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Pretty Little Savage

(Sick Boys #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  564 ratings  ·  214 reviews
Rule No. 1: Don’t piss off the Sick Boys

They’re cruel. Reckless. Impossibly fucked up.

The Sick Boys feed on the order they create. They rule Eastpoint University just as their families have for decades. But their power doesn’t stop there. The three of them are heirs to some of the largest fortunes in the world, and behind that kind of wealth lies an underworld of corruptio
Paperback, 410 pages
Published October 2nd 2020 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'PRETTY LITTLE SAVAGE:' is the first full length New Adut, Romance book in the series 'Sick Boys,' by new to me author Lucy Smoke. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

*Whispers* please be good, please be good!!
I blame it on my cover hoe eyes, one look at the cover ohhhhh there's a sign up!! 😂

*Phew* I am so glad to announce that this lived up to the hotty on the cover!!

An elite group of three boys, Dean, Abel and Brax rule their kingdom with an iron fist, footballers, ruthless to a T. Until
Carla Bulian
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is something!!!
Poor girl, but she was the most amazing woman around the world.
Just WOW.
Fre06 Begum
I found the heroine quite strong for this genre which was a really nice change. I’m fact I think I can safely say she seemed more alpha then the male lead! I am really pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book simply for the reason the heroine was strong even if she was slightly not sane in my opinion. I was really wary thinking this might be RH but was so glad it wasn’t as I am not a fan of those. Strong characters with a really good plot.

I received a free copy of this book via Bookspro
Dora Koutsoukou
The cover and the blurb caught my interest immediately!!
The plot was intriguing, the heroine was feisty and badass, the hero arrogant and typical arshole!
But the content of the 10 chapters I read could have been expressed in 4, max 5 ones. It was too lengthy and wordy for me, dnf @ 20%.
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I have mixed emotions about this one. I thought I would love it from the blurb, unfortunately, I just couldn't connect with the characters.

Lucy had a ruff time growing up which left her being very strong and self-reliant but constantly acting out. The Sick Boys may have had money growing up but that doesn't mean that their lives have been full of roses. When Lucy's brains get her into Eastpoint University the Sick Boys are just as determined to show Lucy her lace as she is to act out in defianc
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
A fierce heroine that trusts no one and fights not only with words but also with her fists.
Ava is a new transfer to an elite wealthy private school where she meets Dean, Abel, Brax and others that could be friends or foes.
No one knows her purpose of being at this new school and involved with the “sicko” boys.

I did find some things reminiscent to another book in this same genre and would have liked more depth.

Drama, angst, violence and secrets are plentiful in this read.

That cliffhanger was in
Samantha La Mar
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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HOLY FREAKING HELL! I was seriously not prepared for this book! The MINUTE I read Avalon’s filthy, snarky, cursing-like-a-sailor mouth, I was in love! My love for bad ass females is more like an obsession, and Avalon as absolutely my new obsession! Not only was she tough as shit, not taking ANY shit from ANYone, but she didn’t back down from a damn thing. Not to mention I don’t think I have EVER read a character that curses more than her, AND I FUCKING LOVED IT! I have the mouth of
Kara Altomare
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s been days since I finished Pretty Little Savage and I STILL have no words. This book just blew me away! The characters, the world building, everything was simply incredible! Ten out of ten would recommend and I should mention that Pretty Little Savage has taken number first place in my favorite books of 2020!
Mandy Munholland / Mandy’s Book Reviews
“What a wicked savagely twisted ride!”

I’m going to be completely honest the cover to this book is what caught my eye first then I read the blurb and thought this is a book that I need to read and boy was I right ! This was such a good read ! I love the characters this author has created and the world they live in this book is a very addicting read . Dean and Avalon’s chemistry is off the charts hot and it’s pretty clear that they are drawn towards each other from the beginning. This story is ful
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin to describe how much I loved this book. Basically the only thing that I wanted more, was for it to be RH, because damn... these boys are perfect for this! But I digress... despite of my soft spot for Dean, Abel and Braxton, even that part doesn't make me love it any less than I did.

The FMC, Avalon Manning, is one tough girl if I ever saw one. She spend her life in a less than ideal situation and is used to fight back and keep her guard up at all times. She's not one to be
✿❀ Coffee and the Bibliophile ❀✿

Talk about a dark, enemies-to-lovers romance.

This is my first experience reading Lucy Smoke and I have to say, I have a feeling I'm about to be her next biggest fan.

Pretty Little Savage was, to be completely cliché, pretty little savage. I was hooked from the prologue and knew I was going to be in for a wild ride. I plopped my ass down on the couch, ignored my family (love them though!) and devoured this story in one afternoon.

First, I loved the other Sick Boys, Abel and Brax. They added a nice
Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer*
Oh, wow! I loved loved loved the heroine!

I was definitely not expecting the thrill this book brought. It had me glued at it from beginning to the end. Dean?! Oh yeah, I'd take him any day. But Avalon! I absolutely love her. Her character is amazing! She's fierce, strong, takes no crap, she knows how to fight, she's independent and she's got nothing to lose. Which makes her deadly! And there's this hinting about her being someone, being somebodys,... I'm guessing at this point. Gah, I can not wa
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was not prepared for how AMAZING this book is!

The main female character, Avalon doesn't bow to anyone, she is fierce, forged out of pain, suffering and the need to survive.

When she mysteriously gets invited to finish her high school degree at the prestigious Eastpoint University ava ends up attracting the attention of the three boys who rule the school, they are rich, they are powerful and they rule supreme.

But they will soon find Avalon is ruled by now one and the only rules she follows are h
Heather Long
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Epic. Just epic. Could not stop reading. Must have more.
The Romantic Rush Blog
<3.5 stars>

Pretty Little Savage has all the makings of a book I love- intriguing elitist society, class clashes and bully tropes, a strong and resilient heroine thrust into a world that she knows nothing about, and a group of interesting and alpha males who run the show with no consequence. There was a lot to like here- mystery, our heroine is amazing, and a pretty awesome back quarter. Unfortunately, the rest of the story moved a smidge too slow for me, and our hero didn’t spark for me in the w
Roselyn Vazquez
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fuck everything right now!! I need MORE! - That was my first thought immediately after I finished reading this book. I have so many thoughts - so many THEORIES!!!!!!. I swear there is so much I want to say about this book, but at the same time there aren't enough words that could do it any justice.

Pretty Little Savage isn’t your typical enemies to lovers dark romance. Nope!! This book is all levels of fucked-up twisted perfection! What an ending!! I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty pissed off
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pretty Little Savage by Lucy Smoke is one of those books that you can’t put down! With intriguing and mysterious characters, it is definitely a page turner and a book to put on your 2020 TBR list. The book centres on Avalon Manning, a girl from the wrong side of the track who takes no prisoners. She is a hard, dominating character that doesn’t take any crap from anyone, especially those who think they are above her. Throughout the book we get glimpses into her life which at times can be harrowin ...more
Caroline F
Flip! This book!!!! I was totally gripped!

"She's a pistol ready to go off, and I find that I want to know what happens if I pull the trigger."

Avalon Manning has been dealt one of the worst hands by life. Through it all, her sense of self-preservation has her kicking back and making sure that she's in charge of her own life. However, sterling grades aren't enough to stop her getting kicked out of various schools, until she finally gets offered a chance of a lifetime - or, little choice - of a pla
Paula  Phillips
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Some days you read books that are just a bit blah or feel like something you've read multiple times, a familiar storyline. Whereas other days, you pick up a book and find yourself getting lost in the pages and when it ends on a cliffhanger, you are like Nooooooooo !!! as you have to wait impatiently for the next book to come out which in this case doesn't get released till January 2021. Pretty Little Savage started like most bully romances except this one had an awesome strong kick-butting femal ...more
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I'm Avalon Manning, and I fall to my knees for no one." GIRL. GIRRRRL.

Between the cover and the hot as hell story inside, I'm going to need Lucy Smoke to stop making me want to lick my Kindle during a freaking pandemic.

I swear it's not my fault though, because this book is H.O.T. hot, thicc and filled to the brim with suspense, angst, snark, and a gripping plot!! I can't be held responsible for wanting to DEVOUR it!

Pretty Little Savage introduces us to 18 year old Avalon Manning, who is so much
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The blood of the covenant is thicker that the water of the womb…”

Deliciously wicked!!! Lucy Smokes brings one of the best dark romances I’ve read this month, this book is a high school bully romance with a really dark twist that will capture your attention in the most amazing ways.

Avalon Manning, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Her whole life has been a nightmare… and her future doesn’t seem so different. Being the new girl in Eastpoint drags the attention of the infamous Sick Boys,
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
-Sara, ☆☆☆☆☆++

This book had me hooked from the first page. It is dark and covers a few dark things so please don’t read if you are triggered easily.

Avalon is tough, she has to be where she comes from, and takes no crap from anybody. And when one door closes another one with an interesting opportunity opens up for her. She wasn’t sure what to expect being thrown into a world where money is power but she quietly learns to adapt and fight for survival. She just didn’t ever think she would be falli
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Avalon (FMC) has had a bad time of it in this book which is understandable with the mother she has. Still shes a bad*** character though with plenty of wit, spirit, wise-cracks and a short fuse for BS. Which she takes on with her fists on loads of occasions throughout this book. When shes given opportunity to go to a prestigious private school. One for the wealthy and a new start for her. I loved the way Avalon took on Dean, Abel & Brax even with the whole school against her. She never gave a s* ...more
PAD.My.Bookshelf Blog
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could already tell that this book was going to be epic by the cover and boy was I not wrong. This dark romance is different from the many others that I have been reading recently.

I love that the lead female character (Avalon) is the one throwing shade, with an attitude that takes the school she finds herself in by storm. As soon as she enters into this elite campus, she turns everything on its head and nothing is as it was. She is a well throughout character that you would want by your side i
Jean Bachen
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was in a bit of a reading slump when I picked this book up, but it turned me around quickly. The story sucked me in and wouldn't let me go, and I read it in one sitting. I could not put it down. Avalon and Dean are such well written characters, and their chemistry is undeniable. They are both messed up, but also magnetic and strong. The twists and turns kept me wondering what was going to happen next. I highly recommend this one! Just a warning, though, if you don't like dark, and if you have ...more
R.K. Emery
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, romance
My first thought upon finishing this one is Noooooo I want More! This one left me with a book hangover because I am not ready to leave the world Lucy Smoke created.

The Sick Boys are fierce, but Ava is even more fierce. No one was ready for her and I absolutely loved that about this book. She takes the entire cast of characters by surprise. She was a perfect lead in my eyes. I loved every minute of it.

Nate was subtle in his authority in my opinion. Abel came off more as the "mouth" of the boys.
Cali Mann
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book hurt me in all the right ways! If you love dark and sexy, Lucy Smoke knows how to bring it! I was only a wee bit disappointed that it isn't an RH, but I can't wait to read about all the Sick Boys adventures.
Jacquie Lamm
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HAWT! OMG! This book. So the steam didn't really get until the end, but the chemistry for this book is everything! And I LOVE the name Avalon! She just keeps on trucking throughout this whole book and never gives in. So many school transfers and she don't flippen care. She DOESN'T CARE! Like, best response ever because the Sick boys just try to keep her in line, and everytime, shes just like, NOPE! Ah I loved her attitude. Dean is the alpha of Eastpoint. Lots of mystery in this book. You know so ...more
Isabelle MBTL
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

New Adult, College, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers

First Person, Dual-POV

This is book #1 of the Sick Boys series and it does end in a major cliffhanger!!!

  Contains issues and situations some may find triggering.

Wow! My first read by the author and I'm in love!!! I can't believe this book. It was AMAZING! I really hope book #2 is coming really soon. I'm still in shock with that ending!!!

I finished reading this book about three days ago

Kerrie Goodman
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not actually sure where to start with this one. The whole thing was so good!! I loved the characters especially Avalon. She doesn't let her past overtake her and she's her own person through and through. The push and pull she has going on with Dean is captivating and they both give as good as they get. There is a underlaying sense of mystery around Avalon and everyone she comes into contact with seems to have their own secret agenda. Who really is on her side?

This is a dark romance and wont
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Lucy Smoke is a USA Bestselling Author most known for her Iris Boys series.

Lucy is a writer of dark romance, new adult and young adult romance, and various other sub-genres therein. Her main writing focus is on various forms of romance. She loves to experiment with her characters and shine a little light on things that catch her fancy.

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