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If the Slipper Fits: A Cinderella Sisterhood Series Mass Market Paperback – May 22, 2012
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“The final installment of the Crompton sisters' trilogy is as charming, sweet, humorous, and poignant as any of Drake's previous books. Marked by her fine storytelling and engaging characters, this volume stands alone, but fans familiar with the series will revel in the conclusion.” ―Romantic Times BOOKreviews (5 stars) on SCANDAL OF THE YEAR
“An intricate plot with roots far in the past. The threads of mendacity revealed in the previous books are strengthened then revealed in their entirety as the story progresses bringing the series to a satisfying conclusion filled with danger and, of course, romance.” ―Fresh Fiction on SCANDAL OF THE YEAR
“Olivia Drake will keep readers coming back for more.” ―Publishers Weekly on NEVER TRUST A ROGUE
“Drake is a consummate storyteller who cleverly blends intrigue, suspense, and sensuality into a pulse-pounding mystery, à la Amanda Quick. Give yourself plenty of time to savor this fast-paced, nonstop delight of a book.” ―Romantic Times BOOKreviews (TOP PICK, 4 ½ stars) on NEVER TRUST A ROGUE
“This book has it all: a fabulous hero, a wonderful heroine, and sizzling passion. Read it and watch the sparks fly!” ―Christina Dodd on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“Guaranteed to seduce readers everywhere. This book is something truly special, an unforgettable story filled with passion, intrigue, and sweep-you-away romance.” ―Susan Wiggs on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“This decadent Regency romance is carried along by a spunky heroine and sumptuous descriptions of upper-class life…there's enough glitz to keep readers coming back.” ―Publishers Weekly on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“Drake entices readers [and] twists the traditional with an unconventional heroine and a bad-boy hero that readers will adore.” ―Romantic Times BOOKreviews on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“Superb.” ―Genre Go Round Reviews on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“I absolutely adored this story! Witty, hilarious…[like] reading a Julia Quinn novel. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!” ―The Season Blog on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“Thoroughly entertaining.” ―Book Binge on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“Olivia Drake's Seducing the Heiress will land on your keeper shelf. The author takes what could be a been-there, read-that story of a scheming scoundrel and a headstrong hoyden, and weaves a tale of wit, seduction, secrets, and sensuality that's as vibrant as it is refreshing.” ―Michelle Buonfiglio's Romance: B(u)y the Book® on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
“Drake weaves a sensual tale, full of intrigue and true romance…guaranteed to seduce, and leave the reader breathless.” ―South Bend Romance Novel Examiner on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
From the Back Cover
Finally, the new series that fans of Olivia Drake's Heiress in London novels have been waiting for: The Cinderella Sisterhood. Full of the delicious charm―and sizzling passion―of the world's best-loved romance, it will sweep readers off their feet.
IS THIS LOVE REAL?
Raised in a girls' school, Annabelle Quinn longs for the world outside the walls of the academy. When she's hired as the governess to an orphaned duke, Annabelle never expects the child's breathtakingly handsome guardian to capture her imagination―or her heart.
OR ARE THEY LIVING IN A FAIRYTALE?
Falling for his young nephew's governess is an irksome complication in Lord Simon Westbury's orderly life, but Annabelle's quiet beauty and wry intellect are too much to resist. Meanwhile, a mysterious danger looms over the remote Cornwall estate. Will their newfound desire stand the test of time? Or are some happy endings just too good to come true?
"Olivia Drake will keep readers coming back for more." ―Publishers Weekly
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It of course follows the formula that 99% of historical romances do, but that's not even my problem with it. If I didn't like that formula, I'd have stopped reading them after I discovered they were all the same back when I was 12.
As this book is written, there is no possible way the leads would have fallen in love. They spend 85% of the book away from each other and fighting. And the scenes that do have them together and happy are short and poorly described. I can tell you exactly what the castle looks like, exactly what the beach looks like, but yet the love story is glossed over in a few pages.
It felt as though Drake realized after writing 400 pages of description of Annabelle's interactions with the young Duke, that she forgot to get the leads together, so she hastily wrote something up and had them suddenly realizing, "Oh, I love you!" "Oh, I love you too!".
The "twist" involving her parents requires way too much suspension of disbelief for me. And the mystery of the slipper remains way too much of a mystery for me to be interested in reading the next books in the series.
And don't even get me started on the whole sex thing.
Seriously? She spends the first 2/3 of the book blushing in his presence, barely letting him kiss her, can't let anything inappropriate happen, but as soon as he proposes, she insists they have sex right then, right there. Right. /end spoiler
Drake is very good with describing the place- the beach, the Cornish coast, the imposing castle, the Cornish superstitions etc etc but that's it. In my humble view Simon is very much like Mr.Rochester- dark brooding and very very tormented, with a gentle passionate side lurking in there somewhere. Annabelle was a good heroine, feisty and brave but what I didn't like was the way their supposed romance was panned out. It was rushed bc 3/4 of the book the just are wary of each other and fighting-lots of it- while all the time giving each other seduce-me-eyes. When they finally declared their love for each other ~ funny there was no inner reflection by both hero and heroine where they realized they had fallen in love and NOT lust- I really thought some chapters were missing. It was a big jump from one minute to being jealous and aware of each other/yet keeping a distance/but having lusty thoughts of them all the time to going I love you. I don't get it. The couple held great promise for character growth and sadly it did not come. The twist in the end concerning Annabelle was again sudden and out of the blue revealed and then thats it. Just a few pages. I was really let down by that as it seemed superficial.
But what most disappointed me was the lack of steamy love scenes. There was hardly one and a half, and maybe I am being picky but that could have pulled the book together better! If you have supposed so much attraction than that into action! If there is so many fights make up for it! Sadly the making up was lukewarm to say the least. Not happy with that at all. All an ok read to pass time. Dont expect to much.
I will give this author another go- maybe the next one in the series- and see if I am satisfied with the story.
This story is filled with magic in beliving that regardless of where you might be in your life, you can always decide to turn it around and make your dreams come true.
Can't wait for the next story in this series.
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A big WOW !!!
I started reading this series from the book #4, then all the reason why Lady Milford...Read more
This is the story of Annabelle Quinn and Lord Simon Westbury.Read more
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