Sunday, June 30, 2013

Seducing Cinderella: A Fighting for Love Novel by Gina L. Maxwell

 4 stars

I really liked the premise of this book.  The main character is Lucinda Miller who is a physical therapist.  She is in love with a doctor that she works with, but this guy has never shown any interest in her.  Her next patient isn’t a stranger, but her brother’s best friend, Reid Andrews.  He is a mixed martial artist and until his last fight when he tore his rotator cuff and required surgery he was the champion.  He has been ordered to see Lucinda (Lucie) for physical therapy to get ready for his next fight to win back his championship.  Through some desperation they both make the agreement that Reid will move in with Lucie and get all her attention for his therapy, she will take vacation time and in return he has agreed to teach her how to be the kind of woman who could catch the eye of her doctor. 

As we could all guess, this plan goes awry in that they both become attached to each other.  They both have baggage in their past that they have to get past.  Lucie does faster than Reid and he screws everything up.  I loved how he redeemed himself!  I can picture it in my head and it’s awesome!  The only downfall I felt was that these seemingly rational adults let some things in their past control their whole lives.  Because of a past relationship she decided only compatibility mattered, not love.  It got old, but when I thought about it, I could see myself behaving in a similar irrational manner so it didn’t bother me as much. 

Favorite Quote:  This is Reid talking to Lucie, he gave her some piece of jewelry and here is his explanation:

“This is a sparrow.”  He looked down and fingered the bird charm.  “Unlike most birds, when a sparrow finds its soul mate, they stay together until the end of their life.”  Raising his head again he met her gaze.  “Making them the symbol for finding one’s true love.”  

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