5 Stars. Friends, love interests, and a stepmother who’s not wicked, merely thoughtless. Sisters who are beautiful and definitely not after her man. Then of course there’s Prince Charming. Put this all together and it becomes a fun filled book with romance and of course conflict. A really good read that kept me intrigued until the last page.
What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.
In this charming yet predictable romance, opening the Storybook Valley contemporary series, an ambitious young marketing executive applies for her dream job at a fairy tale theme park and ends up agreeing to assume the role of Cinderella for the summer. At first thrown off by the demands of the position, Jaine Anderson soon learns to love playing the part of a princess, especially as it allows her to spend time with sexy Dylan Callahan, general manager of Storybook Valley. Acknowledging the mutual attraction, they must nevertheless juggle their professional relationship along with a burgeoning romantic one. Meanwhile, Jaine’s sisters place their own demands on her time, including babysitting and wedding planning, pushing her toward a stress-induced breaking point. Naturally, the Cinderella tropes are both subtle and overt in this tale, as the heroine literally wears the glass slippers while deflecting the flirtations of the park’s resident Prince Charming. The romance is cute, heartfelt, and chaste, but the obligatory antagonist is all-too-easily overcome. Like a theme park, this story is pleasant, inoffensive, and satisfying, but lacking an edge. (BookLife)
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