Will she accept his offer before the clock strikes midnight?
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she’d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball—or that “Prince Charming” would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.
Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other—except, perhaps this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid’s garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?
I have seen bits of the show however I do not remember this story. I really enjoyed it. Oh, how much I hated the evil stepmother. At least in this telling of Cinderella, one of the sisters turns out to be good.
Benedict (Prince Charming) was indeed charming however the whole asking her to be his mistress (even though in those times that is how it is) I still found it rude. No one can tell me how I felt.
Also, if it was that horrible which it was in living in hell with her stepmother being her free labour – why would you not leave even if you had nothing, surely that would be better than what she was enduring?
I don’t have to explain this novel in too much detail as Cinderella is just one of those things everyone tends to know about.
Overall, by the end of the novel it was an adorable, sweet read (or audiobook as I listened to this one).