Publisher Description

What happens when a modern day Cinderella’s dreams don't involve getting married?

Romance? Love? In this Once Upon A Romance Series Book 1 romantic comedy, Charlotte (Charlie) King doesn't have time for either one. All she wants is her late father’s dream to come true by making his beloved King's Department Store thrive again. However, her stepmother has other ideas. Charlie agrees to help her stepmother find grooms for her sheltered stepsisters. In exchange, the stepmother will release her stronghold on the budget for the store. After all, one good deed deserves another, right? But, Charlie has no idea what her heart's in for when ...

Alexander (Alex) Royale, dubbed by society newspapers as Prince Charming, arrives for dinner to meet the all-female King family. His ailing grandparents yearn for his marriage and then the baby carriage. Well, that and running the family company. Having unsuccessfully searched for months, Alex doesn’t hold out any hope in finding his future bride among the King sisters. However, all his expectations, including his idea of a business-like marriage of convenience, vanish the moment Charlie crashes into him.

When Alex sets out to win over Charlotte, he has no idea he has to bargain with the stepmother, secretly buy the store, court Charlotte after the wedding, and, oh yeah, be featured in Charlie’s new fairy tale ad campaign, The Charmings, based on them. Can a guy ever get a break?

The couple never factored in falling in love with each other. Now, faced with losing all their families ever wanted, Charlie and Alex must choose: Do they live their families' dreams or do they finally live their own?

September 25
Laurie LeClair
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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Predictable but nice

I really liked this book. It was something that was predictable but enjoyable. At the end though you might want to grab some tissue because that gave me anger and depression problems. All works out though.
(My summary):
Rich boy meets regular girl. They fall in love and problems come just like every couple. Will they be able to keep their love alive, and never let go or hold unto the past and rio their marriage apart. SOOOO YEAH.

llcriswell ,


This is just another predictable teen tale: handsome, rich guy meets beautiful, not-interested girl.

Sunglasslady19 ,

If the shoe fits

Charlie King and Alex Royal had a lot to learn about love and family loyalty.
The lessons won't be easy as they had a lot to teach each other.
One lesson is family isn't always just relatives. It can be those you care about and those that care for you.
It can be that dreams can change as you learn what is important and what isn't.

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