Blog Tour Review – Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright

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Hello loves and welcome to the Blog tour for Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright. A modern, reimagined Cinderella story, this book is charming, funny, enchangting, and heartwarming. It’s filled with plenty of sweet and wonderful moments that will make you smile, and believe in happily ever afters.

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Publication Date: October 21, 2019

Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing

Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

ISBN: 9781629726076    Retail Price: $16.99

Format:  Paperback, 336

Cover Design: © Shadow Mountain

Art Direction: Richard Erickson

Design: Kimberly Kay

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Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?

A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.

When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud.

When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and the man she loves, before he’s gone forever.

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A charming, witty, and heartwarming modern tale fairy tale story 

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Charming, witty, and heartwarming, Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright is a refreshing and fun story with plenty of wonderful moments that will make you believe in happily ever afters.

I love a good clean contemporary romance and this one is engaging, well-written, and enchanting. I enjoyed the modern fairy tale twist, the relatable life situations throughout the story, and the relevant themes that will teach you a thing or two. The quotes in the beginning chapters are thought-provoking, fun to read, and one my favorite things about this book. Definitely surprising and quite unpredictable, this lovely story gave me the feels, made me smile, and had me laughing a few times. It’s just a really great feel good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The beginning is a bit slow for me, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy those chapters. I loved getting to know Charlotte “Lettie,” Andres, Kat and just seeing Lettie go through her daily life. It’s filled with delightful and entertaining moments that warmed my heart, so slow doesn’t always necessarily mean the story is boring. When the plot starts to really pick up and Lettie’s dream has finally come true, well everything falls into place (or falls out) and I could not stop reading. Even when I was feeling really frustrated (certain characters will just get on your nerve and make you want to throw the book), I still didn’t want to stop cause I just had to know what would happen next. The romance is “clean,” but there are plenty of sweet kisses and cutesy moments between Lettie and Andres that will totally give you butterflies. I think they’re cute, adorable, and just really great together. The ending is believable, heartfelt, and a beautiful happily ever after.

I really liked characters and yes… even the villains. I think everyone plays their part really well and they all seemed realistic. Lettie is such a loveable and relatable protagonist. I love her quirks, her drive, her personality, and her flaws. She’s resilient, caring, and has a big heart. I loved seeing her grow and realize what truly matters and makes her happy. I also really love her close bond with her step-sister, Kat and how much she adores her. Seeing her friendship with Andres change and develop into something more definitely made me swoon and I just love them together. Andres is charming, loyal, a good friend, and so sweet. He’s not without flaws, but I do think he’s a really good guy and more than makes up for something he does that didn’t sit well me. I definitely would have loved to have his POV in the story. I think knowing what he’s thinking and feeling would be really interesting and fun.

Julie Wright has written a delightful, fun, and realistic modern day fairy tale story that will absolutely warm your heart and leave a smile on your face. Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me is so much more than a love story and definitely surprised me in more ways than I thought possible. It’s relevant, meaningful, and thought-provoking. I loved the relationships, the messages, the themes, and the lessons. This book really makes you think about what’s important in your life and inspires you to live in the moment. It’s a story about chasing your dreams, never giving up, staying true to who you are, cherishing your loved ones, making memories, and ultimately finding your own happily ever after and living it to the fullest!

I received a physical ARC copy of this book from the publisher, Shadow Mountain Publishing, in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Julie Wright is the author of more than twenty novels, including the Proper Romance® novels Lies Jane Austen Told Me and Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is a Whitney Award winner and a Crown Heart recipient. She is represented by agent Sara Crowe. She loves reading and writing, playing on the beach or hiking with her husband and kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

David Glen Robb lives in the Rocky Mountain West with his wife, two sons, and two dogs and is an avid rock climber who also coaches youth rock climbing teams. He taught high school English, art, and creative writing for eleven years before deciding to pursue writing full time.

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Thanks for stopping by sweeties. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this book when it comes out October 21!!

Until next time, have a great day and happy reading!!

sincerelykjologo

Release Tour ARC Review – The Second We Met by Maya Hughes

 

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Happiest Book Birthday to THE SECOND WE MET by Maya Hughes, a fun and heart-melting enemies to lovers romance. I absolutely love this series and so excited for you to read Nix and Elle’s story.

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Series: Fulton U #2

Published: October 17, 2019

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Photo: Wander Aguiar

Format: Kindle Edition, 328 pages

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Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version.

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy…

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project.

Guess who’s my new boss?

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that happens…one screw at a time.

**The Second We Met is a standalone new adult romance**

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A must read heart-melting enemies to lovers story!
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I absolutely LOVE this story, this series, the charming Fulton U boys, and their fantastic leading ladies! Maya Hughes writes some of the best sports romance stories and I honestly cannot get enough. She stole my heart in Shameless King (The Kings of Rittenhouse #1) and ever since then, I’ve been utterly smitten with her writing and books. The Second We Met is no exception and I loved every single moment I spent with Elle, Nix, and pretty much everyone in this adorable, heartfelt, and fun romance novel.

I have a weakness for steamy, tension-filled, swoony, and touching romances that will give me all the feels I crave and more. This enemies to lovers story has all that and made my heart race, ache, melt, and swell with so much warmth and happiness. Maya’s stories are just so darn good and if you haven’t read any of them, then you need to pick one up right now! They’re always fun, addictive, entertaining, and filled with so many wonderful moments and emotions.

I adore Elle and Nix from the second they met and rooted for them the entire time. Elle is the kind of heroine I love. She’s caring, supportive, sassy, determined, and always speaks her mind no matter what. Of course she makes mistakes and finds reasons to put up her walls, but that’s what makes Elle relatable. As strong as she seems, Elle has insecurities and fears like everyone and trust issues when it comes to love. She’s tough and quite guarded with her emotions, but Elle definitely has a softer sweet side. She’s really close with her roommate and best friend Jules and that shows that Elle does trust people, maybe not easily or right away, but she does. And when she’s finally ready to open her heart and truly trust Nix… well it doesn’t get any better or sweeter than that.

Nix will make your heart melt over and over. Yes, he’s famous and a jock. He’s a football star, popular with the girls, handsome and so damy sexy. But, there is so much more to him than that. He’s honest to goodness such a genuine, kind, giving, patient, and wonderful guy. My heart hurt so much for him because his father keeps forcing him into something he no longer wants. Deep down all Nix wants is to forge his own path and do something he enjoys and loves. It takes him a long time, but he eventually finds the courage to fight for what he loves and I’m so glad he does. I don’t want to give too much away about him or the story. Falling in love with Nix is one of the best parts of this book and I don’t want to take that awesome experience away from you.

I think Elle and Nix fit so well together and I loved how everything turned out for them. They definitely have some of the most delicious sexual tension and swoons and I totally love their chemistry. There’s so many delightful and cute scenes that made me giddy, emotional moments that broke my heart a little, but also filled it with love, and some amazing steamy moments that had me glued to the pages. I loved the drama, the bantering, the arguments, the humor, and the way Nix finally wins over Elle’s heart. Their relationship definitely has some bumps along the way, but that’s what makes it seem so real and relatable and I truly loved it… tears and all.

The supporting characters are as adorable and fun as always if not more. I think the more you get to know Maya’s characters, the more you fall for them. It’s nice to see that Reece and Seph are still going strong. LJ and Marissa are both still in denial. They have been dancing around each other and I cannot wait to read their book. BUT, I’m absoltely more excited about Jules and Berk’s story. I love Jules already. I adore her quirks, can relate with her, and cannot wait to get to know her even more. I have a feeling Jules and Berk are going to have insane chemistry and I’m so ready for that!

A must read heart-melting enemies to lovers story, The Second We Met is full of laughs, swoons, bromance, amazing friendships, delicious treats, fun surprises, and so many wonderful feels. Maya Hughes always makes me fall in love with her stories and characters and I really hope she never stops writing these breathtaking romances that never fail to make my heart smile. I don’t think I can say much more than I already have, so if you love romance then you need to read this book, this series, and all the other lovely stories Maya has written.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thought, opinions, and swoons are my own.


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The adorkable math genius virgin, Persephone (“Seph”), was extremely sheltered, socially awkward, and inexperienced in many things. But, don’t let that fool you. Seph was a force to be reckoned with and surprised me in so many ways. She’s fierce, brave, spunky, and adventurous. With her list of firsts, she was determined to experience and do everything. And that’s where Reece comes in – the brooding handsome football star player who loved the game with all his heart that he wouldn’t let anything or anyone get in his way to playing pro. He was kind of a jerk at first, but let’s be real here… we all know that there’s a genuinely sweet, gentle, and caring side to him. And boy did he… I fell just as hard for him as Seph did. They meet by accident, which I thought was super funny and so darn cute, and that’s how their deliciously quirky, adorable, and fun story begins.

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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies. Don’t forget to add this book on your TBR!!!!
sincerelykjologo