Cruel Fortune

· Cruel Book 2 · K.A. Linde Inc.
22 reviews

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Dive back into the sexy side of the Upper East Side with the second billionaire romance from USA Today bestselling 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…

22 reviews
Sandy S.
April 17, 2019
CRUEL FORTUNE is the second full-length instalment in K. A. Linde’s contemporary, adult CRUEL erotic, romance series focusing on thirty year old, philosophy professor Penn Kensington, and twenty-five year old writer Natalie Bishop. CRUEL FORTUNE should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up one year following the events of book one Cruel Money. Told from three first person points of view (Natalie, Penn, Katherine) CRUEL FORTUNE picks up one year after the events that destroyed and broke our story line heroine. With the publication of her first book, Natalie embarks on a whirlwind press tour including several stops in New York City, the city where her past lives and resides. Unable to move beyond the pain and heart break of betrayal Natalie will come face to face with the people who tore her down and spit her out, people who are about to disrupt and unravel her world, once again. Torn in several directions Natalie will set out on a journey that will come full circle when she is once again the pawn in a game bigger than she could have ever imagined. CRUEL FORTUNE focuses on the naivete of one woman as she struggles to move on from the past, a past of which she lived, but a past that is now a number one New York Times Best Seller. Hoping to remain below the radar Natalie is quickly thrust into the world that all but ripped out her heart, a world that is about to consume her body and soul. K. A. Linde invites the reader into an emotional, angst filled story of seduction and lies; betrayal and distrust; manipulation, cruelty, uncertainty and loss. The premise is engaging, thought provoking, gritty and raw; the characters are animated, tragic and untrustworthy; the romance struggles with the lies and manipulation of a woman who finds herself collateral damage in a game played by the spoiled and rich. The deception and dealings are about to be exposed, deception that travels from every direction.
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Gayathiri Chandrasekaran
April 23, 2019
Cruel Fortune is the second book in the Cruel trilogy and starts where we left off in Cruel Money.. Natalie finally published her first book and now a best selling author.. She is now living her dream.. Natalie's book is based on the real life incident that happened in the upper east side of Manhattan, while she had been a Care taker of homes.. So, the last thing she wants in her life is to set foot again in Upper East Side, NYC. However, with the book hitting the best seller list, Natalie is left with no choice as her first book tour stop is NYC.. I dont wanna go further into the plot as anything would be a spoiler.. All i wanna say is - Expect the unexpected!! This book takes angst to a whole new level.. The twist n turns blew my mind... K.a Linde is well known for her angst and cliff hangers.. Even that knowledge didnt prepare me for the angst in this book.. This book made me so angry n frustrated.. Made me want to shout n kick a few characters.. However, when i finished the book, i was totally mind blown with the writing and flow of the story, and the characters!!! I cant wait to read what happens in the final book and July seems to be too long a wait!!!
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Georgette Geras
May 1, 2019
OMG! In the beginning, I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed. I didn't like where this story was going. But, knowing K and her writing, I knew I just had to wait it out and I'd get the story I was waiting for. The dynamic seemed to have changed with a lot of the characters, but this story is a year later, so it's expected. But so much was NOT expected! KA can write a story you don't think you want to read and then, bam, there you have it all! I love how this story played out, I just had to be patient and wait. I can't wait for the next book in the series, because I REALLY REALLY need to know what happens!! If you haven't read this series yet, I truly highly recommend it!!
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About the author

 K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. 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, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling to far off destination, baking insane desserts, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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