Two people meet at a masquerade ball and engage in a night of unforgettable sex. Ash, the hero, is a business mogul and keeps his heart to himself. Charlotte, is an orphaned girl raised by her hateful stepmother. This should’ve been a terrible mismatch but instead it was a fantastic love story with a fairytale twist.
After their night of sex neither of the two main characters can forget the other. Too bad they don’t know who the other is. Charlotte goes to an interview for a job at Ash’s company and they recognize each other because of the rose she left at the scene. Charlotte gets the job and she pays for it when she gets home. Her stepmother and stepsisters make her life a living hell. She has no place to go and is basically their slave. Her only bright spot is her step grandmother, who she adores and the feeling is mutual. Charlotte has to decline the job because of her grandma’s Lupus but Ash won’t let her go. Ash knows she’s the real deal and lets his heart open up. Ash has been burned before both literally and figuratively. He even has the scars to prove it.
This was a great read and spin on a mix of Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. I loved every second of it. My one and only complaint was, in the middle, it drug for about 10%. It picked up from there and it was back to being wonderful. It is going on my best of 2013 list.