Cinders and Ash: A Cinderella Story

In Bloom Romance Press
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Getting to happily ever after has never been so sexy or so much fun. Sparks fly in this retelling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella.

Ella wants nothing more than to leave her wicked stepmother and spoiled stepsisters behind. Only, she needs money to get away. When Ella's stepmother, Lady Kenna, learns Ella has been secretly helping out the apothecary for a few pence, the evil woman gets her stepdaughter fired, and takes all of Ella's hard earned money.

Devastated and desperate, Ella decides to try the job a friend told her about: go to the castle to provide "companionship" to a visiting noble.

Ash is a prince confined to a castle. The queen is convinced magic fairies are real and are out to do her son harm. That doesn't stop the young prince from having companionship delivered. When a beautiful maiden is brought to him one evening, he's completely intrigued. By her beauty, by her demeanor, by the fact that she'll only give her name as Cinders.

In this version of Cinderella retold, Cinders & Ash heat things up as they search for their happily ever after.
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Publisher
In Bloom Romance Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2015
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Pages
289
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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