I admit I was a bit skeptical how the author would sympathetically handle, such classic characters, but I needn't have worried. Cinderella was exactly as I would have expected her to be...a thoroughly modern madam with a fair bit of attitude. In fact, all the characters in this novel have much more character development than was ever possible in the original fairy tales. I was impressed by the author's style and her easy to read writing.
The erotica - and yep, there's plenty of that in this updated version, was incredibly well handled, well written and achieved its supposed purpose of getting the reader as excited as the characters were. All in all I was very impressed with everything about this book.
I would never have realised that there is a market for "adult" fairy-tales, but clearly there is and Sage seems to have found her niche. She said at the end of the book that this is the first of many she has planned, so I will look forward to the rest.
Look, this book isn't rocket science - it won't change the world but at just over 150 pages it is an easy read in one sitting, which is how I read it. It's light, it's fun and it's enjoyable, which surely is one the main reasons we read. I'm more than happy to give it the five stars it deserves and thank the author for diverting me from life's tribulations for a couple of thoroughly enjoyable hours.