This book is boring. Not that the writing was bad or anything, and the characters are quite likable. But after about 100 pages or so, there's barely any conflict to make a story, and the heroine seems to be too self-assured to fit the Cinderella image. There's also a lack of sense of place that really bothered me, since I live in the DC area and you can hardly tell that's where the story is set.
This humorous romance novel, which was inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, focuses on Darby Landon, an heiress who has turned her back on her family's fortune and is living the simple life on a ranch in Montana. As a favor to her family, Darby agrees to return to Washington, D.C. in order to entertain her father's Scandinavian business partner. As Darby prepares to reenter the Washington social scene, she undergoes a makeover courtesy of Glass Slipper, Inc. and also meets the handsome Shane Morgan. Will Darby lose her heart to Shane or will her dealings with her father's business partner complicate their romance?
Darby Landon is happy on her Montana horse ranch. In order to help her sister, she is forced to enter the life of a socialite in Washington D.C.. There, she becomes involved with adventurer Shane Morgan and they both become embroiled in mystery and intrigue. Book is one of Kauffman's "Glass Slipper, inc." series.
Charming! Darby Landon loves jeans and cowboy boots and then meets the three women who run Glass Slipper,Inc. who will transform her into a princess.Darby meets two sexy hunks and has to choose between the two.
To bail her sister out of a tough spot, Darby agrees to take her place escorting her father's business associate around Washington, DC. Darby, however is a Montana rancher who's been estranged from her father and Washington society for many years. So her sister sends her to Glass Slipper, Inc. for a major makeover so she will fit in.
Shane Morgan is heir to a very large empire and is in Washington to reluctantly claim his legacy as his grandmother has just passed away. Shane is an adventurer who also cut himself off from high society many years ago.
Darby and Shane meet in the limo on the way to Glass Slipper, Inc., share a smoldering kiss and from that point the sparks fly! The dressing room scene will leave you "glowing".
Add in the fairy godmothers, Darby's flaky sister and their father's hot business associate who isn't quite what he seems and you have a story that will keep you laughing and hoping that Cinderella and her Prince Charming will live happily ever after.
I am in the process of reading all the books by this author. I like her style. She never bores. Some are sprightlier than others but they have more to offer than the usual
love story. I like her characters , I can easily care what happens to them. I am now reading Catch Me if You Can by this author and enjoying it.