Pretty Little Savage
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 ...more
'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 ...more
I received a free copy of this book via Bookspro ...more
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%.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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...more
This is a dark romance and wont ...more
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.