Me, Cinderella? Aubrey Rose.


ARC supplied by Netgalley.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel, I was drawn by the beautiful cover, something I usually don’t even look at, and it was classed as New Adult romance. I thought that would mean, hopefully, a good story – a romance to savour and enjoy – and not one of the thinly veiled sex scenes parodying as novels that proliferate the market. I like, no – love – erotica but sometimes I just want to read some romance, some characters with a real story that don’t simply take one look and rip each others clothes off :0. Well, Me, Cinderella? filled my expectations and delivered much more. Its a beautifully written slow burn romance. We can feel Brynn and Eliot’s attraction for each other right from the start, but they are both cautious, to the point Brynn gives him a false name and he exercises his usual prudent avoidance of too much personal detail. Brynn doesn’t know who he is when they first meet, and is shocked when she sees him overseeing the test for the prestigious internship in Hungary she really wants to win, and he’s shocked to see Brynn there.
Things heat up once they get to Hungary. Eliot is still telling himself she’s just a student, even as he makes arrangements for her to travel in a private plane, and buys her clothes suitable for the weather. They become closer, but each are so guarded because of past troubles that its a beautiful, slow dance. Brynn realises much sooner how much Eliot means to her, but she is scared he doesn’t feel the same. He’s older, and has a totally different life and upbringing to her, and she can’t see why he’d want her. There’s tiny steps forward, and then huge leaps back, problems from their past that haunt their present, interference by others and it all adds up to a wonderful love story that had me gripped right to the end. There’s a sample of the next book there – more from Brynn and Eliot – and I desperately want to see what happens to them next.
Priced at £1.99 for 234 pages/404kb its one to savour and enjoy, one to re read when you want a break from all the clothes ripping, sweaty sex novels around. It does have sex, beautifully done and in the appropriate place for this book. It was a real treat to read.
Stars: five – I just loved this story.


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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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