Cinder-Nanny by Sariah Wilson

Published: June 21, 2022


Pages: 330

Genre: Romantic Comedy

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Sariah Wilson is a USA Today bestselling author who has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romance. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with her cat’s Pixel, Callie, and Belle, who do not get along. (The cats, not the children. Although the children sometimes have their issues, too.)

With her sister’s medical bills mounting, Diana Parker can’t say no to a high-paying opportunity like this: accompany a wealthy couple to Aspen and nanny their precocious five-year-old son for three months. Necessary qualifications? She must know how to ski and teach math, speak fluent French, excel at social graces, and hold a master’s degree in childhood development. Who’ll be the wiser that Diana’s only skill is packing for Colorado?
So far, so good—having a con woman for a mother has turned out to be a benefit, even if Diana has complicated feelings about telling lies. But she’s doing this for her sister. And the perks—like a ticket to a lavish charity fundraiser, a new gown, and a Prince Charming–adjacent earl named Griffin Windsor—are pretty irresistible. Diana can’t deny the Cinderella vibe.
Wary of gold diggers and scandal, England’s most eligible bachelor is nevertheless falling for Diana, and sweeping the not-quite princess off her feet.
The warmer their relationship becomes, the slipperier the slopes are for Diana. Sooner or later, she’ll have to come clean. When that happens, does an honest-to-goodness happy ending stand a chance?

“We really were going to live happily ever after.”

Diana has lived a colorful life; her mother is in prison for being a con woman, her sister needs a kidney, and she never graduated high school. When an opportunity to earn $40,000 falls in her lap- Diana leaps without thinking twice. She was not anticipating a fairytale.

This was sweet. I enjoyed the characters. Diana has a lot of baggage, and she has a lot of trauma to work through. Griffin also has emotional trauma to handle, along with the burden of being an earl who is being held hostage by his overbearing grandmother.

The character development was nice. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and I found the storyline moved smoothly. I enjoyed Griffin and his many attempts to woo Diana. Their relationship bloomed in the sweetest way.

The plot moves along nicely, and there are several humorous moments. I enjoyed the Cinderella aspects woven into the storyline and found the placement suited the story perfectly.

This was a quick read, filled with humor, honesty, love, and the realization that perfection doesn’t exist. I enjoyed this book.

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