Valentina hates fairytales.
Happily ever after? As a twenty-one-year-old widow with a head injury that steals her memories, she knows that life is never that easy.
But now she’s got a chance to start over with wealthy hotel owner Kingsley White. He’s kind, handsome and yes, quite a bit older, but she can handle that. After all, he comes with the fabulous White Hotel, crowning jewel of the luxurious, fantasy-themed Sweetheart Island resort. It’s so modern that half the staff are androids and the other half are actors, and it seems to be the perfect place for her to start afresh.
But then Kingsley turns out to have a grown daughter, Snow. And Snow really, really doesn’t want a stepmother barely older than herself, and the dislike is mutual. Valentina’s new life seems to be falling apart when it’s barely begun…
Enter a too-familiar stranger in fantasy costume, as well as a troupe of dangerous oddballs conducting an underhanded treasure hunt. Add in mysterious troubles during her memory blanks, and then real disaster strikes. Valentina’s about to discover Sweetheart Island’s secrets – as well as a few of her own.
Can a gorgeous, flawed black widow ever have her own happily ever after?
('Breaking the Glass Slipper' is a futuristic twist on the classic fairytale genre. Young adult, standalone novel.)
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About the Author
I’m a human female (or so my doctor assures me) and I’m comfortably located in Wellington, New Zealand: a city that ‘you can’t beat on a fine day’. Every other day…no comment. I’m still here, aren’t I? I like beautiful things, good food, nice people, and stories that make me feel good. I also like art (the sort that looks like it took effort, not like a toddler painted it with a brush stuck to their forehead) and I illustrate all my own work – because it’s fun, because I know the characters, and because I’m a bit cheap. Thanks to Massey University for making me feel qualified to publish my own work (and for giving me a student debt that will follow me into my old age. It was worth it).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really loved this book, it was engaging and made me want to turn each page to find out more! Really great if you love, Once upon a time books! Perfect for a fantasy getaway book in the evening! It was a book that kept me guessing what was going to happen! I enjoyed the development of the main character and how she unfurled as the story went along, It was fun trying to guess how the story would end knowing the faerytale stories that have been told many times. A book that uses the stories but makes them its own.