Beautifully Cruel - J.T. Geissinger
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.
I need more dammit! Usually standalone romance novels that are anything above 300 pages seem dragging and boring. Definitely not when it's from your favorite author though! Say for instance JLynn wrote a book for less than 600 pages - I would cry in despair because I wanted more content to savor. That's how I feel about this author.
This book isn't ideal or even close to having a believable plot-line. A lot of it could be developed and made phenomenal. But I don't care. I loved it. I loved everything about it. And after reading the authors acknowledgment I love how strong she's been through to write this amazing book!
I shouldn't have liked this book as much as I did. I didn't think I would. I hate domineering men, grossly unrealistic plot-lines and a poorly developed background. BUT.
But this book just hit that spot. I could feel it. Do you know how difficult it is to find books that you actually feel lost in? Where you enter their world and understand their emotions and expressions and experiences.
This author has once again blown me away with her characters - especially her female ones! She writes such strong female characters my heart just weeps with joy!
Okay that's too much weeping on all accounts. This book has everything I didn't know I was looking for - Suspense, mafia romance ;) , Steel spined heroine, Badass confident strong hero and the plot twists of all plot twists! I devoured this book in one sitting! Like legit spent the wee hours of the morning screaming at myself to stop after one more chapter because I needed to wake up early for work. You know I failed. I couldn't stop. I don't know if I'll regret it the next morning when I'm dead tired and need more sleep but I'll definitely not regret it soon after that, ever.
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