Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Give Me Books Promotions Book Review: An American Cinderella

Title: An American Cinderella
Author: Krista Lakes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2018


“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.

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Review:  Who isn't in the mood for a royal wedding right now? OK, maybe not me cos truthfully I'm too jealous of Meghan Markle to get excited about the wedding,but still, the whole idea of an American becoming of princess. Its a total Squee moment.

This book is very much the same. It is a modern take on the Cinderella story. Aria is our Cinderella. Audrey is her wicked step mother and by wicked stepmother, I mean a nasty, rotten, evil piece of work. Then there's Henry, the prince in a rugby players clothing.

Henry Henry Henry, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. I love that he was totally solicitous of Aria at all times. I love that he didn't experience some of the things that mere mortals are used to having like grilled cheese. 

This book is  part fairy tale part wonderful romance, the kind that most girls and heck, some of us older ladies still dream of having. Surely there's a prince of some unknown country that will fall for me? Right? Where is he? Why can't he find me right now?

It even comes with a ball and a runaway girl. The only thing that didn't happen was the dress turning to rags or a limo turning into a pumpkin. No bibity bobity boos either, but this isn't Disney.

I loved Aria's innocence, though that innocence isn't what you'd expect from a family that was in politics. That's about the only thing about the book that was too much of a fairy tale for me. Anyone that had been in DC for any amount of time couldn't have the innocence she had.

So I just kept my focus on loving Henry, a guy that knocked her off her feet and fell in love with her. Oh and the chemistry between the two is spot on and the heat is off the charts!

A perfect summer read!

Rating: 5 flowers

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Krista Lakes is a thirtysomething who recently rediscovered her passion for writing. She is living happily ever after with her Prince Charming. Her first kid just started preschool and she is happy to welcome her second child into her life, continuing her "Happily Ever After"!

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