Operation Cinderella

Operation Cinderella

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by Hope Tarr

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Manhattan magazine editor Macie Graham always gets her story-and she'll do anything to uncover the dirt on famous conservative radio personality Ross Mannon. After he smears her article on his show, nearly costing Macie her job, she devises a plan to masquerade as a modern-day Cinderella and get her revenge on the infuriating Texan.
All Ross wants is a woman with


Manhattan magazine editor Macie Graham always gets her story-and she'll do anything to uncover the dirt on famous conservative radio personality Ross Mannon. After he smears her article on his show, nearly costing Macie her job, she devises a plan to masquerade as a modern-day Cinderella and get her revenge on the infuriating Texan.
All Ross wants is a woman with old-fashioned values to be his housekeeper and role model for his troubled teenage daughter. When the perfect woman shows up, Ross is relieved-until he finds himself drawn to his gorgeous, red-stiletto-wearing new employee. "Martha Jane" is opinionated and sexy, and Ross is intrigued...and more than a little turned on.

Macie thought Operation Cinderella was foolproof, but Ross, with his rugged good looks and southern charm, proves to be as perfect behind-the-scenes as he does in public. But when she finally uncovers a secret that could destroy Ross's reputation, she faces losing her job or losing the fairy-tale ending she didn't even know she wanted.

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Operation Cinderella 3.6 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was good. Macie drove me insane at times and I was upset with the deceit but the story was sweet and her relationship with Sam was beautiful. However, the epilogue was silly and childish and it disappointed me. So it made it loose one more star...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shelley, PLEASE stop submitting your ridiculous "reviews". Every one you post is exactly the same, and quite honestly make little sense..... However, I digress.... This book was excellent, highly recommend!
becx More than 1 year ago
I was the highest bidder in a charity auction for a copy of “Operation Cinderella”.  Anyone who knows me, knows I enjoy romances.  I liked this story.  Ross’ character was one I haven’t read about before.  He’s conservative, which you might think would translate to no passion in the bedroom but not the case here.  Macie’s character wasn’t as original but I liked her.  When I started the book I didn’t know she suffered a childhood tragedy and because she didn’t  sulk and  have a withdrawn attitude,  she  was  a more enjoyable  character to read about.  The beginning of the story was a little boring but once Macie becomes Ross’ housekeeper and they begin interacting it got a lot more interesting.  I give “Operation Cinderella” 3/5 stars.  I definitely want to read the rest of this series.  I have a suspicion Macie’s red shoes will play a key role in upcoming books.  
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: I love it when I finish a book and I have a grin on my face. This was one of those books. Macie is an assistant editor on a liberal magazine out of NYC. She wrote a piece about prepping teenage girls with birth control BEFORE they become sexually active. When Ross Mannon saw the article, he was panicking over his 15 yo daughter's uncharacteristic behavior and it struck pure terror into his heart. As a conservative radio talk show host, he took that and ran with it, lambasting the magazine on his nationally broadcast radio show. The effects were immediately felt at the magazine as advertising was pulled, which sends Macie scrambling. Her plan....to expose Ross by going undercover within his household as a housekeeper/nanny for his daughter. For Ross, he doesn't really know his daughter anymore. He hasn't had her for more than a couple of weeks at a time since he divorced her mother. He sure doesn't know what to do with this moody teenager who shows up unexpectedly on his doorstep to stay. He just knows that he needs help since he's very busy with his job and sees Macie as the perfect applicant. She's made sure that she presents a face that he will see as perfect...conservative, old-fashioned, raised in a small town with small town values. He doesn't question it, especially after her references check out. On paper, these are two very different people... politically... but they connect in all the ways that matter. They have fun together and truly enjoy each other. There are several background stories at play here and one of those is Macie and her past. In her real life, she's goth and edgy, but a lot of it is a cover for something that happened to her during her teen years. Because she has to lose that armor, she begins to find herself again. I really liked that aspect of the story line and liked how it tied in with Ross's daughter, Sam's, story. If there is one thing that I could change with this story, I wish that the author had a moment between Sam and Macie about that. It really could have had an amazing emotional impact. But as the book is, it was really very good. I truly enjoyed everything about the story...the shoes, the magazine, the political background, Sam, Frannie, Macie's family...it was all really well-done and made for a great story! Note: The touch of whimsy at the end of this book was just perfect. I definitely look forward to reading the rest of this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
NinaT More than 1 year ago
Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr was a fairly decent read. I loved the cover and I liked the blurb; thus, I was excited about this story. Yet, after I finished reading I was quite disappointed. The book description provides a thorough summary of the story so I won't regurgitate it. However, here are my thoughts on Operation Cinderella. I really wanted to like Operation Cinderella. However, it turned out to be only an 'okay' read for me. I felt that the story was bogged down with endless details. There tended to be more of a 'telling' as opposed to 'showing' in the story. With that, it lost much of my interest in the story. Another factor that made this read less enjoyable for me was the slow pacing. In all honesty, I had to push myself to keep reading until the end. The story wasn't pulling me in as much as I wanted it to. As for the romance between Macie & Ross, I couldn't feel a chemistry between them. I didn't feel any sparks. I felt that there was no buildup to their relationship and that it felt almost forced and unbelievable. Hence, when they declared their love for one another I couldn't feel it. As for characterizations, I felt that the characters were fairly well-developed. Yet, the characters did not leave a lasting impression on me. Overall, I was not engaged in Macie and Ross' story as much as I wanted to be. Although, I really wanted to like Operation Cinderella it left a lukewarm impression on me. Unfortunately, Operation Cinderella was not as satisfying as I'd hope it would be. *Disclaimer: I received a copy for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it loved the characters and the story. Love happy endings. Looking for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down... can't wait to read the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good romance read, would recommend to my friends
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
 This was a great introduction to this series.  Macie is a hot headed liberal and Ross is an ultra conservative family man that are at each other's throats professionally.  When Macie goes undercover to find a deep dark secret she can use against him, she doesn't expect to find the type of guy she could fall in love with and a teenage daughter that needs her.  This was a very cute story with lots of laughts and "awwwww" moments.  I especially loved the relationship Macie developed with Ross's daughter, Samantha.  It was very sweet and touching how they helped each other out and in the end Samantha was a very important force bringing them together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually found this book pretty offensive. The takeaway I got is that liberal feminists with multicolored hair, piercings and tattoos are damaged goods who just need the love of a conservative Republican -- a "do as I say, not as I do" Republican -- to fix them. And the epilogue was beyond dumb. Won't be looking for the follow-ups to this one.
slinkydennis More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun reading this book. Macie made me laugh throughout. As the heroine, she has been through hell. She’s been trying to hide herself so she doesn’t have to deal with the past and never really living. She’s the editor at a magazine and thinks that’s her whole world. When she goes undercover to blow up the goody goody image of Ross, she finds out there is so much more to live than living. She learns that love really does exist. Ross is in need of a caretaker for his 15 year old daughter, a housekeeper and cook. He hires Martha Jane (Macie in disguise as her old self) and is instantly attracted. Frannie (ex-wife) is an added bonus in this story I loved her and if Sam (daughter) telling her dad how it is and how it should be is any example, she’s going to be a spitfire just like her. I loved the secondary characters almost as much as I loved the main family. I can’t wait to read more about this couple and the secondary characters in the books to come.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I read the other reviews and was quite surprised by the number of people that "couldn't get into the story". It was not filled with foul language and showed personal growth by both characters. Macie never came up with an article because there wasn't one; she admitted she was wrong! The book wasn't perfect but a lot better than some I have read. Give it a shot.
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I really liked this book, the ending was good, the epilogue was just telling that the would be future stories on the 3 other female characters. 185 pages that keeps u interested. Highly recommend!!!!!! GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a new twist on the Cinderella story. A lot of fun to read.
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Characters rather flat; hard to develop any sympathy for them.
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Nancy233 More than 1 year ago
   This was a terrific read. It wasn't as long as a novel, but the characters were developed deeply enough regardless. I liked the individuality the author gave to each main character. The premise of the story reminded me of a screwball comedy, and there were elements of comedy along with dramatic parts, too. The humor and drama balanced each other well. The ending is what I expected, but I enjoyed reading how they got there. There were some details I had questions about and some of them presented continuity problems for me, but I was able to look past them. I would certainly recommend this book to others. There are some detailed sex scenes. If you are bothered by that, plan to skip over those parts which is what I did. Doing so didn't alter my experience.
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Started off interesting and quickly deteriorated.
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