“I’d give up my whole kingdom to be with you. I want to be your Prince Charming.”Aria has a big heart but bigger problems. Her whole life is a mess thanks to her controlling stepmother. But when she’s knocked over- literally- by the hottest man she’s ever had the pleasure of tangling up her body with, everything changes.Henry Prescott, second-string rugby player for the Paradisa Royals, is funny, … for the Paradisa Royals, is funny, sweet, charming, and oh-so-sexy. He’s got a rock hard body and tackles her in bed as fiercely as he tackled her in the park. Knowing nothing about rugby, but absolutely intoxicated by his accent, she finds herself falling for him.
There’s only one problem: Henry Prescott doesn’t exist.
The man she thinks she loves is actually Prince Henry, second in line for the throne of the nation of Paradisa. He’s the man who Aria’s entire department has to impress for trade relations. And that makes Aria’s stepmother’s plans even more dangerous.
He’s the man who could destroy her world or make all her dreams come true.
He lied about being a prince… did he also lie about being in love?
NYT Bestseller Krista Lakes brings you this brand new sweet-and-sexy royal romance. This standalone novel will have you cheering for an American princess’s happily ever after.
A wonderful, romantic modern day Cinderella story! So sweet and sexy! Highly recommend!
I really enjoyed this read. I was in a bit of a reading slump and this book really put me back in the reading spirit! Aria is a fierce, intelligent, kind, and honest woman. I really enjoyed getting to read her story and watching her fall in love with her prince. Anyone looking for a Cinderella type book should absolutely try this one out!
This was on the lighter side of HEA but entertaining nevertheless……
01/12/2021 “An American Cinderella” (nook) is a well-written love story with a few twists and turns. Aria is literally bowled over by Henry in front of the Washington Monument and is smitten. He is instantly attracted to her as well.
Their romance blossoms but is threatened by Aria’s stepmother. The stepmother is one greedy, wicked person who deserves her come-uppence.
The story, obviously, takes place in Washington, D.C. and Ms. Lakes does a great job of describing the Captol and monements. Thank you.
I was slightly distracted by a few (grammatical? word?) editing errors but I loved this story.
In line with all of the Cinderella stories, we know how this one goes; but who doesn’t love Cinderella? The stepmother was truly wicked, the prince handsome and a knight in shining armor, and Cinderella was truly a beautiful soul. Loved her fairy godmother, too!
An American Cinderella by Krista Lakes. This was a first time read for me by Krista Lakes. An American Cinderella is a Contemporary Romance Book, and had me attached from beginning to end. Krista did an amazing job writing this book, the story was so addicting I had a hard time putting it down. The story flows and the characters are so relatable. This read is about an ordinary girl named Aria, and a guy named Henry. Aria’s whole life has been a huge mess due to her over controlling stepmother. Aria’s stepmother blackmails her to do something illegal by threatening to disclose that her late father had cheated on her, and Aria, who is obviously an imbecile, thinks that she’s protecting her father’s legacy by falling for it. Aria meets Henry Prescott one day in passing. Henry Prescott, second-string rugby player for the Paradisa Royals, is funny, sweet, charming, and oh-so-sexy. Knowing nothing about rugby, but absolutely intoxicated by his accent, Aria finds herself falling for Henry. There is only one issue Hefner has kept a secret from Aria. She is not aware The man she thinks she loves is actually Prince Henry, second in line for the throne of the nation of Paradisa. He’s the man who Aria’s entire department has to impress for trade relations. And that makes Aria’s stepmother’s plans even more dangerous. Will there relationship last after she finds out that Henry lied about being a prince; did he also lie about being in love? I liked how the story flowed and how it keeps you reading to find out what is going to happen next. I liked the POV between the characters it was entertaining and enjoyable. I would defiantly recommend this book to all my friends who read the same types of books I do.
Krista Lakes did a wonderful job with this modern version of a classic. She really made it her own, which made it appeal more to today’s readers. I loved it, and it made me want to travel to Paradisa. Yes, of course, there is the evil stepmother, but the love between Henry and Aria outshines her. What a surprise to find out you have been dating a prince! I loved this book. I voluntarily reviewed this advance copy, and I highly recommend it.
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Aria is a modern day Cinderella who has had a harder life after her father passed away and her wicked stepmother is determined to make it even harder and force Aria to give her trade secrets that could lead Aria to be prosecuted. While trying to figure a way out of helping her wicked stepmother Aria is literally run over by the most handsome, charming, totally hot Henry Prescott. Little does Aria know that Henry is not who she thinks but he could be the answer to her prayers. Will Aria let Henry help her win and take down her stepmother or will she just continue to take the verbal abuse and never get out from under her stepmother’s thumb?
Such a beautiful story!! It was sweet & emotional with some blackmail and secrets thrown in to keep things shook up! And oh boy did Krista Lakes shake things up!! You really never know how much an accidental encounter can forever change the course of your life but Aria and Henry sure do find out. I laughed, I cried and may have screamed at the pages a time or two. But I loved every single word that was written.
I give An American Cinderella by Krista Lake five stars. If Cinderella is one of your favorite fairy tales you will love this book. This is a perfect modern day Cinderella story. This book is very well written, a quick read and I highly recommend it! Everyone loves Aria because she has such a big heart but her life is a total mess thanks to her step mother who feels the need to control everything. When Aria gets bad news she decides to go to when of her favorite places she use to go to with her father. As she stands there lost in memory she all of a sudden finds herself flat on her back on the ground tangled with one of the hottest guys she has ever seen. In that moment everything starts to change for her. Henry Prescott, has a rock hard body, is a sexy, charming, funny, sweet and a rugby player for the Paradisa Royals to top it off. Aria falls hard for is sexy accent and is hope he will tackle her in bed like he did at the park. But there is one BIG problem and that is that Henry Prescott is a fake. Aria falls in love with Henry Prescott but little did she know she is actually in love with Prince Henry, who is the second in line to the throne of the nation of Paradisa. Besides being a Princess he is one of the men her office is trying to impress so they agree to a trade deal and this makes what her Step Mother is doing so much more dangerous. Will Princess Henry make her dreams come true or will he destroy her when he finds out what is going on? This is a must read!
Such an amazing job on a modern day Cinderella story. Aria is knocked down so many times, by her step-mom, on an emotional, life and job level, but every time gets back up and works toward making her late father proud. While she is dealing with her step-mom, once again, she “physically” gets knocked over by Henry. The connection and attraction is almost immediate between them. They both have secrets, but when they are together they feel free of their daily life struggles. Henry and Aria get deeper into their relationship and things get steamy, but can it survive their secrets. Krista does an amazing job of making you fall in love with the characters, imagining the surroundings of the scene and keeps you on the edge of your seat with every turn of a page. I loved this modern day fairy tale!
Who doesn’t love Cinderella? I love Cinderella. It’s my nickname that my mom calls me so she’s extra special in my heart. So to have the old story I grew up watching/listening to my who life be brought over to modern times? SQUEE! Yes, I squeed.
This is an amazing read. Aria is a Senator’s aid. A job she has worked for for many years. Starting at the bottom. Suddenly, it’s taken from her by her evil stepmother, who replaces her with her stepsister Anastasia. She gets sent back down to the very bottom to work herself back up. That’s not all. She wants Aria to give her important, confidential government documents. Something very illegal if you didn’t know. Aria has no choice. With the black mail she puts on her. The only silver lining in her life is Henry. A handsome Paradisa rugby player/businessman. I will stop there. You will have to read it to get the rest of the story. Trust me. It’s a must read.
This is the first story I have read by Krista Lakes and I absolutely adored it. It was a brilliant modern take on Cinderella. The spin using politics was utterly brilliant and I found myself glued to my ereader devouring it. I really loved Aria. Her whole character was amazing. I loved how much she was a giving person and would do anything for the ones she cared about but I completely related to her for bending down to her evil stepmother. Then you add Henry and Aria is completely thrown off kilter. But their whirlwind romance is so beautiful. Their chemistry is sizzling and attraction is undeniable. I adored how they played off of each other through the story and especially when things come to light. How Henry kept fighting for her regardless of the situations that the wicked stepmother put Aria in.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story and the flow of it. It just melded together and by the time it was done, I really wanted it more. The character build was amazing as well as the story’s concept. There were so many sweet moments as well as the whole intrigue part trying to get Aria out of the sticky situation! I would highly recommend this to anyone!
I think every little girl grows up loving Cinderella and dreaming of Prince Charming at some point, and An American Cinderella gives all us grown up little girls a whole new prince to daydream about. An adorably sweet new spin on a classic. This book is jam packed with romance that will melt your heart and a familiar tale that keeps you cheering for that happily ever after.
Aria is a total sweetheart. Trying to follow in her father’s footsteps, she’s worked hard to climb the political ladder with the goal of making the world a better place and honoring her father’s legacy. Unfortunately her stepmother is of the Evil variety and has very different plans in mind. When she’s meets the incredibly handsome and wonderfully sweet Henry their whirlwind romance is on the line along with Aria’s future.
There was not one thing I didn’t like about Aria and Henry. These two are exactly what every fairytale romance should be. This Prince is the king of swoon and hot enough to to have you reaching for an ice cold drink.
I love this story! An American Cinderella was a perfect take on the classic fairy tale – I am a huge fan of Krista Lakes and she did a terrific job with this story! It is so beautiful and well written that I was not able to put it down. and this is just one more five star review!
What an amazing story. Krista Lakes does it again. I highly recommend this book. If you have read any of her other books than you know you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more by this author.
What a wonderful book!
It’s an emotional, romantic,
& intriguing story.
Aria wants to make the country
a better place, like her late father. Unfortunately, she is left with an evil,
& manipulative stepmother!
As Aria is walking through the park, she runs into a very handsome man, in the most unexpected way.
Henry can not apologize enough.
He offers to take Aria to lunch the
next day. Henry is from Paradisa,
& is in Washington DC, on business.
As Aria & Henry spend time getting
to know each other dating, their connection is undeniable.
Aria is being manipulated by “the”
stepmother. She doesn’t know what
to do, to make this stop.
Her reputation, & her father’s legacy
are at stake. Henry is busy with
government business from his country, & at his older brother’s beckon call. But, Aria & Henry, are both carrying the burdens of a secret. Wanting to tell the other, but afraid.
I enjoyed this so much!
It one of the ones you can’t put down!
A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE!!!