A Cruel Love
Author: S.M. Soto
Genre: Dark Romance; 
romantic suspense
Series: Cavalieri Della Morte

Teaser Credits: S.M. Soto's FB page

As a hitman for hire, Percivale is no stranger to violence. 

From the moment he saw Blossom Jaymes through the window of her bakery, he knew he was in too deep. Not only was she as sweet as her perfectly crafted treats, but she was a soft-spoken, golden-haired angel that shone like a bright beacon in his dark world. And Percivale didn’t deal in angels. He dealt in death and crime. The even bigger issue? Percivale’s next hit is on said sweet little baker who doesn’t seem to realize how much danger lurks around her with each passing day. 

If he doesn’t get the job done, who will? 

When Percivale has to decide what’s more important to him—the life of a woman who may very well be innocent or getting his revenge on the men who murdered his family—the lines become blurred. Morals are twisted and a deathly chase ensues that can only result in one thing—Blossom buried six feet under. 

Or can it? 

Can Percivale let his lust for revenge go in order to save Blossom from the bounty on her head, or will the power she unknowingly holds over him be what gets her killed?

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞:
• 𝗔 𝘀𝗲𝘅𝘆 𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗹𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲 

• 𝗔 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗽𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 

• 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝘄𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 

• 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 
• 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀 
• 𝗔 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱

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4.5 stars   As shocking as it may seem, a year ago, I had no idea who S.M. Soto was and now, I one-click her books so fast my kindle nearly catches fire.  That and said kindle may combust from the sheer chemistry between her characters and the chemistry between Blossom and Percivale is hot!  A Cruel Love is a fast-paced, dark contemporary , standalone romance that will keep you entertained until the very last page.  After all, you have a hitman who falls in love with his prey and a heroine who falls for her would-be murderer - what could possibly go wrong?  Apparently, a lot.  

Blossom is a good girl and Percivale is a bad bad boy.  Blossom is a sweet, innocent baker who finds herself on a hitlist and is completely unaware of the danger that she is in when Percivale walks into her bakery.  Percivale had a tragic childhood leaving him hellbent on  seeking revenge.  He was taken in by the head of the Cavalieri Della Morte and is now their hired assassin.  He cannot figure out why is he so tempted by Blossom.  I like how Blossom evolved as a character.  She starts off shy and fearful, but then she really becomes a stronger, more confident heroine. Percivale - I do love a damaged bad boy.   He blows a lot of hot and cold at first when it comes to Blossom - he needs to kill her but he also protects her which messes with his head and also puts him in danger. A Cruel Love is a story full of intense love, steam, action, and suspense.

While A Cruel Love is listed as book 6 in the Cavalieri Della Morte series, it is a complete standalone.  Each book in the Cavalieri Della Morte series is written by a different author. 

Cavalieri Della Morte series:
Dani Rene, Brianna Hale, Yolanda Olson, Claire Marta, India R. Adams, S.M. Soto, Cora Kenborn, Lexi C. Foss, Ally Vance, Anna Edwards, Measha Stone,  Ashleigh Giannoccaro, and Jo-Anne Joseph

S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life). 
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