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Reviewed – Cinderella Screwed Me Over by Cindi Madsen

Title  Cinderella Screwed Me Over

Author  Cindi Madsen

Genre Contemporary, Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

The truth is, fairy-tale beginnings are easy. It’s what comes after that’s hard. Life doesn’t have a clean-cut ending.

Cindi Madsen ( Cinderella Screwed Me Over, Chapter: 35)

Book Description:

Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She’s sworn off love, Prince Charming’s, and happy endings and she’s happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbour and the manager of her favourite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she’s culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.

Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?

Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.

My Review:

Honestly read this book just because of its title. The storyline is exactly what one would expect from this genre, a girl, a boy, self-created misunderstandings or problems & eventually, the happy ending. What makes this book interesting is the way the writer has introduced ‘Disney’ princes or princesses as case studies. Dissecting all those love stories from our childhood to prove there is no such thing as true love but in the end giving us that very hope of finding that one in a million. If you have yet to find your prince charming then go give it a read. I’m sure Darby Quinn can guide you on what to look for 😉

My Review – The Dancing Bride (Central City Brides #1) by Cynthia Woolf

Title The Dancing Bride

Author Cynthia Woolf

Genre  Historical Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Book Description:

From the day she was born, Rita Baxter’s mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York’s bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist. Determined to escape the Irish gang that wants her dead and start a new life for herself, Rita heads to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride.

Jack Colton struck gold in his Central City mine, but the dark recesses of the mine mirror the lonely, dark places in his heart. He longs for a wife and family, but the only women in town interested in a hard former soldier like him aren’t really interested in him at all. Tired of being pursued for his newfound wealth, Jack decides to take a chance on a mail-order bride from New York. She’s supposed to be petite and beautiful, a dancer who will bring color and warmth into his cold life.

Sparks fly when they meet, both hopeful for a bright future. But murder is a poison and it followed Rita all the way from New York. Jack thought his killing days were over, but when an assassin arrives to destroy everything Jack will stop at nothing to protect his new wife…no matter the cost.

My Review:

Are you bored with slow-moving story lines?

A turtle which surely wins the race, but can’t help the pace it moves!

It happens so many times that the concept is great but exhausted with excessive narration.

If you would like a storyline which moves at a good pace & one which doesn’t beat around the bush. Then this one is for you.

The plot revolves around a “mail-order bride”. A good travel read.

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My Review – Silk & Shadows (The Silk Trilogy #1) by Mary Jo Putney

 

Title Silk & Shadows

Author Mary Jo Putney

Genre Romance novel, Historical Fiction

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A scar of the body cannot wholly destroy beauty. Only a scar of the spirit can do that.

Mary Jo Putney (Silk & Shadows : Chapter 15)

Book Description:

He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge…

Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.

Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?

My Review:  

Yes its a revenge story but  knitted beautifully with love. As a reader I could tell how involved the writer was. Didn’t find loose ends throughout the story. Each and every character held a strong ground in the novel and were very  believable. Though it has its own cliché points, which is normal I guess. I was able to visualize while reading which is in favour of this book. The best part of this book was the knowledge involved regarding different civilizations, lands & customs around the world. One can learn quite a few things at the end with a good story. Had a great time reading this book .