Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
My rating: 3/5
DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Genre: New Adult Romance
One kind deed can change your life forever...
Brynn Tomlin could never afford to follow her heart. But when she sees a stranger shivering in the snow outside of the college library, an inexplicable urge leads her to buy him a hot cup of coffee. It's just a small act of kindness, a few words of conversation. Brynn should be focusing on her finals, after all, not on the man who looked up at her gratefully with piercing blue eyes.
He could have been anyone - a janitor on break, a graduate student, a bum. But the man standing outside in the cold turns out to be Dr. Eliot Herceg, one of the most brilliant minds in mathematics and heir to a fortune. After years of reclusive isolation, he now finds his heart awakening to the kind girl whose name he does not know.
Brynn has spent her life trying to forget her desires, and Eliot's deep wounds have taken nearly a decade to heal. After so much hurt, will either of them be able to open their hearts again? (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
Where does the story take place? Turkey
Is the title a good/bad choice for the story? It works fine
List the top 2 characters and 1 word to describe them each. Brynn – young, Eliot - mourning
Did you cry, laugh, sigh, cringe, fume or feel nothing? Meh, a little of this and a little of that
I thought this story was ok. It was a cute, easy read. I felt for Brynn when she was at the cemetery making peace with her mother’s passing. I liked the way Eliot and Brynn first met, outside the coffee shop. I didn’t like that he was so much older than her – for a New Adult story. I thought the Pretty Woman moment she had was pretty cool, but I never really felt intense sexual chemistry they were supposed to have. At times the story seemed rushed and and at others it seemed wordy and overdrawn.