A modern take on five classic fairy tales. Each of the sweet, funny, romantic short stories can be read separately, but are linked in the collection, and wrap up in the perfect happily ever after. Stories include:
“Cindi” 13,000 words
Cindi wants a perfect match—of designer shoes, that is. When her stepmother gets tickets to the Jiminy Shoes trunk sale, it looks like her dreams are coming true. Until her stepmother refuses to bring her along. With a little luck, Cindi finds herself at the sale with the shoes of her dreams, and a handsome man to boot. But when she dashes off with one of the pricey shoes by mistake, her life changes forever.
“Red” 10,000 words
When Rose brings her Grandmother leftover goodies from her floundering health-food bakery, she realizes she has bigger problems than Grandma’s daily fiber intake—a hot, young man is prowling around her rich Granny’s apartment. Jack Wolff seems to be preying on elderly women, but despite Rose’s protests, Granny’s not willing to give him up. And the nerve of him, Jack’s hitting on Rose, too. Can Rose save her business and her Grandma’s heart before it’s too late?
“Belle” 11,000 words
Belle’s father is sidelined by a stroke, and she’s determined to save his job as a master carpenter for the mysterious Prince Maxim. Despite her training, completing work on the Prince’s library is harder than she imagined, with the elusive prince watching her every move from the shadows. Belle’s intrigued by the intelligent, kind man who won’t let himself be seen. Is Belle the one to help him move beyond his painful past?
“Snow” 11,000 words
Shawna White wants nothing more than to land a role in a musical, but she’s running out of cash while she chases her dream. Her stepmother, Veronica Midas, suggests she take a nanny job for the rich man she’s trying to land, and Shawna finds herself in charge of seven kids. But Veronica didn’t realize Shawna would be living there, enchanting Jeremy and his children. Now Veronica will do whatever it takes to win her man.
“Goldie” 12,000 words
Goldie Lockston isn’t exactly homeless; she’s just a struggling artist who crashes with friends. When her pal asks her to take over vacation dog-sitting duties for a wealthy client in Grimm Towers, Goldie decides it wouldn’t hurt to move in for the week. But she wasn’t counting on being discovered when Blake Behr comes home early. Or posing as his girlfriend. Or having feelings for this grumpy, wealthy lawyer who’s unlike her in every way.
Check out the other Flirts! volumes: Flirts!, Beach Flirts!, Holiday Flirts!, Wedding Flirts!, More Flirts! and Reunion Flirts! Look for another Flirts! collection in summer 2013 and check out her Willowdale Romance series.
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When not begging her husband and two kids for a few minutes of peace to write her stories, she works as a voice actor and putters around in her koi pond and garden in upstate NY.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was hilarious. My kids thought I'd lost my mind, I was laughing so much. Everything about this book was great. The twists on the stories, characters, dialog was all written so well and so cleverly. I especially liked how all the stories tied together. Definitly worth the 3 bucks. Will buy more from this author =)
Fairy Tale Flirts! By Lisa Scott 5 Romantic Short Stories Cindi Cindi Midas life was much different when her parents were alive. She went from having a doting father to being stuck with a hateful stepmother and stepsisters. Cleaning their apartment at Grimm Towers for room and board. She needed a life change. And that changed the day she went to the Jiminy Shoe trunk sale and met Henry Hubbard. Red Rose used to be carefree long ago. Before her mother died. Now she ran her struggling bakery of healthy muffins and breads. She only has Grandma Kate but she's not acting herself lately. Like what’s a girl to do when she visits her grandmother and finds her in a disheveled state with a tall, dark and handsome man in her apartment? A man befitting his last name, Wolff. Belle Belle Foster was off to Grimm Towers to build Prince Maxim’s bookshelves, a job her father was working on before his stroke. The mysterious prince stayed hidden because of an accident. Could Belle prove to the elusive prince that life was worth living more than worrying about what people would think of you? Snow Shawna White wanted to use her singing and dancing talents, like her mother had done as a ballerina. Her widowed stepmother was after husband number three and talked Shaw into being a nanny of her newest husband target Jeremy James, father of seven. Hi ho, hi ho, off to work she did go. Goldie Goldie Lockston is a bit of a vagabond. She has a home with her parents but would rather not stay there. When she helps a friend with a dog sitting job she decides to stay at the apartment. It's not like Blake Behr, the owner, will know and she's really doing him a favor with round the clock dog sitting, right? I enjoy the way the author weaves her characters together in these stories. A character from one story will be mentioned in passing in a different one or be at the same place. All interwoven slightly into the stories in some small way.
Lisa Scott's modern day view of such classical tales like, Cinderella, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast is pure magical adventure for the reader. Cindi is a whimsical treat that got me hooked on this series. The characters are real, fun and emotional which is easy to connect to. Ms. Scotts masterful writing skills weave the identifiable character traits and elements we love from the classics, with new, fresh, modern themes and situations that engage readers and urges them to keep reading. This series was a perfect excuse to stay indoors and dream of fairytale endings on a day where the heat index was over 100 here in the Midwest. Well done Lisa!