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
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,
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
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
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.
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”!
⭐⭐4 ‘Paradisian’ Stars⭐⭐
Who here is familiar with the Disney story of Cinderella? Let’s refresh. Wicked and evil stepmother…Check. Pampered stepsister…Check. Hard working stepdaughter…Check. Said stepdaughter caught under the wicked talons of the evil stepmother…Check. Fairy godmother…Check. The iconic blue dress…Check. A Prince and a ball…Check. Running from the ball and dropping a memento…Check.
Are you catching a pattern here? The difference between the original story and this one is that, ‘American Cinderella’ is set among the elite in the world of politics in DC. Aria has lived her life in following her father around the haunts of political DC. Before his passing, he was a Senator and is responsible for a prominent law being passed. After witnessing this, Aria has been determined to make her own way to the Senate just like her father. Unfortunately for Aria, Audrey Verna (evil stepmother) throws a wrench in her plans. In order to fall in line, Aria is demoted to a job that she had seven years prior. On her way to her ‘new’ position, she is literally ran into by a good-looking man with an accent by the name of Henry Prescott.
From first meeting, there was a spark. An electrical current that ran through them, that they had a hard time to ignore. Henry is from Paradisa who is doing business with the rest of the family. Henry sweeps Aria of her feet. He is truly courting her and she is falling quickly.
American Cinderella is a cute adaptation of the original story. It is a very sweet (almost saccharinely sweet) love story. There are some sexy times, but nothing to graphic. I had split thoughts on the story though. The anal, practical side that followed the timeline had a hard time believing that all this sweet, swoon worthy and soul encompassing love happened within a few weeks. However, the other side that truly tried to read this book as just a sweet story (timelines be d@mned) did enjoy the blossoming love story of Aria and Henry.
The ending will leave you feeling and saying, ‘Aww’. I loved Aria and Henry individually, but also as a couple. Henry was such a charming, dashing and swoon-worthy character, it was hard not to fall in love with him. Their story, although a little predictable, was still one I was happy to have read. I only wish we got to see more of what happened to the stepmother/stepsister.