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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cinderella and the Geek by Christina Phillips

Title:  Cinderella and the Geek
Author: Christina Phillips
Publisher: 19th February 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)
Pages: 350 pages
How I Read It: ARC book
Genre: romance, contemporary
My Rating: 3.5 crowns

From Christina Phillips a sexy, new romance with a hero you won’t forget…
I'm not looking for love or a Happily-Ever-After because I know how that ends. I just need to concentrate on my degree and look after myself. But there's something about my boss, Harry, I can't resist. It's crazy since he's so hot and smart it should be illegal.
And then, just like Cinderella, I have my night at the ball and a midnight kiss, and for a week all my sexy daydreams come true. That fake date changes my life in a way I could never imagine. It turns out, Harry wants me too.
But I’m off to pursue my dreams, and he’s taking his business to the next level. There’s no way this fairytale has a happy ending, but that doesn’t keep me from wishing for it.
My Thoughts

“He’s taking you to a ball. You’re going to have your very own Cinderella moment.”

You know the feeling, you’re between reads and really in need of some light entertainment - then this is the perfect book for you. A really cute read that contains some laughs and loads of sexy romance - just what was required for a quick, no brainer escapism. This is not meant to be deep and meaningful, it’s chick lit, light and fluffy.

A super easy read, the perfect filler between your more heavier reads and just what I was looking for. It’s a sweet new adult romance as Alice is preparing for college, while Harry is in his early 20s. The fun take on this particular read, is that they are both nerds and awkward, not knowing what to do or how to express their feelings. See .... cute!

The Cinderella moment at the awards night and ensuing fallout is fun. I liked the dual, alternating perspectives for both Alice and Harry as it gives you a fuller understanding of both sides, especially their backgrounds and what made them the way they are and therefore, act the way they do. Of course the other Cinderella aspect is the classic coming from different backgrounds and wondering if she would get her Prince Charming.

It’s not all fluff, there is much to be said about not being honest with your feelings, allowing past hurts to impact on present relationships and of course the main plot, misunderstandings. Inside all of us is that person scared of being honest, showing how you really feel and prepared to take that chance to fall in love. This ticks all the boxes for a feel good, chick lit romance.

Let’s make it clear - this is no ground making plot here. But what you do have is a light hearted, sexy romp with just enough depth and a lovely brush with fairytales. What’s not to like?

No need to be back by midnight.” She winks at Alice who pretends not to notice. “Don’t forget to take loads of selfies.”

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The quoted material may have changed in the final release

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