Blurb: Storm, the eldest son of a heartless businessman, is forced to choose a bride. His father wants grandchildren to secure the future of Royal Industries, and he wants them now.
Forced to choose from a specific list of women that’s been promised to the Royal family, Storm holds a masquerade ball and invites the six women.
Poppy has lived a sheltered life. She has been homeschooled by her overprotective mother. Attending the masquerade ball is an exciting experience for her until she lands in the arms of Storm Royal. Electricity crackles around them.
Poppy’s delicate new love is shattered when she finds out why Storm really wants to marry her. She’s only a means to an end, another piece of property.
Can Storm win Poppy’s trust while trying to keep his fiery desire for her under control?
This is one force of nature Poppy didn’t see coming.
There is a warning on this book that is it insta-love but I didn’t see it cause I generally don’t read the blurb and just go off of recommendations. I probably wouldn’t have read it if I had seen it. I’m not a fan of insta-love, so it makes sense that I didn’t enjoy this story as much as I should, but that’s a personal preference.
This story is pretty straightforward as far as re-tellings go. It doesn’t really deviate from the original. The sex scenes were hawt! Very delicious writing in that aspect. I enjoyed when Poppy lost her timidity and stood up for herself. The story itself seemed a bit fast paced IMO. Now this is a novella so some is to be expected, however, I still felt it could have transitioned in a different way to help with the pacing.