Book & Author Details:
The Billionaire’s Blue Blood by Amy De Luca
Publication date: 25th September 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
She’s risen from the ashes of heartbreak…
No-nonsense single mom Cinda Brown is not looking for Prince Charming. The last time she fell for a handsome, sophisticated, wealthy guy, he left her at the worst possible time without a look backward or even a word of explanation. He did leave her with a lovely parting gift, though… which arrived nine months later.
Now in charge of her own business—the Fairy Godmother Cleaning Agency—Cinda has her hands full managing her employees, including her two hapless step-sisters, and keeping her four-year-old son AJ happy, healthy, fed, and clothed. It’s not easy doing it all on her own, but she has zero interest in a new relationship. And who has the time? Her high society clients expect their Newport, Rhode Island mansions to be sparkling—on schedule—come hell, high water, or hurricane.
So when a flu epidemic sweeps through her agency the day before the royal family of Aubernesse is to arrive in Newport, Cinda puts on a uniform and picks up the slack, working furiously to make sure their gorgeous vacation home is immaculate and ready for the elaborate ball they’re planning to throw.
He’s looking for the perfect fit…
European prince Alexander Wessex isn’t happy to be back in Newport for the first time in five years. He’s stayed away so long for a reason. While the rest of his family continues to vacation in the beautiful seaside American town every year, the place lost its magic for him long ago—the night the only girl he’s ever loved proved beyond a shadow of a doubt she didn’t feel the same.
But this trip is non-negotiable, a matter of duty. He’s planning to fly in, attend the ridiculous ball his mother is so insistent upon, then get back to his life in Europe as quickly as possible. That is until he arrives at the family estate early and catches the cleaning crew still at work.
And gets a look at the woman beneath that coating of dust, ash, and spiderwebs…
Cinderella with a spin – not least because Cinders (Cinda) is in charge. Well, in theory.
Once again, the author has delivered a fun and emotional, character driven re-imagining of a beloved fairy tale. There’s a lot going on in these few pages, yet the story manages to remain grounded and relatable.
A sweet, fun read.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Amy DeLuca has been writing professionally since college graduation, working as a television news anchor and reporter for twelve years in four different states– Mississippi, Tennessee, California, and Rhode Island. Then she retired from writing true stories and started making them up. Hers have way more kissing.
Amy is a member of RWA, YARWA, The Golden Network, and has been honored numerous times with first place writing awards from different RWA chapters, including the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers and the Fire and Ice Award from Chicago North RWA. She’s a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist and has had her books featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After column as well as other prestigious publications.
Living now in New England with her husband and two children, Amy writes fiction full-time and also narrates audiobooks as well as doing voiceover work for radio and TV ads and corporate videos.