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Cruel Money by [K.A. Linde]

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"I was immediately sucked in to this story because KA Linde knows how to grab your attention on page one. I dare you to read just one chapter of Cruel Money."-Jana Aston, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Hold onto your chair! The angst, drama, and betrayal...I was on a ride with this book. You will be captivated with Penn and Natalie right to the very end and then you'll be left wanting more!"-Kelly Elliott, New York Times bestselling author 

"A roller coaster of intrigue, angst, and romance. Right from the start, I was giddy over this indulgent world of the uber-rich. I'm desperate for more."
-Devney Perry, USA Today bestselling author

"Gossip Girl meets Cruel Intentions! Filled with intrigue, backstabbing, and frenemies galore, this is everything you need to have you binge reading about this crew's particular brand of debauchery. You'll be hooked!"
-Elisabeth Grace, USA Today bestselling author

"Betrayal and deceit at every turn--you won't know which way is up until it's too late, and you will devour every word until the last.
Cruel Money is a phenomenal start to a stirring, sensational, and startlingly fresh new series."-Staci Hart, bestselling author

"Down right phenomenal!"
-Lorena Garcia, Brittany's Book Blog

"K.A. Linde will have you begging for more."
-Crystal's Book World

"Filled with secrets, twists and drama all the way through the story creating an epic read."
-2OCC Reviews

"This read checked so many boxes for me, from fantastic secondary characters, to a plot that was unique and still one of my favorite tropes. I cannot wait for book two!"
-Megan Gallt, Novel Grounds

"The question of can you grow up filthy rich and still be a good person is seen throughout this book. I'm counting down the days until my next fix! Cruel Money is a perfect guilty pleasure read!"
-Cassidy, The Curvy Savante

"This book is my new favorite when it comes to Linde's books, and I desperately need book two. I loved everything about this book. It was perfect!"
-Rad Babes Read

"Extremely addictive and completely unputdownable.Once I was sucked in, there was no chance of getting out until I read the last page. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"
-Rentastic Reads

"I read my first K.A. Linde book, and I'm hooked. If you're looking for an attention grabbing, intoxicating read then Cruel Money is it."
-Elizabeth, Brittany and Elizabeth's Book Boutique

From the Author

Cruel Money is the first novel in the Cruel trilogy featuring Penn & Natalie. This novel must be read in order with Cruel Fortune & Cruel Legacy.

Suggested Reading Order:
One Cruel Night (Cruel #.5)
Cruel Money (Cruel #1)
Cruel Fortune (Cruel #2)
Cruel Legacy (Cruel #3)
Cruel Promise (Cruel #3.5) 
Cruel Truth (Cruel #4)
Cruel Desire (Cruel #5)
Cruel Marriage (Cruel #6)
Cruel King (Cruel #7)

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07D7JMJWT
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ K.A. Linde Inc. (January 22, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 22, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2615 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,941 ratings

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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