Monday, 28 March 2016

Cin Wikkid - Mary Hughes

Cin Wikkid is a modern day version of the popular fairytale Cinderella so I’m certain most people will be well aware of the storyline. Cin’s mum dies, dad remarries, stepmum hates Cin and favours her two children, Cin’s dad dies and she’s forced to live with her stepfamily. The story is exactly the same as the original story, except what makes Cin Wikkid different is the fact that it is set today. 

I like the fact that although the story is a spin on Cinderella, it still has a little bit of originality. Like how the prince’s identity is a mystery to Cin, whereas in the classic tale it’s the other way around. I also loved how the glass slipper was weaved in to this story too. I felt like these differences made the story somewhat unique and they kept me slightly on my toes whilst reading. 

The characters and story were well written. My personal favourite character was the prince, as it was interesting to read more about his story than you hear in other tales of the story. 

I read this book on the train home one day so it is a very quick read. Yes, the story is predictable as you know the classic tale so well, and yes I read it very fast but if you’re looking for a quick enjoyable read then Cin Wikkid fits in the bill well. Just as an aside, this book has some sex scenes in it so it is definitely not a book for children! 

Synopsis - 

From award-winning bestselling author Mary Hughes comes a fairytale romance with a twist. 

Cinderella hungers to escape from under Widow Wikkid's grinding thumb. But to snare a plum job at Prince Industries, Cin desperately needs her degree, and she can't wrap her mind around tax accounting. 

Then scarred but sexy Rafe Montoya ignites her imagination with his brilliant tutoring—and, as they work together in his cozy apartment, he sets her body on fire. She thinks he's the one for her, until he starts pushing her to attend Gideon Prince's marriage-mart ball. 

Rafe is really Gideon Prince, head of Prince Industries. He must name his bride by his April first birthday or suffer the loss of his family fortune. 

Rumors say he's still single because women love his money and looks, not him. Is he lonely or just another duplicitous tycoon? 

THE GLASS SLIPPER TEST Hopefuls flock to Prince's birthday ball, but only the woman who is kind, wise, and generous will win his heart. Is it Cin, or will her stepmother, as she always does, snatch the prize for her own daughters? 

And on the night of the ball, when Cin discovers Rafe’s true identity, can she even accept his final test? 

Warning: Rags-to-riches fairytale meets the texting generation. Stepsisters who are a blush-brush shy of a full makeup set, and a ball gown built like a tank. Contains material intended for mature audiences. Reader discretion advised. 

For anyone who has ever been persecuted or hidden their light under a bushel.

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