A couple of weeks ago I shared the cover for this beauty and I am pretty excited to share with you today a review for it. It was released today!!
An American Cinderella
By: Krista Lakes
Expected Publishlication: May 1st 2018
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Cover Designed By: Mayhem Cover Creations
“I’d give up my whole kingdom to be with you. I want to be your Prince Charming.”
Aria has a big heart but bigger problems. Her whole life is a mess thanks to her controlling stepmother. But when she’s knocked over- literally- by the hottest man she’s ever had the pleasure of tangling up her body with, everything changes.
Henry Prescott, second-string rugby player for the Paradisa Royals, is funny, sweet, charming, and oh-so-sexy. He’s got a rock hard body and tackles her in bed as fiercely as he tackled her in the park. Knowing nothing about rugby, but absolutely intoxicated by his accent, she finds herself falling for him.
There’s only one problem: Henry Prescott doesn’t exist.
The man she thinks she loves is actually Prince Henry, second in line for the throne of the nation of Paradisa. He’s the man who Aria’s entire department has to impress for trade relations. And that makes Aria’s stepmother’s plans even more dangerous.
He’s the man who could destroy her world or make all her dreams come true.
He lied about being a prince… did he also lie about being in love?
NYT Bestseller Krista Lakes brings you this brand new sweet-and-sexy royal romance. This standalone novel will have you cheering for an American princess’s happily ever after.
An American Cinderella is a retelling of my favorite classic, Cinderella. Of course, you have the beautiful step daughter, the evil step mother, and the handsome Prince Charming. But this adds a little twist, and it was a great one too.
After an accidental encounter with a handsome stranger, who happen literally knocked her off her feet. She can’t stop thinking about him, and he can’t stop thinking about her either. When they meet again, the relationship moves kinda fast, but in such a sweet way. He is a perfect gentleman, but he is not who she thinks he is. He is none other than the Prince of Paradisa.
Audrey is Aria’s stepmother, and wow is she a piece of work. She has no use for Aria and her wanting to follow in her Father’s footsteps in politics. But she does need her to do something for her that will probably jeopardize everything she’s worked for. But the evil stepmother wouldn’t be the truly “evil stepmother” is she didn’t pull the selfish monster card. What she asking of Aria is illegal and completely against everything that Aria stands for, but she does it to protect her Father’s legacy.
Aria was such a sweet young girl and so caring for those in her life. Now, as for Henry, he is was handsome athletic, or that’t What he told Aria. These two only know each other at face value, not their backgrounds or where they came from. I enjoyed this aspect so much, their relationship was quick but so completely swoon worthy. But I knew that Audrey’s plan for Aria would get in the way at some point or another. Man, I wanted to smack that woman. At least the evil step sister wasn’t hears from very much, but from I can tell, she was just as bad as her mother. I just have to mention that there is the “fairy god mother” and Gus too. Looooved it!
We all know how the classic turns out, so maybe this was a little predictable but in no way did it take away from the sweetness of this couple and trying to get their happy ending. The little twists that Lakes put in here were just wonderful and I wanted to root for Aria and Henry so much.
An American Cinderella was a fantastic retelling of Cinderella, and I just adored Aria and Henry and their sweet blooming love story. Fans of retellings will devour this one for sure.
Sarah is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Sarah still has that letter, and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher, as a reminder that dreams do come true.
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