Review: The Cinderella Body Club Boxed Set

Posted June 9, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

The Cinderella Body Club Boxed SetTitle:  The Cinderella Body Club Boxed Set
Series:  The Cinderella Body Club
Author:  Jennifer Conner, Angela Ford, Sharon Kleve, Amber Daulton
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 27, 2015
Publisher:  Books To Go Now
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

The boxed collection of the best-selling series, The Cinderella Body Club a new romance series of the timeless Cinderella story re imagined where four girlfriends make a wish on a locket. They all wish they were beautiful, and look like the girls they’ve always wanted to be. The belle of the ball.

Cinderella Had it Easy – Jennifer Conner
Cami works in the basement of a television station which airs history documentaries. With scars on her face that she acquired in a car accident as a child, Cami finds it easier to be by herself. She gets into a heated debate with the handsome new host of the show she’ll be working on. Is Lance the knight in shining armor who can drag Cami out of her safe zone?

With no carriage and no helpful mice, she has to rely on the magic from her grandmother’s locket. Cami only has 24 hours in her Cinderella body, what will she do with it? Will she keep hiding or can she learn how to live life?

Spellbound Cinderella – Angela Ford
Tess Andrews lacked self-confidence. She believed she was ‘Plain-Jane’. Her last date ended before it began when he asked if she’d set him up with one of her model clients. Tess owned a small employment agency. Some of her clients were models, which only made her insecurities worse.

Internationally-famous model photographer, Parker Walsh, always left Tess speechless and in a rush to run and hide. She attempts to spark up a conversation but with no success. Her business dealings were even dealt with through his assistant.

Her savior—Girls Night; once a week Tess got together with her friends who were all in similar situations with no luck in love. One night they wished on a magical pendant to be that perfect girl they would like to see in the mirror. They wake up in their ‘Cinderella Bodies’ – sexy and better looking but they only have until midnight to make the most of it..  Her ‘Cinderella Body’ boosts her confidence to invite Parker to lunch. He surprises her with an invite to his charity fashion show. Tess has everything for her magical night – her Prince, the dress, the shoes but she worries when the clock strikes twelve if he’ll like the ‘real’ her.

Second Chance Cinderella – Sharon Kleve
Raven St. James is a Phlebotomist in a prominent Portland, Oregon hospital. She is petite, with jet-back hair, green eyes, and extremely shy. She dreams of being like the nurses on the daytime hospital shows—perfect. Tall, blond, blue eyed, with big breasts.

Dr. Quinn Taylor admires Raven’s skill, and the caring she shows with her patients, but can’t get her attention. Until the day she winks at him.
Raven only has 24 hours in her Cinderella body. What will she do with it? Will she become the confident, strong, flirty girl she wants to be? Will she get the guy she’s always wanted? Quinn.

Cinderella’s Enchanted Night – Amber Daulton
Annalise Gallagher wanted Elijah Burleigh. Plain and simple. She’d watched him from afar for months, her friends called her ‘his own personal stalker’, and then she made a wish on a magic pendant for a full-body makeover. Transformed into the gorgeous knockout she’d always wanted to be, she asked Elijah out on a date and wore a haute couture gown straight from Paris to his friend’s wedding.

With just twenty-four hours on the clock, her enchanted night faded into the morning hours and everything crashed down around her. Annalise harbored a shameful secret and Elijah demanded the truth with the veil of magic gone. The truth, however, could destroy her fragile confidence and push him away forever.

 

Read on for my thoughts on The Cinderella Body Club Boxed Set.  No true spoilers, promise.

Every story in this boxed set of the entire Cinderella Body Club is enchanting.  I’m sorry for that, but there truly is no other word that I want to use here.  Because haven’t most little girls dreamed of growing up and being Cinderella at the ball, beautiful and with her handsome prince?  You just knew beyond the swell of the ending music that happy ever afters did exist.  And aren’t all of us grown up ladies still attached to that image of Cinderella?

Except that reality sucks.  Plain and simple sucks.  What if, for one moment of belief there was a locket that if you wished hard enough while near that locket you could have your fondest wish granted – for exactly 24 hours.  No more, no less.  The ladies in these four stories of The Cinderella Body Club made their wishes, had their 24 hours and will have to live with the results of that “magical” time forever after.  Were the lessons learned worth those 24 magical hours?  Pick up this boxed set of novels and find out.

You have all that you really need by reading each book’s description above to tell you the basics of each of these charming four stories of longing, magic and the dream of a happily ever after.  To go beyond that for this review isn’t really necessary.  Why spoil the magic for you?  I would strongly recommend that you pick up this collection of all the stories and dig right in and enjoy.

I’ve read each of these stories and already have or shortly will have reviewed each one individually.  Each one is a unique love story that highlights each woman’s biggest fear and for that magical 24 hours allows her to ignore that fear and act as the confident woman that she truly is.  I hope that you will also see that self-confidence and self-doubt are also powerful spells that we do have the ability to change for ourselves.

In my opinion, these are stories that every young girl needs to read (as soon as she is of an appropriate age for them) because the truth is – the magic is within us all the time, we just have to use it properly.  That’s a lesson we all could learn.

*I received an e-ARC of The Cinderella Body Club Boxed Set from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

**Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.**

The Cinderella Body CLub Boxed Set is available for the Kindle

 

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