March 21, 2006
St. Martin’s Griffin
175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010
$11.95 U.S./$15.95 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
Cynthia Lopez works at RTV, Rock ‘n’ Roll Television, doing little duties for her stepsisters who do most of the real work. She promised her dying father she would stay with her stepsisters until she turned twenty-five and inherited his large estate.
Eric Sandoval works with a large company that wishes to take over RTV. A workaholic, he brainstorms in marketing and PR. After he has a chance meeting with Cynthia, he wants to know her better.
Cynthia feels more like a slave then a personal assistant to her stepsisters, but nine years later, after making a promise to her father, she intends to spread her wings. Cynthia happens to meet Eric in Starbucks and they begin going on small dates. Eric feels strongly toward Cynthia and begins to feel he is falling in love with her. He does not let her know that he is CEO of AmerCon, a company that is soon to acquire RTV, where she and her sisters work. When he invites her to a weekend getaway, she declines, but takes a rain check. Cynthia begins to form her own feelings for Eric, even seeing herself carrying his last name. After learning his real identity, she feels betrayed. When she discovers her two sisters desire him, she wonders if she will ever be just the one for Eric. The two must sort out their differences if they wish a relationship to work.
Cinderella Lopez is an enchanting read. Cynthia comes across as a believable woman in all her actions while trekking through mishaps, siblings, working conditions, and finding love. Ms. Platas has written a delightful story that is most invigorating. The different blending of the secondary characters gives a bit of spice that season quite well in this refreshing tale.
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