Cruel King by K. A. Linde - ARC Review & Release Blitz
A new stand alone fake relationship romance set in the glitz and glamour of the Cruel world from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde... The most eligible bachelor in New York City just asked me to be his fake fiancé.
Gavin King is six and a half feet of delectable billionaire with a devil’s smile that says he knows exactly what he’s going to do to me later. Because he has.
Three years ago, I caught him in the shower and promptly fell into his bed. But neither of us were relationship material. Not to mention I’d just broken up with his best friend.
Now, I’m back in the city and he has a plan:
Go to his cousin’s wedding.
Convince his family that he’s not an eternal bachelor.
Post a huge elaborate break up later.
With those big puppy dog eyes begging me to agree, claiming I’m the only one who can pull it off, I say yes. What could go wrong? Other than pulling it off so successfully that the line between real and fake blurs.
When my family flips the whole script, I can’t see a way out. And I’m starting to wonder if I even want one.
I've loved all of the books in this series and I can't lie, I'm sad to see it end.
That said Gavin and Whitley were the perfect final story. I love a story about a man who is all in from the beginning and in this one the only person who is clueless that Gavin loves her is Whitley herself.
A lot of the books in this series have been a little edgier, a little darker, with characters you struggle to like when you first meet them (looking at you here Katherine) that you, of course, adore by the end.
This one, however really wasn't. It's in the same world, but it's edges are smoother. The characters from before have changed and grown and some of the harsh is gone. It made this feel like a book that not only worked...but also left the series (and the characters you've come to love) in a great place.
Is it a standalone? Yes technically it is. The relationship between Gavin and Whitley would absolutely be enough for a reader who didn't know Penn, and Katherine, and Camden.
That said... if you haven't read all of the others, buy this one to have it on your shelf but read the others first for not only their stories but how perfect of an ending this one has for not only the central couple, but for that whole group of people you've come to know and love.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
Meet K.A. Linde
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.