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Fairy Tale Flirts

Fairy Tale Flirts 5 Romantic Short Stories (Flirts! Collection #4)
Author: Lisa Scott
Kindle Edition, 154 pages
Published January 17th 2012

As summarized at goodreads.com:

Five modern takes on classic fairy tales, and the only magic is the real-life kind. Each story can be read separately, but are linked together in the collection, and wrapped up in the perfect happily ever after.


Each sweet, funny, romantic short story depicts the life and love of 5 beloved fairy tale characters. These include:

“Cindi” – a Cinderella story

Cindi wants a perfect match—of designer shoes, that is. When her stepmother gets tickets to the Jiminy Shoes trunk sale, it looks like her dreams are coming true. Until her stepmother refuses to bring her along. With a little luck, Cindi finds herself at the sale with the shoes of her dreams, and a handsome man to boot. But when she dashes off with one of the pricey shoes by mistake, her life changes forever.

There is always something about shoes that makes a girl happy and contented. A perfect pair of shoes with a perfect gentleman easily swept Cinderella off her feet. Her fairy godmother is the last person you’d expect to help. Romantic ending guaranteed.

“Red” – The not so little Red Riding Hood

When Rose brings her Grandmother leftover goodies from her floundering health-food bakery, she realizes she has bigger problems than Grandma’s daily fiber intake—a hot, young man is prowling around her rich Granny’s apartment. Jack Wolff seems to be preying on elderly women, but despite Rose’s protests, Granny’s not willing to give him up. And the nerve of him, Jack’s hitting on Rose, too. Can Rose save her business and her Grandma’s heart before it’s too late?

Rose needed to make her bakery business grow and she needed her grandma to support her. But a wolfish character set her on the edge, and made her think of the worst from the man who was taking advantage of her grandma. How would she save her grandma and her business when the wolf stalks her all day, all night?

“Belle” – The Beauty and The Beast

Belle’s father is sidelined by a stroke, and she’s determined to save his job as a master carpenter for the mysterious Prince Maxim. Despite her training, completing work on the Prince’s library is harder than she imagined, with the elusive prince watching her every move from the shadows. Belle’s intrigued by the intelligent, kind man who won’t let himself be seen. Is Belle the one to help him move beyond his painful past?

Have you watched Beastly, the movie? Well, the film pretty sums up this short story. Cute and beastly.

“Snow” -Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Shawna White wants nothing more than to land a role in a musical, but she’s running out of cash while she chases her dream. Her stepmother, Veronica Midas, suggests she take a nanny job for the rich man she’s trying to land, and Shawna finds herself in charge of seven kids. But Veronica didn’t realize Shawna would be living there, enchanting Jeremy and his children. Now Veronica will do whatever it takes to win her man.

Snow finds herself taking care of seven youngsters and their handsome father. Everything was going fine, but her evil stepmom also has her eyes on the man of the house. Will she just chase her elusive dream of being a musical artist, or will she fight for her love?

“Goldie” – Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldie Lockston isn’t exactly homeless; she’s just a struggling artist who crashes with friends. When her pal asks her to take over vacation dog-sitting duties for a wealthy client in Grimm Towers, Goldie decides it wouldn’t hurt to move in for the week. But she wasn’t counting on being discovered when Blake Behr comes home early. Or posing as his girlfriend. Or having feelings for this grumpy, wealthy lawyer who’s unlike her in every way.

A perfect house, a handsome owner, a pretense love affair. Goldie almost have everything at the palm of her hand. Until she meets the parents. Whoaa! How long will she keep on pretending? How long can she hide her true feelings?

Five Fairy Tale Flirts… Five cute love stories.. No fairies roaming nor flying around. But definitely enjoyable and romantic! Definitely deserves a happily ever after ending… With 4 stars rating 😉 Perfect for all in love!

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