- File Size: 4514 KB
- Print Length: 484 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 31, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GGCYIXA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I feel bad about writing my first negative review, but I liked the concept of the story and I was very disappointed. I felt that the story could have been expanded. I wanted to know what happened to Jessica in foster care that made her need therapy. How she became involved with the soup kitchen. Why she had no close friends there. Because when you work with people like that as a volunteer, you tend to make friends.
I also felt everything was so superficial with Luke's relatives. I think there should have been more in depth relationships explained. Family dynamics are always so interesting and emotionally telling. The whole money grubbing, back stabbing snobs was great, but very clichè. I didn't feel emotionally invested with anyone.
This made it seem like there were only four characters, Luke, Jessica, Luke's dad and Natalie and no supporting 'cast'. Ben, Brandon, Luke's aunt, uncle and cousin(s) ? Jessica's foster care family all had absolutely no depth. Even Natalie felt one dimensional especially when Jessica left Luke.
I seems to me as if Ms. Waltz wanted to write a story about sex/sensual feelings and then added the plot around that.
Despite a few small editing errors both books present a brilliant variation on the classic Cinderella theme, and flow together fluidly, or can be read as standalone stories.
I also liked the fact that two simple stories made the series: tidy and succinct. Sometimes authors drag series out until, like the Rocky movies, they are flogged to death and grasping at straws for entertainmemt value by the end.
Vanessa Waltz kept both stories engaging, and although there were moments of drama and angst along the way, a HEA was had at the end by the protagonists. (But not Ben.... he deserved his comeuppance).
Worth the few dollars to read both stories.
Jessica grew up under horrible foster care parents and she moved away as soon as she was able to. However, circumstances have not been good, to her, when she couldn't find a job. She very reluctantly set up a profile on a Sugardaddy website, hoping to be "sponsored", even though most propositions creeped her out. Then she came upon one that didn't... to find that her sponsor is Luke Pardini, the billionaire heir to the hotel fortune... but he is in his own personal hell. His mother died young, and his father was extremely cruel to him. He just needed arm candy, and Jessica fell for the wounded man, not the billionaire as they traveled to meet his family. But when the arrangement was exposed, and Luke was threatened with being written out of the will, Jessica left him, because she refused to be the reason he'd lose his fortune...
The story just didn't resonate with me, as the plot twists are just tropes, with the "I'll save you even though you don't want to be saved" cliche "sacrifice" as the darkest hour. All in all, this barely rates "average".
THE CINDRELLA ARE ARRANGEMENT. Book 'll
NATALIE. is the roommate of Jessica's (above), She is laid off from her job. So s h e applies for job as a graphic designer with Will.. he takes her abroad to England, France, and Italy to bit bed and breakfast sites for her to draw advertising for the sites .. during the trip she falls in love with him. Which leads to other crises in t her lives. A very modern live story. Recommended only for mature readers.