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The Cinderella Secret

(The Deveraux Legacy #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Aidan Deveraux has secrets. His secrets could get her killed.

Aiden Deveraux is a hot-shot lawyer with a Prince Charming reputation and a secret identity. Even his wealthy family is unaware of his alter-ego—the lucha libre mask wearing street-fighter, Number Nine. But when his family's company is threatened, Aiden faces his toughest opponent yet, the brilliant and gorgeous
Published October 19th 2020 by Blue Zephyr Press
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Lilith  Seven  *DirtyBooksAndMessyHair*


Ella and Aiden met at an MMA fighting scene 6 years ago but they had no knowledge of their real identity. He was her Number 9 and she was his Cinderella. After Aiden rescues her, flash forward to 6 years...Ella is a defense attorney and fighting a case in a courtroom against Aiden's family. They feel an intense attraction towards each othe
Kristen Lewendon
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with these characters while reading the first book. Now I get to come back and fall in love with them all over again. One of the things I liked best about this book was that we got to peel back even more layers of the masks these Deveraux youngsters shield themselves with. And in the case of Aiden, one of them is an actual, physical mask. No one expects the charming Deveraux son to be just as dangerous as his ex-con cousin, so it’s a very effective disguise. Ella was everything I ...more
Sharon Grow
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so enjoying this series as the author’s style of writing makes you not want to miss even one word. The humorous and sarcastic interaction between this blended family highlights their closeness. Well known lawyer Aiden Deveraux, has kept a secret from his family. He enjoys MMA fighting and sneaks off at times to participate. At one match he meets “Cinderella” and is able to rescue her. Years later, Cinderella aka attorney Ella Zhao is still searching for “Number Nine” the man who saved her t ...more
Karen Tully
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced, super enjoyable romantic thriller. I love these characters! They are all smart and humorous, with their own strengths. It's Such a messed up family, but they're all trying in their own ways to get better. I loved the first one too, but I think you could read them in any order. ...more
Clayr Catherall
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book once I got into the storyline. Think I was thrown for a loop a bit with it being second book in the series, which I hadn’t realised till I had read.

This was a new author for me and looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.
Sophie Ruthven
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a new to me author.
Although it took awhile to truly get into it, I think it might just of been my frame of mind as I raced through the second half.
Once the puzzle pieces started coming together and the characters started communicating and working together itwas definitely more edge of your seat enjoyable.
Will definitely be interested in checking out the next book.
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say “Cinderella Secret” is an exciting reading and I can assure you don’t want stop reading it until the end. It start with an alter ego: a fighter (Number 9) rescuing Cinderella aka Ella Zhao, both with faces covered. Years after he is a prominent lawyer who is living a double life and has a unconventional family. In other hand, Ella is now an adult woman. She and her uncle are searching for justice because of the murder of Ella’s father; the family implicated: the Deveraux. At the sa ...more
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars

This book started great. Fast-paced. Fun. Intriguing. But then... I don't know what is it lately that authors decide to throw a bunch of info dump in their books. Telling things instead of showing them to the readers. This book was good but it would have been better if it kept the action pace instead of the paperwork/business talk it got.
The romance was good but there is the thing that I find ridiculous and is that Ella was looking for nine for months and suddenly he's right in front of h
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Cinderella Secret is the second book in the Devereaux legacy series. Once I started reading this I couldn’t put it down. Suspenseful and interesting with a little bit of romance thrown in is a good way to describe this book.
I was curious to see how Aiden would be in this story and who Cinderella was since she’s mentioned in the first book. I felt really bad for Ella and hated her mother in the beginning. I couldn’t even imagine how that would feel considering it’s your own mother pushing yo
Ashley Jasper
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well now! I wasn't quite sure what to expect with my first read from Bethany Maines but I was sucked into The Cinderella Secret from the very beginning.

To say the first time Ella and Aiden met was intense would be a gross understatement. But man I really liked them both. They were so much alike; strong willed, stubborn, dedicated to their family, smart and willing to battle for what they want. Too bad they were fighting on opposite sides of the war that brought them back together.

I loved how th
patrick Lorelli
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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First, let me say that there is a lot going on in this book. From the opening pages with an underground fight scene and with fighter number nine wanting to help save, rescue a young woman, a girl from the life she is in there in Mexico. Ella becomes Cinderella looking for her prince that helped her so many years before by going to underground fights looking for fighter number nine. Years have gone by and now she is an attorney working for her uncle’s firm and he wants her to sue the Deveraux fam ...more
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was introduced to this author through the Hidden Gems ARC program and anxiously requested the ARC for this book since I had read the first one in the series. Having read the prior book, I think I understood a bit more about the characters and how the Deveraux family fits together.
As the story opens, we see the meeting of Adrian Deveraux and Ella, which happens six years ago in Mexico and incredibly unique “meet cute.” Then we move to present day, where they are both in New York and on opposit
Karly Wise
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow wow wow!!! 100/5 star review!!!
Book 2 of The Deveraux Legacy series, “The Cinderella Secret.” This book was a nice blend of mystery, romance, court room drama, and maybe even a little bit of Illegal fighting. In this book you follow Aidan Deveraux AKA Prince Charming, a hot shot lawyer with an airhead reputation, Ella Zhao AKA Cinderella, a very smart sassy lawyer with a hatred for cocky rich lawyers who where supposed to be stupid. But what happens when Aidan and Ella realize they may not
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aiden meets Ella when she's 17 and desperate to escape from the clutches of her evil mother. He manages to save her as fighter Number 9 but then they are separated, with neither knowing the other's true identity. Years later, fate determines it's time for their paths to cross again... but not in the way either tried to make happen. There is plenty of drama, betrayal, deceipt and more in this story about the Deveraux and Bhao families. Will secrets from their pasts be revealed? Will the truth set ...more
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had been waiting in anticipation for this sequel and it did not disappoint.

In continuation of exploring the lives and loves of the Deveraux, this book follows the devil may care Aiden Deveraux.

Aiden Deveraux is the hot shot lawyer who has a secret identify, street fighting under the mask of Number Nine. He saved Ella Zhao, masked as Cinderella, from her evil mother's clutches years back and the two have been looking for each other ever since neither knowing the other's identity. But when they
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm hooked

What a ride! Exciting, funny, intriguing, page turner, etc. Even though this is Aiden and Ella's story, the other family members get their own POV. Usually I don't like it when an author does that because it takes the focus away from the H and h and it doesn't add to the story. Not in this book, in this book, it totally works and it does add to the story. This family is so awesome with their love, support and witty banter that you'd find yourself wishing you were part of their family.
Reading  Red Room
Definitely a lot going on in this book. We have a secret fighting club, family businesses, paying back favors and revenge. Ella and Aiden have a very complicated history that comes to a head in some court room drama. Aiden and Ella had some intense chemistry. I felt that this book dragged a little for me. I would Definitely read another book by this author.
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first read from this author and I enjoyed it very much. I’m totally intrigued by the Deveraux family and want to know so much more. I can’t wait to read Jackson and Evan’s story. Hopefully we won’t have long to wait.
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great follow up book.
Oct 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Bethany Maines, a native of Tacoma WA, is the award-winning author of action adventure tales that focus on women who know when to apply lipstick and when to apply a foot to someone’s hind end. When she’s not traveling to exotic lands, or kicking some serious butt with her black belt in karate, she can be found chasing after her daughter, or glued to the computer working on her next novel.

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