☆☆➹⁀☆ 4.5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
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 newfound relationship.
Guest Reviewer Frannie’s Thoughts:
This is a fun and intriguing story about a billionaire who takes on the persona of an average middle-class working guy. It has both suspense and romance. Our billionaire, Aidan Cross, changes his name slightly so that nobody will be able to Google him and fine out his true identity. He has several properties all over the world and he is planning on building a 5-star golf resort in the quaint town of Cypress Key, Florida. Most of his friends are getting married and most of the women he meets seem to only be after his money. How can a billionaire meet a nice girl who is interested in him and not his fortune?
As luck would have it, when he arrives in the small town, he comes to the rescue of a beautiful young damsel in distress, Casey Stuart, and saves her from drowning. This is the start of a complicated but electrifying relationship. Casey lives with her Uncle Frank who owns the local golf course, and Aidan is asked to help them out while Casey recovers from the accident.
The small town is full of secrets; there are scandalous affairs, many step children, and even the Mayor of the town is crooked. The Mayor is keeping all the businesses on edge by blackmailing them and executing underhanded business deals that keep the entire town on edge. When Aidan’s identity is revealed in the midst of all this, it becomes a perfect storm.
How can Aidan and Casey work together and trust each other when Aidan is living a lie? How will they deal with the Mayor, his family, and the unseemly events that are happening to the townsfolk? Who is the Mayor’s partner—who is really pulling the strings—and how can they catch him when everyone is either one of the Mayor’s puppets or afraid for their lives?
The plot was full of twists and turns, but it was an easy, heartwarming read. I really enjoyed the story.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author: Petie McCarty worked for many years at Walt Disney World, where she enjoyed working in a magical wonderland by day. By night, Petie created her own wonderland by creating romantic fairy tales including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She currently is working strictly as a novelist writing The Cinderella Romances and sequels to her regency time travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-a-dash-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel Romances. Petie lives with her husband on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. She is an avid reader and loves to experience anything in nature.
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