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Cruel Fortune

Cruel Series, Book 2
Series: Cruel Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

Dive back into the sexy side of the Upper East Side with the second billionaire romance from USA Today best-selling author K. A. Linde. 

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....

Contains mature themes.

©2019 K. A. Linde (P)2019 Tantor

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Cruel Fortune

This book is edgy, and suspenseful and sexy, all the things a good dark romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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  • Tina J
  • 24-04-2019

Loved it!

I can't get enough of this series. Awaiting the next installment! Revenge may be sweet but at what cost?

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  • Franci Neill
  • 06-06-2019

5 So Many Moving Parts Stars!!

As with the other books in this series, I read them and then have listened to them and man oh man am I so glad I did! The narrators once again have done a phenomenal job of bringing these characters life and creating the suspense I felt while reading but at an entirely higher level. I've found myself driving around aimlessly just so I could finish a chapter!! Below is my review I wrote for the e-book of this second book in this consuming series.... The minute this book hit my kindle I literally let out an EEEPPP. I was so ready to see what happens next in this series and I can honestly say Ms. Linde didn't disappoint...however, there's three books in this series so you know I'm going to be "vague city" in this review because..no spoilers from me! We're one year later from when Cruel Money ended and Natalie has truly made it! She's a listed bestselling author and thinks her life is smooth sailing...until she's told she needs to go back to NYC which is where her life almost came crashing down on her. I admired her fortitude and her plan to get in, get done what needs to be done and leave...except it's not that simple because hello...this book is full of manipulation, machinations, lust, lying and everything in between. Needless to say, once she's in NYC, things happen that make her have to stay much longer than she planned and the thought crossed my mind while reading that just maybe it would be okay. Yeah, look no further than the aforementioned exploitation, maneuvering and betrayal of key players in this story. I was totally incensed and somewhat freaked out by some of what went down! Ms. Linde pulled me right back into this world and I'm still trying to figure out what's going to happen next!!! Needless to say July needs to be here soon cuz it's GOING DOWN in Cruel Legacy!!

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  • Captivated Listener!!
  • 17-05-2019

Excellent series cliffhanger and all!!!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bring it on...there are some ruthless yet interesting characters in this series and loving it. The author's story takes you to unexpected twists and turns you don't see coming. Looking forward to the next book absolutely. Awesomeness....⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Patricia Villali Koett
  • 28-04-2019

I am on the fence about this one.

Let's begin with the narration! I think this is Virginia Rose's best work to date! She has outdone herself in capturing the emotion, while still delivering the characters intention. She displays great range and I think she has matured and developed her craft over the course of the time that I've been a listener. Stephen Dexter's narration is just a bit flat to me I some points. I want to love it, but it's like it's forced and his female tone doesn't make it for me. Story wise this is a rollercoaster my all sense of the word. You think the author will have pity on us... Oh No!!! She went in with both feet in the pool and messed up with our minds! Twisty and filled with deceit, this story just grabs you and has you saying "What just happened?"

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  • A Taylor
  • 24-04-2019

Love

When I started the first book I didnt realize it was a series..... a series that was not completed and out but I have had all the books on my pre-order list. It has been a LONG time since I pre-ordered a book cause I just couldn’t wait for the next one. I have fallen in love with this author all over again and can’t wait to read more!!! Yes it’s a cliffhanger but my goodness it’s so worth it. Keep writing like this and I’ll continue to buy as I have for years!!! 😘

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  • Wildflower
  • 10-10-2020

Worst in the series

This is a review of the series. There’s potential here for a good story. You can tell it wanted to be good. The themes of rich vs poor, bullying, lovers from different social groups, familial expectations, soul searching, finding one’s way, etc. are all good concepts. Oh man, but there was so much wrong with the execution and this was the worst of the three, with major inconsistencies in the characters themselves, and glaring contradictions in the story from book one to book two and even from one paragraph to another. Also, frankly there was shocking number of mis-read or maybe mis-written fails (one example among many: “he fell to his feet” ...!! He’s already on his feet! He obviously fell to his knees... ugh, it’s small, but there were a lot of this type of jarring mistake, a big pet peeve). All of this combined with several eye roll inducing totally implausible moments makes this series really disappointing. And yes, I listened to all three (on accelerated speed just to get through it), but only because they were available through audible escape and I needed to see where the train wreck would go. I wouldn’t spend a credit on any of the three.

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  • SmilingJade
  • 11-09-2020

Great continuation of the series

The tug of not wanting to be part of the Upper East side and getting the fame she wanted, Natalie struggled with the betrayal by the Crew and Penn...has she found love in Louis or there is also a game at play? Love this series...great narration by both narrators

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  • Veronica Idrovo
  • 19-08-2020

No one wanted sex scenes with Lewis and Natalie

There is something about when the author writes the heroine in a these triangles. We shall she what happens in the finale.

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  • Yesenia Mendoza
  • 15-08-2020

Why

I am just at the beginning of the both but she is already being manipulated and she did not learned. She so stupid

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  • Annie
  • 24-04-2019

Cannot wait for the conclusion of the story!

Fantastic book, that got all your major emotions fired up. The narrators were excellent and added to the experience. I am awaiting a decisive response from team Nathalie to take out the spoilt brats from the upper east side and make them pay for their superior attitudes and utter abhorrence!!