Dysfunctional families along with some love makes this story work. The Wellington family is rich but Brock’s parents were killed in an accident, his twin brothers are always in the new with wild exploits and his grandfather is forcing him into a bachelor auction. Brock also works too hard and doesn’t date.
Jane’s family is far from rich. She works hard running a cleaning company while her two sisters are always wanting more money and think Jane should take care of their home. These two very different characters come together in a romance that has a few twists and a few turns along with siblings who make life miserable. Not only should Brock and Jane never meet but they should never even think about dating. Oh, and memories from the past influence the present. For the most part this is a nice sweet romance. I did enjoy it and wonder how Brock’s brothers are going to make out.
Brock’s grandfather could pretty much ask Brock to do anything for the company and he would but
being auctioned off might be a bit much. Still, Brock agrees. Soon, the media has him being auctioned off to be married instead of a date. Jane’s sister are social climbers and just have to go to the party to see the man being auctioned off into marriage. Each wishes it where her. They do drag Jane along and are annoyed when Jane ends up getting his attention by breaking her shoe. This is where they should separate but life doesn’t always go as planned!
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 . . .