A CINDERELLA SEDUCTION – Karen Booth
The Eden Empire , Book 2
Harlequin Desire #2675
Contemporary Series Romance
New York City – Present Day
Emma Stewart's life changed forever when she learned that she was the secret illegitimate grandchild of the late Eden Department Store head, Victoria Eden. Along with Emma's half-sisters, Sophie and Mindy, they received equal shares in the company and must run it together as proclaimed in the will. Emma grew up poor in New Jersey, so suddenly finding herself with more money—and fame—than she ever expected has her feeling overwhelmed. One night at a party, she meets Daniel Stone and the two immediately click. But Emma doesn't realize that Daniel's family's department store is their biggest rival and wants to take down Eden Department Stores.
Emma's relationship with her new half-sisters is rocky at best, so when they learn that she has been seen with Daniel, they pressure her to break it off because of their long history of a rivalry. But Emma refuses because Daniel not only attracts her but treats her like a normal person and not as “Princess Emma,” the title that has been bestowed upon her by the press. They decide to try and keep their relationship under wraps, but that is hard to do when nearly every move Emma makes is reported by the tabloids. And how will she feel when she learns that the reason Daniel is in town is to scout locations for an expansion of his company?
Imagine waking up one day and discovering you belong to one of the richest families in the world. In A CINDERELLA SEDUCTION, that is how Emma felt in the attorney's office when she learned that not only was Victoria Eden her grandmother, but she had also been left one-third of the company. Sophie and Mindy reluctantly accepted her, but they wanted to save the family some bad publicity by concocting a story about how Emma had been secretly living in Europe all these years. Emma hasn't yet felt comfortable with all the excesses of wealth. In fact, even going to parties is a chore for her. She'd already spotted Daniel before the party because he lives in her building. So, that is why she approached him at the party to say hello, though he didn't have a clue who she was at first, and the sparks between them flew and took off. It didn't take long for them to end up in bed together.
While Daniel is in New York doing the dirty work for his company, he is also beginning to feel the constraints of always having to defer to his CEO mother. When his mother demands that he break things off with Emma, he assures her that he is only stringing her along. The truth is, Daniel likes being with Emma. But will their competing companies come between them? Is there a chance they can make a future together?
Emma and Daniel are a match made in heaven, but could their business rivalry destroy their relationship? Will their companies end up competing in New York City? Find out the answers in the intriguing and entertaining A CINDERELLA SEDUCTION.