Review: Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella by Sun Chara
Title: Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella
Author: Sun Chara
Goodreads Rating: 2.0
My Rating: 3.0
Will their wedding night be a one-night stand or a merger for keeps?
Global real estate mogul, Cade Sloan should've listened to his own advice: trust no one, and never a woman…especially not his 24 hour bride gone AWOL with his millions. Nina, mousy secretary turned sexy vixen, will repay every penny with interest…
When Cade gears up for a takeover, there's sweet hell to pay. Nina owes her husband a wedding night and he’s hell bent on collecting… his way, his time, his pleasure.
This book starts off with us finding out that Cade Sloan is in the facing some money issues, due to a hacker that is stealing money from his company. In order to save him from not being able to pay his employees the following month, his uncle offers him 3 million dollars, but in order to receive the money, he must do one thing: Get Married. This is where his secretary Nina comes in. Cade views her as a quit, hard working yet easy going woman. Someone who be believes will go along with his plan of matrimony, for a little bit of money and the honor of being his wife. Nina agrees to his propisition, but she has a thing or two up her sleeve. Nina believes that Cade's compnay is responsible for the dissapearance of her father, a former employee, and she is determined to use her new name to get to the bottom of his disappearance. When Nina asks for more money than Cade was willing to offer, she decides to sweeten the deal, by demanding an actual wedding night between the 2 of them. Before he able to collect on his part of the bargain, Nina slips out with all of the 3 million dollars.
A year after searching for her, he finally locates his "wife" and demands his half of the money back. She is unable to repay him therefore he makes her his own personal "Cinderella" pre fairy godmothers and magical pumpkins. During this time, they both are searching for the answers that they seek: "What made Nina's father run away? Who is threatening Cade's company?" Why is what was meant to be a business arrangement is starting to cause real feelings for both of them?
Based on my synopsis, you could tell that this story has some real potential, and it certainly did! There was many aspects of this story that I absolutely loved. But in the end of I found this story lacking. First off the author brought up some amazing possible plot lines. What happened to Nina's father, the truth behind the hacker, but these stories were not plotted out. When you find out the truth behind them they are just rushed and almost put out as a forethought. I would have really liked to seen them talked about more. Secondly, even though this was supposed to be a "Cinderella," story I think the author could have done with out it. I really liked the idea of a marriage of conveience blossoming into true love, I just felt that the scenes where we see Nina paying back the money she owed Cade as unnecessary and which made the story less appealing to me.