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Operation Cinderella (Suddenly Cinderella #1)

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Manhattan magazine editor Macie Graham always gets her story—and she’ll do anything to uncover the dirt on famous radio personality Ross Mannon. After he smears her article on his show, nearly costing Macie her job, she devises a plan to masquerade as a modern-day Cinderella and get her revenge on the infuriating Texan.

All Ross wants is a woman with old-fashioned values to
ebook, 287 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence) (first published October 7th 2012)
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Nov 08, 2012 Nina rated it it was ok
Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr was a fairly decent read. I loved the cover and I liked the blurb; thus, I was excited about this story. Yet, after I finished reading I was quite disappointed. The book description provides a thorough summary of the story so I won't regurgitate it. However, here are my thoughts on Operation Cinderella.

I really wanted to like Operation Cinderella. However, it turned out to be only an 'okay' read for me. I felt that the story was bogged down with endless details.
Susan (susayq ~)
What a nice little story! Ross was a bit too perfect, but it worked in this. I loved Macie and how she changed in the story.
Nov 26, 2012 Stella rated it it was amazing
Though I very much enjoy Entangled Publishing's releases, it has been some time since I devoured and loved one of their titles as much as I did with Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr.

I'm partial to anything that is even loosely connected to Cinderella, but that also means that my expectations are high: I want the Cinderella retelling to enchant me as much as the original classic fairy tale did when I was 4. And well, I'm happy to say that Operation Cinderella was wonderful! The story sucked me i
Debra Dunbar
Jan 17, 2013 Debra Dunbar rated it really liked it
In the wake of this year’s divisive elections, Operation Cinderella gives us faith that not only can staunch supporters of opposing parties find common ground, but they can also make good bedfellows. Hope Tarr spins this fun romance that, at times, reminds me of a modern day Pride and Prejudice.

Macie Graham is a features writer for an edgy, and somewhat muckraking, magazine in New York City. She’s infuriated when her heartfelt piece on teenage birth control is blasted by ultra conservative radi
Macie Graham is lucky to still have her job as magazine editor after an article she wrote on teen sex caught the attention of radio personality Ross Mannon. Ross makes his opinions well known on the subject, calling Macie out for encouraging sex in teens.

Macie comes up with a plan to undergo a slight change in appearance, from quirky to clean and proper Macie becomes Martha Jane who is all things proper, hoping to have the article of a lifetime by being Ross's live in role model and housekeeper
May 02, 2015 Nalini rated it liked it
I think in all honesty, this read like a true fairytale except with more er feistier going ons ;)

I particularly disliked the way it ended, it was way too movie like, but then again, not every protagonist will die (have to remind myself this isn't GoT).

3.5/5 not a bad read.
Jan 11, 2013 April rated it really liked it
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A fairytale with a liberal dose of heated chemistry makes Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr the perfect fantasy for adults!

I have read a few other books written by Hope Tarr and have always enjoyed her style of writing, her characterization, vivid attention to detail and her creative storylines. Operation Cinderella is no exception.

My full review will appear at Romancing the Book.
Nicola Marsh
My first Hope Tarr book and won't be the last.

Loved the fairytale theme woven cleverly through the story but ultimately, the characters made this book.

While the romance between Ross and MJ rocket, the secondary characters made this particularly interesting.

And the clever twist at the end leading into the rest of the series? Delightful.
Dec 26, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it liked it
3 So So Stars.... * * *

The overall theme was the classic "everything isn't as it seems" tale.
There were two politically opposed people in the media... and both learn through experiencing interaction together... maybe they aren't so opposed as they thought. Throw in a young 15 year old daughter, magic shoes and there is a story to be told.

My only problem was the premise would never happen... not the learning to like each other... but the woman becoming the nanny /housekeeper. In today's internet
Feb 29, 2016 Blandine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une romance légère et à l'eau de rose ! Je ne demandais pas mieux à ce livre qui a su me charmer. Après l'avoir complètement dévoré en presque une soirée, je ne peux me montrer qu’élogieuse face à ce roman qui m'a fait rire et a su toucher mon coeur fleur bleu.

Le style de l'auteure est très agréable. Les péripéties multiples et même si on sait d'avance comment tout va se terminer, on se laisse surprendre par quelques événements inattendus. Entre les gaffes de Macie, la nécessité qu'elle a de cac
Oct 30, 2015 Koki rated it liked it
Priznám sa, tituly so slovom Popoluška v názve ma k sebe vždy pritiahnu. Ten príbeh je jednoducho neodolateľný, nezabudnuteľný, milovaný. Tak ma k sebe pritiahla i táto kniha. (Aj obálka vyzerá sľubne.) Avšak ničoho nezabudnuteľného, neopakovateľného ani neodolateľného som sa v nej nedočkala :-(

Operácia Popoluška je jednoduchý príbeh, akých sme tu už mali tisíce. Mladá žena - novinárka - s úmyslom vyhrabať "špinu" na verejnosťou obdivovaného a uznávaného a, pravdaže, zazobaného muža sa u neho ub
Inara Scott
Oct 26, 2012 Inara Scott rated it it was amazing
Fun and sexy-thought I was just going to read a chapter and couldn't put it down!
Lady Lioness
I'd attempted to read Enslaved by Hope Tarr before, still have it somewhere in the TBR piles, but I think I got three chapters in and went, yeah, no. So I was a mite apprehensive going into this one, but someone sent me the book and was like, 'just try it.'

It reminded me a lot of a Harlequin Special Edition. The book's fairly short, about 178 pages or so. I remember thinking, 'there's like thirty pages left, and still so much story to tell,' but Tarr managed to pull it off. There were also a ti
Mar 23, 2013 Ashley rated it really liked it
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I'm such a sucker for stories that involve kids, even if the "kid" in this case was high school age, haha. Macie Graham has a personal vendetta against conservative radio host Ross Mannon and decides to go undercover as his housekeeper for a story. But lo and behold, the two have some insane chemistry and sparks start flying.

Operation Cinderella was definitely a feel good read that really has you rooting for Ross and Macie, even if you want to shake Macie around a bit to get her to open her eyes
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Nov 10, 2012 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it it was amazing
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A fairy tale romance with a modern view and human twists.

Macie Graham is always after the best story. But her last article was smeared by famous radio personality Ross Mannon. Now seeking revenge she will go under what she calls Operation Cinderella and dig up dirt on him.

Ross is a very conservative person with very high standards and opinion about how people should think and live. The article he found by Macie on On Top magazine was about an issue that he does no
Romancing the Book
Feb 01, 2013 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewer: April
Source: Entangled Publishing
April's review was first posted at Romancing the Book's blog.

A fairytale with a liberal dose of heated chemistry makes Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr the perfect fantasy for adults! I have read a few other books written by Hope Tarr and have always enjoyed her style of writing, her characterization, vivid attention to detail and her creative story lines. Operation Cinderella is no exception.

In this tale, we meet Macie Graham, a dedicated editor of a
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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Operation Cinderella is a romance loosely based on the Cinderella fairy-tale. I know, been there, read that way too many times. I wanted to not like this book after reading the first couple of pages of the first chapter. I will admit, the prologue had me intrigued and I wanted to know where the story was going to go.

Operation Cinderella is NOT your childhood Cinderella fairy-tale turned into a romance. It’s a little
Christi Snow
Nov 28, 2012 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I love it when I finish a book and I have a grin on my face. This was one of those books.

Macie is an assistant editor on a liberal magazine out of NYC. She wrote a piece about prepping teenage girls with birth control BEFORE they become sexually active. When Ross Mannon saw the article, he was panicking over his 15 yo daughter's uncharacteristic behavior and it struck pure terror into his heart. As a conservative radio talk show host, he took that and ran with it, lambasting the magaz
Nov 27, 2012 Dabney rated it did not like it
This review was orginally published at

Dear. Ms. Tarr,

Halfway through your new fairytale Operation Cinderella, I began to wonder: Where is the woman who wrote Vanquished and what have you done with her?

Vanquished, which you published in 2006, is a kickass historical about a suffragette and the photographer who has been hired to ruin her. The characters, the plot, and the setting in that novel are all excellent; it’s a book I’ve read several times and was thrilled to see is finally
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Macie almost loses her job as a writer for a magazine when one of her articles about teens and sex was talked about on Ross Mannon’s radio show. Macie decides to go undercover and reveal that Ross isn’t as squeaky clean as he appears. So she changes her appearance and lies about what she does in order to become his live in housekeeper and to help out with his teen daughter. What she never expected was that he is just as perfect as he seems and that she would fall for him…

The synopsis calls this
Mariana Bezerra
Feb 04, 2013 Mariana Bezerra rated it really liked it
This was pure and simple a Cinderella story on the new century. Macie is very successful and decides to pretend to be the perfect housekeeper to discover all the dirty stories about the past of the infamous Ross Mannon.

I liked Ross and his views for life and family. He had a hard time with his own and he knows the world is not perfect, but he’s trying really hard to understand his teenage daughter better. He’s fun, smart and a really good looking guy, so I could see this Cinderella having real p
Edmiary Ayala (Crazed Bookie)
Operation Cinderella is so classically sweet. It's a slow-paced, beautiful romance that has you waiting for THAT scene. You know what I'm talking about. The scene where the cute couple you desperately want be together, get together. It's emotional and intense and... SCHEMING. I love it! I love how Macie was so devious and it was fun seeing her get to know Ross and know him as a person and not this very conservative Republican public figure. Which in her book, republicans may well be "axe-wieldin ...more
Aug 27, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un très joli conte de fées moderne. Même si ça n'a pas été un coup de coeur j'ai beaucoup apprécié ma lecture, c'est soft mais passionné à la fois. Je lirai les suites avec plaisir!
Jan 27, 2014 Jasmyn rated it really liked it
This was a great introduction to this series. Macie is a hot headed liberal and Ross is an ultra conservative family man that are at each other's throats professionally. When Macie goes undercover to find a deep dark secret she can use against him, she doesn't expect to find the type of guy she could fall in love with and a teenage daughter that needs her. This was a very cute story with lots of laughts and "awwwww" moments. I especially loved the relationship Macie developed with Ross's daught ...more
Jan 18, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Poor Macie. What to do? One of her magazine articles regarding teenagers and birth control has just been publicly dissed by Ross, a conservative, Texan, superstar. For some reason, Macie decides posing as Martha Jane and infiltrating Ross' home under the guise of being his housekeeper/nanny to his teenage daughter, is her only option. (WHAT?!) In Macie's world, if someone has a different opinion than you, you must ruin his reputation publicly by any means possible. There's a logic here,somewhere ...more
So this had elements of the film 10 Way to Lose a Guy, but also the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Republican radio host Ross vilifies a magazine article in a magazine written by Macie which talks about teenagers having sex. It almost costs the writer her job and so she decides to get revenge by going undercover to discover dirt on him. And what better way than to apply as the housekeeper/companion for his teenage daughter.

Macie loses her goth-look clothes and hair and goes back to her bibl
Jan 04, 2015 Bj marked it as to-read
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Sep 15, 2014 Audel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Premier tome d'une série romance contemporaine avec un soupçon de conte de fée.

Dans ce premier "conte", nous nous intéressons à Macie, journaliste plutôt féministe et à Ross Mannon très (trop ?) conservateur. En apparence, deux personnages qui n'ont comme seul point commun de défendre leur valeur avec conviction !

En effet, au-delà de la romance entre les deux personnages, il s'agit ici de la confrontation entre de mode de pensées et également deux modes de vie opposée. Ainsi, tout d'abord sans
Jun 05, 2015 Beatriz rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot because it was a book filled with drama, romance, and a little bit of comedy. I foundthis book when scrolling down the recommended section of kindle. The brief description of the book sounded very interesting and I began to read it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes dramatic irony. This is because there are many times when on character does something and another character does not know about it. Macie Garham is the protagonist of this book and she works for a maga ...more
Dec 31, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
Macie is a writer for a woman's magazine, and Ross is the right-wing conservative radio host that tears apart her latest article, causing the magazine to lose advertisers. Macie is determined to dig up some dirt on this sanctimonious jerk, so she convinces her editor to give her six weeks to dig it up. She gives herself a makeover and gets herself hired as Ross's housekeeper/nanny. Macie smiles and bats her eyes, convincing Ross she is a good girl with conservative values, then searches for dirt ...more
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