Publication date: 15 March 2022

Rating: 3/5 stars

Category: Romance, Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 537

Source: Netgalley

Trigger: None

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Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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He’ll teach her the art of seduction…for a price.

Only months before reclaiming his championship title, mixed martial artist Reid Andrews suffers a serious injury. Fortunately, his trainer knows the perfect physical therapist to get Reid healed and back into fighting shape—the little sister of Reid’s best friend. But Lucie is no longer a scrawny little girl, and she’s more than capable of handling a bad boy with a bad attitude.

Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. Bookish girls don’t usually land the hot guys, and she’s gone unnoticed by a certain doctor for way too long. So when her childhood crush offers her lessons in seduction in exchange for getting him ready for the biggest night of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance.

But when his feelings begin to change, Reid finds himself in the fight of his life, and it’s not even in the octagon. Now he needs to switch up his game plan if he wants to win Lucie’s heart…before she gives it to somebody else.


Lucie is a sport therapist who has been in love with her doctor colleague for years and despite the amount of time they spent working together he hasn’t noticed her. Lucie is used to hiding herself but when the doctor requests her best friend’s number despite only meeting her once, Lucie decides it might be time for a change. Reid is Lucie’s brother’s best friend and a UFC fighter; he is referred to Lucie due to an injury and needs to get himself ready for a re-match in 2months time. He offers to teach Lucie how to get her doctor if she will spend extra time on his therapy – a deal is struck.

Reid tries to keep his distance and instruct Lucie on getting her doctor but Reid can’t keep his hands off Lucie. He finds that he can’t think of Lucie as his friend’s little sister anymore, he wants more from their encounter even though he thinks it will not last.

I loved the way it was written and the revelation the female protagonist has. The language was easy and simple; I loved the story line as well. I gave 3 out of 5 stars because it was a good plot with well developed and well rounded characters. The characters were supposed to have grown up together but most of the story there is no familiarity like people who grew up and knew each other have. They hinted at a strong bond but I saw no evidence of this throughout the story, so although it was good there were some things missing for me.

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