Brutally Beautiful - Christine Zolendz

Brutally Beautiful

By Christine Zolendz

  • Release Date: 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 274 Ratings)


Brutally Beautiful is the first book in the bestselling series by Christine Zolendz!

A deadly game of hide and seek. 

With blood still on her hands, Samantha Matthews is on the run, running from dark secrets and a man she prays to God will never find her. Running and hiding, just to stay alive. She had no choice but to run, to leave, to hide and forget about her life before. When Samantha believes she's gained enough distance from her past and her demons, she stops running, hoping to find her future in the heavily wooded area of the Adirondack Mountains, a place she never expected to encounter a man with secrets as dark and as sordid as hers. 

Kade Grayson is hiding, not from the demons after him, but from himself and from the entire outside world, wishing every day he could have just died. Arrogant and domineering, he’s tormented and terrorized by his past, seeing nothing good for his future. With the ghosts of his past still haunting him, he has exiled himself to a life of solitude, only living for his words and through his stories. Until her. An undeniable attraction, turns into hate and then ultimately obsession, an obsession that grows into a powerful story of love and redemption. 

Will the bond they have begun to build between them grow stronger than the tragedies that have scarred both of their lives? 

Or will they allow their demons to consume them?


  • Brutally Beautiful

    By funtimesagain
    It’s a leave you on the seat of your pants kind of book. There are many twists and turns. The characters are well thought out and are slowly and mysteriously revealed as you read. I would love to read the rest!
  • WOW

    By Sweethart22
    Wow! Can’t wait to see what happens next!!
  • Brutally Beautiful

    By dawnk90
    This was an intriguing book. Possibly one of the oddest I have ever read but I could not stop reading it and I could not stop hoping that these two come together to help each other.
  • Brutally Beautiful

    By Hopalongkat
    Kade Grayson is ANGRY. “Lainey” is running away from something. The two of them have haunted pasts and the author isn’t giving their secrets away any time soon. The first book ends on a major cliff hanger. Kade finally starts to let his guard down slightly. I’m ready to see Lainey do the same thing!
  • Not great

    By Great super duper book!!!
    The book could’ve been soooo much better! I thought that the summary was super dramatic, but the book wasn’t. The ending wasn’t anything fantastic. I think that the whole thing was just lacking.
  • Brutally Beautiful

    By Stupid_hearted
    Bad things can reshape a person and finding good, positive things like love can seem impossible...can’t wait to finish the Brutally Beautiful series
  • Brutally Beautiful

    By V J Taylor
    Christian has definitely struck a nerve pulling out everything to make you want more from this story. You just don't want it to end
  • Brutally Beautiful

    By Bdrcup
    OMG...I couldn’t put my phone down once I started reading! From the beginning I was completely engulfed and intrigued. Must. Keep. Reading.
  • Brutally beautiful

    By Bite_me29
    So far so good.
  • Brutally beautiful by Christine zolendz

    By Cooltricks85
    Good book can't wait to read the rest