Book tour stop! Today I’m delighted to be the host for Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella, a contemporary romance written by Rachael Stewart.
MEET THE BOOK
Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella
Can one week in paradise…
…heal ten years of heartache?
When the elite M dating agency sends wealthy Freddie Highgrove to the Seychelles for a weeklong “date,” the last person he’s expecting to be matched with is Jasmine Walker, his first love and ex-fiancée! Ten years ago, his family’s expectations for a high-society marriage sent housekeeper’s daughter Jasmine running. Can one week in paradise bring them back together?
Publication day: 01/08/21
Harlequin Mills & Boon
Standalone in the Billion Dollar Matches series, book no. 2
READ MY REVIEW
Harlequin romance is something I don’t read often anymore. When I was young, decades ago, I remember I exhausted the entire section of a couple of libraries, then I had to stop because–uh–there just wasn’t anything else available.
For some reasons, I seldom ventured towards harlequins in the following years – call it a literary overdose I had to work my way through? I don’t know. Every rule or habit has an exception in my world though, so when Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella showed up in my inbox, I was happy to claim it.
As the title suggests, this is a story of loss and subsequent reunion; both characters, former teenage sweethearts Jasmine and Freddie, are brought together by fate, aka a dating agency called M. It might sound like a clear-cut romance, but there are some surprising elements that add a lot to the story.
One of those is character growth. I know I always rant about growth or death in my reviews, bear with me; fact is, if a character is able to overcome every obstacle thrown her way, like it happens with Jasmine, then the whole book gets complex, richer. That’s something I appreciated in Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella, even more so given what happens near the ending. Kudos to Stewart for it!
There’s a double POV here, Jasmine and Freddie both let us in their minds. I have a favorite, of course, but I liked seeing the juxtaposition between them. Stewart’s style is fresh and fun, her prose simple yet captivating.
If I had to sum all my review up in a paragraph, I’d say Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella feels like a deep dive in the past, when life was better (but for one reason!) and the future seemed to stretch bright in front of me. A welcome, cool dive? You bet.
Thank you for it.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.
She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.
A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.
Social Media Links:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/rach_b52
Website – https://rachaelstewartauthor.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rachaelstewart3/
Giveaway to Win Prize bundle of 2 Rachael Stewart paperbacks plus assorted goodies (Open INT)
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– Paperback of Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella
– Mills & Boon Notebook
– Rose Gold Pen
– Cute Placemat
– Lip balm
– Heart post-its
– Author Swag
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