Sunday, May 30, 2021

Undercover Princess by Lenora Worth


About the book  

Undercover Princess .... a modern day fairy tale

Born to an Italian father and native Texas mother, Nico Lamon returns to Texas to launch an exclusive deal with the iconic Castle Department Store. Guilty for not being there when his father died, Nico has brought the House of Lamon back from the brink of bankruptcy. He devises a marketing gimmick that will benefit both the Castles and the House of Lamon: find the perfect woman to be the fashion line's spokesperson and to wear the gorgeous Valentine shoes he personally designed. When he spots Eleanor in the crowd, he won't stop until she's that woman. His woman.

Eleanor Castle returns to Castle Department Store undercover as head of security, but she's really back to reclaim her heritage and save both the store and her aging father. Eleanor has a plan to stop her evil stepmother from her devious doings and she won't stop until she knows her face is safe. But when Nico spots her at a gala and decides she's the one who should wear the shoes and that she's also the one he wants in his life, Eleanor has to reevaluate her undercover plan. Nico slips a red shoe on her foot and captures her heart. How can she fall for a prince of a man without exposing herself and her bruised heart?

And I thought  

Undercover  Princess  was a real modern day Cinderella story and a great read.  I loved this book.  

It was a predictably  Sweet Clean Romance with a tiny bit of suspense.   

Isn't  predictable  what we expect and hope for in aRomance?  I am always turning  the pages to get to a Happy Ever After ending. 

I especially  enjoyed the Texas setting since I am a Texan.  The Dallas setting is the location  for the Castle dynasty a chain of high end Department  stores.

I loved the description  of the Dallas store.  It's  history and it's secrets.

Eleanor/Ellie is a determined  and gutsy  main character with a plan.   

And has a penchant for playing dress up and disguising herself which keeps her real identity a secret from wicked step mother Caron at least she hopes.  

Like any good Cinderella  story wicked Caron is a true evil step mom and villain with plans to take over the Castle dynasty 

Nico is an  Italian dress and shoe designer  with Texas roots a past and a need to settle down and win Ellie's heart.  

The story is filled with likeable characters.  Employees  of Castle that help Ellie keep her secrets  while she gets 'the goods' on Caron. 

 And even a step sister Annabelle (she gets her own story in book 2) and brother Aidan (book 3) that turn out to have sweeter spirits than their mother.   

I loved this first book in the series!  This is a series that I would purchase the print copies and add to my library. 

Books 2 and 3 are on my wish!  

The series ... 

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