Title: Sinders and Ash
Series: A Pennymaker Tale
Author Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, contemporary
Publisher's Blurb2nd Edition
A Pennymaker Tale
Housekeeper Mark Sintorella (Sinders) works diligently at a resort hotel while designing clothes anonymously, hoping to get into fashion school. Then his carefully planned life is upended with the arrival of Ashton Armitage, son of the fifth richest man in America—and the most beautiful guy Mark has ever seen. Ash must find a wife or he’ll lose his grandfather’s inheritance, and he settles on Bitsy Fanderel. But secretly Ash is gay, and the guy who cleans the fireplaces sets his heart ablaze.
Further stirring the pot is the little elf of a man, Carstairs Pennymaker, who has Mark wearing his own designs and masquerading as a girl to impress the fashion investors in the hotel. When the clock strikes twelve, two beautiful princesses line up for the wedding—but one isn’t a woman. Will the slipper fit? Only Mr. Pennymaker knows for sure.
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2012.
Sinders and Ash is a twist on the Cinderella fairy tale. I love how author Tara Lain makes this fairytale come to life in the modern age. Sinders is really named Mark, but he cleans the chimneys out so he usually is covered in ashes so they nicknamed him Sinders. He likes to be quiet unobtrusive. He just wants to get the job done and save his money so he can go to design school. He really wants to design clothes for a living.
Ashton is about to come into a ton of money. He has a condition though he has to marry to get it. So he has come in search of a bride. He keeps seeing the beautiful mysterious woman with one of the guests at the hotel. She is everything he wants, but he cannot find out who she is. Meanwhile the tempting Sinders is catching his attention making him want things he never knew he wanted before.
Sometimes loves comes to us in an unexpected package. Ash is about to learn that, and maybe just maybe make a dream come true along the way.
I loved this book, always kept me guessing. Was not cliché or over done either. Nice twist on a tale we know and love. When you want to believe in magic and true love this is the book to pick up.
Five Shooting Stars