by Tara Sivec
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
ISBN: 9781250137203 Price: $3.99
Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain.
Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter.
Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party on Fairytale Lane, she meets two other “princesses” also facing money troubles: antique store owner Ariel and librarian Isabelle. When the women are invited to wear their costumes to a party where they’re mistaken for strippers, Cindy, Ariel, and Belle realize that a career change could be the best way to make their money problems go bippity-boppity-boo.
But can structured Cindy approach a stripper pole without sanitizing wipes? And could the blue-eyed anti-prince that has been crossing her path become Cindy’s happily ever after? At the Stroke of Midnight is a hilarious, empowering story where princesses can save themselves while slaying in stilettos.
Let me start off by saying I was super excited to be able to review this book. I love this author’s writing and have read every single book she has written. This is book one of her new contemporary romance Naughty Princess Club Series and it was amazing.
This book started off great and had me hooked. I loved almost everything about this book. The main character was hysterical and the chemistry between both Cynthia and P.J. was fantastic. The secondary characters were perfect. I loved all the one liners that came out of Ariel’s mouth and Isabelle adds that extra layer to make it all just work perfectly.
The plot was fresh and even though it was a spin of a well-known fairy tale it was unique and a fun read. This book had me laughing out loud several times but, I will say a few times my heart ached for Cynthia and I wanted to throat punch her ex-husband and family a bunch of times.
The writing was fantastic, the book flowed perfectly and I never felt like I needed to skim through it. It held my attention from beginning to end and that is something that has not been happening lately. The author’s humor is unique and witty and will keep you smiling from cover to cover.
“Oh my God this is so much fun! IT’s like having my very own wind-up, talking hussy doll.”
This is the first installment of author Tara Sivec’s new series and I am looking forward to reading the next one. If you are looking for a fun read that will have you laughing out loud the majority of the time then this is a book you must read.
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.