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The Fall of Cinderella

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One perfect life.
Two uniformed officers.
Three acts of betrayal.
Four beats of a heart.
Five words that will destroy her.
Once upon a time, Tessa Salinger had it all.
Until…
She discovered that fairy tales were nothing more than extravagant lies dressed up in lavish clothes.
In reality...Cinderella falls.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 3rd 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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K. Street The title is actually a metaphor and it's not a retelling at all. One day, I was driving and thinking about the fairy tales that are told over and…moreThe title is actually a metaphor and it's not a retelling at all. One day, I was driving and thinking about the fairy tales that are told over and over again. Then I began to wonder...how do we know Cinderella really lived happily ever after? What happened a year later? Was her perfect life really perfect? The title came to me almost immediately. (less)
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I went to bed last night intending to read a chapter of this book. I ended up reading fifty percent before I put it down for the night. Woke up this morning to an eye infection. Took two painkillers as in so much pain and I finished the book. I’m telling you this cos usually when I get an eye infection I don’t read for a few days but there’s no way I could leave this for a few days. I had even thought of asking my partner to read it to me but I knew he’d read too slow for me lol

I’m not gonna
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K. Street
May 12, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Release Info: Release date November 3, 2017
TFoC Release week 2
Hot KU Romance-Dani
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. Emotional. Raw. This book just tore my heart up! Within the first few chapters I was a sobbing mess, destroyed. While reading the life of Tessa Salinger, I felt her pain, I felt her heart breaking and shattering. Losing someone close to you, someone you love with all your heart will change your life, shatter your soul. The way K Street just delivered this story was nothing short of amazing.

“I don’t just mourn him. I grieve for the memories we’ll never make, all those moments I’ll nev
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Laura- BookBistroBlog
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Fall of Cinderella
By: K. Street
4 Stars

WOW!!! What a ride!

Tessa Salinger is living the dream. Excellent Job, Awesome Husband, trying to have kids, Swanky apartment on a high floor with a doorman. Everything a Gal could dream of. Things are going good.

How can a ring of your doorbell change your life so suddenly?

How do you get past that single doorbell…

How do you pick up the pieces that are now broken into millions of pieces…

Devastated… that’s how Tessa has become. The how’s, the why’s, the h
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Halime   Yazıcı Mimaroğlu
Not bad but not four five star!
Mybe story was similar or maybe it needs to be a little bit different than ordinary!
Dante was good boy!
Heather M. Orgeron
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As an author myself and a mother of six, I don't have much time to read, but I made time for this one and boy am I glad I did. This cover, title, and blurb spoke to me, and I HAD to have it.

K is a beautiful writer. Her words are poetic and flowy without feeling forced. Despite the pretty writing, her male character was very manly and a bit dirty, and I really liked that!

I loved both main characters. Despite being hit over and over again with the unthinkable, Tessa remained strong, and put hers
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Kristi
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What can i say...I LOVE this author. I wasn’t sure when I first started this book if I was gonna like it! She exceeded my expectations!!! So Tessa, she comes from a great home, her parents are down to earth run of the mill parents. She meets and marries Trevor. Trevor...not complete and utter scum but close to it. Thank God we didn’t see him long😂Dante...holy smokes. Dante!!😍👅He was the brother to Trevor secretly pining for Tessa from the very beginning! In fact, it should ah e been him that she ...more
Rachel Beamin'
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, meh
Meh. I mean, meeeeh.

Here is another highly rated book that I thought was meh.

Someone told me recently that I am cold hearted, I guess they were right. I have read other reviews and they all pretty much say the same thing.

”OMG MY EYES WERE LEAKING THE ENTIRE BOOK! IT WAS DEVASTATING!!!”

And of course I am sitting here questioning my sanity, did I pick up the wrong book? I mean at the end my eyes misted over when Tessa finally said good bye. Other than that, I felt Dante’s character lacked, makin
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Laura
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
What Is It About:
Tessa's life changes completely overnight when her husband is killed by a drunk driver. Her life begins to unravel as his secrets begin to come out. She manages to keep it together with the help of her brother-in-law Dante. Dante has been in love with Tessa since the first time that he saw her but Trevor saw her first. Dante stays patient but Trevor's memory may keep them part.

What I Liked and Didn't:
My first point will be that there is no hint of Cinderella in this book. The va
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Marni Mann
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to be an early reader, and I loved every word. K. Street has outdone herself. Review to come.
Jess~Two Darlin' Dolls & a Book Review
The Fall of Cinderella is waking up only to realize your dream life is crumpling into a nightmare having to pick up the shattered pieces.

Tessa has lived a fairy tale life, until her life is turned upside down. Now she is faced with some harsh realities that she has to take on. Stumbling through her new life Dante, her brother in law, is there to help her. Slowly a stronger bond starts to form between them as they become more apart of each other's lives.


"The sun sets, and not once do we get a gl
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Diane plourde
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing



This is my first book written by this author and I’m far from being done reading her stories. This 5 star story really captured my undivided attention.

This review will remain spoiler free because there are so many surprising shocking twists that kept coming until the end.

This story was so addicting that I basically read it in a matter of a few short hours. I admire an author who can keep the surprises coming because it keeps me captive until the very last word. This is a romantic story with
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Debbie
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tessa and Dante. Connected by Trevor. Her husband. His half brother.

She thinks she has the perfect life. He thinks their brothery business is going well.

Tragedy brings both their worlds crashing down around them. Her marriage was not what it seemed. His brother was hiding things from him in the business.

She crumbles, he tries to hold himself and Tessa together. Told from both their points of view which gives you a deeper look into what is happening.

What happens when your life comes crashing down
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Pea
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've never heard about this author but when I read the title and saw the cover I got intrigued. I was hooked from the beginning and it was a very enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to read more books from this author.
Shelby
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really liked this one and glad I got it on a whim from KU-on to find more by this author
Alex ♈
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Katy Kitchin
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m the kind of reader that will enjoy nearly every book I read, but it’s rare I come across a book I would give beyond 5 stars. This book deserves infinite stars and more Frankenstein hearts than all the readers in the world. I am so blown away that I think I may be in a galaxy far far away right now (not even sorry for the geek joke, you can’t make me!).

K. Street weaves this story with perceived effortlessness, the way only a meant to be author can. No doubt if she reads this she’ll snort or
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Colleen Mc (The Book Lover Blog)
4.5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
I read K. Street’s debut novel, Healing the Broken, and it was stunning. She officially became an author I would watch out for and once I read the blurb for her second release, I just knew it was going to be great. I was not wrong. The Fall of Cinderella was a sweet mixture of angsty, mysterious, hopeful and sexy. Ms. Street quickly had me falling for her characters and their story.

Tessa is living a dream life. She has a beautiful home, wants for nothing, and has her very own Prin
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Geegina
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Fall of Cinderella, wow! What a fall. I’m gonna start by saying that once I stared this book I was hooked. From beginning to end. What a roller coaster of emotions. And believe me when I say you will cry your eyes out. I did. Such a baby right? Really so much feelings in this story but you get your little heart mended, I promise.

Tessa a woman with everything she ever wanted a great job, an amazing husband, good stability but then with one knock of the door everything changes and the fall beg
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Sara Koelsch
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh… my… word… how am I supposed to write a review on this? I can’t give anything away! All you need is to read the blurb and nothing more… heck, don’t even read that… go in completely blind! This book is so raw and beautiful that you are just going to sit there staring off into a daze afterwards… or that is what I did! I’m going to be completely honest and tell you I was a sobbing mess reading this. Not just the ending but throughout this book… within pages I was crying!

Reading about Tessa Salin
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Laurie White
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways-won
I received a signed copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review! My initial thought of this book was "Too much Too fast". Right out of the gate we learn of Dante's infatuation with Tessa. Tessa's husband has just died, Dante's half-brother, and Dante on page 26, only days after, even before the funeral, we learn of some pretty explicit things he would like to do to her. It was a little off putting at first and I wasn't sure if I even wanted to continue. I'm a ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
I wanted to love this one, however, this was just a like for me. Some parts I loved and others I didn't so I have balanced it out to a three. This is another one of the widow getting together with the husbands brother and came as a recommendation after I purchased another book with a similar trope. For me, what I didn't like was trying to sully the dead husbands memory to make the fact that the brother steps in okay. It is like the author was trying to force the reader into accepting the situati ...more
2OCC Reviews
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marie
There is so much I want to say about this book. A devastatingly emotional read, it is beautifully written. You will experience all the feels with each page turn. The raw fury of a woman whose life is destroyed, her poignant journey to understand, and her contentment in reclaiming her life makes this an incredible story.

Tessa is a woman who believes she has it all. The perfect husband, the perfect marriage, the happily ever after. When her world is torn to shreds, she has to regroup to understand
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TamraC
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

The Fall of Cinderella is a standalone contemporary romance, that is the 2nd novel done by the very talented K. Street.

How would you feel if you had your fairytale one moment and the next it was all gone?! How far can you fall before you aren't able to get up again?

In this book we meet Tessa, who experiences a tragedy that leads her to open Pandora's box. One secret leads to the next until they all come tumbling out!!! The fairytale t
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Kristina
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
🌟 All the Epic Stars 🌟

I don't know how to put into words how I'm feeling after this book. My heart was broken over and over but put back together in the best of ways. Every word had me falling more in love with this story than I already was. It's hard to describe without giving anything away and this is one you must go in blind and feel every emotion for yourself. I will say something I didn't expect was Dante having such a dirty mouth and I loved him!! Also, Tessa's dad was perfect! There was j
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Karen
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit! K. Street rips your heart out, tramples it, and hands it back to you battered and then slowly brings it back to whole.

Tessa has it all: the job, the husband, the life she always wanted and it all came crashing down in a blink of an eye. Devastated by the loss of her husband, she is hit with blow after blow of lies and deceit from the man she loved.

Dante, her brother in law, is there to pick up the pieces. But he also has been in love with Tessa since they met and he will do what he ca
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Desi
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had the very fortunate opportunity to read an early copy for “The Fall of Cinderella”, and as with her first book, K Street has left me speechless! Let me just say that we are all put on this earth with a mission and destiny. Well, K Street was meant to write books!

I have read so many books and there are so many amazing authors out there, but K Street is an astounding writer! Her characters speak to you. You feel every emotion a human being can possess. The storyline that takes place in this
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Yolanda
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The Fall Of Cinderella is a stand alone, the second book written by K. Street and she did not disappoint!! The Fall Of Cinderella is the perfect title for this book. Tessa is a beautiful woman who had everything going for her in her professional and personal life. She was living the perfect life until tragedy strikes. I felt so bad for Tessa and her situation truly broke my heart. K. Street writes this story with such passionate and grit. Dante....I have all the love and feels for this amazing m ...more
Terri Turner
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this emotional story which was extremely well written and full of angst. My first book by K Street and I wasn't disappointed in any way.

Tessa and Dante know each other well, she was married to his brother but Tessa life changes dramatically one day which has a profound effect on them both. Secrets are being kept and feelings are high, Tessa is struggling to cope with all this devastation that she suddenly finds herself having to deal with.
The characters are wonderfully written a
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Marisol Scott
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
What happens when through tragedy you find your seemingly perfect life isn't what seemed? What happens when you love someone so much you're forced to keep a secret from her just to keep from breaking her more?
The Fall of Cinderella is an emotional masterpiece. Full of pain, angst, and forbidden love, this story is a must read.
Street has a gift for making her scenes come to life with her vivid words. Her writing style is so fluent you feel you are right there with the characters. Told through dua
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K. Street has been making up stories since she was old enough to talk, and she began writing at the tender age of eleven. She resides in central Florida with her husband and daughter. Her affinity for coffee, sweet red wine, dark chocolate, and hockey runs deep. When K. isn’t working or writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family, and cheering on her beloved Chicago Blackha ...more