Betting on Cinderella
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.
Uncaged Review: This is modern re-telling of Cinderella, with a little bit of danger and suspense thrown in to keep it interesting. When Garrett inherits a casino empire from his grandfather, he acts to keep his grandfather’s last project going in Biloxi, MS. But his grandfather’s rival and enemy will do almost anything to keep Garrett from succeeding in making the casino a success.
This is the second book in this series, and reading book one would have given a better background on the three best friends, Rhett, Garrett and Aidan – it does fine as a standalone, I had no issues, but if I were choosing – I would have chosen Rhett’s book first, as Andi, our heroine – is a friend to Rhett’s new wife, Lily. When Garrett sees her at Rhett and Lily’s wedding – he is immediately attracted to her, but she disappears before he gets a chance to be introduced. And when she applies to work for the casino to keep an eye on her gambling addict godmother, the two will be tossed together again.
There isn’t anything too surprising in this romance, but it’s well written and I enjoyed reading it. I definitely would pick up more from this author. Reviewed by Cyrene