by: Karen Booth
Series: The Eden Empire
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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An overnight heiress meets the man of her dreams—
and her newfound family’s worst nightmare.
Discovering she’s a member of Manhattan’s most famous retail dynasty has given Emma Stewart a place to belong. Meeting a seductive stranger makes her rags-to-riches transformation complete. But British-born heir Daniel Stone is secretly carrying out revenge against her new family. Now the clock is ticking down to midnight on their secret affair…
A Cinderella Seduction is the second book in Karen Booth’s Eden Empire series. This is a standalone read with characters you will immediately fall in love with.
A Cinderella Seduction finds Emma Stewart dealing with the aftermath of discovering she is an Eden. And the product of an affair her mother had with her sister’s husband. Emma now has two half-sisters she’s always thought were her cousins. But the biggest shock is that with the passing of her paternal grandmother Victoria Eden, Emma now owns one-third of Eden’s, the largest department store in Manhattan. She’s also now a billionaire. For the past three months, Emma has been working as the CFO of Eden’s alongside her half-sisters Sophie and Mindy.
In a PR move, Sophie has come up with a cover to explain why no one has ever heard of Emma before. After all, it wouldn’t look good to have an Eden grow up living paycheck to paycheck. Sophie and Mindy expect Emma to keep up with the act, but it’s clear they are still not truly welcoming her into the fold. Emma’s first introduction into the public eye will take place at the Empire State fashion show. The sisters are supposed to attend together, but at the last minute Sophie and Mindy bail. Not knowing anyone in attendance, Emma feels lonely and out of place until she sees the man from her building’s elevator.
Emma and Daniel strike up a playful interaction, where it’s clear the two are attracted to each other. After a wardrobe mishap, Daniel comes to Emma’s rescue. He even makes sure she gets into her waiting car okay. As the two say goodbye, their playful yet innocent kiss is captured by the paparazzi. The next day, to everyone’s shock, surprise, and horror the image is printed in the newspaper, with the title of Retail Royalty Romance! That’s right. Emma and Daniel had no idea who the other really was. Daniel is in fact Daniel Stone of Stone’s of London, a successful department store chain based in the UK. Daniel is in town to scout out a location for their first US store. It is the hope of Daniel’s mother, Margaret, that Stone’s New York will put Eden’s out of business for good. It seems that Victoria Eden and Margaret Stone have had a feud going on for years after it was discovered that Margaret was sent over to get insider information on how Eden’s was ran over twenty years ago.
A Cinderella Seduction brings back familiar faces for fans of Karen Booth. I personally love when she adds in characters from her previous books. The title fits this book perfectly. Emma really is a rags-to-riches woman. She and Daniel have more in common than just their family businesses. This is a story about love, family, and becoming the person you are meant to be.
**Received a copy of the book from the author and voluntarily reviewed.**
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