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Seducing Cinderella (Fighting for Love #1)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  29,943 Ratings  ·  1,566 Reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

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

Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he’s healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional’s care—Reid’s b
Kindle Edition, 155 pages
Published July 20th 2012 by Entangled Publishing: Brazen
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This should never be allowed to happen to a MMA fighter….

Can you imagine this guy giving fashion advice? On women’s clothing?


Wouldn’t you just love to see how he'd accessorise you.

Well how about this bloke spouting dating tips?


Well that's what we're expected to believe about the hero in Seducing Cinderella.

We all know the story of Cinderella, right? Where poor, plain Cinderella undergoes a transformation courtesy of her Fairy Godmother and snaps up Prince Charming.

In Seducing Cinderell
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
Aug 13, 2012 Baba ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Baba ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter by: JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
4 stars. REVIEW COMPLETED JULY 31, 2012

Wow. What causes window fogging? Read my review and you will get your answer.


Dear Reid,

After I saw your book title I found myself thinking "Seriously?" Don't shoot me now, ok? I'm going to banish my negative thoughts from my brain. See? Done. Now that we're ready to delve into…no, no, I can see your devilish grin already…I don't want to deal with your dirty mind right now…*cough* What did I want to write down actually? I'm babbling and it's entirely your f
4 Stars!

Lucie and Reid used to be friends when they were kids. She was the little sister of his best friend, but then she went to college, he went becoming an MMA champion and never saw each other again. Until now.


Now Lucie is a PA and he’s a champion who suffered an injury. Fate decided to put them together as doctor and patient. And everything would be just lovely if she wasn’t in love… with another man. A doctor at the hospital that never looked in her way twice.
So they make a deal: He mo
Aug 02, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Goodreads’ Rating: Hmmmm....I have been struggling with how to rate to this book. For the majority of Seducing Cinderella, it was most definitely closer to a 3 star read for me. However, with this being said, I really enjoyed how the author brought in some drama and ended the book. So....4 stars it is!

Our main hero, Mr. Reid Andrews, is an MMA fighter who due to an injury is out of the game for two months. He needs to get back into the swing of things and recuperate for a fight within this ti
OH MAN!! I AM CRYING AND SMILING AND DYING!!! This was the most beautiful and most heart pounding story I've read in a long time!! GAHHHHH.....that ending! *wiping away tears* I know nobody can see me...but literally there are tears rolling down my face! Reid..I love you! I love you, I love you, I just freakin love you!!!


****First off, I would like to thank Gina L. Maxwell and her publicist, Jessica for giving me a copy of the book to review! I wouldn’t have melted into a puddle on t
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
Sweet, fun, sexy, & steamy all rolled into one little book!!

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Fun, hot little read. Looking forward to more from this writer.
Jan 12, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Tried and True, Steam Inducing, Feverish Stars

As we develop as people, we learn our likes and dislikes. We learn what type of clothing manufacturers work with our bodies. We try on different styles of outfits, take a look and see if we feel like ourselves in the reflection.

Sometimes we get comfortable with a perception of ourselves but that may not be how others see us.
Where we see a non- descript, just an ok figure, others may see the perfect way everything just goes together.
Where we see ou
Smitten's Book Blog

Very cute, super steamy, corny but lovable, easy read. That just about sums it up I think.

Reid and Lucie are very likable, inoffensive characters and the plot is simple, light on angst and tension, a little predictable but sweet.

The sex scenes were hot!! Seriously hot! Reid is a professional fighter, sexy, hench, yet he has a softer side, is a closet sculptor and a master at seduction... obviously. He would be wouldn't he?!

Lucie is a geeky, chaotic bookworm with a stunning, sensual sex Goddess h
Jul 26, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Read along with Bethany, Laura, Jenn, JoJo, Brandie, Sara, Angie

Lucie Miller has been pining after her co-worker, Dr. Stephen Mann for years. He’s gorgeous and is “the picture of confidence” which has women swooning all over him. Just when Lucie thinks he’s finally going to ask her on a date, he shatters her by asking for her best friend’s number to ask her out! As she’s crying her new patient shows up. Little does she know that this is Reid Andrews, her brother’s childhood best friend and current MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) champion. At his prodding, Lucie con
Aestas Book Blog
This was a yummy 3 star read for me.

"Heart. Any fighter can win against any odds if he has more heart than his opponent."

It was short, predictable and more-than-a-little cheesy, but still, it was cute and had a fuzzy HEA.

Reid is a highly successful, smokin' hot MMA fighter. He works hard at his job, is dedicated and right now does not have the time to be injured. Which is what leads him to Lucie. Lucie works as a physical therapist. She's a cute, clumsy bookworm who is utterly infatuated wit
Tough Critic Book Reviews
If you like it hot and quick then this is the book for you. Seducing Cinderella will entertain, hit you where it counts, and leave you very "satisfied".

Reid is Lucie's fairy sexmother (he can bibbity bobbity boo me any day). He and Lucie move in together so he can give her lessons on how to seduce her long time crush (insert douche-cough here) in return for her helping him get ready for the fight of his life. A fabulous concept that could have been executed a little better, but hot MMA fighter
Kellie Maddox-Ward
(*Just pretend this tatt is on his right arm and goes up to his neck ok?! Okay ^_^*)

The man redefined Michelangelo’s idea of perfection, making the statue of David look like a flabby wuss. –Lu

Long story short.
Reid and Lucie grew up together as Reid is her brother’s best friend.
They lost touch when Reid becomes a top UFC Fighter.
He’s off his game now that he has a shoulder injury. He needs to get better FAST so he can reclaim his title. He needs one on one physical
Kristin Anders
Jul 26, 2012 Kristin Anders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"Seducing Cinderella" is book 1 of the Fighting for Love series

How are the sex scenes?

Passionate and memorable with emotion that will make you forget to breathe.

How are the story lines?

Entertaining and character driven. Seducing Cinderella constantly revolves around the hero and heroine's relationship.


Reid needs full time physical therapy and Lucie needs Dr. Stephen, her sexy co-worker who's romantic intentions are currently towards Lu's uninterested friend. To achieve their goals, they s
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
This book was so fun to read!!! It pretty much pulls you in hook line and sinker from the very beginning. It's steamy, steamy good! Reid is a MAJOR hottie and super smooth. Some of the things that come out of his mouth leave you feeling week in the knees! This book was really sweet and had so many amazing moments in it...I loved it! Can't wait to read more by Gina Maxwell :)
Laura Kaye
Aug 04, 2012 Laura Kaye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seducing Cinderella was a wonderfully fun, often funny, seriously hot book! Reid and Lucie are both likeable, sympathetic, and well-developed characters with a ton of chemistry between them. I love friends to lovers, brother's best friend and childhood crushes turned adult affairs stories, and this one has it all. Add to that a hero who is seriously molten hot while at the same time having a real sweet side, and Seducing Cinderella was an all-around fun, fast-paced read! Definitely recommend!
Aug 06, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy-fighters
So sexy and sweet !!! I loved this story !!! It was so relatable for me !!!

I can't wait to review this one !!

Reid seriously.
~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.5 STARS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This was very sweet. The only hang up I have with this book is an MMA fighter helping a woman with a makeover. Guys in General can express what they like on a woman but picking out a new wardrobe and giving a beautician advice about all the different makeup looks? Unlikely.
Luckily this fantasy spin on an otherwise sweet romance didn't last long! Reid and Lucie were believable as a coupe surprised to fall for each other while hatching out a plan for Lucie to lan
Nov 16, 2012 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading
Really liked this one - borrowed it - Thanks Melissa - but would have paid money for it.... Good dialogue, sex, interactions, - did I mention SEX... definitely a good read. Will check out more by this author.
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5 Stars

“Heart. Any fighter can win against any odds if he has more heart than his opponent.”

This was such a charming little story. Yes, it was highly predictable and it went by way to fast for my taste, but that was just peachy with me. Reid was all kinds of sweet and sexy. Who wouldn’t fall in love a tattooed bad ass UFC fighter with a soft side? And Lucie was just adorable.

Oh, Lucie. She’s a very successful Physical Therapist and loves her job. She loves that feeling of helping others. Lu
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
What a great little read. A huge shout out to my Smut Monday girls for asking me to join them in this read along. I am so glad I agreed. This was a really sweet story. I adore Reid and the sweet things he says to Lucie. They made such an awesome couple and thankfully had their happily ever after. Will be looking forward to reading more from this author.
Jan 19, 2014 Len rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Reid Andrews, a mixed martial arts fighter need a help to reclaim his belt of therapist Lucie Miller to heal his injury in short time. He made a deal to Lucie she will not refuse. Lucie Miller has a crush on doctor who didn't notice her for so long. She agrred to Reid to help her boost her self confidence and learn how to seduce the doctor she wanted for so long. All went well until Reid want for himself the improvement of Lucie. They grew up together and he is her's brother's bestfriend
Sammy Loves Books
What a wonderful spin on the Cinderella fairy tale.


I hate to give any of the plot away other than to say this was a wonderful "friends to lovers" book. Reid is a MMA fighter recovering from an injury. He's sexy as hell and multi talented. He turns to Lucie, an old friend and physical therapist, to help in his recovery.

st. pierre
This was an erotic yet romantic story of a girl learning that Prince Charming wasn't as beautiful on the inside as he appeared on the outside. I loved Reid taking on the role as t
Sep 10, 2012 edzkie♥§*.*§♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy-books

Although before this book im not a fan of UFC or MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and Brandon Vera is the only yummie guy i know in the sport but after this i think its cool! I love reid's how to seduce a guy lessons. But karma works and it all bounce back to him!:)))
Jun 06, 2015 •Anna• rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trashy
Avevo pensato di andare sul sicuro con "La Straniera" della Gabaldon, perchè avendone solo sentito tessere le lodi, ero (e sono) mooolto mooolto curiosa.
Ma, ahimè, la mia codardia mi ha fatto desistere, e di fronte a quell'abnorme numero di pagine che non avevo proprio il coraggio di affrontare in quel momento, sono approdata - meglio inciampata - qui.

Scegliere un libro in cui la protagonista rincontra un vecchio amico d'infanzia/pugile/bono/alto/prestante/figo/tartaruga/ben messo lì in basso
Ruthie Knox
Jul 21, 2012 Ruthie Knox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gina Maxwell is a friend of mine, and when I met her she wrote paranormal romance. (She still does, but that's not the point.) Then one day, she sat down to write a contemporary, and bam! she knocked it out of the park! Check out her debut with Entangled's Brazen line if you like humor, great dialogue, hot heroes with a bit a real-world-male edge, and heroines who find their feet and their confidence and start kicking ass. Can't wait for the rest of the installments in Gina's "Fighting for Love" ...more
3.5/5 stars

I'm warning you...brace yourself for my confession:
This was my first book about a MMA fighter. I know, shocker right!!??? Silly me.

There's no real fighting in this book though. But I'll give another one a go in the near future.

Anyhoo, back to this book. I enjoyed it. It was sweet and a nice read. Reid is a great, funny and sexy hero and I liked Lucie as well. If you are looking for a short, steamy and sweet read - than this surely one you'll want to read.

I do wonder why most of the
Sep 28, 2014 Christy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angst
I have a new book boyfriend.... And his name is Reid! Loved the parts with his pov. Tattooed MMA fighter? Yes please! The book was fun and steamy and somewhat predictable at times, but overall a nice quick read I really enjoyed!
Lady Raven RAVE!
Story: GOOD
Intimacy Level: GOOD/SPICY
Enjoyment: GOOD
Length: 3458 kindle

Fairy Godfathers never look so sexy. This was a cute story, with a very, very different twist on Cinderella, minus a few Cinderella characters. The first chapter was very revealing with Lucie, as she isn't your typical attractive woman. She has a crush on her co worker Stephen. And when Lucie felt that big moment approach, as in this is it, he's going to ask me out, I cringed in my seat for Lucie. It didn't go as plan. Then h
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
I thought this book was great! It's my third book about an MMA fighter in a month. Reid, the MMA fighter, is injured and his regular sports med guy has a family emergency. This sends him unwittingly to a physical therapist that happens to be an old friend, Lucie. He wants her to work on him full time, so that he can be back in the ring in two months. Impossible! She has patients that count on her. But he sweetens the pot by offering to give her lessons to make her dream man Dr. Dingleberry fall ...more
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Gina L. Maxwell is a romance author whose debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists in under a month and has since enjoyed continued success with her Fighting for Love series about sexy MMA fighters.

This year, she’s excited about releasing her brand new series, Boston Heat, featuring ex-Army Rangers-turned-firefighters, as well as the scorching Playbo
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“Lucy Marie Maris...I am completely and utterly in love with you. And as god is my witness- no matter how long it takes- someday I will be worthy enough to be your husband, because I can't bear the thought of living without you.” 78 likes
“Was it possible to physically feel the moment you lost your heart to someone? Because Lucie was fairly sure she'd just lost hers, and the spot where it should have been literally hurt.” 69 likes
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