Me and Cinderella by Kelly Mooney
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This is such a great second book to follow up The Dirty Rooster. It can be read as a stand alone but, I would recommend reading the first book to get some background. Also, the first book is just plain great!
This book is the story of Eli, who is one of Preston’s best friends from the first book. His life is rough, he had a crap childhood and was always busting his butt to provide for his younger brother Brandon and sister Shea. I admire him for not getting into any risky trade and working hard at menial jobs to get himself through high school and on to college. His father is an abusive jerk who is in jail and, his mother can’t be bothered to provide for the kids because she is too busy drinking and doing drugs. The fact that he graduated college and went on to become successful enough to pay for everything himself as well as send money to his sister and brother to make sure they were comfortable, is heartwarming.
When Eli returns home to make sure Brandon and Shea are going to be okay with his father getting out of jail soon, he reunites with his long lost love Remington. She is set to be married but seems to have cold feet, and then the only place she can run and hide is at Eli’s place. This all makes for a beautiful, frustrating and overdue reunion for these two.
Eli and Remy are a great couple and it is beautiful that the rich girl fell for the guy from the “wrong side of the tracks” even though, Eli is a better man than any of the rich snobs at her father’s country club. Overall, a great read, with lots of romance, drama and little crime.