Contemporary Romance Fiction

Cruel Paradise(Beautifully Cruel #2) by J.T. Geissinger

Title: Cruel Paradise(Beautifully Cruel #2) 

Author:  J.T. Geissinger 

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2 

Type: Standalone 

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance, Romantic Suspense, Action 

Primary Characters: Killian & Julliet 

Narration:  Dual POV 

I was intrigued with Killian from the time I met him in beautifully cruel. Cruel Paradise is the second book in the Beautifully Cruel series. This is Killian and Juliet’s story and can be read as standalone. I did like the sass but I didn’t feel the connection between them and the intimacy looked superficial.  

Killian is the head of the Irish mafia, but he’s not at all what he seems. And if you’ve read the first book, then you already know that. Killian Black wonders why anyone would steal a truck full of diapers, especially from him. And for this reason, he goes to great length to solve that mystery which leads him to Jules. If you are a fan of sassy and sharp-witted heroines, you will like Juliet in this. The push and pull between them went on for a long while than I liked. 

Totally loved the conversation between them at several points. It was hilarious. However, I would have loved more depth to story. Killian is Smart, sexy and commanding. I liked how Juliet was strong enough to make Killian work for her instead of falling at his feet. The intensity, the heat, the sparks arcing between Killian and Juliet was completely enthralling. I adored her sass. I adored her friendship with her best friends. 

Writing style was similar to first book. Narration is good.  It was great catching up with Liam and Tru. They’re absolutely cute! Few interesting secondary characters. Let’s see how they will turn out in next book. 

Overall, this book is entertaining and had me smiling throughout. It’s a good one time, time pass read.  

Source – free in KU 

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Blurb as per good reads

Anti-hero (noun):
1) A powerful and charismatic man lacking moral character
2) A magnificent bastard
3) Killian Black

You don’t know me. You think you do, but you don’t. The only thing you know is my name, and even that’s a lie.

I’m king of Boston, lord of criminals, ruler of an underworld empire.
Or am I?

Only one thing’s for sure: I operate alone.

Until I cross paths with a brazen little thief who sets my whole kingdom on fire.

Just as two wrongs don’t make a right, two villains don’t belong together. Especially since she’s the daughter of my most deadly enemy.

Taking her would start a war.
Keeping her would be suicide.
Making her mine would break every code of honor and defy all common sense.

Then again, where’s the fun in following the rules?

Author’s Note: For best enjoyment, read Beautifully Cruel, the first book in the series, prior to Cruel Paradise.

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