Cruel Beginnings by Lili St. Germain and Lyra Parish

Cruel Beginnings by Lili St. Germain and Lyra Parish is a dark romance that left my jaw hitting the floor by the second page. It is full of darkness, romance, and villains you may love or hate. Lyra has written small-town contemporary romance prior Cruel Beginnings, and this proves she can write anything, while this is the first book by Lili St. Germain I have had the pleasure of reading.

I look forward to reading more from this duo and they are now on my auto-buy list of authors.

Check out all the details below and do yourself the favor and check it out!

I’m not a girl who expects to be saved

Cruel Beginnings, an all-new dark academia, enemies-to-lovers romance
and first book in the action-packed Cruel World Series from USA Today
bestselling author Lili St Germain & Lyra Parish is available now!

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 desires. 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.

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