Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: A Cinderella Christmas Carol by Hope Tarr

Title: A Cinderella Christmas Carol ( Suddenly Cinderella #1.5)
Author: Hope Tarr
Source:  Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Length: Novella
Release Date: November 29, 2012
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 1

There’s nothing On Top managing editor Cynthia “Starr” Starling hates more than
Christmas. With an important deadline looming, plus her dreaded Christmas Day birthday, Starr just wants the holiday to end. But when she wakes up Christmas Eve night to the ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—all in the form of the super-hot Matt Landry, the new art director—she knows she’s in for a long night.

Matt is the one person on Starr’s team she can’t boss around and the only one she doesn’t need to. He’s also her employee and totally off limits, even if he does seem interested. Though he’s seven years younger and all kinds of forbidden fruit, he’s the form the Powers That Be decided she’d be receptive to.

Because they have a message for her: learn the true meaning of Christmas spirit or risk being alone for the rest of her life.

My review of the Suddenly Cinderella Series Bundle:  Review Here 

When I read the Suddenly Cinderella Series Bundle a little while ago I realized there was a very short novella (only about 50 pages) that wasn't included.  So begged and pleaded with Entangled Publishing and they were awesome enough to send me a review copy.  Now I know it isn't Christmas season for a long time yet, but I don't think there's ever a bad time for some Christmas cheer (I know - sappy right).

This is the story of Starr and Matt - both employees at the magazine from book one (Starr was Macie's boss).  It's a fun and quirky twist on the classic Christmas Carol.  Starr's special spirit visitor chooses the form of Matt - her hunky work crush - and shows a life with and without.  Starr just needs to figure out how to open up enough to make all the good things come true in her life.

This was a fun quick jaunt through a Christmas classic.  It's hard to do it wrong, but it's also hard to make it something new and exciting.  Hope Tarr did a good job trying to add some interesting modern twists to the tale.

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