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The Cinderella Makeover: A Suddenly Cinderella Series Book (Entangled Indulgence) [Kindle Edition]

Hope Tarr
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Book Description

Fashionista Francesca St. James has agreed to work as a "fairy godmother" on the reality TV show Project Cinderella, taking contestants from geeky to dreamy. When Francesca’s archrival bets she can't transform the awkwardly sweet CEO to hot in under eight weeks, Francesca accepts the challenge.

As CEO of a tech company, Greg may have billions, but what’s it worth without a woman to share it with? From day one on the show though, he clashes with his gorgeous fairy godmother—yet off-set, he can’t stop thinking about her. But this sexy woman is so far out of his league…and wants to change every single thing about him. It's up to him to show her it's more than clothes that make the man.

May the best man or geek win…



Editorial Reviews

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"...an addictive, seductive series that will have you believing in fairy tales again." - Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author

4 Stars! "This is the anticipated second book to the Suddenly Cinderella Series, but new readers won't have any trouble jumping into the story. Much like the first book in the series, The Cinderella Makeover is an upbeat novel that is heartwarming and funny. The characters are endearing and the dialogue witty."  -- Eve Polak for RT BOOK Reviews
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About the Author

Hope Tarr is the award-winning author of more than twenty historical and contemporary romance novels, including her popular Suddenly Cinderella series of contemporary fairytale themed books. Hope is also a co-founder and co-curator of Lady Jane's Salon (LadyJaneSalonNYC.com), New York City's first--and still only--monthly romance reading series, now in its fifth year with six satellites nationwide.

Look for the final Suddenly Cinderella book releasing in November 2013 and keep in touch with Hope on her website at HopeTarr.com as well as on Facebook (Facebook.com/HopeC.Tarr) and Twitter @HopeTarr.

Product Details

  • File Size: 473 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence (March 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BQMKCWM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun, sexy and entertaining March 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The Cinderella Makeover by Hope Tarr is a fun and sexy continuation to the Suddenly Cinderella series.

In this book we will once again see Francesca St James, only now it's her turn to get her Cinderella story. Francesca does not believe in fairy tales or happily ever afters but after getting the vintage shoes from Starr she gets the offer to be a "fairy godmother" on the new reality TV show Project Cinderella.

Greg Knickerbocker is known as the billionaire CEO of a tech company but he has never wanted to have his picture taken for any PR, instead his team has always been part of the image. Now as he is dumped for the hundredth time, he decides to make a change, his solution is to go on the show Project Cinderella.

Francesca cannot forgive Greg for the loss of her reputation as a professional photographer when he did not allow her to take his picture, instead giving her one of his baby pictures. But now seeing him as part of the fairy godmentor team that will help all the contestants change, she is seeing a part of him that she did not expect before.

Unfortunately, the director did the one thing she did not expect him to do, he also hired her worst enemy and the woman her last lover ran to not even ten days after their breakup Deidre Dupree. Competition runs amok, and Greg being the most geeky and least likely to win becomes their personal bet. If he wins Deidre and her boyfriend will have to cook and act as waitress for Francesca and her chosen friends. But if he looses Francesca will have to give Deidre her front row seats at Fashion shows.

As Francesca secretly helps Greg to improve and build his confidence in front of others, she also starts falling for him.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Cinderfella Love Story March 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Cinderella Makeover romance is part of the Suddenly Cinderella series but can be read as a stand-alone. The book opens with Francesca St James, a photographer of British descent, on assignment for GQ. Her subject is reclusive and socially awkward social media billionaire Greg Knickerbocker. In an attempt to give insight to the man behind the billion dollar company, Francesca shows up at his office for an appointment. Greg's overwhelming shyness transforms into an outright refusal to allow himself to be photographed. Francesca storms out, without getting any pictures which tarnishes her professional reputation.

Fast forward to months later and Greg's aloofness has landed him as a Class-A "dumpee" for the 100th time! To revamp his personal image and improve his love life, he agrees to be on a "swan transformation" makeover reality TV show. The TV show has 6 contestants, 3 Cinderellas and 3 Cinderfellas to be made over, and 6 judges, or Fairy Godmothers in different areas. Francesca signs on as a Fashion Stylist/Photographer and once on set realizes that Greg is a participant. As the TV show progresses Francesca and Greg cease to be enemies, and actually work together so that Greg has the best shot at winning the competition. Greg becomes more physically attractive and opens up emotionally. Like a moth to a flame, Francesca falls for him. Just one catch: fraternization and/or romantic entanglements between a judge and a contestant is not allowed. Hiding their budding romance, the couple realizes that they have more in common than they first thought.

Tarr penned a winner with Cinderella Makeover!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cinderella or Cinderfella :) March 20, 2013
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great addition to the series. I really enjoyed how Greg, despite his many positives still has trouble finding the love of his love. Just goes to show you "All we want is love." The initial scene between Greg and Francesca is priceless, beckons to the days when you would see Bogart and Bacall or Tracy and Hepburn go back forth with witty dialogue and banter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Romance April 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was very cute! I read the first in the series a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. This one I enjoyed probably a bit more. I liked how you get to see another side to Francesca. I felt like in the first book the only image she gave me was one of being a totally presumptuous biatch. Like she only cared about fashion and having a nice life and looking good. Then again the story wasn't really about her and it was just a skim. In this book we see Francesca in a totally new light. She's struggling with different aspects of her life and you can see how truly worried she is about the direction her relationship with her daughter is going and how she regrets many events that led them there.
Greg is this charming, yet a bit socially awkward guy. He's cute and messy and not very fashionable. Totally NOT like Francesca. Somehow they're attracted to each other and after some time I can actually see how.
I loved how you it's almost... creeping up on them, the whole liking each other thing. At first they both just feel contempt and suddenly they actually genuinely get along. Very good read. Such a cute romance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cinderella meets the Ugly Duckling April 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As I was reading The Cinderella Makeover, it kind of reminded me of Cinderella meets the Ugly Duckling. Here's why: When Francesca actually meets Greg for the first time she saw real potential with his looks, but he was too focus on his company that he didn't put much effort into his appearance. About a year later, Greg realizes that he needed to change something in order to find his soul-mate. Wow, kind of refreshing to have a guy like that. By throwing these two people on a Reality TV was an interesting way to get these destiny lovers together.

I actually thought it was unique to have Francesca and Greg relationship start off from enemies and have them slowly progress to lovers (enemies-->frienemies-->friends-->lovers). Plus, I love how Ms. Tarr had to add Francesca's nemesis (Deidre Dupree) to the mix. Most of all I love Greg's ugly duckling transformation and his love for ABBA (yes, that 1970s band). He wasn't bad looking, but he was hiding from the world and afraid to take a chance on him.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought Greg and Francesca were great together. Of course, I was chuckling at parts (of course you have to when you have a guy singing ABBA songs) and I got a bit choked up. So, if you want to a story where Cinderella finds her prince charming in a form of an ugly duckling (by the way that ugly duckling did turn into a beautiful swan), you might want to take a chance on The Cinderella Makeover.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Geek to HUNK!
CEO billionaire internet guru Greg signs on to the Cinderella contestant list. Francesca St. James is his coach even though he blew off a photo shoot she scheduled the year before... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Barbara R. Farber
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cinderella Makeover
We got to meet Francesca, Ross's ex-wife and Samantha's mother, a few times in book one. She was fun and sassy and oh so very Britsh. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jasmyn A. Novachek
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story & good tension
Immensely enjoyed this story & Hope Tart did a great job of keeping up the tension throughout. That's the difficulty with most romances. They fizzle 50% of the way through. Read more
Published 9 months ago by JMH
3.0 out of 5 stars Review
The story was a very well written piece of work. I really had high expectations for this book as I always do for reading, but they fell short. Read more
Published 11 months ago by K. Shuga
4.0 out of 5 stars Magic Shoes and Geeks
Reviewed by Marissa
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

The whole key to this book (to the series, in... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Romancing the Book
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great.
2.75 stars

This story had a lot of potential, it just didn't reach it to its fullest.

I loved the idea of a photographer and the nerdy type getting together. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Shirley Frances (LeAnn's Book Reviews)
3.0 out of 5 stars This one didn't have any real substance for me, but it was...
The Cinderella Makeover started off really strong for me, I was intrigued, the characters seemed interesting and fun, and the setting was cool. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Vivian
3.0 out of 5 stars FAST PACED STORY
The Cinderella Makeover was a fast paced story about Francesca who was hired to be a fairy godmother for the TV show "Project Cinderella". Read more
Published 17 months ago by My Book Addiction and More
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, sexy romance & likable characters!
The backdrop of this book is a reality TV show called Project Cinderella in which geeky contestants are made over by a "fairy godmother". Read more
Published 17 months ago by Miranda Owen
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Story
I enjoyed reading this story. I don't watch much reality TV, so I don't know how much really goes on behind the scenes. I thought it was a fun read!
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More About the Author

Hope Tarr is the Kindle Top 100 author of twenty-five contemporary and historical romance novels, including OPERATION CINDERELLA (Book #1, Suddenly Cinderella Series), optioned by Twentieth Century Fox as a major motion picture.

Styled in the spirit of the "Chocolate for a Woman's Soul" series, Hope's first foray into publishing/editing, SCRIBBLING WOMEN AND THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM, is a collection of nonfiction essays by 28 popular romance and women's fiction authors on how they met, wed, and love (over time) their real-life spouses and significant others. All net proceeds from sales of the anthology support Win (www.winnyc.org).

Hope is also a co-founder and current principal of Lady Jane's Salon® (www.LadyJaneSalonNYC.com), New York City's first and only romance fiction reading series now entering its sixth year with seven satellite salons throughout the US.

You can find Hope online at www.HopeTarr.com, www.WriterNYC.com, www.BeerGardensNYC.com, and www.Facebook.com/HopeC.Tarr.

A Note From Hope:

I suppose you could say I've always been a dreamer. In my mind's eye, I can still see my first-grade teacher shaking her head and scolding, "Hope, stop daydreaming and pay attention!"

I tried, really I did. But how could the dreary assignment on the chalkboard begin to lure me away from the dashing Disney fairy-tale figures populating my head? Cinderella and Prince Charming, Snow White and Prince Charming, Sleeping Beauty and Pr--

Well, you get the picture.

As a romance writer, I get to spin fairy-tales of my very own---life-affirming stories in which the hero and heroine find not only their soul mate but their souls into the bargain. I've written twelve books to date, both historical and contemporary settings. Regardless, the overarching message underlying each cherished story remains the same.

True love truly exists and yes, when shared, it is intrepid.

Wishing you fairytale dreams come true,

Hope Tarr

For updates, contests, and general good news, visit my web site and blog at www.hopetarr.com.


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