Book 1, Cruel
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.
She was supposed to be a one night stand.
A way to sate my sexual appetite.
I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life.
But she ripped open that divide—and there’s no going back.
Now, she’s here. In my city.
I don’t care that I’m Manhattan royalty and she’s the help.
Only that she’s living in my summer home. With me.
And I want more.
So he’s changed…for the better though?
So, normally when a book hits my e-reader, I might not jump in right away. That wasn't the case with this book. I'd gotten to the third chapter when I learned about the prequel (One Cruel Night, it's free on Amazon!) that gives the backstory on what happened years ago between the main characters, and why she's so angrivated with him. Then I had to do a bit more digging because his name was familiar when I realized which book series he was in prior to this trilogy (so happy my gray matter works well enough to remember these details lol).
This first book of the trilogy is just this side of angsty; I'm not sure what's worse:
(1) getting caught skinny dipping or
(2) getting caught skinny dipping by your one night stand or
(3) the one night stand's recollection of you
Once our intrepid heroine realizes exactly who he is, she's ready to hightail outta there (can you blame her though?)
Despite her intense reservations, his "Crew" of friends seemingly embraces her into their small group and that's when things really begin to ramp up; she's the exact opposite of the "Crew", yet somehow she blends in with them. The tension and chemistry are still there between our daunting couple, and I love seeing the changes he's trying to make in his life, despite his family's name and vast amount of wealth. I can't wait to see how their story is gonna play out over the next two books.
Omg this book!! I want more... I need more!! This is going to be the most epic series!!! Penn is unbelievable, and Nat is just your average girl with a pretty awesome dream job!!!
Sexy, angsty and I loved it!
I have only recently discovered K.A. Linde and honestly, I am not sure what rock I was living under. I completely devoured Cruel Money. It was full of angst, emotional and all kinds of steaminess. There is a prequel available that you do not have to read, but it is free, so good and sets a foundation, so go one click One Cruel Night now!
Cruel Money tells the story of Penn and Natalie. They shared one unforgettable night years ago and now they are once again face-to-face. On the night they met, they were on equal footing, but now, we know Penn is from the best of families in New York with responsibilities and expectations. Natalie finds herself working where he is spending his summer. But their attraction and chemistry is still undeniable.
I could not stop reading Cruel Money by K.A. Linde. I loved how strong and determined Natalie was, no matter what others thought of her. Penn was everything! I loved him, even if it times, I wanted to hit him. A great start to this series and I cannot wait for the next book!
Read and reviewed for Sultry Sirens Book Blog.