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Cruel Fortune Kindle Edition
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About the Author
K. A. Linde, a USA Today bestselling author, has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new-adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Postgraduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B07M5HDH3C
- Publisher : K.A. Linde Inc. (23 April 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 2569 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 344 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 182,297 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It’s so hard to review it without giving things away. Just go read it! It’s a fab addition to the Cruel world. Can’t wait for the final book.
The only real one was Penn. I liked how he traveled hundreds of miles to SC, get turned down, and still pine after Natalie. I liked how he was still there for her even when she was with someone else, but Natalie did get on my nerves a bit because I felt by that point, she was playing games and being purposefully dumb. Otherwise Nat and Pen forever!!!
And Katherine, poor miserable Katherine...in real life, she’s get her ass beat and now there is a new fire in Natalie that will burn Katherine down once and for all. Honestly, I think she still had feelings for Penn and felt threatened by Natalie. After all, if Natalie is a “nobody,” why do you care so much about her! Why are you actively trying to destroy another person without any real reason other than her being more “popular” and liked by the guy you actually like? High school I tell you!
The storyline is quite riveting. You meet Lewis’s family, especially Etta and Charlotte. I like there are characters of color without the stereotypes and how Linde describes them without fetishizing them. The first book was my favorite and this one’s great too. I kind of felt the story itself was a bit...hallow. Storyline itself dragged you in, but it was filled with mundane details. I’d like to see more character driven plots...where their actions and behaviors is dictated by who they are we see their many layers. I’d love to see more of that on the final book.
Cruel Fortune is the second in the Cruel trilogy and picks up a year after an incident which happened in Cruel Money. Natalie is now a successful bestselling author and finds herself going back to the place she never thought she’d step into again. It’s only for a short while before her book’s released and then she’ll be out of there and back home in Charleston. The only issue is she’s struggling to write at home. She’d lost her muse previously; the hot alpha enigmatic man, Penn Kensington. Natalie would sacrifice seeing him again to have the words flow freely but it’s possible she’ll find a new muse in the Big Apple with lots of potential stories in such lively surroundings. After all, she knows she’d never belonged in the world of filthy rich people who will scheme to get what they want or give a second thought as to whom they’d step on.
Obviously, even though it’s a large city, Natalie finds herself bumping into the Crew, a bunch of ruthless people that had hurt her in a spectacular way. However, new friendships and a relationship are formed regardless of her being a little apprehensive. In the back of her mind, she isn’t sure about people’s intentions towards her.
“Your passion is my favorite thing about you. Most people around here lose it, contain it, leash it. You set yours free and it lights you up.”
I can’t go into this story too much without potentially giving loads away. But let me tell you this; it’s a rollercoaster of a ride full of drama, scheming and abounding angst. I mean angst with a capital A! Brilliantly executed, I was on the edge of my seat watching what felt like a car crash in slow motion. I couldn’t stop reading to find out what was going to happen; especially some of the decisions and actions key characters took. I couldn’t figure out who was sincere and I certainly knew who wasn’t, that’s for sure. I mustn’t forget the chemistry and passion in Cruel Fortune. Wow, one scene was intensely hot!
The writing and storytelling were absolutely outstanding and there’s a brilliantly put together playlist which if you listen to periodically as well as reading, you’ll feel like you’re living the story. When an author can transport you right there in the moment, it’s evident the writing is cleverly put together. I was kept wondering if certain characters’ actions had a lot more going on then what I was being led to believe, and intrigued as to where Ms. Linde was taking the story. I have so many books to read and it was with trepidation that I picked up my kindle to read another since this thrilling book was still stuck in the back of my mind. The ending definitely left me thirsty for more. The only clue I will give is I think the next and final part of this trilogy will have the readers even more on edge as the closing scenes were fighting talk. Bravo for a fabulous story Ms. Linde.