From Good Reads:
Charlotte Dixon ignores her stepmother’s edict and, in an act of disobedience, attends one of the social events of the year—a masquerade costume ball. Charlotte’s naughtiness escalates when she dances and smooches with a sexy mystery man. The night of anonymous passion that follows makes her yearn for a different life, but the next day she’s back to her dull routine of household management.
Advertising tycoon, Ash Marlborough is about to set a private investigator on the trail of his nameless princess when she waltzes right into his place of work. Charlotte is shocked to meet her
masked man in the flesh, and even more perturbed when he asks her out on a date. Despite craving another night of sexy loving, she doesn’t have time for a man, not when she wants to reinvent herself and grasp a new, improved life with both hands. But Ash knows what he wants, and he’s determined to win the heart of his princess. Let the dance of seduction commence.
Warning: Contains a conniving stepmother, selfish stepsisters, a grandmother with fairy godmother tendencies and a sexy masked man who is willing to face them all for the love of a good woman.
This book was kind of like reading someone's diary but starting in the middle. I was confused because we never got the full story on either one of the main characters. Yet it was an enjoyable read. Like I said in my update on Good reads it was kind of like a mixture of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. In fact the paparazzi called Ash the beast because of some gold digger he used to date. Charlotte was your modern day Cinderella. She worked her butt off trying to please a step mother who despised her and step sisters that went out of their way to make her life miserable. But she did have one bright spot in her other wise some what miserable life. Her Gran... while not related to her by blood... you could feel their closeness. Now when Ash and Charlotte perspective grandmothers turn into fairy godmothers and push them together on the sly, by having them meet at a ball...passion ensues. Their were some steamy scenes but while they were enjoyable they seemed out of place in this quirky romance. And as always they fall in love and talk about marriage sooner than I could have gotten to know three men... much less discuss the word love. But that's a romance for you. Like I said before this was a very much enjoyable book and I would probably read it again.... maybe I won't be as confused this time..