Title: Par for Cinderella
Author: Petie McCarty
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Cinderella Re-Telling
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.
Aiden Cross gave up his PGA dream to please his father but there’s nothing better he loves than creating a beautiful golf course. That is, until he lays eyes on Casey. Their first meeting, he saves her life. Every other encounter since then, she makes his blood boil, his head spin and logic takes a vacation. She’s prickly and questions his every move. No woman has ever had this effect on him and before he knows it, he’s fallen head over heels in love with her. The only problem is she has no idea he’s a billionaire. He knows when she learns the truth, she’ll never forgive him. He’s fairly certain she’ll chuck him into the water. Can he risk it all to save his very own Cinderella or has he told too many lies and his final score will be a double-bogey?
I’m a big fan of this series and I couldn’t wait to read Aiden’s story. He’s your typical billionaire with a heart of gold. All he wants is for a woman to love the man and not his family’s money. He’s got insecurities and Casey seems to bring out the worst in him. They argue and go round and round but in all actuality, Casey is perfect for him. She keeps him on his toes and he loves it.
There’s quite a few serious issues involved in this romance besides the romance. There’s corruption, attempted rape, drug cartels, suicide and murder. You’ll pick out the characters from Cinderella right away and true to McCarty’s brilliance, she has the uncanny ability to write antagonists I despise. The plot moves at a quick pace and I fell in love with the community of Cypress Key. The ending made me smile and get a little emotional. I grew attached to certain characters and sighed when it ended. A brilliant romance I highly recommend!
Favorite Character/Quote: Aiden. He’s not your everyday billionaire. He’s got depth and the whole PGA dream busted thanks to Aiden’s father gave him a weakness I took to heart. Even men with tons of money don’t get everything they want out of life. He cared about people, especially the people of Cypress Key, was surprising and wonderful. Get ready to swoon, ladies.
My Rating: 5 stars
I’m one of the authors participating in the Swirling Winds of September Giveaway and you can win an e-copy of Betting on Cinderella (book 2).
Runs September 1 -30 and is open internationally.
Winner will be drawn October 1, 2018.
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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.
Visit Petie's web site online at http://www.petiemccarty.com or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/petie.mccarty.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N