Friday, June 29, 2018

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Book Review: The Anti-Cinderella

How many girls can say their first kiss was with a prince in the British royal family?

I was fourteen and he was sixteen, and yes, it was magical. But that kiss didn't exactly change my life. To tell you the truth, I didn't even think about it-or Nicky Windsor-for the next ten years . . . until fate, in the guise of my grandparents, brought us back together again.

Now everything has spun out of control. I'm ducking reporters and photographers when I try to leave home. My friends act as if I'm someone they don't know anymore. The whole world seems to be watching me, wanting to see some kind of modern Cinderella story.

But trust me, I'm no man's princess. I'm more comfortable in tennis shoes than in a tiara, more likely to rock a bucket than a ball gown, and more liable to fall on my face than to pull off a graceful wave.

The only thing that keeps me from running away and hiding is Nicky. He's all I've ever wanted in a man: hot, hunky and head-over-heels in love with me. I think I feel the same way. I think I want to be with him forever.

But the idea of life with the royal family terrifies me. Even if I have found my one and only, can I handle what comes after our happy ending?

I've been a fan of Tawdra's for years though it's been ages since I've read one of her books. When this one became available, I just couldn't resist picking it up. After all, I'd make a terrible Cinderella myself.

The Good:

I love that Kyra is just a normal girl. She's bright, she's sweet, and she's real. In fact, all of the characters in this book were well written and well developed. By the end of the book, you felt as if you knew them well enough to know what they'd do. That's not a bad thing! It's like knowing your sister won't  wear lime green because she thinks it makes her look like a beach ball. The story moves along at a nice pace and if you aren't careful, it will keep you up far past your bedtime.

The Bad:

I'm trying to think of something, but it's tough. I guess I'll throw out the one thing that actually caused me to stop reading and think, "Really?" It's a little thing but Nicky didn't know what jammies were. Now, I have a lot of British friends and they'd know what I meant if I said I was going to put my jammies on. Plus, Nicky has spent time in the states so this shouldn't be a foreign term for him. 

The Summary:

If you got up at insane hours to watch the latest royal wedding, love real love stories, or are looking for a new sweet series, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy The Anti-Cinderella. I know that it kept me up way too late and I'm going to need a nap very soon.

I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own.

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