Author on Author Book Review ~ The Crystal Slipper by @SelenaFulton12

The Crystal Slipper
Release Date: September 22nd, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Covet

Sometimes you just have to believe... 

A single crystal slipper . It was probably the weirdest gift librarian Celinda Branham ever received during a Christmas gift exchange. Who would even wear these in the real world? Not Celinda, wearer of sensible shoes and fairy tale naysayer. That said, she certainly has the requisite wicked stepmother, irritating stepsister, and empty bank account. Of course, if she actually believed in all that fantastical junk, she could wait for her Prince Charming... Only Prince Charming doesn't exist. But Preston Chandler believes in fairy tales. Oh, does he ever . All he did was spurn the advances of a certain witch, and now his sister is under a sleeping spell. And the only way to break it? Find the other glass slipper and give someone "Love's First Kiss." But when Preston finally tracks down Celinda, he's dismayed to discover that the shy librarian who owns the other shoe has no interest in anything remotely resembling magic—including love. Now he must find a way into his Cinderella's cynical heart, or lose his sister... and his only chance for true love.

Wishes and dreams were something librarian Celinda Branham only saw in fairy tales. She was content with her blah existence in Jacksonville, Florida, until she received a crystal slipper in a White Elephant gift exchange.

Preston Chandler had been a naughty boy in his youth. His past transgressions come back to bite him when he spurns his childhood friend, Raven. She turns out to be an amateur witch. Raven attempts her revenge by placing a sleeping spell on the person Preston loves most, his younger sister, Ana.

Through riddles and shoes, Preston is led to the library where Celinda works. In his desperation to retrieve the slipper, Preston causes Celinda unintentional pain. He realizes she might be the key to figuring out the riddles Raven has conjured to torture him.

This twist on the tale of Cinderella is an astonishing narrative perfect for the new millennium. Told in third person point of view, we get a exceptional glimpse into both Preston and Celinda's mindsets throughout the story. My heart ached for the view Celinda had of herself. She knew how beautiful she was, but because of the evilness so prevalent in the world, she hid her beauty away. I loved how Preston was able to bring that side of her out again and in the process find the one thing he hadn't been looking for. Love.

This is the first novel I have read from Selena Fulton and it certainly won't be the last. The story captivated me from beginning to end. Celinda and Preston's chemistry could be felt coming off the page. It is a story about finding out who you truly are and taking the courage to be that person.

Thank you to Selena Fulton and Entangled Publishing for providing me with a copy of The Crystal Slipper in exchange for an honest review. I anticipate more of Selena Fulton's novels on my bookshelf in the future.


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