Blurb from Goodreads
One kind deed can change your life forever…
Brynn Tomlin could never afford to follow her heart. But when she sees a stranger shivering in the snow outside of the college library, an inexplicable urge leads her to buy him a hot cup of coffee. It’s just a small act of kindness, a few words of conversation. Brynn should be focusing on her finals, after all, not on the man who looked up at her gratefully with piercing blue eyes.
He could have been anyone – a janitor on break, a graduate student, a bum. But the man standing outside in the cold turns out to be Dr. Eliot Herceg, one of the most brilliant minds in mathematics and heir to a fortune. After years of reclusive isolation, he now finds his heart awakening to the kind girl whose name he does not know.
Brynn has spent her life trying to forget her desires, and Eliot’s deep wounds have taken nearly a decade to heal. After so much hurt, will either of them be able to open their hearts again?
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published June 24th 2013
edition language: English
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
This is a sweet-different retelling story of Cinderella. Brynn surely isn’t Cinderella, though her life slightly has similar story with her. I love that Brynn always knows what she wants and stood for it. She fights hard for her life, dreams and love, even when her ‘prince charming’ Eliot rejects and try to stay away from her. She run away from him, in the beginning, just like Cinderella but then she stands for herself, though still have vulnerable moment. I like this different side of Cinderella, a Cinderella who didn’t just wait for her prince charming to find her.Despite of a few typos, I like the way Aubrey Rose wrote it. She described Hungary clearly and beautifully. I can easily feel the setting and especially love the way she wrote when Brynn tells her eating ritual, it’s so clear I feel sad for Brynn. As my nice first encounter, I’m going to read her other books.
Result: 3 of 5 stars