It’s a classic tale: male friend reconnects with long lost female friend from his childhood; female friend is down in the dumps because the man she wanted to notice her doesn’t; male friend offers to help her get his attention; male friend and female friend unwittingly end up becoming attracted to each other; you can guess the rest.
Here are the particulars: Lucie Miller is a physical therapist who has the hots of for a doctor at her practice. Said doctor is something of a douche nugget who wouldn’t know “something good” if it crawled up his arsehole. Lucie reconnects with her brother’s childhood best friend, Reid Andrews, when he comes to the practice for therapy for an injury he sustained while doing his MMA fighting. After jerking her chain for awhile, he finally gets Lucie to admit what was going on with her doctor friend, and Reid offers to help her out. In exchange, Lucie agrees to double her training time with him so he can get back in shape in time to do his next match. Of course, things get complicated when Reid and Lucie begin to develop more-than-friendly attachment to one another. It really gets challenging, though, when Reid is forced to consider whether or not he really, truly can return to his former life without Lucie at his side.
This was a sweet, though predictable, story. It’s always nice, though, to come across a story of an everyday-woman who gets her own prince on her own terms. Seducing Cinderella is definitely one of these.
Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell
Romance: 3/5 Raunch: 3/5