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Book Review ~ Cruel Fortune by K.A Linde


Lose yourself to 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…




I just  finished my advanced copy of K A Linde’s Cruel Fortune. It’s the second book in a 3 book series. We were left off with a huge cliffhanger after the first book and I could not wait to dive into this second book and it was amazing. The book started out sweet with an unexpected twist I didn’t see coming and I didn’t like it at first but after finishing the book and reading the epilogue it makes perfect sense and I love the twist now! I know this is very vague but trust me, you don’t want me to spoil the twist.

Natalie is back in New York city, one year after leaving with a broken heart after being betrayed by the man she loved. Her career was on track and things were falling into place and she was starting to finally get over her heartache and move on. She was always dead set on never becoming part of the upper east side but her new relationship and friendship was putting her front and center. Can she handle the upper east side life and not let it consume her, to be apart of it on her terms or will she find herself still apart of the game that ruined her the first time?

I loved this book. It didn’t go at all how I was anticipating with Natalie getting back with Penn and I was disappointed at first, I really wanted Natalie and Penn to find their way back to each other, especially after how things ended with them in Cruel Money. Natalie comes back to New York but ends up in a relationship with someone you least expect, still hurt by Penn and his Crew and how they played her. We aren’t left with a cliffhanger in Cruel Fortune but we are set up perfectly for Book 3, Cruel Legacy and the anticipation is going to kill me.

This is a must read book and a definite 5 star read!


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.


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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.



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