What happens when a modern day Cinderella's dreams don't involve getting married?
Love? In this Once Upon A Romance Series Book 1 romantic comedy,
Charlotte (Charlie) King doesn't have time for either one. All she wants
is her late father's dream to come true by making his beloved King's
Department Store thrive again. However, her stepmother has other ideas.
Charlie agrees to help her stepmother find grooms for her sheltered
stepsisters. In exchange, the stepmother will release her stronghold on
the store's budget. After all, one good deed deserves another, right?
But, Charlie has no idea what her heart's in for when...
(Alex) Royale, dubbed by society newspapers as Prince Charming, arrives
for dinner to meet the all-female King family. His ailing grandparents
yearn for his marriage and then the baby carriage. Well, that and
running the family company. Having unsuccessfully searched for months,
Alex doesn't hold out any hope in finding his future bride among the
King sisters. However, all his expectations, including his idea of a
business-like marriage of convenience, vanish the moment Charlie crashes
When Alex sets out out to win over Charlotte, he has
no idea he has to bargain with the stepmother, secretly buy the store,
court Charlotte after the wedding, and, oh yeah, be featured in
Charlie's new fairy tale ad campaign, The Charmings, based on them. Can a
guy ever get a break?
The couple never factored in falling in
love with each other. Now, faced with losing all their families ever
wanted, Charlie and Alex must choose: Do they live their families'
dreams or do they finally live their own? From Goodreads.
Okay story, modern retelling of Cinderella. Charlie who is under the thumb of
her evil stepmother gets married of to Alex who has to marry because of his
grandparents. I might read more of Laurie LeClair's books but only if they are
free or very cheap.
This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
2014 Read Your Freebies! Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
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