MM Fairytale Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fairytale Retelling, eries
If I didn’t know better, I’d think my life is a fairytale.
Evil stepmom? Check.
The only problem with my theory is the lack of a dashing prince coming to my rescue.
That is until Xander comes along. He’s charming, gorgeous, and caring. With him my life doesn’t feel like a neverending list of chores.
After my stepmother does the unthinkable, my only hope is winning a publishing competition. But when I find who Xander really is, even that becomes a lost cause.
Midnight Ash is a sweet romance with a sexy kinky twist on the side, and a cast who don’t quite behave as you’d expect.
Midnight Ash is a contemporary Cinderella retelling, and part of the MM Fairy Tale Romance series. All books are completely standalone and are modern retellings of classic fairy tales with a gay romance twist.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I loved it. I got caught up in Ash and Xander’s story very quickly, and had to keep reading to see how they’d get their HEA.
I thought this was a wonderful retelling of Cinderella, and I loved the tweaks made to the original story. Ash and Xander are both strong characters who connect instantly, then find that connection isn’t just physical attraction. This is also very much a story about family as they’re both dealing with family expectations. Although I could understand Xander’s reasons for keeping his identity a secret, I kept waiting for him to reveal the truth to Ash. I thought Ash and Xander made a cute couple. I loved that Xander stuffed up his first baking attempt, and how he stands up to his father. I loved the interactions between Ash and his sisters, and how hard he works to provide for his family and keep the farm going.
Ash’s sisters obviously love him, and vice versa, and his stepmother isn’t evil, just financially naive so she has no clue about making the right choices. I particularly loved the scene where she and Ash talk things through, and the reason behind her behaviour comes out.
Mia and Nicki, Xander and Ash’s best friends, are wonderful, and both intelligent, strong women with a great sense of humour. I loved that they have their own HEA within the story.
Mark’s a nasty piece of work. I was very happy with how his story ended. He deserved everything he got and more.
The epilogue was wonderfully feel good, and I loved the glimpse into their future together.
5 out of 5 stars.