Cinderella-ish

Cinderella-ish

Razzle My Dazzle, Book 1

Romance - Comedy
194 Pages
Reviewed on 10/21/2017
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Author Biography

Joslyn Westbrook has been creating stories since grade school. Her passion for writing often led to teachers and college professors reading her stories to the class, showcasing her creativity. Putting her writing on hold, Joslyn pursued a career as a Business Consultant as she raised her two children. While she enjoyed working with business owners, she craved what she believed was her true calling - writing. During her free time, Joslyn began writing her romance novel and series of chick-lit style novellas to curb her passion for writing. Her work as a Business Consultant has spawned the concept of several characters featured in her books. Joslyn is a self-proclaimed foodie, enjoys shopping, cooking, binge watching on Netflix, and spending time with her husband and children at home in sunny California.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Cinderella-ish: Razzle My Dazzle, Book 1 is a contemporary romantic comedy written by Joslyn Westbrook. Daniella Belle had been designing clothing since she was a little girl living unloved and lonely in a foster home. As she grew older, her focus narrowed in on women’s lingerie and, upon graduation from high school, she left Dallas to study at LA’s Fashion Institute of Design. While she was a student, she had gotten a live-in job as a nanny to Emma, Stacy’s daughter. Stacy, a successful entertainment lawyer, had no problems keeping Daniella on, even as Emma reached her late teens. The three of them had become a close-knit and loving family, but Stacy knew Daniella longed to be involved in creating her lingerie fashions professionally. Stacy was excited for her friend and pleased when she found the Google Alert which mentioned that Antonio Michaels of CraveMe Lingerie needed a personal assistant. This could be Daniella’s start. She was smartly dressed in white and ready to impress when she boarded the metro for her appointment. Moments later, her dress was smeared with red jelly from a hot, if wise-assed, fellow commuter, who seemed to take more than a little pleasure in her predicament.

Joslyn Westbrook’s contemporary romantic comedy, Cinderella-ish: Razzle My Dazzle, Book 1, is a breezy and fast-paced tale about the sparks that fly when a woman who’s sworn off men finds herself working with a man who excites her with his every move. While the budding romance is sweet and builds beautifully, the high points of this compelling and humorous tale concern the partnership Daniella and Antonio embark upon together. I loved seeing how well their ideas complement each other’s, and how they form a synergistic team that seems unbeatable. The preparations they make for the fashion show in Milan are fascinating to follow and give the reader a real sense of what goes on in preparing for a show of this stature, from drawing table through to the music, order lineup and set design. Cinderella-ish: Razzle My Dazzle, Book 1 is a sweet romance that works on a number of levels, and it’s most highly recommended.