Review: Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell

Posted April 18, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 12 Comments

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Review: Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell
Seducing Cinderella
by Gina L. Maxwell

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 26, 2013
Series: Fighting for Love #1
Published by Entangled Brazen
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook
 

 

“…Why did I wait so long?!?!  This book was freaking delicious!  I devoured it so fast I was left wanting more.” ~Under the Covers

Admission # 1:

I first bought this book on kindle because…come on! Look at the cover!  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is PARKER HURLEY! *fan girl squee*

Admission # 2:

I didn’t read the book right away, in fact, as you can tell by looking at that release date….I had it for quite sometime in the I’ll get to it next pile, and never did.

Admission # 3:

I bought this book AGAIN about a week ago when I got the second book for review.  Enough is enough, I was going to read this thing!  But I didn’t have time for a kindle read so I bought the audiobook.

…And then I read it!

…Why did I wait so long?!?!  This book was freaking delicious!  I devoured it so fast I was left wanting more.

First, it’s a trope that I like a lot.  The guy who ends up with his best friends’ younger sister.  *sigh*  And this was done so well.  Maybe it’s because this is actually my first fighter book, and all that alpha maleness was oozing out of Reid (or maybe it’s just the fact that I kept picturing Parker Hurley oozing out all that alpha maleness) but this story worked from the very beginning.

Lucie is a plain Jane, she has a good job, and a crush on a successful doctor (aka Douchebag) who has never even looked her way because she’s so plain.  Then in walks Reid for physical therapy, and they come to an agreement.  He will help her and transform her so that Dr. Douchebag (and this is my name for him, just had to clarify) will notice her and they’ll live happily ever after.  She will work with him to get him in fighting shape before his next fight.  Which could make or break his career.

But of course, things are never that simple.  And as she slowly transforms, and they spend more time together, Reid forgets all about why he shouldn’t mess around with his best friends sister and acts on all those repressed urges.

I have to point out that I loved that Reid noticed her and was turned on by her even before she started getting all dolled up.  Snorts and all.  And even though she learned how to seduce and how to be girly, she still loved her for her.

But let me get back to Reid for a sec…There was just an aura of power that came across from him that was crazy seductive.  He knows what he wants.  He gets it.  Plain and simple.  But also caring and romantic.  Reid is an amazing hero, you just have to meet him (and picture Parker Hurley in your head, just saying).

I CANNOT wait now to read the next one.

PS: Now I’ll have to buy this a THIRD time because you know I need to have that cover with Parker Hurley on my shelf, right?

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About Gina L. Maxwell

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Gina L. Maxwell, is a shameless romance addict with no intentions of ever kicking the habit.

Growing up, she dreamed of helping people escape reality with her sublime acting abilities. It wasn’t until college when she realized she had none to speak of, thereby derailing her lifelong plans. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream: writing stories of love and passion for romance addicts just like her.

Thanks to the support of her amazing family, Gina is now the Boss of the world’s first organized romance mafia, the Maxwell Mob, and living her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world—one steamy novel at a time.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Francesca, Aren’t you glad that you listened to me??????
Love to pimp to your smexy ass and glad that you enjoyed it. Wait til you read Rules of Entanglement—-it is even HOTTER (IMHO).
Great review!

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Pimp away!

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I totally, completely agree! I loved this book, and I loved your review.

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Thanks Shay!

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

Thanks Francesca.

Erica Pillera
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Erica Pillera

Agreed this is definately a Diamond in the rough Loved It!!

I also had this on my Kobo for ages and just started reading the first few chapters and got HOOKED!!!

Now I want my own Tattooed Hottie for lessons and learning hahaha

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I want my own as well! And this was so addictive!

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Timitra

I added this to my wishlist-thanks Francesca!

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Oh great Timitra, hope you get to read it soon

Sue G.
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Sue G.

I loved this book. I was a little wary being it was about a Martial Arts fighter, but it was truly a love story. I bought it in paperback and am now waiting for Rules of Entanglement to be in print!

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I need to get the print as well.

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😀 Yeah,the cover is super cool,also this book sounds very good,I would love to read 🙂

Thanks for the recommendation and great review Francesca! 🙂