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Review - Cruel Beginnings


Title - Cruel Beginnings
Author - Lili St. Germain & Lyra Parish
Name of Series - Cruel World #1
Series Type - Series
Genre - Dark Romance
Release Date - 26th March 2020
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

I’m not a girl who expects to be saved. I gave up on fairytales a long time ago. So when my knight in shining Armani stalks into town and delivers me from my tragic fate, I’m grateful. Darius Prince shouldn’t be in the seedy strip club where I’m paying off my mother’s debts, one piece of my soul at a time. And he definitely shouldn’t be the one who claims me in exchange for a suitcase full of trust fund cash and a deal inked in blood. His dark eyes shine with a hatred so deadly, I wonder why he wants me at all. Especially when I find out he thinks I’m somehow connected to his twin sister’s disappearance. Darius doesn’t rescue me. Instead, he drags me into his web of tragic secrets and forbidden desire. He binds me so tight, I can’t find my way out of his grasp. Not that it would make a difference. Escaping my fate isn’t an option. They say every ending is a new beginning. I just didn’t expect my beginning to be so cruel. Proceed with caution: this isn’t just an enemies-to-lovers dark romance. TW will be announced soon. 18+ for mature, graphic, and violent content.


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My Review 💋


Star Rating : 4 / 5 Stars


POV : Dual


Cliffhanger : Yes


Hero : Darius


Heroine : Birdie


Pace of the story : Moderate


Angst Rating : 5/10


Heat Rating : 6/10


Triggers Involved : Bully Romance , Blackmail , betrayal , Manipulation


Overall Opinion :

Omg. Like omg. The hate. 🤣 i swear I have never read a better enemies to lovers romance. I have read Lili before since I am a huge fan of her books but Lyra was new for me and I didn't know that these two together would give us such an amazing book!


Darius and Birdie have a tale that will have you hooked right from the start. The beginning is the best and the ending left me with my jaw on the floor! I want the next installment now! This one is a series with many triggers that the authors will release soon so please keep those in mind and not just go in blind to this one , because if there is one thing I know about Lili is that she never censors the dark scenes and makes her books so much more intense.


Definitely recommending this one to all the dark romance loving people out there!




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