the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in the second book
in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new billionaire
romance Cruel Trilogy.I finally have everything I ever wanted–fame
and fortune and literary success.
Only one problem: I lost my muse.
He was tall, dark, and handsome. Broody,
enigmatic, alluring, and right for me in every way.
Until he wasn’t. Until I lost everything.
And I can’t lose it all again. I’ll do anything
to keep it.
Even seeing him again…
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Every book by KA Linde just gets better and better. With each new release her writing as an author is even better than the last, and her skills at plot development have grown exponentially since her debut. While you can always expect angst in a Kyla book, I must admit I truly never know what else to expect. Twists around every turn, YUP! Passion and love and hate, YOU GOT IT! With Cruel Fortune, I was nervous going having had a book hangover since the last page of Cruel Money, but boy was I in for a ride I couldn’t even have predicted from Kyla!
In Cruel Money we pick up 1 year after THAT ending in Cruel Money. You know the one…. The one that was heart-wrenching to read! Yes, that one! Natalie and Penn in Cruel Fortune, where do I even begin? Their lives have both continued even with their fierce connection they shared being shattered at the end of book 1. Natalie is a best-selling author now, and Penn has distanced himself from his crew after the events from the prior year. When Natalie finds herself back in the one place she never wanted to step foot in again, it’s inevitable that the two will cross paths. As we watch things unfold with Natalie and her new career, she finds herself once again navigating the waters of the Upper East Side. Penn however has not moved on from how he always truly felt about Natalie, and once he hears about her being back in town once again, it all comes flooding back to him. Penn’s character is very deep in this series and right when you think you have him figured out, he throws you a curve ball which in some cases can be a good or a bad thing.
The way Kyla has managed to develop all these characters in this series has simply blown me away. I find it very had now days to find original stories that hold my attention, but the Cruel series is by far my favorite thing I’ve read in 2019 to date! While the angst is nail biting when you are in the middle of it, it adds such a complex dimension to the stories being told and how the characters live their lives. I can’t wait for the final book and to see how Natalie and Penn’s story, as well as all the crew’s, unfold! This story is truly Gossip Girl meets Cruel Intentions, with a splash of Scandal and Mean Girls mixed in!
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of
more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series.
She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her
husband and two super adorable puppies.