YOURS COMPLETELY: A CINDERELLA LOVE STORY by Krista Lakes
This modern day Cinderella story was absolutely fabulous! Even knowing how the childhood fairytale read and ended, there’s no promise of happily ever after in real life. Although this is a fictional story, I still felt as if I were immersed right beside each character throughout every page. I enjoy Krista Lake’s writing style, she puts so much emotion into each character, her descriptions are fabulous too. I could not put this book down until I read the last page and it makes me want another story…. Luckily I haven’t read them all yet!
Ella puts up with everything and does everything she can to keep her family inn in business, which her wicked stepmother still has control of (her stepmother is a woman I personally could not deal with…. She made my skin crawl! What great descriptions Krista! Thoughts of Cruella Deville as wicked stepmother came to mind). Ella’s the maid, and oh so much more, she has to keep on top of everything or the inn would fall apart. Any and everything that goes wrong according to her stepmother is always her fault. Since her father died she’s worked 60 hrs a week, no days off and for very little pay with her pay always being docked for one reason or another by her stepmother.
Jace (a billionaire) rented the Blue Lake Inn and Resort for his baby sisters wedding, he wants it to be special for her. Although he wants it to be family and those friends that matter, added guests end up being celebrities and millionaires. Unfortunately along with those comes women who throw themselves at the rich and famous in hopes of snagging one for themselves, also known as gold diggers including Ella’s stepmother. Jace tries to hide in the barn from some of the women who are only after him for his money, and runs into Ella who is grooming the horses, but leaves him breathless. He simply cannot let her get away.
While Ella’s grooming the horses, Jace ducks into the barn to hide from a group of girls that want to get into his bed and/or pocketbook. Since Ella doesn’t know who he is she doesn’t understand why he’d be hiding from those beautiful women. She’s instantly attracted and feels connected to him, however he might be the groom. If he’s not, he’d be way out of her league; he wouldn’t be interested in the maid. Ella helps Jace’s sister Madelyn avoid a potential disaster and is then appointed to be her personal wedding liaison, much to her stepmothers dismay. Ella is stunned, but knows this could help her with getting more business for the inn. Now if she can just stay away from the groom to be, but he keeps popping up wherever she is!
This is a great romantic story with lots of passion, twists and turns, intriguingly sexy, independently strong women, and much more and a DEFINITE read! True friendships will be found, everlastingly love and just maybe an HEA for Ella! You’ll have to read to find out, it’ll be enjoyable if you do! This is the 2nd book by Krista Lakes that I’ve read, and it will not be the last! Due to sexual content I recommend this novel for readers 18 and older. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review! I give it 5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
“I love you,” he whispered back. “I’m yours completely.”