I will simply start by stating I am a huge fan of the 'Cinderella Sisterhood'. This novel is the enchanting third book in the series, and author Olivia Drake has kept the series very much alive with lots of heartwarming romance, and enough spice to warm even the coldest nights. I found this novel to be hugely entertaining, with a plotline that has enough twists and turns to keep a reader hooked. The characters were engaging and highly entertaining, although I must admit, the story reminded me quite a bit of a Beauty and the Beast type of story. Not that I have anything against fairy tales; it was just a tad surprising. I do believe that both long-standing fans of Ms. Drake as well as new readers to her series will find something to love in this novel, as I did.
Damien Burke, known to all as The Demon Prince, is not happy. He’s always been able to get exactly what he wants, when he wants–with one notable exception. There’s a priceless heirloom he wants back, but so far, he has been unable to retrieve it. In order to achieve his goal, he hatches a plan. He knows who holds the heirloom. It’s the brother of the beautiful Lady Beatrice. So, what’s a good-for-nothing scoundrel Prince to do? Why, kidnap Lady Beatrice, of course! But all his carefully thought out plans go awry when the lady he snatches is not, in fact, Lady Beatrice, but instead, is her cousin, Ellie Stratham. Ellie has given up on her romantic dreams. But when the gorgeous Demon Prince steals her away, what’s a damsel in distress to do? Faint? Of course not! Why, fall in love, of course? Now all she has to do is convince him of this too. As the winter winds howl outside, the heat will rise to scorching inside the Demon Prince’s castle.
She’s not waiting for her prince. He’s not looking for a bride. But sometimes the most unlikely love stories end in ‘happily ever after’…
SHE WAS STOLEN AWAY
Ellie Stratham gave up her childhood dreams of a fairy tale romance long ago. To repay her late father’s debts, she’s forced to serve her spoiled cousin, Lady Beatrice. But Ellie has devised a secret plan to escape her life as a drudge. A plan that is thrown into jeopardy when she’s abducted by a mysterious stranger.
BUT CAN HE STEAL HER HEART?
A notorious seducer of women—and a scoundrel to boot—Damien Burke has earned his nickname as the Demon Prince. But his plot to kidnap Lady Beatrice to make her brother return a priceless heirloom backfires—and he ends up with their penniless cousin Ellie as his hostage. By the time Damien realizes his mistake, he and his fiery-willed captive are trapped in a remote castle during a wild winter storm. And he soon finds that the true hostage may be his own heart.