer break together with Kail as his tutor. She thought of him as some rich spoilt boy transferred to her school, Meanwhile, his id ...more
A. Zavarelli has an amazing way with words. She has become one of my favorite authors.
Landon and Kail had me hooked. I devoured the book in a day and I am not even sorry. I may have ended up with a major book hangover but it was so worrh it.
Scorching chemistry, relatable heroine and twists and turns!!! The book bloomed with mystery and atttaction and I enjoyed every torturous minute of it.
Landon was so broody ...more
This story was full of heartbreak, the characters diverse and appealing. The plot was wonderfully twisted and kept me guessing the entire way. Kailani and Landon, while young, both had backgrounds that lent a maturity to them that helped this story rise above the typical high school fare. Their connection felt real, as did the things that we ...more
It had surprising twists and turns that I didn't see coming. Audrey was actually pretty convincing as well..
What I did want a glimpse of was Landon's dad or that wife of his, just to get closure.
A HS drama later, both Kailani Hale and Landon Blackwood are bitter sworn enemies, their so called friends playing truant in between, widening the chasm.
“You started the war two years ago”...”I just came back to finish it.”
Landon surely doesn't need enemies, h ...more
In fact, she blew my expectations out of the water and had me salivating with each page turn. I needed more and couldn't stop until I'd devoured this bad boy.
And what a bad boy it is.
Pretty When She Cries hits on a lot of sensitive subjects, but does so in a way that f ...more
- It's very overdramatic and drama is at every corner.
- OW drama throughout the whole book which is the worst kind of drama for me personally.
- There's always some OW hanging off the H and he never pushes them away which bugged me. He wanted nothing to do with them but still get rid of em!
- T ...more
Pretty when she cries is a different book from the ones I'm used to reading by A.zavareli since this book is not from the mafia. Here we go back to high school and we have a history of bullying, secrets and revenge.
The story is good and served the purpose of entertaining me, but I confess that it was not her best book. Here the characters are young and therefore have attitudes as such, which is natural and the purpose of the book. What bothered me here was that I couldn't believe the cha ...more
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