Operation Cinderella (Entangled Indulgence) (Suddenly Cinderella Book 1)

Operation Cinderella (Entangled Indulgence) (Suddenly Cinderella Book 1)

Operation Cinderella (Entangled Indulgence) (Suddenly Cinderella Book 1)

Magazine editor Macie Graham always gets her story-and she needs dirt on smokin’ hot radio personality Ross Mannon. After he trashes one of her articles, she goes undercover to get revenge on the infuriating Texan. Ross wants a housekeeper and role model for his teenage daughter. When the perfect woman shows up, Ross is relieved. What he didn’t expect was an attraction to his gorgeous, red-stiletto-wearing employee. “Operation Cinderella” was a foolproof plan, but Ross proves he’s as perfect beh

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3 thoughts on “Operation Cinderella (Entangled Indulgence) (Suddenly Cinderella Book 1)

  1. Amazon Customer
    30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I had so much fun reading this book., November 7, 2012
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    Macie made me laugh throughout. As the heroine, she has been through hell. She’s been trying to hide herself so she doesn’t have to deal with the past and never really living. She’s the editor at a magazine and thinks that’s her whole world. When she goes undercover to blow up the goody goody image of Ross, she finds out there is so much more to live than living. She learns that love really does exist.

    Ross is in need of a caretaker for his 15 year old daughter, a housekeeper and cook. He hires Martha Jane (Macie in disguise as her old self) and is instantly attracted. Frannie (ex-wife) is an added bonus in this story I loved her and if Sam (daughter) telling her dad how it is and how it should be is any example, she’s going to be a spitfire just like her. I loved the secondary characters almost as much as I loved the main family. I can’t wait to read more about this couple and the secondary characters in the books to come.

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  2. Smitten with Reading
    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Left me with a smile on my face…, November 28, 2012
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    Smitten with Reading (Texas) –
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    My Review:
    I love it when I finish a book and I have a grin on my face. This was one of those books.

    Macie is an assistant editor on a liberal magazine out of NYC. She wrote a piece about prepping teenage girls with birth control BEFORE they become sexually active. When Ross Mannon saw the article, he was panicking over his 15 yo daughter’s uncharacteristic behavior and it struck pure terror into his heart. As a conservative radio talk show host, he took that and ran with it, lambasting the magazine on his nationally broadcast radio show. The effects were immediately felt at the magazine as advertising was pulled, which sends Macie scrambling. Her plan….to expose Ross by going undercover within his household as a housekeeper/nanny for his daughter.

    For Ross, he doesn’t really know his daughter anymore. He hasn’t had her for more than a couple of weeks at a time since he divorced her mother. He sure doesn’t know what to do with this moody teenager who shows up unexpectedly on his doorstep to stay. He just knows that he needs help since he’s very busy with his job and sees Macie as the perfect applicant. She’s made sure that she presents a face that he will see as perfect…conservative, old-fashioned, raised in a small town with small town values. He doesn’t question it, especially after her references check out.

    On paper, these are two very different people… politically… but they connect in all the ways that matter. They have fun together and truly enjoy each other. There are several background stories at play here and one of those is Macie and her past. In her real life, she’s goth and edgy, but a lot of it is a cover for something that happened to her during her teen years. Because she has to lose that armor, she begins to find herself again. I really liked that aspect of the story line and liked how it tied in with Ross’s daughter, Sam’s, story. If there is one thing that I could change with this story, I wish that the author had a moment between Sam and Macie about that. It really could have had an amazing emotional impact. But as the book is, it was really very good. I truly enjoyed everything about the story…the shoes, the magazine, the political background, Sam, Frannie, Macie’s family…it was all really well-done and made for a great story!

    Note: The touch of whimsy at the end of this book was just perfect. I definitely look forward to reading the rest of this series.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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  3. Stella (Ex Libris)
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A wonderfully heart-warming and romantic story, I LOVED it!, November 26, 2012
    Though I very much enjoy Entangled Publishing’s releases, it has been some time since I devoured and loved one of their titles as much as I did with Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr.

    I’m partial to anything that is even loosely connected to Cinderella, but that also means that my expectations are high: I want the Cinderella retelling to enchant me as much as the original classic fairy tale did when I was 4. And well, I’m happy to say that Operation Cinderella was wonderful! The story sucked me in, I was living and breathing with the characters for those 160 or so pages and I was enjoying it so much I wouldn’t have minded if the story went on a bit longer. 😉

    The way the story started (the newsroom atmosphere, the dare, the undercover assignment, etc.) reminded me of the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but things soon took a different turn and Operation Cinderella is very much its own story.

    The hero, Ross Mannon besides being described as a very handsome “Robert Redford of the Right”, will make your heart melt: he is a single dad trying to connect with his 15 year old teenager daughter and ensure she is safe, healthy and happy. It’s for this reason that he wants to employ a housekeeper/role model, preferably someone younger but wholesome to whom his daughter could talk to and open up. He was wonderful: he had integrity, a warm-heart and irresistible charisma.

    Macie, is an interesting character: on the surface she is a rebellous partying young woman, from her gothic looks and her belly button ring to her ever changing hair colour, however once she gets to know Ross and see how his beliefs and morals ground him and that it’s truly his conviction and he lives his life according to them not just preaches them, she finds peace with herself and it becomes apparent her flashy and vibrant previous public persona was just a costume she donned.

    But besides that both main characters packed more substance and depth: Ross didn’t come off as a preachy goody-two-shoes, oh no, he was mature, responsible and movingly affectionate towards his daughter (and Macie). And Macie was an amazing woman too: though she was cynical (you’ll learn the reason for her disillusion in the story), she was brave, strong, independent and resourceful.

    I loved to see all the small references to the classic fairy tale(s) entwined with a lot of humour peppered in the story:

    “Stepping out into the neon-lit hallway, she pulled the office door closed behind her. Fairy tales were for kids. Exposing a fake prince for his true frog self–real grownup life didn’t pack more magical mojo than that.”

    “He wasn’t just looking for a child care provider or a housekeeper or a cook, but some magical meshing of all three and more. What–no, make that who–he needed was a modern day fairy godmother, a woman not only young enough but also cool enough to connect with a jaded fifteen-year-old who’d spent most of her formative years in Manhattan. If she came with a magic wand, so much the better.”

    ps. and the way the glass slippers were incorporated into the story was terrific as well! 😀

    Verdict: I LOVED Operation Cinderella! Both the characters, from the hero and heroine to the supporting cast (Ross’ daughter, Macie’s gay friends aka the fairy godfathers) as well as the story were wonderful. The romance played beautifully into the bigger picture and I enjoyed that Operation Cinderella was so much more than a “simple love story”. I really got attached to the characters and was interested to see what would happen to them. Now that I’ve discovered Hope Tarr I won’t let her and her books out of my sight! 😉 And I am SO happy that Operation Cinderella is the 1st book in the Suddenly Cinderella series, featuring at least 4 stories, yay, I can’t wait!! 😀

    Operation Cinderella was wonderfully heart-warming and romantic, so it deserves those 5 shiny stars I’m gladly giving to it!

    Plot: 9/10
    Characters: 9/10
    Writing: 10/10
    Ending: 9/10
    Cover: 8/10 – she looks like she’s wearing a bit too much make up…

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