Thank you to K. Webster, Serena, and the team at Dangerous Press for the advance reader copy of Prince Charming, the second book in the Cinderella series. The story releases on January 26th!
After the cliffhanger of the first book, I have been dying for this sequel! My introduction into the world of Dangerous Press was through Stroke of Midnight, and I have been addicted to these books ever since.
I am a member of the Dangerous Press’ Review Team, this does not affect the honesty and integrity of my review.
Check out the Goodreads synopsis…
“Winston Constantine is no prince charming…
I crave him so badly I think I might be losing my mind. He’s right in front of me, but he’s just as remote as my dreams of getting away from my stepbrothers. I keep playing his twisted games, and I want to stay just as distant as he is. But I can’t. I never could. I’ve fallen for him. Hopelessly. Irrevocably.
But Winston isn’t a lover, he’s a business venture.
A way for me to pay for college.
A ticket out.
He’s never pretended to be anything other than that.
I can’t blame him for making me fall in love.
There can be no happily ever after between a maid and a prince, no matter what the fairy tales say.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Ash and Winston are the main characters of this sequel to Stroke of Midnight. To avoid spoiling anything all I can do is beg and plead with you to pick up the first book. I promise you will not regret it! The first book ended in quite the cliffhanger, quite a pivotal moment for these two. Both of them grew so much over the course of this installment. The real growth came from Winston who really began to question if he was capable of loving Ash rather than using her. My favourite character aspect of this book was all the side characters from the Midnight Dynasty universe. We got to spend time with Winston’s siblings Keaton, Perry, and Tinsely. It was so great to have Winston’s siblings working together to deal with Ash’s horrible step-siblings and supporting Winston falling for her.
- Pacing: I love how K. Webster writes as you cannot help but want to engulf the book. After reading Stroke of Midnight way too quickly I made myself savour Prince Charming. Yet I still read it too quickly! The anticipation for the third and final installment is so intense right now.
- Setting: The story is set in the New York area. I loved that we got a huge party/gala/ball scene in this installment as it made for great character moments. Especially after the ending of Stroke of Midnight, it was great to see the other Constantines rally around Ash and help her enjoy that evening.
- Romance: The blossoming romance between Ash and Winston really gets to shine in the second book. Ash is the one who is more sure of her feelings and expresses it through calling Winston her boyfriend for example. While Winston is really reluctant in classic alpha a-hole boy character type fashion. He does not always know that the actions he would do for Ash that he had never done for someone he was sleeping with before meant that just maybe he valued her presence in his life more than he originally thought. His siblings really do take on a much more cheerleader type role as they obviously want to see the grouchy Winston be happy and melt for this girl. The challenges to overcome are still immense as the tensions with the Morelli’s are only ratcheting up and in true Winston fashion, any sign that it may have been wrong to start falling for Ash is something he will latch onto whole heartedly.
Prince Charming receives four out of five stars.
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