At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club, #1) by Tara Sivec
Series: Naughty Princess Club
Published by Swerve on February 27th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Humor, Romantic Comedy
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Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain.
Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter.
Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party on Fairytale Lane, she meets two other “princesses” also facing money troubles: antique store owner Ariel and librarian Isabelle. When the women are invited to wear their costumes to a party where they’re mistaken for strippers, Cindy, Ariel, and Belle realize that a career change could be the best way to make their money problems go bippity-boppity-boo.
But can structured Cindy approach a stripper pole without sanitizing wipes? And could the blue-eyed anti-prince that has been crossing her path become Cindy’s happily ever after? At the Stroke of Midnight is a hilarious, empowering story where princesses can save themselves while slaying in stilettos.
“Fine. I’ll change the subject. But I’m not going to forget about this. You will tell me everything about why you walked over here an hour ago just to talk business and suddenly I find you riding him like Seabiscuit. Hashtag, never forgot. Hashtag, riding his pony. Hashtag, you’re a dirty slut.”
I like pretty much all of Tara’s books, but this stuff right here? This is why I love her books.
At The Stroke Of Midnight is a bit of a spoof off of Disney Princess characters. It isn’t done in a way that would have you rolling your eyes, I can see why some would think that. Most of the references are either ones you wouldn’t pick up on if you were not paying attention or they are kinda thrown in as a joke with the character. I’ve read other books that have attempted this and I rolled my eyes the whole time reading them. I never once did that while reading it.
This book in the series is about Cindy (Cinderella) and her divorce with her husband and how she meets PJ (the prince). She meets two other girls that help her find herself again and move on, they are Ariel and Belle. I just love Ariel because she is basically me. I just kept laughing the whole time because out of a group of friends, I am her. These girls decided to learn to become strippers to make enough money for what each of them need it for, they all have their reasons. Then it becomes them starting a business and finding their independence. It’s witty, hilarious and flawless. I can’t wait for the next book.
I loved Cindy and PJ’s story and their chemistry together. He brought out the best in her and she needed that more than ever. I never felt it was a rebound for her, I really liked that. They were perfect for each other.
You want to read this. I couldn’t put it down and right now, a few days later, I want to read it again already. LOVE IT!