Pretty by Jillian Lauren {Book Review}

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Pretty Book Review Jillian Lauren


By Jillian Lauren ($15)

Summary of Pretty by Jillian Lauren:

Bebe Baker is an ex-everything: ex-stripper, ex-Christian, ex-drug addict, ex-pretty girl. It’s been one year since the car accident that killed her boyfriend left her scarred and shaken. Flanked by an eccentric posse of friends, she is serving out a self-imposed sentence at a halfway house, while trying to finish cosmetology school. Amid the rampant diagnoses, over-medication, compulsive eating, and acrylic nails of Los Angeles, Bebe looks for something to believe in before something–her past, the dangerously magnetic men in her life, her own bad choices–knocks her off course again.

My reaction to Pretty by Jillian Lauren:

You know that feeling when you pick up a book that makes you hang on every word? Where you get that weird, engrossed look on your face? When you are struggling with whether to read and read and read so you can get it all in til you reach the final page…or to methodically pace yourself so that you don’t reach the end too soon?

That’s what Pretty is.

But Pretty is more than that. Words like intense, real, raw, compelling are just a handful that come to mind when you try to describe this novel. Pretty is a wonderful surprise about a woman who is living a life that is not terribly, well, pretty. It’s skillfully written — Jillian Lauren is an absolute treat — and tells a tale that you cannot (and don’t want to) get out of your head.

Pretty by Jillian Lauren is witty while being brutally honest — but never gratuitous for the sake of satisfying thrill-seekers, mind you — and keeps you engaged from page one until you, regrettably, close the book upon completion. This is a journey of survival and discovery that is not paved with flowers and sunshine yet it never disheartens or disappoints. Clearly, I recommend this book…to everyone.

Check out the trailer for Pretty:


You can purchase Pretty by Jillian Lauren on Amazon.

I was not compensated for writing this review post. I received a copy of Pretty by Jillian Lauren for review. My opinions are honest.
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  1. Kayla says

    I do remember the last book I read, but I do think it was a Jodi Picoult book. Or maybe it was “Something Blue”. It’s honestly been awhile! School textbooks’ll do that to you!

  2. Kayla says

    My favorite book? Hmm. There’s been a lot! I remember “Holes” being one of my favorites when I was younger, and I still fondly remember “The Green Mile” too.

  3. Beth Hoffmann says

    I’m buying this right now for my Kindle!! Looks fantastic!! Liked Keenly Kristen on FB…can’t wait to start reading…

  4. renee walters says

    I follow you publicly on GFC and subscribe to your email! I would love to win this! The last book I read was Songs of the humpback whale by Jodi Picoult! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  5. Crystal F says

    I’m almost finished with Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, Book 2). I can’t remember the name of the last book I finished. I read way too many and most of them are free on my kindle so they are not big name books so it’s hard to remember them. thank you!

  6. valerie mabrey says

    wow the best? One that comes to mind is Screwtape letters oh and Tuesday’s with Morrie and ok ok it is hard to list just one or two or three…

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  7. Leah Shumack says

    Fun entry ~ I really love where the sidewalk ends. I loved it growing up and I read it to my daughter and she really likes it too!

  8. Penny W says

    ONE favorite book of all time?! Really? Really?!!! Can’t do it! LOL However, one of my all time faves is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks!

    • admin says

      LOL…I hear ya, I hear ya…and wow, did you pick a doozy! First time I read this, it was in about two sittings, and I was weeping by the end. Wow. What a love story. I get choked up just thinking about it.


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