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Head Over Heels (Urban Fairytales #1)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  522 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Sometimes you have to make your own happily ever after.

Working at the Glass Slipper is anything but a fairytale for Cyn Elder. After one especially long day, all she wants is to kick off her shoes and put her feet up, but she reluctantly lets her friends drag her out to a new club. Movie mogul and fledgling club owner Parker Maguire is bored with the Hollywood scene and it
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ebook, 152 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by Samhain Publishing (first published November 5th 2008)
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Emily
Cynthia "Cyn" Elder is tired and cranky after a way to long day at work, protesting when her friends haul her to a new club opening. Just wanting to rest her feet, she gives one of the bouncers a piece of her mind when Parker Maguire, part owner of the club and Hollywood royalty, happens upon them. Entertained by the spitfire who seems to have qualms giving her opinion about the club, bodyguard, and him for that matter.

Bored with the tedious path his life has taken, he finds Cyn refreshing and
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dreamwild1985
once upon a time there were two very talented authors who spun fairytales brilliant enough to make any interracial romance fan believe in happily ever afters...

i just finished reading Lena Matthew's "Head Over Heels" and it was SO f-ing good! but really, do we expect anything short of perfection from miss Matthews? like with all of her other books, i found myself laughing and loving from beginning to end!

now, i heard it through the grape vine that "Head Over Heels" is actually one half of a pl
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ツ Renée
This was a hot modern day Cinderella story. Loved the chemistry between Parker and Cyn, and Meshell and Miller were too funny.
Savannah- Quad Motherin' Book Readin' Diva
Ladies......

I really liked this book. Shocking at this point. Especially considering I've read quite a few from this author and this one stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Not sure what she had going on with some of her others, but I have almost no complaints about it beyond the length. Its not terribly short, but the fact that I feel like she sacrificed some material that the book would have benefitted from knocks off a star. The days when "Cyn" stayed with "Palmer" in his house in B
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UnusualChild{beppy}
synopsis:
cyn works at her father's shoe store, but she works long hours because her father's girlfriend's daughters are supposed to work there too, but cyn has to cover a lot of their shifts. cyn doesn't want to tell her father and have him be disappointed that they can't all get along. her friends drag her out to a club opening, where she meets parker, who has just invested in the club. he's also a movie mogul, but cyn doesn't recognize him. after a night of great conversation, cyn leaves, but
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Tina
And erotica that is actually a little on the sweet side. This is a modern re-telling of Cinderella and is very, very faithful to it. Cyn works in her father's shoe store called The Glass Slipper. She has the requisite awful step-mother and two trifling step-sisters.

At a party she meets a rich, handsome movie mogul who, in true princely fashion ,sets out to sweep her off her feet.

There is really nothing that sets this book out from the pack. Cyn was nice and Parker was hot. The writing was fun a
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Marcia Walkerdine
This is another Cinderella story by an author I have read many times before. I enjoy her books but this book had managed to escape my attention. Another reader recommended it to me as a good Cinderella story.

This is Cyn and Parker's story. I loved Cyn because she was sassy and not a total walk over like so many of the Citronellas that we read about. She stood up to her step-sisters and mother, that did not stop them doing the dirty on her but she gave them a tongue lashing when she caught them.

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Sonya
Unfortunately, the cover has absolutely nothing to do with the story. I am in favor of better artistic expression in regards to developing book covers, my opinion...of course.

This is a sweet story. I liked how Matthews' chose to develop the relationship between Parker and Cyn - they talked and talked. This is important...essential, really. Relationships runs on the rails of communication, without it failure is inevitable.

Another like, Parker and Cyn were honest and direct with each other about
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Yolanda
Cute romance. i liked how they met and the way the romance developed, not real fast but keep me interested in story and the couple. i of course love the really hot sex scenes but nothing new for Matthews they are usually very steamy. One book i would put in my reread pile.
Shona Parker
Ahhh a modern day fairy tale that's not to far fetch from reality!!! I loooovveeddd Parker!!!! He was the most non-arrogant millionaire I'm sure that's out there! He loved Cyn the moment he met her, not that what you call love at first sight! With those wicked witches of sisters it balanced out the flamboyant Flame of *Shelton* and the nonchalant demeanor of Miller (who might I add made a girl wanna grab a few gay/drag friends) every girl needs one or two of them in their life!!! Her father i th ...more
Ragatnia Clara
Actually, I enjoyed read page to page.

I liked the characters, I liked how Cyn was bold enough and wasn't trying to hide her interests to Parker. I liked the story line flows. I liked almost everything. Yep, almost. Because what left me hanging is the response from Parker's parents. I knew that they didn't oppose Parker with black woman, but still, I was curious with their conversation, whether they engaged with one another or so. Four stars it is.
Imjstgr8
Aww how refreshing this book was.... THIS is the way Cinderella needs to be told... a fiesty princess that takes no stuff from "the steps" & a sexy rich prince. The fact that it was interracial made it better.... This story made me a believer of fairy tales once again.... Great book. Great characters. Great writing... Recommended.
Beate
This is a serious Cinderella story. All the way down to the names. You have your shoes, wicked step family, fairy godfather, a prince, and everything else. A fun read. I'll be picking up next book in the series. Something about wolves and eating you... :D
Shana
This book was just a happy and good feeling book and I really enjoyed it. I was definitely not predictable entirely which is cool with me.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This was a funny reinterpretation of Cinderella. I found this to be lighthearted and amusing. Nice way to set it to contemporary life.
Tony
This cover has nothing to do with book. The story is really cute and enjoyed the similarity to "Cinderella". Cute Cute Cute
Lady Raven RAVE!
Good read I loved it they are not the main characters but Miller and Meshell too funny good read for me
Mel
Nice read...the cover doesn't do the book justice; in fact, it doesn't match at all.
Sara
Very nice quick read. Well worth the cpl of hrs. Funny, romantic and slightly dramatic.
Jenni
Found this book funny and refreshing will definitely re-read at some point
Kimchi
This is a cute story, with alot of spunk. I liked it, and will read it again.
Elizabeth
Dec 27, 2009 Elizabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Followed the writer
Loved this take on the Cinderella story!
Shayna
Pretty good short story. Lena never disappoints.
Angelique Hannold
This was an enjoyable book and a fast read.
Camylle
This was a light and fun read!
Angie
Very funny, quick read.
Hasien
This was a sweet story.
Lenz
A nice-refreshing read. ~
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Lena Matthews spends her days dreaming about handsome heroes and her nights with her own personal hero. Married to her college sweetheart, she is the proud mother of two children, three evil dogs, and a mess of ants that she can't seem to get rid of.

When not writing she can be found reading, watching movies, lifting up the cushions on the couch to look for batteries for the remote control and plot
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