I don’t think a category 5 hurricane could have kept me from getting my hands on this baby. I mean how can you pass up Tara Sivec doing a romcom influenced by a fairytale (in this case Cinderella) where a stepford wife breaks free of her bonds and finds herself with the help of a stripper pole (and a few eclectic and unique friends)? You can’t. You just can’t. And what a ride this book took me on. It was snort/laugh out loud worthy with the OTT situations, but it was filled with a lot of heart, smexyness and a caste of characters I need to know more about.
Cynthia. This woman. Here’s the thing, I actually didn’t have an issue with her when she was in Stepford wife mode. I didn’t, I can’t really explain it, but I got why she was the way she was. But I adored her once she broke out of those chains. Which took quite a bit of effort, but thanks to her crew of ‘princesses’ a kind of sort of prince and her daughter, she may have been dragged and kicking through it all, but she did it. And when she did she was funny, chill, and had that ‘thing’ that made you notice her. I loved watching her become the woman she was always meant to be, it was an awkward, outrageous and heart warming process and I loved how, in the end, she owned every inch of herself.
The slow burn romance between Cynthia and her prince was a bumpy one, but so worth it in the end in every way possible. The chemistry between them was hot and was all kinds of smexyness! But it was how they connected beyond the physical that showed that if they really wanted to, then they could have a fairytale ending of their own.
I have to say that Ms. Sivec did an amazing job with this book. It is pure Tara Sivec RomCom at it’s best. It was laugh out loud funny, smexy as sin and filled with heart. loved how she took the essence of the Cinderella fairytale, stayed true to it and still made it her own. Now for Ariel and Isabelle, I adored these two, they are so different and I loved their...quirks and cannot wait to see what the author has in store for them because I know it’s going to be one hell of a ride!
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain.
Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter.
Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party on Fairytale Lane, she meets two other “princesses” also facing money troubles: antique store owner Ariel and librarian Isabelle. When the women are invited to wear their costumes to a party where they’re mistaken for strippers, Cindy, Ariel, and Belle realize that a career change could be the best way to make their money problems go bippity-boppity-boo.
But can structured Cindy approach a stripper pole without sanitizing wipes? And could the blue-eyed anti-prince that has been crossing her path become Cindy’s happily ever after? At the Stroke of Midnight is a hilarious, empowering story where princesses can save themselves while slaying in stilettos.
Release Date: February 27th, 2018
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Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.