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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Cinderella Makeover (Suddenly Cinderella, #2) by Hope C. Tarr
Published by Entangled: Indulgence on March 11, 2013
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (226 pages)
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Fashionista Francesca St. James has agreed to work as a "fairy godmother" on the reality TV show Project Cinderella, taking contestants from geeky to dreamy. When Francesca’s archrival bets she can't transform the awkwardly sweet CEO to hot in under eight weeks, Francesca accepts the challenge.
As CEO of a tech company, Greg may have billions, but what’s it worth without a woman to share it with? From day one on the show though, he clashes with his gorgeous fairy godmother—yet off-set, he can’t stop thinking about her. But this sexy woman is so far out of his league…and wants to change every single thing about him. It's up to him to show her it's more than clothes that make the man.May the best man or geek win…
The Cinderella Makeover was giving me The Swan flashbacks. Anyone remember that horrible show? Well, the show in this book wasn’t as extreme, but the main theme was still there: you’re ugly and unlovable without the proper makeover! Greg is known as the “camera-shy CEO” but then he signs up for this reality show where he’ll receive a makeover and win a chance at love. One of the coaches is Francesca, who failed to get his photo for a magazine spread, so she’s a bit miffed at having to work with him again. But then a bet with a rival coach drives them closer together.
The Cinderella Makeover was definitely better than its predecessor, but still not great. Greg and Francesca are certainly more likeable, and the only part that really got on my nerves was the inevitable fight near the end. It was cute to see Francesca help Greg come out of his shell to help him win the competition (and her wager). He’s a classic geek to chic fairy tale! But when he finds out about the bet, he understandably doesn’t take it well. However, the bet was that he would WIN. Francesca was helping him WIN. He wanted to WIN. She wanted to WIN. What’s the problem. He claims it’s because she lied to him, but she didn’t. It was just drama for the sake of drama.
In the end, The Cinderella Makeover was quick and cute. Nothing special or particularly memorable.