Contemporary Romance Fiction

Beautifully Cruel by J.T. Geissinger

Title: Beautifully Cruel

Author: J.T. Geissinger

My Rating: 1/4

Type: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Narration: Dual POV

Primary Characters: Truvy (Tru) & Liam

Source: ARC – Courtesy or Author/publisher

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This book is different from one other J.T.Geissinger book I have read. I went in blind without even reading blurb and totally loved reading this.

Tru is a law student and doing a waitress job in the night to manage her expenses. A mysterious guy is visiting her diner for almost a year and keeps looking at her. She calls him Wolfie by the way he notices and acts. Even though there are no much words exchanged the heat of his stare has her intrigued. She finally decides to make a conversation with him.

“My mother didn’t raise a worker bee. She raised a Queen. And I don’t give away the honey for free”

Liam Black is a man of few words. He is attracted to Tru but doesn’t make a move on her due to his own self defined rules and reasons. He thinks Tru as a quiet and shy waitress to have a shock of his life when he actually speaks to her. Tru was everything I want to see in a heroine. I’m in love with Tru, she is bold, strong, independent and stand’s up to Liam without hesitation. The connection and understanding that Liam and Truvy share is superb. Totally loved their banter. Who exactly is Liam? Why people are scared of him, what’s his story? How is it connected with Tru? Read to know more.

“Freedom for the wolves has often meant death to the sheep.”

“Honor. Without his honor, a man might as well be dead.” 

The reason I’m rating this low is, we don’t get to see Liam’s world much. We see the past and present world of Tru, but no clarity or picture of Liam’s present world. Since it’s a standalone, we can definitely skip that part, yet I would have loved to see more of his world. Hope to see more of that through Killian. Story moved in a steady pace with simple and beautiful writing style. Intrigued with Declan and Killian, hope we see them more in next books.

“She’s my match. The Yang to my yin. The light to my darkness.”

Overall, this book has thrill, fun, romance, slight action and enough amount of mystery. It’s a complete entertainment package. Happy Reading.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.

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 Blurb as per Goodreads

Alpha (noun): 
1) Having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy 
2) The most powerful man in a group 
3) Liam Black 

He was a stranger to me, a dark and dangerous presence who materialized from the shadows one rainy night to save me from a vicious attack. I didn’t know his name or where he was from. All I knew was that the only place I’d ever felt safe was in his arms.

But safety is an illusion.
And not every savior is a hero.
And—as I’d soon find out—having an alpha save your life comes with a price.

Liam Black wanted something from me in return

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