CRUEL BEGINNINGS, book 1 in the CRUEL SCHOOL Series by Lili St. Germain & Amelia Queen, is an enemies-to-lovers, dark high school bully romance described by an early reader as “The evil, debaucherous, yet stunningly good-looking love child of Cruel Intentions’ Kathryn Merteuil and John Wick.”
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
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.
I’ve never stepped foot on the private island my mother grew up on. Never spoken to
the Aunt who takes custody of me and whisks me away from everything I’ve ever
known. I could never afford a place at the most exclusive prep school on the West
Coast, but my mother’s death ensures I get one.
Darius doesn’t rescue me. Instead, he drags me into his web of tragic secrets and
forbidden desire. 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
WARNING: This isn’t just an enemies-to-lovers romance, guys. This is ABOUT high school students, but it is not FOR high school students to read. 18+ for mature content.
About the Authors
About Lili St. Germain:
Lili St. Germain is a USA Today bestselling hybrid author who writes books about vengeful girls, villainous men, and forbidden love. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide since January 2014. Aside from writing, her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Instagram.
She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.
About Amelia Queen:
Amelia Queen loves the book world. When she isn’t busy writing the baddest of bad boys, she’s traveling or enjoying a glass of red wine. Though she might be a secret agent and has to keep her identity under wraps, she’s always dreamed about writing. She looks forward to taking you on a suspenseful adventure and keeping you on the edge of your seat. To keep up with what she’s up to these days, make sure to sign up for her newsletter or follow her on social media.