Book length - 338 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
It’s time to stop waiting for prince charming and rescue yourself
No matter how strong and independent Tess Morgan appeared on the outside, she was always let down by her inner five-year-old – who persistently believed that one day her Prince would come.
Real life is tough. For Tess, her job with struggling local radio station Atlantic 1FM is very tough. Between dealing with the demands of her megalomaniac presenter Ollie Andrews, her neurotic boss Helene Harper and the crazy workload associated with her role as producer on the This Morning programme, sometimes she just wants someone who will make all the problems go away.
Helene, meanwhile, is having difficulties of her own. Coming up to her fortieth milestone birthday, her career has taken a wrong turning down an unpleasant cul-de-sac and she’s becoming impatient for the day when her married lover will make an honest woman of her.
Things go from bad to worse when Atlantic 1FM is suddenly bought over by mogul Jack McCabe, who immediately launches a competition for a new star at the station. Soon nerves are frayed and friendships strained as everyone battles to keep their jobs.
Tess gets back in touch with the ex she still thinks of as The One Who Got Away. Helene tries to pull strings with her influential lover.
But what will it take for both women to stop playing Cinderella and find a way to launch their own rescue?
THE CINDERELLA REFLEX by Joan Brady is an easy, contemporary read that will make you smile in all of the right places. Tess and Helene are poles apart in personality but find themselves equally unsatisfied in where they are in their lives. While a lot of Tess' friends have established careers and are getting married, she has just returned from travelling her twenties away, and her only real relationship ended in heartbreak. Helene has worked hard to get where she is in the radio business but ever since starting an affair with her boss, her own goals have been pushed aside to be there for him. When it becomes obvious that things are going to get shaken up at the station with the arrival of the new station owner, it is obvious to everyone that life is going to change. With plenty of crazy characters and madcap misunderstandings along the way, will Tess and Helene find a way to be the main characters in their own lives? While at times the pace of the story was a little slow for my liking, overall I enjoyed The Cinderella Reflex by Joan Brady.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4
Joan Brady is is an award-winning Irish journalist and broadcast producer. She started her career as a features writer and newspaper columnist for Independent Newspapers and later worked as a researcher, producer and scriptwriter for RTE, Ireland’s national television and radio station.
The Cinderella Reflex is her first novel.
She lives by the sea in Portmarnock, County Dublin.
She is represented by US-based Tracy Brennan from Trace Literary Agency
For more information:
Website - joanbradywrites.com
Twitter - twitter.com/jgbrady
Facebook - www.facebook.com/JoanBradyWrites/
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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