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Title: Betting on Cinderella The Cinderella Romances, Book 2
Author: Petie McCarty
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
Published Date: October 18, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Garrett Tucker inherits his grandfather’s casino empire and steps into the reclusive billionaire’s shoes as the “Prince of Vegas.” His first act is to buy a bankrupt casino in Biloxi. When he discovers embezzling in his new operation, Garrett goes undercover. His prime suspect is the new finance supervisor—the spitfire brunette who stole his heart at first sight.
Andi Ryan moves to Biloxi to care for her godmother and takes a job as finance supervisor for the renovated Bayou Princess casino. She discovers someone is skimming from the till and starts her own investigation, worried she will be blamed for the theft when the new owner discovers her godmother has a gambling addiction.
A rival Vegas competitor has sent a spy in to ruin the Bayou Princess, and Garrett and Andi are forced to work together to prove her innocence and discover the identity of their casino spy.
My Thoughts: Everyone wants to be loved for who they are–not for their money or career position. As you know when a guy has money, they are pollen to the queen bees out there looking for a plush existence. How is a guy to know the difference? Garrett holds his secret identity close to his heart. He wants to win Andi over as a person in his own right. But does he hold the secret too long? Can such a secret destroy trust building between two people?
This series only gets better. Petie McCarty writes a riveting romance while indulging the suspense and danger element crucial to a read I enjoy. Her characters in Betting on Cinderella are reminiscent of Cinderella’s plight—a godmother who comes to her aid as a child, but now living in Biloxi appears to need aid of her own with a huge addiction to gambling.
Her stepmother is a real piece of work kicking Andi from her own home when her father died. Andi was only 12 when she started living with her godmother. Now, she and her two daughters are working at the same casino Andi is. Unfortunately, her stepmother is her boss. She’s the boss from hell. Could it get any worse? Irene takes after her mother, ribbing Andi anytime she can, creating a workload beyond beyond. Andi is well-liked by her co-workers who step up to the plate to ease her load.
Andi’s best friend is heroine of book one and Garrett Tucker is the best friend of Rhett, her husband. I love how McCarty pulls the characters of book one into this book giving a nice backdrop to both Garrett and Andi’s lives in Florida.
This is very much a realistic setting where Garrett is rebuilding a casino, a project completely his own, where Andi decides to live in Biloxi to watch over the woman who saved her early in life. Surprises pop up – it isn’t a slow-moving, easy plot. It full of twists with an unbelievable ending. This story is highly appreciated, extremely entertaining with action, suspense, danger, and love. It gets five stars!