by Rachel Van Dyken
Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.
Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.
Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . .
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Review by Anne Milne
This is the start of a whole new series from Rachel where we meet the Wellingtons. I found myself smiling a lot whilst reading. I feel like we are seeing Rachel's humour come through in the writing.
We meet Jane who is treated like a servant by her spoiled bratty sisters and Brock who feels so guilty he gives into his grandfather when he asks anything of him and he has to deal with his brothers who are hilarious.
The story has a definite 'Cinderella' feel to it, and the drama is mild in the book. The characters feel real. I'm sure at one time we've all done something we really didn't want to for a quiet life that sums up Jane and Brock's situation.
What starts at the auction morphs into something more with some manipulation from grandad. Their relationship was sweet and I liked the dynamic between them, even if at times Brock was a bit of an idiot. I liked the additional characters, too. Grandad and the twins, Brant and Bentley, are a handful of trouble.
Looking forward to see what's next.
**Reviewed For Sweet Spot Sisterhood Blog**
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