Cruel Money

Cruel Money Summary

A new second chance billionaire romance set in the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side from USA Todaybestselling author K.A. Linde.

Natalie Bishop was just supposed to be a one night stand. Until she steps out of the ocean at my summer home in the Hamptons completely naked.

The minute I see her, I know I can't walk away.

She claims that she's just here to watch the house while it undergoes renovations. That she has no interest in rekindling our fire. But every weighted glance says it's a lie.

I don't care that I'm Manhattan royalty and she's the help.

Only that she's living in my summer home. With me.

And I want more.

Book Reviews


Good but ended in a cliffhanger4 star

See above title ugh!45


New Adult Perfection5 star

Loved this story!55


Fabulous Read5 star

This book grabs your attention from the very beginning. I felt like I couldn’t read it fast enough, every page had a turn of events no one could see coming. The writing is absolute art work.55


Cruel Money5 star

Really loved this story, just wish it had been a stand alone. I don’t buy books, so I’ll just assume a happy ending.55


Thank you!5 star

This if the the entire series, because yes I read it all in 2 day!!🥰 I rarely get so hooked on the first of a series that I have to finish it, but with this series I would have gone mad if I hadn’t!! It was incredible❤️ if your looking for a real heart stopping tear jerking piss you off sometimes book, series this is it!!!! From start to finish I was entranced by the characters, the plots, the deceits, the love, and I’m so glad I gave this series a try as it is my new favorite🤩💕55


Wow!5 star

This is one of her best books yet!55


Cruel Money5 star

Holy Moly!!! What a gem when you at least expect it. Whew! I totally loved, loved, loved this book. Just wish I saw it was a series that’s not have been completed. But? Did I say I loved these rich bullies. Can’t wait for the next one in April. I can say it’s going to be one of my all time favorites of 2019.55

Wookiee 45

Good start to new series4 star

4 stars for - Cruel Money - book one in the Cruel series by K.A. Linde. This book reminds me so much of Gossip Girls with a bit of Revenge thrown in there too. A diverse group of friends composed of New York’s elite spend entirely too much time plotting ways to one up each other in this enemies to lovers story of second chance romance. Natalie Bishop is a writer who also house sits for the extremely wealthy. Taking the newest assignment in the Hamptons was supposed to be an easy job for the summer while she finishes her manuscript. What she didn’t expect was to see the one man who broke her heart years ago. Penn Kensington needed to get out of the city and away from all the drama. Going to his family home in the Hamptons seemed like the perfect idea until he arrived to find a gloriously naked Natalie naked on the beach. He had a feeling his luck may be changing after all since finding Natalie after all this time. As this book did end in a cliffhanger I am anxiously awaiting the next in the series!45


Twist and Turns5 star

There was Prequel to this book and I would definitely read that first. Gossip Girls/Mean Girls and Cruel Intention come together for a must read. I will say that it ends with a cliffhanger. Penn and Natalie share a past (Read the Prequel) and it is rough. I'm so happy that the author gave Natalie a backbone. That being said that it will be hard to fall for Penn. You will have a love/hate relationship with Penn. You will see a transformation with both characters. I can't wait for the next book.55


So he’s changed…for the better though?5 star

So, normally when a book hits my e-reader, I might not jump in right away. That wasn't the case with this book. I'd gotten to the third chapter when I learned about the prequel (One Cruel Night, it's free on Amazon!) that gives the backstory on what happened years ago between the main characters, and why she's so angrivated with him. Then I had to do a bit more digging because his name was familiar when I realized which book series he was in prior to this trilogy (so happy my gray matter works well enough to remember these details lol). This first book of the trilogy is just this side of angsty; I'm not sure what's worse: (1) getting caught skinny dipping or (2) getting caught skinny dipping by your one night stand or (3) the one night stand's recollection of you Once our intrepid heroine realizes exactly who he is, she's ready to hightail outta there (can you blame her though?) Despite her intense reservations, his "Crew" of friends seemingly embraces her into their small group and that's when things really begin to ramp up; she's the exact opposite of the "Crew", yet somehow she blends in with them. The tension and chemistry are still there between our daunting couple, and I love seeing the changes he's trying to make in his life, despite his family's name and vast amount of wealth. I can't wait to see how their story is gonna play out over the next two books.55

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The Wright Brother


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Take Me for Granted
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Avoiding Commitment


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Rock Hard


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