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Series: April Fools for Love #1
Author: Mary Hughes
Publisher: 7th Octave Publishing, Barclay Publicity
Date of Publication: March 18th, 2016
This is a very modern day take on the classic Cinderella fairytale. Just about everything is brought up to date in this version, with Cin being treated like a servant by her Stepmother and two stepsisters. Cin is hardworking to the point of running their home and having a job at a local sandwich store whilst also secretly studying for a degree in accounting. She’s struggling on one aspect of the course and seeks help helped from a peer tutor, Rafe Montoya. Little does she know that he’s really Gideon Prince . . . .
With jobs galore to get done, Cin struggles to cope with all the pressures on her but still maintains a relatively positive attitude, especially as her relationship with Rafe starts making great progress but there just has to be a but, doesn’t there? What will happen when she discovers his deception? He’s to choose his bride at his birthday ball, will Cin even be going? There’s going to be a test, too, will she be able to solve it?
This story involves online tutoring, texts, tablets and troubles galore as Cin and Rafe/Gideon get to know each other. With a wicked Mrs Wikkid as the stepmother determined to help her two girls win every prize, Cin tries to get away by telling a few lies. This time she’s no sweet innocent child and the temperature does rise considerably when the two are together, a totally modern take on the old classic, definitely an adult version and not for children! In this story, too, it is the Prince who is the mystery person rather than Cinderella so this is definitely a modern twist on the old classic story.
This quick read is a humorous, light and easy read, just right for when you want a somewhat steamy short romance to read by a talented author who writes in a witty, fresh and fun manner that keeps the reader turning the pages.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
From award-winning bestselling author Mary Hughes comes a contemporary fairy tale romance with a twist.
THE WRONGED DAUGHTER
Cinderella hungers to escape from under Widow Wikkid’s grinding thumb. But to snare a plum job at Prince Industries, Cin desperately needs her degree, and she can’t wrap her mind around tax accounting.
Then scarred but sexy Rafe Montoya ignites her imagination with his brilliant tutoring—and, as they work together in his cozy apartment, he sets her body on fire. So why is he pushing her to attend Gideon Prince’s marriage-mart ball?
THE HANDSOME PRINCE
Rafe is really Gideon Prince, head of Prince Industries. He must name his bride by his April first birthday or suffer the loss of his family fortune. Rumors say he’s still single because women love his money and looks, not him. Is he lonely or just another duplicitous tycoon?
THE GLASS SLIPPER TEST
Hopefuls flock to Prince’s birthday ball, but only one will emerge triumphant. Only the woman who’s kind, wise, and generous will win his heart. Is it Cin, or will her stepmother, as she always does, snatch the prize for her own daughters?
And on the night of the ball, when Cin discovers Rafe’s true identity, can she even accept his final test?
Warning: Rags-to-riches fairytale meets the texting generation. Stepsisters who are a blush-brush shy of a full makeup set, and a ball gown built like a tank. Contains material intended for mature audiences. Reader discretion advised.
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