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REVIEW - Pretty When She Cries

Updated: Jan 2, 2022


Title - Pretty When She Cries
Author - A. Zavarelli
Name of Series - Black Mountain Academy Series
Series Type - Standalone
Genre - Dark Romance
Release Date - 23rd Oct 2020
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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.



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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 favorite , I never hesitate to one click her books! There is absolutely no doubt in my mind when it comes to her , because they are amazing every damn time! This book was another example of that.


Kail, you made me care,” he whispers against my skin. “I’ve been a dick, and I screwed this up a million different ways. But I need you to understand this. I… care."


The first time Kail meets her neighbor was when she was assigned to tutor him during the summer break. She thought of them to be some dumb jock , what she didn’t expect was a man as hot as a model to greet her on his door. Landon was very confused to see the pretty girl holding a plate of pineapples on his door. She thought he was another one of those creepy clingy girls who wanted his attention. Imagine his surprise when he came to know that she really didn’t know who he was. She was someone who saw him as he was and not because of how much money he had or his social status. And that is what made her the most favorite for him. Soon their tutoring sessions developed into something more and they almost developed a friendship. That is until it was all messed up.


Something horrible happened to them both , something that led them to betray each other. Kail now hated Landon and Landon the same. Unable to handle the pressure and Trauma she ran away from the town for 2 years. Now after 2 years she is back and she is not the same. There is no way that Landon was going to hurt her again. This time it was his turn to pay for his sins. Landon was even more furious. The girl who had haunted his dreams for so many years was now finally back. But she was not the same. Gone was the girl who smiled shyly at him and in place was a girl who didn’t hesitate to put him in his place. He was pretty sure that he liked this version of hers, that didn’t mean she doesn’t have to pay for what she did. She made him believe that she was different , but instead she was the same as all other girls. The one who wanted his money and fame. And she was going to regret lying to him.


“Oh, please.” She rolls her eyes. “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.”


A mere night changed the whole path of these two characters and I loved that despite the hate , these two loved each other so much! The attraction they both had was hot off the charts. This book had me hooked right from the start and no matter how much I tried , I couldn't stop reading this book once I started! I devoured this one in one sitting and It has to be my most favorite book of the black mountain academy series! I wouldn;t say that this was a bully romance book , But it definitely had a lot of angst. The main protagonists never actually bullied each other , But had a lot of misunderstandings and the way they got through that was the whole story. The suspense element of the book was pretty good and I loved the main characters a lot! Specially Landon , that man was so amazing! The way he looked after kail was so heart wrenching for me to see and every scene in which he made an appearance automatically became a favourite one of mine!


A definite recommendation to all the dark Romance book lovers , if you are into themes like high school romance and second chance , then this book is something that you should not miss at any cost!


It would be a hell of a lot easier to hate her if she didn’t look like everything I ever needed.”



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