Goodreads reviewers love Cruel and Beautiful:
“a romance that will break your heart and melt it at the same time”
“This book is about love, the truest and purest kind there is.”
“heartwarming and gut wrenching”
“I haven’t cried so hard over a book in a good while.”
“Beautiful. Simply beautiful.”
Cate Forbes, a dedicated college student with a carefully plotted future, doesn’t know the first thing about love. When she accepts a blind date with a rumored tasty piece of eye candy, she thinks she can get by with a night of fun. Cate’s plans quickly unravel when she gets one look at the sexy…
The relentless hockey-playing medical resident knows what he wants—a career in Oncology and Cate. Although he’s heard the gorgeous brunette is a little relationship skittish, a single night out isn’t what he has in mind. Determined to have her—in every way possible—he shows her just what a future with him would hold.
Only life has other plans. The unthinkable happens and everything begins to shatter. Both in too deep, they will have to fight the cruel and hang onto the beautiful.
“Everything I have is yours. My love, my heart, my soul, and my life, for however short or long it may be.”
Cruel and Beautiful is the absolute perfect name for this book. From the moment I read the prologue, I was destroyed. I was absolutely devastated. How can your heart break after only being 1% into a story you may ask? My answer is simple. Read this book and then you will understand.
Cruel and Beautiful is well written and captivating. The story literally pulls you in from the very first page and refuses to let you go. It will take you on such an incredible journey and show you the real power of love. It will have your emotions all over the place. You will laugh. You will cry. Your heart will break. You will fall in love. There will be times when you may feel confused and puzzled as you try to figure things out, but when it all comes together, everything will make so much more sense.
Cruel and Beautiful deals with some extremely difficult subject manner. But, I have to say, that it was truly dealt with in an extremely honest way. I loved how honest and real the characters were about the situation and how there wasn’t any sugar coating things. It showed me just how precious life can be and to make the most out of every moment.
Cruel and Beautiful was such a powerful read for me. The writing is done in such a way that the story becomes a part of you. You connect with the characters in a way that makes you feel as though you truly know them and you can’t help but root for a HEA. It’s one of those books that will leave you thinking about it; even days after you’ve finished it. This is the first book that I’ve read by these authors and I have to say that they have definitely made a fan out of me and I couldn’t be more excited to read more from them in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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ABOUT A. M. HARGROVE
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager A. M. Hargrove realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss, and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).
So began A. M. Hargrove’s career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
Her books include Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Romances, including, The Guardians of Vesturon Series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent, and the novella Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Death Waltz (The Praestani Novels); The Edge Series (Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, and Kissing Fire); The Tragic Series (Tragically Flawed and Tragic Desires); Exquisite Betrayal; Dirty Nights: The Novel; and The Hart Brothers Novels (Freeing Her, Freeing Him, and Kestrel).
Please find her at www.amhargrove.com.
ABOUT TERRI E. LAINE
Wife and mother of three, I’ve always been an avid reader. In my early years, my best friend and I would tell each other stories over the phone when we were bored. We called them our “soap operas” and generally revolved around whatever boy we liked at the time.
Over five years ago, I got this crazy idea to write a novel and try to publish it. And the rest is history. This journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. I look forward to many more memories to come.
Find more about me and social media links at www.terrielaine.com.