Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Book Review: Beautifully Cruel

You might not remember but you know how yesterday I was all, "I'm not sure I'm into mafia/mob romance"? What I need to do is shut my damn cake hole.
Beautifully Cruel - J.T. Geissinger

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.

Me, the not sure mafia/mob romance is for me and feeling meh about it after a few meh stories. Along comes J.T. Geissinger who blows my mind with this book. Guess who got zero sleep on Monday night? And didn't do a dang thing yesterday, and wore the same clothes from Sunday and Monday?

This girl.

Why? Because this book, you guys.

OK, so let me break this down for you without ruining it:

  • Tru is a waitress, super hot guy comes in periodically, stares at her. Covered in tattoos and expensive clothing, "danger" is basically radiating off this guy. Tru gives zero fucks, but also is shy and says nothing until they are 11 months in this weird situation. 
  • An "event" happens, stranger guy swoops in and saves day. She finds out his name is Liam, he has danger radiating off of him for a reason. 
  • Things happen. 
  • Arrangement is made. Kind of. 
  • Some really fantastic sexy times happen and you know I'm not a beard gal (in real life, I don't care for the chafing, frankly, but in books I'm here for it) but this guy makes me want to change my mind. 
  • They learn about each other. Kind of. 
  • Tru falls in love. 
  • Shit hits the FAN. 
  • Then the ending which I can give you ZERO information about because it ruins the entire book and you just need to let this roll out. 

I'll be honest with you, the only downside to this book for me is I have no idea if another specific character (which I can tell you nothing about, sorry lambs) is getting a book. The book does NOT end on a cliffhanger so I don't need a book two for that, but these guys are hoooooooot. Seriously. If you're a gal who likes a challenge or think you can fix the broken guy, THIS IS YOUR BOOK.

I loved Liam and he really is alpha in the best way, has an Irish accent and I love it so much, and once you find out his back story it all makes sense. I loved Tru because she takes zero crap from people and she might come off as a pushover but she will absolutely fight back.

If I could give this ten stars I would, but Goodreads limits me to 5. So 5 it is!

A huge, huge, HUGE thank you to J.T. Geissinger and Social Butterfly PR for having me on this tour and sending me an ARC for review. I am SO happy I was picked for this one, and because it was my first book from this author, I'm ecstatic to add to my shelf because this is not an author to pass up.
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Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh this sounds AWESOME!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Dang, this sounds good. And an Irish accent? Yes please!! Hopefully the character you want to get a book will have one!!