District Attorney Vanessa McGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned – and it starts with seven rules she’s laid out for her future. But as she’s organizing her best friend’s wedding in Hawaii, all of Vanessa’s best-laid plans are about to meet their match in a wickedly hot MMA fighter…
Jackson “Jax” Maris is focused on surfing, training and fighting. That is, until he opens up his big mouth, and finds himself having to pretend he’s engaged to his little sister’s best friend, Vanessa. When they’re force to share a romantic bungalow, however, their little charade suddenly takes a turn for the seriously sexy. And while Jax is definitely not part of Vanessa’s long-term plan, he has seven days – and seven naughty nights – to turn her seven-rule plan upside down.
To say I had been waiting a long time for this second book would be an understatement. I bought Seducing Cinderella because I thought it looked good. I loved the cover and the synopsis. It was absolutely an amazing read! So I had been waiting on this next in the series for a long time. I was able to get an early copy so that I could post some reviews of the book on release day. So here we go!
This book starts off with Lucie’s best friend Vanessa “Nessie” McGregor, having to head to Hawaii to plan the wedding of Lucie’s dreams for her because she has been struck with illness and cannot get there to do it herself. Lucie is the heroine in Seducing Cinderella and she is going to marry Reid Alexander MMA fighter and best friend of her brother Jackson Maris. When Vanessa arrives she is supposed to meet with “Jax” her best friends brother who lives in Hawaii. Vanessa has lived a life full of regrets and heartache. She has 7 Rules that she lives by and she has never broken them for anyone. She’s a lawyer and one headstrong woman. She’s snarky and down right funny. “V” as Jax insists on calling her is not the type to get pushed around by anyone. She is strikingly beautiful and turns heads everywhere she goes but her “step off” attitude leaves a little to be desired.
Jackson “Jax” Maris is Lucie’s only brother. After their parents died suddenly he made it his life’s mission to raise Lucie to be an exemplary woman. Jax had to struggle for years to make this work and when Lucie was old enough he fled off to Hawaii, where he trains and fights as an MMA fighter. There is a reason he chose Hawaii and it is a secret he has held onto for the last 15 years, even from his baby sister. Jax is a strong man, and oh so warm and sensual. When he arrives late to pickup his baby sister’s best friend Vanessa he gets an ear full and an eye full. Jax has never met a woman with the quick tongue and whitt of one Vanessa McGregor. He is quickly charmed and forms a plan to get closer to this woman that has set his world a tilt.
I cannot tell you how much I love Jax and Nessie. Jax very quickly stole my heart. I was told that others liked him more the Reid and I didn’t that that was possible but after reading this story, he’s joined my book boyfriend list. He’s not just yummy in the looks department but he is super sweet and caring. Oh so sensual and just downright panty melting in the bedroom, and all the other delicious places he and Vanessa adventure into and there are quite a few of them ;-). He makes it his life mission to break down the walls that V has built and when the come crashing down he is comforting and loving. He’s determined to prove that her 7 rules are not the way to live.
There are some super hot and steamy scenes and I can tell you that I will never do a shot of alcohol again without thinking of Jax and Nessie. You’ll have to read the story to find out why and I promise you that it’s TOTALLY WORTH it!
The characters are strong and very well written. Their relationship is so realistic, they have lots of issues to overcome. Who doesn’t?The question is can Vanessa let down on her 7 rules long enough to let Jax in? Or will she run like she always does? Well You’ll have to read it to find out… I promise you won’t be disappointed in this book. This one was easily a 5 star read for me. There isn’t much that you could change to make it any better then it was. I want to go to Hawaii now after reading it and I bet that you will too. Enjoy and Happy Reading!
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