Title: Seducing Cinderella
By: Gina L Maxwell
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
My Copy: Ebook from Author
Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he’s healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional’s care—Reid’s best friend’s little sister, all grown up.
Disorganized and bookish Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. She’d do anything to catch the eye of a doctor she’s crushed on for years, so when Reid offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning for the biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance.
Soon Reid finds him himself in the fight of his life...winning Lucie's heart before she gives it to someone else.
I’m afraid that “Seducing Cinderella” just wasn’t for me. As the synopsis states, Reid needs help getting fixed up after an injury and asks Lucie to assist him in doing so. He moves in with her and starts teaching her the keys of seduction. He takes her shopping; he picks everything out for her. He takes her to the hair salon so that she can update her look. He also takes her to the make-up counter and encourages her to learn the technique of putting on make-up. For some reason, in my mind, a MMA fighter would know what he liked in a woman (clothes, hair, make-up, etc.) but might not know how to achieve it. This part to me just seemed far-fetched.
However, it was a cute story. As the reader, you rooted for Lucie to have her crush eating out of her hands and I loved it when it happened. But I found that I really didn’t like her crush and I wanted Reid to be the object of her affection because while he was teaching her how to seduce, you saw a different side of him. A side that made your heart melt.