Author: Angelique Voisen
Publisher: Liquid Silver
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
The two things Cinder Relli loves the most in the galaxy are gorgeous men and high heels. When he’s offered a pair of glass high heels by a massive alpha werewolf claiming he’s the ruler of a planet far, far away, Cinder is skeptical, but both the heels and the man holding them are too gorgeous to resist.
Prince Char Charming of the Charming wolf clan believes he’s the luckiest man in the entire Ever-after Galaxy when he finds his fated mate in a strip club, but claiming Cinder is harder than he thought. When planetary rebellion, politics and betrayal get in the way of their romance, can Char still convince Cinder their love is worth fighting for?
I picked this one up because I love a good twist on the traditional fairy tales. I know Cinderella is one of the most frequently retold tales, but to do so in the context of a space opera? I was intrigued.
I am glad I gave this one a shot. It was fun. I enjoyed the humorous nature of things. Prince Char Charming, a shifter from planet Woof and Cinder Relli, a stripper dressed over-the-top flamboyantly, with huge hair styles and a thing for heels. I found myself chuckling quite often throughout this short novella. And you can’t tell me that after pronouncing Cinder’s full name out loud, you aren’t singing along with the Disney mice in your head.
I loved the setting and the various beings. It was like a cross between Star Wars, FireFly, and The Fifth Element inside my head as I visualized things. I liked Cinder and Char. Cinder was all sass and snark while Char was very much a possessive, rough edged alpha male. There were personality clashes that lead to some very HOT and very fun encounters between these men.
The tone of this story was perfect, highlighting the absurd nature of this tale. I mean, a human trying to ride a wolf shifter into battle? Actions like this make it obvious that this story was not meant to be read as a grand work of literature. It was meant to be enjoyed as a lighthearted, humorous tale.
I also liked the concept of the magical heels giving Cinder a glimpse into the history of the Alpha line. It was a different twist on the glass slippers. When Cinder put them on, it signaled the start of something more. He went from just being sexually attracted to Char, to understanding his motivations a bit better. It was a clever way for the author to have a bit of character growth in such a short story where the action did not necessarily allow for things to happen organically. It made the love story a bit less of an insta-love story and a bit more into something romantic that would last forever. The ending was very romantic and left me feeling happy.
Cinder and Char was a unique retelling of Cinderella and I greatly enjoyed it. If you are looking for some mindless entertainment that will make you laugh while leaving you feeling satisfied, pick this one up and give it a go.
Finally, I would like to say that I have read two of Ms. Voisen’s books by another publisher and two by this one. I have made up my mind that I like this author’s imagination. And with the right editor and publishing company, her talent easily shines through.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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