Cruel Legacy

· Cruel Book 3 · K.A. Linde Inc.
22 reviews

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Natalie gets revenge in her new dark and glamorous life on the Upper East Side in the conclusion to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.

Darkness swept in.

Smothering everything in its inky black.

I have turned into their worst nightmares.

And I will not rest until they pay.

For everything.

22 reviews
Sandy S.
July 9, 2019
4.5 stars--CRUEL LEGACY is the third and final 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 LEGACY should not be read as a stand alone as is picks up immediately after the events of book two CRUEL FORTUNE. Told from dual first person perspectives (Penn and Natalie) and one chapter by Katherine CRUEL LEGACY is the culmination of 8 years of secrets, lies, and deception; and a game where revenge is ugly, and the fall-out even more so. Eight years earlier Natalie Bishop was a pawn in a game between the spoiled, uber rich kids of the Upper East Side. Fast forward seven years wherein Natalie would come face to face with the people that destroyed her life, intent on destroying their lives in return. But all did not go according to plan when our heroine was once again the victim of betrayal and vengeance by the same people who had broken her years before. One more year would pass and our heroine would come to terms with what happened, falling in love with one of the game players but a love that balanced precariously on the edge when vengeance set in to destroy them all. What ensues is the rebuilding relationship between Penn and Natalie, and the fall out as Natalie sets a plan into motion determined to seek vengeance against those who did her wrong. CRUEL LEGACY is a story of discrimination, deception, and retribution; of secrets, lies, antagonism and retaliation; ;of heart break, mistrust, misrepresentation and love. K. A. Linde pulls the reader into one woman’s battle to stay one step ahead, as the world continues to pull her down-one step forward, two steps back until the final fall-out wherein everyone will suffer when karma’s aim hits its’ mark. The premise is dramatic and intense ; the characters are tragic but energetic; the romance is passionate but built upon a foundation of mistrust, secrets and lies
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Amanda Rash
July 17, 2019
Amazing conclusion to an amazing trilogy! Much like the first two books, this one is chock-full of twists and turns, secrets and angst, and all the feels. It’s intense and gripping and real and raw and I couldn’t put it down. Penn and Natalie’s journey wasn’t always easy or pretty, and both have changed and grown so much since the first book. I adore this couple and was rooting for them from the very first page. This series was unique and well-thought-out and, despite my reservations about the how the book would end, I was very pleased. This is a must read trilogy and a top read of the year for me.
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Gayathiri Chandrasekaran
July 17, 2019
Cruel Legacy is the conclusion to Natalie - Penn Story in the Cruel Trilogy!! Every human has a good & shady side... In this book, we get to see the other side of Natalie. She is out for revenge after the way she has been wronged by Penn's friends... Penn has been waiting to win her back. And when Natalie gets back to NYC for her revenge, he is there by her side in every way... He helps her with the upper east side life not knowing she is seeking all the help to plot her revenge.. And the way their relationship grew was awesome... I loved the way Penn's character evolved in this book... He has come a long way from the person he was in the first book... And Natalie was a totally different person.. She was tough and bold and so blinded in her want for revenge... I was worried how the ending is gonna be with the revenge plot.. However, the author just got the perfect ending for this trilogy.. This book has the perfect amount of romance, angst, twist and turns... The writing was amazing and I cant wait for Lark's story from this world!!
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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, and dancing in her spare time.

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


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