Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Her Cinderella Complex


Book Title: Her Cinderella Complex
Author: Jenna Bayley-Burke
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher’s URL: http://samhainpublishing.com/index.php
ISBN: 1-59998-942-5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nymph Rating: 4 nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Woodland Nymph

Heather Tindall is an event planner looking for work. In the meantime she is sent by the temp agency she’s working for to her current assignment at Golden City Property Development. She’s a little nervous to sign on as the CEO’s executive assistant as it’s rumored no one else has made it to coffee break before being fired. Then she meets him and he’s the most gorgeous man she’s seen, this side of a movie star, and is instantly attracted and wary. Wary because if she does somehow happen to stay on to work at Golden City, she knows her attraction for him can be nothing but a problem.

Curtis Frye, Golden City’s CEO dismisses Ms. Tindall almost immediately. Only to be surprised to find her working at the desk outside his office a short time later and Curtis does not like surprises. He does like her spunk though and she seems to have picked up on the work pretty easily so he decides to keep her on until she finds an event planning position and finds him a reliable replacement. Six months into the job when Heather is offered an event planning position, Curtis, who has come to rely on and trust Heather, asks her not to take the job but to stay on and work for him instead.

Curtis is a private man and he doesn’t want the media poking into his past so shortly after she agrees to stay, he approaches Heather with what he thinks is a win-win proposition for the both of them and asks her to marry him. When Heather asks him why, he tells her it’s because of the paparazzi that are always hounding him so he can concentrate on his business and the various projects he has going. Heather finds herself accepting his proposal and is immediately swept up in wedding preparations with Curtis’ mother and photo shoots scheduled by his publicist. Will Curtis learn to open up his heart and accept his feelings for Heather or will he lose her forever?

Her Cinderella Complex is a delightful gem that had me laughing out loud and rooting for these two people to make it. Just when I’d think I had the plot figured out the author, Jenna Bayley-Burke would throw me a curve, which kept me on my toes, and interested in finding out what happened next! The relationship between Heather and Curtis is a welcome and refreshing change from the typical alpha male and the all-too-willing-to-agree female pairings that tend to dominate these types of love stories. This is a fast-paced book that will not only have you smiling but enjoying the hot, steamy and sometime funny love scenes. At no point does the story drag. So do yourself a favor and treat yourself to having a good time while reading Her Cinderella Complex.

2 comments:

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Her Cinderella Complex. Your thoughts on the story made my day :)

Woodland Nymph said...

Your welcome! The book was a joy to read, I was still smiling as I was writing the review!