Release Date: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Pages: 336 pages
Buy: Kindle | Hardcover
Synopsis:Chris Bellows is just trying to get through high school and survive being the only stepchild in the social-climbing Fontaine family, whose recently diminished fortune hasn’t dimmed their desire to mingle with Upper East Side society. Chris sometimes feels more like a maid than part of the family. But when Chris’s stepsister Kimberly begins dating golden boy J. J. Kennerly, heir to a political dynasty, everything changes. Because Chris and J. J. fall in love . . . with each other.
With the help of a new friend, Coco Chanel Jones, Chris learns to be comfortable in his own skin, let himself fall in love and be loved, and discovers that maybe he was wrong about his step-family all along. All it takes is one fairy godmother dressed as Diana Ross to change the course of his life.
Review:Apparently I am on a Cinderella remake ride. This modern version of the Cinderella story centers around Chris, whose family was down on their luck for a long time, his mother died when he was young and he helped out as his father tried to change their circumstances. After making a fortune Chris's father meets a new woman and moves them into her brownstone along with her and her two children. After the market crashes taking all of their money and Chris's father, Chris tries to find a place in his new family with his step-mother and siblings.
The rest I'm sure you can guess but either way the addition of Coco Chanel makes this story worth reading. There is nothing like a snarky drag queen to uplift a story and have you chuckling to yourself. The dashing prince doesn't find his princesses but rather his prince this time helping bring this story into a modern retelling and makes it accessible to so many lgbt teens who are looking for their dashing prince or princess.
Well written and funny this book holds your attention and is another great retelling of a classic story.
Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.