Monday, January 27, 2014

Review: Suddenly Cinderella Bundle by Hope Tarr

Title: Suddenly Cinderella Bundle
Author: Hope Tarr
Source: Entangled - Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Anthology
Release Date: January 13, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 2

Operation Cinderella
Magazine editor Macie Graham devises a plan to masquerade as a modern-day Cinderella and get her revenge on infuriating Texan Ross Mannon. She’ll do anything to uncover the dirt on the famous radio personality but when she finally uncovers a secret that could destroy Ross's reputation, she faces losing her job or losing the fairy-tale ending she didn't even know she wanted.

The Cinderella Makeover
Chic fashion photographer Francesca St. James agrees to work as a "fashion fairy godmother" on a new reality TV show, but she doesn't agree to falling for one of the contestants. Tech company CEO Greg just needs some help transforming himself enough to find his happily ever after, and butting heads with his high-and-mighty fairy godmother isn't in his plan. The two couldn't be more different, but as Greg transforms into the smoking-hot, confident guy he was always meant to be, will his makeover find him his one true love?

The Cinderella Seduction
Four months ago, Nick’s bachelor-style life was turned upside down. Now the sole parent to a seven-year-old daughter he never knew existed, Nick doesn’t have time for pleasure. But he hadn’t factored in Stefanie or the intense attraction he’d feel for her. As her seduction heats up, so do the stakes, both professionally and romantically. Can he let business go long enough to allow Stefanie into his heart?


Operation Cinderella:
 This was a great introduction to this series.  Macie is a hot headed liberal and Ross is an ultra conservative family man that are at each other's throats professionally.  When Macie goes undercover to find a deep dark secret she can use against him, she doesn't expect to find the type of guy she could fall in love with and a teenage daughter that needs her.  This was a very cute story with lots of laughts and "awwwww" moments.  I especially loved the relationship Macie developed with Ross's daughter, Samantha.  It was very sweet and touching how they helped each other out and in the end Samantha was a very important force bringing them together.


The Cinderella Makeover:
We got to meet Francesca, Ross's ex-wife and Samantha's mother, a few times in book one.  She was fun and sassy and oh so very Britsh.  As a famous photographer she traveled a lot, but is not looking to settle down and rebuild her relationship with her daughter.  Her ticket is a new reality show where she is one of the Greg's coaches.  Greg seems to have it all, but can't find love, so he enters a reality show to transform himself into a new person - with a little help from Francesca.  Their chemistry on the set is amazing, but when he finds out she made a bet on his success he turns his back on her.  With the end of the season quickly approaching, Francesca will have to pull out all the stops to get him to take her back.

I adored Francesca.  She was arrogant, very much a clothes snob, and totally stereotypically british - I loved it all.  She was my favorite character from this series (although I haven't read the short novella yet).


The Cinderella Seduction:
I loved Stephanie's character and her family played their parts in the story perfectly.  Constantly relying on her to pick up the slack and take care or things, she never seemed to know how to say no.  Her setp sisters were priceless.  I could just picture them screeching in the background and complaining just like the original Cinderella story.

Nick was an iffy prince charming at first.  Known for trying a new flavor of woman every few weeks, he really didn't fit the mold of the traditional prince charming.  But leave it up to an adorable seven year old to make a man change his ways for the better.  He was chivalrous, charming, and handsome.  His daughter managed to show him that being a prince charming was the better way to be.

Their story has a few ups and downs as it goes.  Even though it dutifully followed the Cinderella storyline, there were a few surprises thrown in to keep things interesting and different.


*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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