Friday, April 3, 2015

The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone

Book Blurb:

Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dream of being named a partner at the advertising firm will die.

Luc’s fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum—find a wife on a reality TV show or be disowned. Rules require him to marry nobility, but after he meets the uptight American sent to find him find a princess bride, his search for Cinderella might be over. Too bad Emily wants nothing to do with him. Perhaps he can show her that fairytale endings can happen in real life…

My Review:

I really enjoyed this novella by Melissa McClone! All about looking beneath the surface, not making assumptions, and not believing everything you hear was what I took away from The Cinderella Princess.

Emily doesn't believe in love or happily ever afters, but she is working for a reality show about a Prince finding his bride! It's all about the job though and the thoughts of promotion that push Emily to do the best she can. Prince Lucas is a royal playboy with the reputation to back that up. But there is more to Luc than meets the eye, and the more Emily gets to know Luc as they work together, the more she is drawn to him. Even if she's not the one for him. Even though she finds herself with feelings about him and situations she's not used to having. Prince Luc has never met anyone like Emily. He's never been drawn to anyone so strongly even if she's a commoner who his family would not approve of him being with. Luc has decisions to make, and a woman to win over if he's going to get his Happily Ever After. Will Emily be his Cinderella?

I loved both of these characters. To be honest Emily annoyed me at times with her mannerisms and lack of apparent emotion. As I got to know her and watched her character grow, I understood her better, felt for her, and wanted her to find someone she couldn't say no to! I liked her. Prince Luc has a depth to him, a sense of responsibility and honor-ability that is admirable and makes him very desirable. Despite his reputation he is actually very private. I liked how Melissa makes his family dynamics a strong part of the story without overwhelming the romance. I also like the bit of fairy tale theme to this plot, it works really well!

His Cinderella Princess has an easy flow and Melissa's writing style is so smooth. The length of this novella is perfect for the story being told and a great read to lift your heart up! I'd recommend The Cinderella Princess to any romance reader!

4/5 stars

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