PRETTY WHEN SHE CRIES by A. Zavarelli
Release Date: October 23rd
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Your first kiss is supposed to be sweet. Ours was baptized in fire.
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 like a magnet.
And then he did something so unspeakable, so unforgivable, it shattered me.
I ran away then because I was weak, but I’ve shed my tears.
He stole my heart and my dignity, and I’m here to take it back.
The only problem is… he’s not giving it up without a fight.
My ARC Review:
This was a good read from Ashleigh, a dark bully / high school romance, which was a riveting read from start to finish. I loved the main characters, Kailani and Landon, so much angst and chemistry between these two! A great story line with plenty going on, full of betrayal, heartbreak, angst, misunderstandings and revenge!
Set in an elite school for the rich and famous, Landon is a famous actor known for his portrayal of a vampire in a Hollywood series. Everybody wants a piece of him, wants to be his friend, wants whatever they can get from him or sell a story about him, but nobody knows the real him.
Kailani is a lovely down to earth girl who grew up in Hawaii, has no social media and so does not know Landon. The school have asked her to tutor him as he has just arrived back and is behind. That is how they meet and get to know each other over the summer, but he never tells her who he is.
Until one fatal night at a party destroys everything and she leaves and returns to Hawaii for 2 years to recover. On her return to school she is not the same naive girl who left, but is back to seek her revengeance against the people involved in that horrific night, and Landon is the top of her list.
There is so much badness between these two its difficult to see how they will ever overcome it, but they do, as their chemistry is just explosive. Barriers are worn down the more time they spend in each other’s company. But nothing is plain sailing and there are lots of obstacles to overcome.
I loved Landon, such a hot and broken mess, having had a horrific childhood it’s no wonder he has such trust issues and just needs someone to see the real him and love him! Kailani is such a loving and caring person, but her heart is filled with revenge and determination to get even having been heartbroken and traumatised, going against her personality traits, it wears her down.
A really enjoyable read, this kept me on my toes throughout, waiting to see how this played out, with lots of twists and turns in the plot, some very hot and steamy moments that will get you hot and bothered and some characters that you really will hate!!
About the Author:
A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.
When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research.
She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.
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