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The Cinderella Princess

(Royal Holiday #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,739 ratings  ·  226 reviews
Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dr ...more
ebook, 151 pages
Published April 2nd 2015 by Tule Publishing (first published March 31st 2015)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone is book one in the Royal Holiday series.

glass slipper

Doesn’t every girl dream of meeting her prince charming, getting swept off her feet, having that glass slipper fit her perfectly? Well, not Emily Rodgers. Her father abandoned her and her mother when she was little for another woman. Work is Emily’s life. She is determined to never allow herself to depend on someone else for survival. If she can accomplish this one task for the ad agency she works
Apr 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Royal Fairytales, Romance, Tule Publishing
3.5 Figuring Out Your Path Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
This is the first of a combined series of laypeople becoming involved one way or another with Royals. Each is written by different each has a distinctly different flavor.

As the first, we have a very ambitious Ad executive stuck working for a company which keeps promising her a partnership... but never delivers. She is now stuck fixing a mess... a Reality TV show of a Prince finding his Royal wife...yup.. like that is actually g
Briar's Reviews
The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone is an absolutely cute adaption of the "Cinderella" tale.

Oh gosh - a prince falling for a marketing genius/television producer?! I am in! Seriously, I love marketing and love seeing a story that I relate to. I just... uh... need to find the prince now, right guys? Emily loves her job and wants to move towards being a partner, but that darn glass ceiling keeps hitting her in the face. But now, she has created a Bachelor styled show to find Prince Luc a wi
Muse-ic ♬
That was adorable!
What a short and sweet perfect Valentine's day read!

This is more of a short story than a book. It was literally very fast paced because the author had to squeeze the entire story into 150 pages.
Some people complained about the instalove, and it was a bit intsa-lovey, but again, everything had to develop so quickly, so I didn't mind it. It was cute :D
I'm a sucker for gentlemen!! Prince Luc may not seem like a gentleman, but it's because he has to hide that part of him. He needs
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it

A sweet story about going after what you truly want, this book was good and of course I liked it because I seem to have a thing for royal romance! It's a short read and easily devoured within a couple hours. I loved seeing how the supposed 'playboy' Prince was actually a kind-hearted man who did just about anything for his family. This is the first in a series with each book completely self contained and written by different authors. If you like royal romance then check this out. I've g
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
Cute, fluffy, adorable.

There's really no need for a full review here. This was a freebie (I think) and kept me entertained for an hour or so. It was a quick read with a fun little plot. There was definitely some insta-love and the prince was a bit ridiculous. Think of this like a Hallmark movie.
Alia Ros
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“But since you’re offering, could I please have the other shoe?”

OMG I am way impressed by this book. I definitely loved how everything turned out, it was a nice short read. I wasn't expecting it to be this good tbh. Love love Luc <3 WHY DO U HVE TO BE SO PERFECT
Dirty Dayna
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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4 the shoe fits stars

4.5 the shoe fits stars

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I am a sucker for a Cinderella story!!!
I don’t know if anyone else is aware but this series (Royal Holiday) is so different. Because each book in the series has a different author! So you never know what you are going to get as far as style (unless you’ve read the individual authors)
I rarely ever change my reviews but this book inspired me to collect the next two in the line (of 4) therefore it cant possibly be just a 4. This book is
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I read through this book quickly. It was so easy to settle in with. I loved the banter and the sparks between the two MC's. Emily and Luc fall in love while she is trying to find him a royal wife. But she is not a princess and he would have to give up his title and money to marry her. Good stuff, that.

While there are no actual sex scenes in this book, there is sexual innuendo, references to sex, and a completely sketchy scene in the beginning where the prince is hung over, naked and flaunting it
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I wasn’t sure how my psyche was going to take reading a true romance story. I have been reading so much paranormal and heavy romances, that I didn’t know how I was going to react to true, unadulterated romance. Well, my heart swelled and I shed a few tears but I made it through this amazing book about true love and Cinderella finding her Prince Charming.

First impressions are just wonderful things. And Emily’s first impression of Prince Luc is
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
<3 Such a fun Cinderella story.

Content: no sex, mild language, innuendo & a sketchy scene at the beginning but nothing happens (hungover naked prince).
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Emily doesn't believe in happily ever afters. Not after her mother wasted her life sticking around her cheating father. All she knows is that she can only count on herself to get what she wants in life and what she wants is to become a Partner at her advertising agency. The trip to Alvernia to find a bride for Prince Lucas Alexander Leopold Casimir von Rexburg for a Reality Show will achieve just that. But it's not that simple
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I got this copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I didn't expect to end up loving this book as much as I do now. The more I read about Lucas, the more I see he's actually a decent guy. And even though it was an insta-love thing, but this one was really handled right.

I loved the conflict between Emily's promotion and Luc's title being on the line, such big losses for things they hold dearest, him her career and he his foundation. It was such an intricately critical situation they've
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Emily Rodgers is an ad executive that's been sent to the small European nation of Alvernia for damage control on a reality show entitled The Search for Cinderella. This isn't exactly her field but her boss' wife is the head of the production company behind the show and what her boss' wife wants, she gets, even if that means having her husband's employees pulling double duty. Emily's main reason for agre
twelvejan [Alexandria]
5 really, really bias stars!

This was me last night...only less pretty.


No one died. There was no cliffhanger that could have left me bereft. In fact, it was a HEA. And yet it left me with the waterworks, complete with a nose-full of mucous. Each time Prince Luc did something sweet, like tucking her in and kissing her forehead, or when he surprised her with chocolates, I had wanted to curl up and bawl. Like what the fuck was wrong with me? I'm the epitome of a person with serious mental and em
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Emily is a workaholic advertisement executive posted on the job to help turn a reality TV show, The Bachelor-esque style show with the prince as the Bachelor, into a success. Her chance for a promotion to a partner requires having to help Prince Luc with his public image and arranging his dates with various princesses. As she is doing her job, she finds an unexpected side to him that the cameras and the world don't see. I loved how we were taken along for the journey in discovering that Prince L ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cheesy/Corny, and Cute. I gave this book 4 stars for a few reasons. The writing was cheesy and corny which was cute at times but a little weird at other times. Also the writing seemed okay but in this I
kind of story case, I guess it works. In the beginning too, I found that it felt dragged but towards the end I didn't get that feeling anymore. But I think the reason I felt like it dragged was because I found another book to read while I was reading this book, and I really want to read that too.
Blodeuedd Finland

Setting: A reality show in a world where there seems to be HUNDREDS of kingdoms and principalities in Europe ;)

Lovers. Luc, the playboy who has a heart of gold. Emily, the hard working career woman who will turn this show around.

Background. Luc's father is an asshole for making him do that. Poor Luc. HELLO! Wouldn't love make everyone happy?

Drama. Oh no, Luc must marry a princess. Will they ever be together.

Answer. yes, this is romance.
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Didn't get to far in this, not even a chapter before there was talk of strip clubs, naked women, a the prince in bed drunk telling the main girl character to join him, and her in turn making a lewd comment to him. Not for me.
Britney (BookDrunkSloth)
The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone was OK. I was happily surprised to find it was decently clean in the intimacy department. The worst that it got was the characters fantasizing each other now and then and it wasn't long or too drawn out. As far as the romantic aspect however, I wasn't convinced.

Emily Rodgers is an American woman who is extremely career driven. She has a goal to become partner at the company she works for, so she busts her butt to make every job succeed. She is tasked wi
Jessica Alcazar
Copy provided by the author and by Tule Publishing for an honest review.

OH what fun this was to read! Lucas and Emily were absolutely perfect for each other!
OK, so Emily has no 'Prince Charming' dreams what so ever in her head. Her father up and took off on her and her mom when she was just a little girl. She doesn't believe in happily ever afters. She has her work and that's all she cares about. It's her companion. It's the only thing she's driven for. She just needs this one promotion to solid
ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

Let me warn you, this story is so cliché, predictable, so sweet should make my teeth ache (but in this case that didn't happen, thank goodness) and a bit unbelievable with an insta-love. But it worked for me. I was in the mood for sweet romance I think that was why I enjoyed it.

Despite the unbelievable thing that usually doesn't work well for me in the first place, a royal family set-up a reality TV show for the
Sohinee Reads & Reviews (Bookarlo)
Would you like a happily ever after with that kiss?

Yes please!

Guess what? I loved this book.

When it comes to romance novels, it's goes the same, hot and handsome hero, sexy heroine with long legs, lots of sexual tension, cuss words flying all over, lots of sex scenes, hero pushing away the heroine because unfortunately she fell in love with him and then the hero's senses starts working somehow and he finds that he too loves her. It's almost ALWAYS this way.

How often do you find romance book
Grace Augustine
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story of Luc the Prince is quite intriguing. In this delightful romance, Melissa McClone introduces us to the "royalty" way of doing things...only this certain Prince has the reputation of being quite the "bad boy." Emily is sent to his rescue, to find him a wife, to save his inheritance. What takes place next, is all a pure, wonderful fairy tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a really quick read seeing as how I read it today. I'm a sucker for love stories, especially when there are princes involved. I don't know what that says about me. I enjoyed the love story, and even though it was short, I thought the characters and story were developed pretty well. It was pretty predictable, but I like that sometimes. Overall, a good, quick read if you like love stories, but don't expect anything groundbreaking.
Beyond the Pages
Apr 01, 2015 rated it liked it
The Cinderella Princess was a playful short that came with a prince, an American commoner, and glass slipper and dreamy carriage as well. This charming story told the tale of a man and woman who found love in the strangest of ways. Clean chemistry and sweet romance guarantee that this book will be a happily ever after hit for the true romantic.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very predictable yet feel good read, but from the title you know what your getting going in, it reminded me of a hallmark film you watch at Christmas, lots of cheese but also lots of tingles.

Emily and Prince Luc are a fab couple that just cant stop kissing... as they try to find him a royal wife, short but incredibly sweet!
Joann Herley
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Cinderella Princess is a sweet romantic read that includes royals. Emily is a workaholic sent to assist with a reality TV show where Prince Luc is hoping to find a wife. They both must deal with a few surprises. It was a fun read with a very happy ending.
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I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, two daughters, son, dog and too many cats! I write "sweeter" contemporary romance novels for Harlequin and Tule Publishing.

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