What’s the one thing you shouldn’t do when your boss is your ruthless evil widowed stepmother who hates your guts more than anyone?
Kiss the man she’s interested in.
So what does Kaitlynn Judge find herself doing?
Yep, she kisses the one man her stepmother currently wants, who also happens to be the CEO of the company where she works.
Can we say doomed?
After the death of her father, Kaitlynn’s life has been stuck in a rut. But that begins to change after meeting a dashing stranger during the office Halloween party. Now she has to navigate vengeful stepmothers, meddling stepsiblings, and gorgeous guys in hot pursuit to reach her happily ever after.
While making a detour from the fantasy aspect, this contemporary take on the Cinderella story continues to cling to a few of our favorite traditions. You’ll still find the unmerited oppression along with fleeing women, missing shoes, mouse companions, magic wands, pumpkin-like rides to the big bash, and so much more. So rest assured, it’s all familiar and yet quirkily different.
Check out the review of the first book on this series, here:
MONSTER AMONG THE ROSES
So guys, again, this was another book that I loved. This year has been good to me so far, eheh! After the first book that was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, this second installment, is a retelling of Cinderella. I felt like this one followed the Cinderella storyline a bit more closely, and I loved how all the characters, from the previous book and the following ones, have such important roles throughout the story.
This story’s prince is Ezra, who is Isobel’s brother (the lead of the first book). I really liked him, I already liked him before, but we got to see more of him here, and I approve. He doesn’t get a POV on this book though, so everything we know from him, is from Kaitlynn’s point of view, but still… good enough. Kaitlynn was such a good person, I just wanted to shake her sometimes… I didn’t like that she was so scared of Lana, or that she believed some things, but she was also strong and determined, so I loved her for that.
There was a big character development, especially Kaitlynn, truth be told that she was the one in need of more growth…
I really liked the connection between the 2 characters, and the development of their relationship. Like the first book, I felt like it developed a bit too quickly, but it was so darn sweet, that I can overlook it.
Another thing I really liked was the connection between Kaitlynn and her 2 stepbrothers, and I loved the difference on this between this story and the original tale. It gave it a twist, as well as more character and suspense. It also made me fall in love with 2 more characters, eheh.
Yes to the plot and pacing. I was rooting for these 2 for the whole time, and I was super happy with the way the story turned out.