His Larkville Cinderella
by Melissa McClone
Published by Harlequin Romance
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
3 / 5 cupcakes
So much about this book is predictable and rings of "haven't I read that somewhere before?" Yet it's fun! It's cute! And you won't have a diabetic attack while reading it!
Megan aspires to be a costume designer in Hollywood and realizes that starting at the bottom is what she must do. Her current job, as an assistant to a domineering designer, may not be glamorous, but it's another rung on the ladder. Some day, Megan believes, she will showcase her own designs in a film.
On this particular movie set, she meets cinematic heartthrob Adam, the object of many women's desire. Megan is not so much unimpressed as apathetic toward him. She recognizes that he's good looking, but she is focused on her career. Her very lack of fawning adoration attracts Adam, and he soon is in hot pursuit.
Yeah, you know what's going to happen. And you know there will be obstacles to their true love. But as much as you know exactly how this will play out, you'll still keep reading. Adam is more than just a hot actor; he is soulful (of course he is) and he really likes Megan. She resists him as much as she can, but she succumbs (of course she does). They're just so cute.
This is a sweet romance. Don't go looking for hot and steamy, because you won't find it here. But sometimes we need a little sweetness in the day, and this fits the bill nicely.