Title: CINDERELLA HOEDOWN
Series: Fated Mate Speed Date #1
Author: Sable Sylvan
Publish Date: 12.21.2017
Publisher: Sable Sylvan
Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing: B – a few small errors
Received from: Sable Sylvan (as an ARC gifted copy)
Goodreads link: Cinderella Hoedown
Date completed: 11.20.2017
Description from the publisher:
There's no way you'd catch Kelly Dean at a speed dating event…unless her best friend, Savina, had something to do with it. There's also no way you'd find the no-nonsense BBW in the company of three different alpha male cowboys in the span of under a week, but when werebears after their fated mates get mixed with women who are two parts sass, one part curves, you'll find anything can happen. The only question is, will this Texas fairytale end with this Cinderella finding her Prince Charming…and her lost shoes?
Kelly's a recent college grad keeping herself busy by helping her friend Savina organize the first ever Fallowedirt Hoedown, a celebration of the town's recent economic growth. Part of that growth has come in the form of the McCarthy Dude Ranch, home to a veritable bounty of hot shifter men. Kelly's far too busy to date one man; much less three hot-blooded cowboy werebears who all want to claim her as their fated mate. She definitely doesn't have time for their drama. While these cowboys might be experts at driving cattle, it seems all these shifters can do with Kelly is drive her away.
Jeff, Tom, and Will may seem similar, but the three grizzly bear cowboys couldn't be more different. All-American Jeff can't stand local bad boy Will, and neither can stand the out of towner, Tom the doctor. These three grizzlies can barely get along on the ranch, working side by side. How are they supposed to manage to ménage? The clock's ticking, and while these three fight, the hoedown swiftly approaches, and Kelly's curves are sashaying right back out of town. Which one of these cowboys will win Kelly's heart?
Love fairy tales and fated mates? Can't get enough of speedy reads and speed dates? Into sassy BBWs learning to love and the hot-blooded wild shifter heroes begging to be tamed? Not afraid of a good-old-fashioned happy ending (no cliffhangers allowed) for a three-on-one ménage a trois-plus-one? And most importantly, do you think that grandmas and pies can save the frikkin' world?
Then check out "The Cinderella Hoedown", and look for the rest of the books in the "Fated Mate Speed Date" series on Amazon, available via the Kindle Unlimited program! This series has elements of romantic comedy, Western romance, and of course, shifter-focused paranormal romances between curvy BBWs and a menagerie of different alpha male shifters.
CINDERELLA HOEDOWN is the first book in the Fated Mate Speed Date series. They will each stand on their own, but with lots of glimpses into the lives of each other and old friends.
I am able to surmise that The Feminine Mesquite Series is also set in Fallowedirt, TX and that Kelly’s best friend, Savina, is the main character of one of those books. So, if you’ve read that series, you’re going to get a b-i-g update in those lives. On the other hand, if you haven’t read them – as I have not – you will not be lost. This book is the start of a new series and does not rely on that previous knowledge, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to read them now!
That being said, let’s talk about Kelly, Tom, Will, and Jeff. Three bear shifters and a BBW. I love sassy and confident Kelly. She’s a terrific friend to Savina and to herself. When the men act up, she tells them all off and stands up for herself, but when they work together, she’s adult enough to work with them, too. The four of them are real and to me that makes for great characters. They have flaws. They are funny. They are human… and some of them are bears. So, how does one woman choose between three gorgeous men set on claiming their one fated mate? The answer takes thinking outside of the box…
I loved this story and I’m looking forward to more from this series.
Note: while I was given this book as a gifted ARC, my opinions are my own and are given freely.
The Fated Mate Speed Date series:
1. Cinderella Hoedown
2. Rapunzel Rodeo (coming soon)
3. The Sleeping Beauty Pageant (coming soon)
4. Beauty and the Bobcats (coming soon)
5. Little Red Riding Bulls (coming soon)
6. Three Werewolves Gruff (comins soon)
Also from Sable Sylvan:
The Shifter Princes Series:
1. Shifterella and the Billionaire Bear
2. Beauty and the Billionaire Bear
3. Sleeping BBW and the Billionaire Bear
4. Rapunzel and the Billionaire Bear
The Twelve Dancing Bears Series:
1. Grizzly Bear Buns
2. Polar Bear Buns
3. Black Bear Buns
4. Cinnamon Bear Buns
5. Panda Bear Buns
6. Koala Bear Buns
Seattle’s Billionaire Bears Series:
1. Rumpled Bear Skin
2. Blue Bear
3. The Bear Prince
4. The Little Bear Maid
Bear-y Spicy Fairy Tales:
1. Goldilocks and the Three Bear Shifters
2. Little Red Riding Bears
3. Three Grizzlies Gruff
The Feminine Mesquite Series:
1. The Cinderella Cook-off
2. Beauty and the BBQ
3. Spicy Beauty
4. The Matchstick Grill
5. Little Red Hot Sauce