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REVIEW - Cruel Lies


Title - Cruel Lies
Author - Faith summers
Name of Series - Cruel Secrets Duet #2
Series Type - Duet
Genre - Dark Romance
Release Date - 27th Dec 2021
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

He’s my villain, my monster, my forbidden path…


Caspian Ivanov and I come from the same dark world.

One where the Bratva and the secret society reign.

And, he’s the son of their ruthless leader.


“I’ll destroy you.”

That’s the last thing he said to me.

It was on the night of the Reaping.

Hard to believe we were ever best friends.

His vengeance is, however, the price I pay for keeping a secret I shouldn’t have kept.

A secret that ripped our families apart.

It made us forbidden to each other.

That’s when he became the viperous devil.

Breathtakingly beautiful but with a cold black heart.

Like any snake, he wanted to poison me.


When our paths collide at Raventhorn University, I stay away from him.

What I don’t expect is to become his obsession.

Or to be forced to become his wife.


Except, we might not get to say I do.

Because someone wants me dead.


Cruel Lies is the first part of the Cruel Secrets Duet and is NOT standalone.

It is a dark mafia/ secret society college bully romance filled with mystery, suspense, and plenty of sizzling hot steamy scenes.


Please be warned this book is DARK. It contains dubious and other triggering situations that some readers might find offensive or be sensitive to. Please don't read if any of that bothers you.


The Cruel Secrets Duet is set in the Raventhorn world.


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My Review 💋


Star Rating : 4.5/5 Stars


POV : Dual


Cliffhanger : yes


Hero : Caspian


Heroine : Willow


Pace of the story : Moderate


Angst Rating : 5/10


Heat Rating : 6/10


Plot Summary :

Caspian and Willow have always been together. That is until an accident and a secret tore them apart. Caspian knows he can't trust the one girl who meant more than anything to him and Willow had no idea that the secret she kept would blow out things like this. Now all they have is this distance between them. That is until they are both forced to go to the same school. Caspian has his chance to take revenge from the one girl who started the apiral that destroyed everything and there is no way he is going to let her go unscathed.


Overall Opinion :

I am just addicted to this author's books. I don't know what it is about her but yeah, I am always tempted to never miss a book by her.


I am sort of grateful that this one was not a mafia arranged marriage romance as those getting a lot repetitive 🤣 This one had younger characters but the steam was as amazing as always! The one thing I love about her books is the suspense. A few of her plot twists are very obvious but there is always that one twist you won't see coming. It's the way she designs it and I love that. The same was with this book. That ending left me in tears and I want the next book now!! These cliffhangers are brutal man!


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




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