Updated: Jan 18, 2021
by Gina L. Maxwell
Published by Entangled: Brazen
Book #1 in the Fight for Love Series
Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews's chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he's injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he's healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional's care--Reid's best friend's little sister, all grown up. Disorganized and bookish Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. She'd do anything to catch the eye of a doctor she's crushed on for years, so when Reid offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning for the biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance. Soon Reid finds himself in the fight of his life...winning Lucie's heart before she gives it to someone else.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Romance Feel Good
Seducing Cinderella by Gina L Maxwell, is the first book in the Fighting for Love series. Normally, I would have NEVER considered reading a book with a title like that.
It screams cheesiness like no other.
Every hear of the app ‘Chapters’? It’s an interactive book app, and they their stories are based on real novels. It’s actually how I got hooked on Lauren Layne’s books, and The LUX series. Anyway, out of boredom one day, I played through the Seducing Cinderella book, and it was enjoyable enough I put the book on my to read this. In my experience, the interactive books rarely deviate from the actual story. But for some reason, playing through the book, and read the book, I had two very different experiences.
One thing this book (I can’t bring myself to type out the title), is the sex. What I thought was a romance … and I guess since they fall in love in the end, it is a romance … it’s mostly smut. I love sex, but I don’t want it to be the only good thing about a book. The story was okay enough for me to finish, I guess.
What I didn’t like about this book … well, everything else. The writing is a bit weird, and the plot is far from original. I’ve read books with MMA fighters before, and falling for the brothers best friend romances, AND the seduction lessons that leads to love … and it’s fine if there is overlap. But there wasn’t anything propelling the story. No twists. They have no deep, meaningful conversations, and after sleeping together a few times, they are in love. It’s weird.
While I wasn’t a fan of the book, I did finish it (because I don’t believe one should review a book unless they have actually read the book), but I have no plans of finishing out the series. If you really don’t care about the actual plot, or character growth, and just want some hot sex scenes … go for it. I’m actually giving this book a half star for the sex alone. But if, like me, you want some substance to what you are reading, I do not recommend this book.