✯✯ 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 ✯✯ Beautiful Secrets (Cruel Heroes) by Ariana Black! + My Review

Title: Beautiful Secrets

Series: Cruel Heroes
Author: Ariana Black
Genre: Dark Captive Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2020
Cover Design: Cover Candy
Cole Hendry
Five years I’ve been locked up.
In that time, the Hendry’s massive drug empire was destroyed.
My brother’s gone legit, and expects me to do the same.
But that’s not our life, and seems he needs reminding.
Nothing like a war to jog the memory.
All I need is the perfect trigger, and she falls right into my lap.
Mika Vasiliev, daughter of my enemy. Cute little thing, if a wee bit feisty.
Dimitri will give me anything I want to return her.
But five years is a long time, and I’ve missed having someone to play with.
Now I’m not all that keen to give her back.
Now I’m starting to think war was a bad idea.
Because, now, all I want is Mika
Mika Vasiliev
I thought I’d do whatever it takes to get away from my family.
But that never included him.
I’d call him a devil but he’s twice as cruel.
He says I’m his weapon, but he treats me like a toy.
And though I hate myself for it, I play the part beautifully. I have no choice but to indulge his every whim… because there’s something he doesn’t know about me.
That no one knows.
And I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure my secret never gets out.
Even if that means falling in love.
Beautiful Secrets is a dark captive romance with mafia themes.
This book is intended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be triggering.
This is the second book in the Cruel Heroes, but can be read as a standalone. 



Terrific second book! You did it! Cole Hendry is redeemed! He was so awful in the first book that I didn’t think it was possible to turn him around. But five years in the crazy house did it. Oh, he’s still a nasty brute but most of his crazy is under control. He set my panties aflame with his dirty talking and alpha tendencies. Hot! And his little rabbit, Mika, is just what he needs. A feisty Bravta princess running from her future. I loved her! She really turned Cole into a sexy beast. The romance was toe tingling, clutch my pearls fantastic. I was a little sad that the Hendry empire was waning. This didn’t have as much harsh brutality or suspense of the first book but there was still a good amount of heart pounding drama with Mika and her family. I was in fear for Cole a couple of times with his fearlessness. There’s was also some humorous moments with Cole’s sharp wit and his interactions with Maddie. Loved that little girl! Fabulous writing, a super sexy couple and a thrilling storyline makes this a must read.

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