#Review “Cruelest Stranger” by Winter Renshaw

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The Cruelest Stranger by Winter Renshaw

Tricia’s Musings…

4 opposites attract CROWNS

They say opposites attract and you’d be struggling to find two people more opposite in almost every way than Bennett and Astaire.

In the beginning we see Bennett behaving in the most callus of ways towards pretty much everyone. He really is very arrogant and conceited and I genuinely wanted to slap him. He seems to have a very jaded view of life in general and women in particular and I was curious as to the reason why. Was he really that cruel by nature, or just lonely and misunderstood. A product of his upbringing maybe?

Astaire is a gentle woman, kind and caring but although I found her a little naïve, she certainly is no pushover. A little pushy maybe, but her heart’s in the right place and she stays true to her personality throughout. Once Bennett stopped trying to publicly humiliate her, I really enjoyed the push and pull and snarky moments between them.

The Cruelest Stranger is quite fast paced both in story arc and relationship development and, for me, a little predictable. I would’ve preferred the progress of their relationship to have been a little slower and for there to have been a touch more conflict over a longer period. Nevertheless, it’s a sweet romance, with some angst, steamy moments and a smattering of humor. It’s an interesting story overall and I enjoyed it.

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The first time I saw him was at a bar called Ophelia’s on a misty Thursday night. I was there to drown my sorrows after a trying day, he was there to escape the storm. After a brief yet incredibly cruel exchange, the handsome stranger bolted before I had a chance to tell him off. Incensed and two cocktails deep, I followed him out the door, determined to give the audacious Adonis a piece of my mind—and the umbrella he left behind.
Tearing after him in heels and barely able to keep up in the freezing rain, I ended my chase when I realized where he was going.
They say never to judge someone unless you know their story.
I never could have anticipated his…
And I never could have anticipated the way our paths would cross again—or that I would one day find myself falling for a man with a hollow cavity where his heart should be, a man as callous as he was beautiful, as complicated as he was mesmeric.
They say never to judge someone unless you know their story.
This one’s ours.

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About Winter Renshaw:

Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw is a bona fide daydream believer. She lives somewhere in the middle of the USA and can rarely be seen without her trusty Mead notebook and ultraportable laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s living the American dream with her husband, three kids, and the laziest puggle this side of the Mississippi.

Winter is represented by Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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