In the lost realm of Euphoria, royalty command all to serve their pleasure, but passion is the greatest power of all.
Can Charming win his Bride?
Royce discovers his legacy and falls in love with a mysterious maiden at his coming-of-age ball. When morning comes, the lady has vanished, and he learns that his newfound status as crown prince will be secured with an arranged marriage. But Royce wants only his mysterious maiden as his bride. Can he find her before all that was found is lost again?
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This was a well-written, creative, erotic retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale. It can be read as a standalone novella, though it is the second in a series. Royce, a villager, is discovered to be the crown prince and all of the village maidens are invited to his coming-of-age ball. Ellie, with help from Royce's mother, Marta, attends in disguise, then flees before dawn, leaving behind only one crystal shoe. Royce sets out to find the maiden who can fit into the shoe. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more in the series as well as others by the author. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion.
This is a delightful retelling of the Cinderella tale, only for a large part of the book Royce, the prince in question, is a jerk! Eleanor is a lovely young woman, secretly in love with Royce, but too beaten down by her stepmother and two stepsisters to believe she would actually have a chance at love with Royce. When the king of Euphoria admits to having fathered Royce, and moves him into the palace, Royce changes, and not for the better. Royce’s mother, the magical Marta, helps Eleanor attend the required ball, complete with pumpkin coach, mice coachmen and glass slippers, but Eleanor is dismayed at the changes in Royce and flees. Never fear because a HEA is on the horizon! The writing in this novella is just delightful, completely fitting for a somewhat primitive agrarian society. I loved this entire series and look forward to reading more my Ms. Ardent. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion.