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Fairytales arent just for princesses anymore.

Henry Lord is about to be named the Mayor of Knights Port.

The Lord family are born politicians and as the sole heir to the throne, Henry has spent his entire life preparing for this, and more. If he plays his cards right, his assent to the White House will break barriers. But changing the old guard isnt easy and he has to
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Kindle Edition, 79 pages
Published March 5th 2020 by Blue Lemon Press (first published March 2020)
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Kazza
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Good idea. But not well executed.

Too many adjectives and verbs and some missing words/editing strangeness.

Characters that didn't appeal to me.

Not my cup of tea.

To use an Aussie description of my overall thoughts: Yeah, nah.
Michelle Claypot_Reads
I absolutely loved Jess Bryant's take on Cinderella. This was a bite sized serving of M/M yumminess with a good dash of heat and a pinch of feels.

Henry is the epitome of proper and sophisticated - living to please others. Until he meets Elliott - his opposite in almost every way. Together they are perfect - no matter what the world thinks.

I couldn't read this one fast enough. A clever take on an old tale with a very modern twist. Definitely recommend.
Phoebe
Jess Bryant remakes Cinderella into Charmed By You (Blue Lemon Press, 2020) and what a Cinderfella Elliot is! I love tattoos and piercings so Elliot is my kind of guy and apparently Henrys (laugh).

This is a really sweet retake on the fairytale. Bryant focuses on the relationship between Henry and Elliot versus the backstory. She also provides plenty of heat between the two characters, so much so this is not a book you want to read around your mother (just saying).

Charmed is a quick read with a
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Katherine
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A really easy and enjoyable retelling of Cinderella in the modern day! The cinder in this case is Elliot, a man who lost his father and then his father's restaurant to his cruel stepmother. Elliot has been rebelling since he first lost his father and is now a confident and sure young man, but still trapped by his familial connections. Into the picture comes Henry. Henry has had a life that has been privileged and well provided from his family name. Henry has channelled that into political ...more
Laina Gruver
4.5 stars

What a quick, sexy read! Adorable M/M rendition of Cinderella. Complete with wicked step-mother and wicked step-brothers. Mayoral candidate Henry Lord notices the one man who not only seems out of place but, is the only man to catch (and hold) his attention. When Henry finally meets the elusive Elliot, sparks fly and they share a fabulous night together. When Henry wakes in he morning, Elliot is gone. All that was left behind was a cufflink. Henry uses is abundant resources to find the
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Paulette
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fairytales may come true it could happen to you. Well maybe not you but it did for Elliott and Henry in this modern day MM version of Cinderella. I have to tell you I enjoyed every delectable, heartwarming (yes, I said heartwarming) moment. In this day and age you must realize that alternate lifestyle stories are not all salacious. This was one of the most touching, melt your butter stories I have ever read. It brought all the feels. That includes; smiles, heat, romance, tenderness, sexiness, ...more
Jenny
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always loved Cinderella, and this author has written an adorable twist on the Cinderella story. Henry is a powerful man from a powerful family. Hes running for mayor. While at a social function he spots Elliott and his heart is captured; he is completely besotted with Elliott. After hours of tracking Elliot, Henry is able to get Elliott alone and talk to him, their attraction is mutual and they have an unforgettable night together. But, as with all Cinderella stories, Elliott leaves something ...more
Robin Sweeney
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book, and I learned two things! One, why have I never read Jess Bryant before???? And two I've usually shied away from M/M, but have slowly been coming around to it with some authors. Well this book is added to that list! Yes it's short, but it doesn't lack for anything. It's a new take on the Cinderella story, and I loved every single word of it! I can't wait to dive in to more of Jess's books, the writing just blew me away, I'm not normally a novella kind of reader, but I was ...more
Joy Westerfield
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a truly delightful story about two people who arent looking for love, but come across each other at a time when they need it. Henry is a man who aspires to become Mayor but feels something is missing in his life. Enters Elliott and all bets are off! He is instantly enamored with him. After a night of passion, Elliott disappears. Can Henry find this young man who he feels is the one? If you want to find out, then please read this story. I loved every word and so will you! ...more
Laurie Jean
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love love loved it

This was a short, sweet, hot, and swoony short story. Its insta lust/love but felt believable, sometimes you meet the right person and you just know. Theyre very opposite but perfect for each other. Everyone deserves their prince (or princess) charming and they are that for each other.
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Gladys
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this quick read and if I had to come up with a negative comment about it I would complain about the short length simply because I loved these character and their story so much. Henry and Elliot's story is a M/M fairytale reimaging of Cinderella and I thought it was cleverly done, had a couple it was easy to root for and was just quite swoon worthy. I liked the fresh feeling I got from this book because I personally have not come across any other M/M fairytale themed romances at all. ...more
Becca Whaley
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Elliot has lived a hard life, in an impossible situation ..... He is the male Cinderella in every sense of the word. That is until Henry plays eyes on him, then he becomes everything.... He is so much more than he ever realized and Henry is just the man to bring out the best in him. This is the perfect MM romance .... Henry didnt save Elliot , he just made him realize his worth and helped him see who he could be... yet again Jess blows me away with her captivating words....
Ellen
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love me an entertaining Cinderella story (or in this case, Cinderfella) and this was a quick and entertaining read with 2 MCs from the opposite sides of the track. There's absolutely nothing new in the story, but it was enjoyable.
Dia
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
just okay
Jamie Krungers
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read-mm
3.5 stars..
Sarah Sargent
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
New to me

I happened to randomly pick this one up after seeing it shared by someone else. I am so happy that I did. Loved this novella. And now I need to go through and read more.
Mel
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a m/m romance and Jess does the best m/m books. Elliot and Henry are polar opposites who have an instant connection. Can these two truly make it work with all their differences? Grab your copy and settle in for a fantastic twist on a modern love story.
Renee
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet take on Cinderella! This quick read has a nice blend of banter, 🔥, and heartwarming moments. Henry makes my heart happy. 💖
Mrs K
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good read

This is the first book I have read by this author. It was a quick read. I would recommend it
Samantha Reeves
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Henry and Elliot's story was such a great read. I devoured it up so quickly! If we ever catch up with them I hope we get more of Mack and his new friend too. Loved that part!
Winter
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like the title suggests this was an absolutely charming book. I fell in love with both the mc's. It was sweet, sexy and romantic. Overall, a really entertaining and well written book.
Navyda
Well, this was cute. Was adorable, enjoyable, fun and sweet.

3.5 Henry-sounds-like-such-a-sophisticated-name stars.
Rebecca
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jess Bryant has knocked it out of the park with her own version of a Cinderella story.

Elliot has been cooking in his dad's restaurant since his step-mother kept his inheritance from him. He's skimping, one day at a time, so one day he can buy it back from his stepmother.

Henry is running for mayor, and following the rules, he's not had a relationship or even a one night stand in a long time. When he sees Elliot, Henry knows he's going down. He didn't really believe in love at first sight, but
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Cynthia Carpenter
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Henry and Elliott will bring you to your knees with all the emotions, heartbreaking moments with have tears in your eyes and make you laugh and smile with the M/M retelling of Cinderella. Amazing read that will leave you wanting more and more. Jess Bryant knows how to tell a romantic story full of everything you want. Can't wait to see what she has next.
Jaime Reynolds
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is one hot m/m romance. Elliot and Henry instantly connect with one glance across the room and you are hooked. I wanted more of these characters and story so much. The author is a great storyteller and one you definitely do not want to miss out on.
Leanne
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful Cinderella tale for the times we live in.
Henry and Elliot together are sweet, hot and perfect.
Mrs Jayne Rushton
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story. It made me feel warm inside, and took me to a happy place.

As it says in the book, it's a true Cinderella story, brought up to date on a way only Jess knows how. Ell is such a beautiful soul, and well matched with Henry.

A couple who shouldn't work, but just do!
Susan Hoffman
rated it liked it
Mar 08, 2020
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Mar 10, 2020
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Jess Bryant is an avid indoorswoman. A city girl trapped in a country girl's life, her heart resides in Dallas but her soul and roots are in small town Oklahoma. She enjoys manicures, the color pink, and her completely impractical for country life stilettos. She believes that hair color is a legitimate form of therapy, as is reading and writing romance. She started writing as a little girl but her ...more

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