Manhattan magazine editor Macie Graham always gets her story--and she’ll do anything to uncover the dirt on famous radio personality Ross Mannon. After he smears her article on his show, nearly costing Macie her job, she devises a plan to masquerade as a modern-day Cinderella and get her revenge on the infuriating Texan.
All Ross wants is a woman with old-fashioned values to be his housekeeper and role model for his troubled teenage daughter. When the perfect woman shows up, Ross is relieved--until he finds himself drawn to his gorgeous, red-stiletto-wearing new employee. “Martha Jane” is opinionated and sexy, and Ross is intrigued...and more than a little turned on.
Macie thought Operation Cinderella was foolproof, but Ross, with his rugged good looks and southern charm, proves to be as perfect behind-the-scenes as he does in public. 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.
Operation Cinderella is a romance loosely based on the Cinderella fairy-tale. I know, been there, read that way too many times. I wanted to not like this book after reading the first couple of pages of the first chapter. I will admit, the prologue had me intrigued and I wanted to know where the story was going to go.
Operation Cinderella is NOT your childhood Cinderella fairy-tale turned into a romance. It’s a little dark, diving into an issue people don’t generally want to talk about or discuss. Once you get past your first impression of the characters and see who they REALLY are, you’ll find that they can all be likable, at least Ross, Macie, and Ross’s daughter Sam.
While reading the book, I wasn’t exactly sure if Ross or Macie was supposed to be playing the part of Cinderella. For me, the ending pulled the story together and everything started to make sense.
I believe in the whole love at first sight phenomenon so I can totally believe that Ross and Macie fell for each other quickly. What I love about this book is that Ross and Macie aren’t who they appear to be. I love that through the course of the book, each of them were able to do some soul searching and “grow up” a little bit. By being around each other, they helped each other to come into their own and find the courage to be who they really are.
While I can’t say I loved the book, it did intrigue me enough to want to give the next book in the series a try.
Rating: 3 1/2 (I liked it.)
Release Date: Available Now
Book Length: 162 pages
Reading Format: Currently only available in ebook
Purchase through: Amazon
Author’s Website: Hope Tarr
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