Audiobook Review: Beautifully Cruel (Beautifully Cruel, #1) by J.T. Geissinger. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Beautifully Cruel by J.T. Geissinger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alpha (noun):

1) Having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy

2) The most powerful man in a group

3) Liam Black

He was a stranger to me, a dark and dangerous presence who materialized from the shadows one rainy night to save me from a vicious attack. I didn’t know his name or where he was from. All I knew was that the only place I’d ever felt safe was in his arms.

But safety is an illusion.

And not every savior is a hero.

And—as I’d soon find out—having an alpha save your life comes with a price.

Liam Black wanted something from me in return. 

Beautifully Cruel

“I’m not in the mafia. I am the mafia!”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓🥰

The heroine: Truvy – a Texas farm girl who now lives in Boston and works as a waitress while attending law school. She is intelligent and hard working. One night she goes into the alley behind the diner to take out the trash and is attacked.

The Hero: Liam Black – he is the head of the Irish mob and while at a diner one day he sees a beautiful waitress. He becomes obsessed with her but knows his lifestyle would not be safe for her, so he continues to come back to the diner for eleven months without talking to her other than to order his coffee.

The Story: Liam saves Truvy after she is attacked in the alley and takes care of her while she recuperates. He can’t seem to stay away from her no matter how hard he tries. He does his best to talk her into rejecting him, though even when she does he can’t keep himself from her.

This book is super steamy and hot as hell! I absolutely loved the narration. It was dual POV and dual narration, but even within the heroine’s POV, the male lines were read by the male narrator and vice versa. I always thought this is how narration should be done, but it rarely is. In most books the female narrator reads the entire chapter told from the heroine’s POV even the male lines and vice versa.

Narration was done by Marnye Young and Troy Duran. Marnye Young did a great job and had a perfect southern accent for Truvy who was from Texas. Troy Duran has a deep gravelly voice that was perfect for Liam, he did a variety of voices in different accents (Irish, Latino, Italian, American and more) and did them all very well.


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