GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SERIES: The Cinderella Romances (Book 3 of 3)
About the Book
Billionaire Aidan Cross longs to escape his life of celebrity and become a regular guy, if only for a brief time. His chance comes when his yacht breaks down near quaint Cypress Key, Florida—the site of his planned five-star golf resort. The golf resort no one in town wants.
Casey Stuart has given up her dream of escaping to the big city. She refuses to desert her uncle, even when he hires the new stranger in town to replace her at their golf course. Casey vows to steer clear of the stranger called Aidan and the danger their inescapable chemistry provokes. Aidan’s stay is temporary, and falling for him promises only heartbreak.
When Casey discovers Cypress Key’s mayor is making underhanded business deals, she ends up on the wrong side of the powerful autocrat. Aidan steps in to rescue her, but secrets from his past threaten to bogey their new-found relationship.
Read an Excerpt
Aidan hurriedly finished his sandwich and chips, anxious to get back to the clinic to check on Casey, Frank’s warning notwithstanding.
Frank got the message. They swiftly locked up, climbed into the truck, and hustled back to the clinic. Oddly, the back of Aidan’s neck prickled like it always did when danger lurked nearby. He glanced over at Frank, but the man just looked grim again, seemingly as anxious to get back to Casey as Aidan was. He tossed off the weird prickling sensation as leftover adrenaline and nerves. Until he and Frank stepped into the clinic.
A barrel-chested, gray-haired law officer stood in the middle of the waiting room. The embroidered stitching over his pocket read, Sheriff Sam Watson. “You Aidan?” he asked.
He nodded, the neck-prickling expanded to full danger mode.
“What’s your last name?”
“I need to see some identification.”
“Why?” Aidan asked again.
He probably wouldn’t have been difficult if he didn’t have a crack team of lawyers in his back pocket, which was all his back pocket held at the moment since he’d gone and left his ID and wallet on the yacht.
“Because I asked,” Watson snarled.
Aidan didn’t care for the belligerent attitude. “It’s Doe,” he said, just to be stubborn.
The sheriff glowered. “Aidan . . . Doe, you’re under arrest for assault.”
Watson handcuffed him, read him his rights, and then marched him straight out the door to the waiting cruiser.
Aidan didn’t know which felt worse. Being arrested for the first time in his life or the look of anger and betrayal on Frank’s face.
Author Petie McCarty has penned an entertaining sweet contemporary romance. Although the trope is not new, the author gives the story a fresh reworking with the fairy tale theme.
I enjoyed the two main characters, although I wasn’t so sure Casey was an equal match for Aidan. The supporting characters added a nice element to the story without taking away from the hero and heroine.
If you enjoy sweet romance laced with witty banter and just a hint of sport, you will enjoy this book.
About the Author
Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” — where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-elements-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel romances.
Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.
Petie McCarty will be awarding an ebook of Betting on Cinderella (Book 2 of the Cinderella Romances series) to 5 randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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It’s been my pleasure having Petie back for another visit here at Notes From a Romantic’s Heart. Please come back again on Friday for another author, book, and giveaway.