Waking up each day is a gift….
On her 21st birthday, someone slipped a potent drug combination into socialite Aurora Brightwell’s champagne putting her in a coma for the next ten years. It’s been a long road back, and it’s time to reclaim the life she lost and find out exactly what happened on that fateful night.
Financier Kincade Enright has his own reason for helping Aurora discover who poisoned her, but for the time being he’s keeping that - and his true identity - to himself. What he can’t keep hidden though, are his growing feelings for the one-time paparazzi darling and party-girl.
When this prince of finance joins forces with the former sleeping beauty, nothing can stop them from finding the answers they seek…or prevent the powerful emotions developing between them as they search for the truth.
This is a fun, fizzy read which starts with lots of socialite sparkle and glam like every good fairy tale. Yes, it's a Sleeping Beauty tale right down to the heroine's first name - Aurora. While there is no wicked witch or spinning wheel to prick her finger upon, this is a modern take on a classic. It doesn't stick to the Grimm fairy tale version, but rather takes the storyline as a starting point and creates something new and all her own.
Aurora is young, beautiful and rich, living the high life in New York City. The darkness sneaks in and takes over in the form of party drug overdose, leaving our heroine in a coma for ten years. When she finally wakes, she shares in first person her long road of recovery and the nagging question of what actually happened to her at that party, and who is responsible.
The twists in the story keep the pages turning, the sleeping beauty trope put aside in favor of more of a whodunit mystery with a heaping dash of romance between Aurora - now AJ - and her new Prince Charming named Cade, as they seek answers to the ten year old mystery. This book was more like her Will Cook for Love series, with the tantalizing sizzle of romantic suspense keeping me glued to my ereader.
With another 5-star read, Ms. Jaeger has proven herself a versatile author, and remains an auto-buy for me. Totally recommend!
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