Christine Rimmer/ The Reluctant Cinderella/HMB Special Edition/ISBN 978-0-263-85636-1/ £3.10 248pgs
This is a part of the Talk of the Neighbourhood series. Megan Schumacher has always been known as the nice girl who lives in her sister's apartment and helps out with the children. She runs a design business and the good people give her little jobs to do and pay her a few dollars thinking they are being kind, but Megan is a successful business woman and when her friend Carly offers to put her in touch with her ex husband Greg Banning, who runs a huge firm, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn't bargain for is that they will feel an instant attraction.
The feeling between them is too strong to be ignored and they fall into love and into a passionate affair, which leaves Megan feeling guilty. Carly is both hurt and angry, and Megan feels as if everyone has turned against her. But she had nothing to do with the break up of their marriage. Can she and Greg find happiness together?
This is a lovely romance, sensual and tender as it explores Megan's journey from shy mouse to confident woman. Ms Rimmer is the best selling author of thirty-five novels and has won awards for her work. I recommend this for anyone who loves romance. Award five red roses, Anne