If the shoe fits, wear it.
If it doesn’t, make it.
Laure is a teenage street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She’ll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests, if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and survive to tell the tale.
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
We all know about Cinderella, and naturally, hers is a good story. But what if the tale had lots more action, a little less romance, and a “princess” who fooled everyone into believing that she was the one who lost the slipper, just so she could rob the castle?
Happily is the perfect twist to this fairy tale! Believe me, I love all things romance and Cinderella will always be a classic, but I didn’t realize how much opportunity there was in this story for such action!
Laure is anything but the kind, serving, and honest girl we would expect her to be as a “Cinderella” character. She’s rude, inconsiderate, grumpy, dishonest, and immensely sarcastic. Even on the first page, we immediately don’t like her. But, her character is excellent because of the growth and development that takes place over the course of the story and by the end, I promise you’ll love her!
The plot itself was flawless. I had so many “aha!” moments that I felt as if I was reading an entirely unknown story, but at the same time, it was quite obviously a perfect retelling. I loved it so much and smiled quite widely upon finishing it.
Happily is clean too! No cursing, no sexual content, and even though there is quite bit of action, it never gets grossly graphic. I’m definitely a fan of this book and give it a full 5 out of 5 stars!
About Chauncey Rogers:
Chauncey Rogers was born in Arizona, and since then has hopped back and forth between the mid-western and western United States. He married in 2012 while attending school in Utah. His favorite movie since he was three is Jurassic Park, and he wishes very badly that Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were real, though he doesn’t believe in them as much as he used to.
Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.