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* Review * CINDERELLA MASQUERADE by LaQuetteCinderella Masquerade by LaQuette
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Ranchers and Rivals #7
Published by Harlequin Desire on October 25, 2022
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One dance. One kiss.

One unexpected twist.

After a stunning makeover, Dr. Zanai James barely recognizes herself. The reserved, no-nonsense therapist even dared to kiss rancher Jayden Lattimore in the middle of the dance floor. Though a mask had hidden her identity, Jayden tracks down his mysterious Cinderella, claiming he can’t forget her. But Zanai isn’t sure about the motives of a dashing man like Jayden, who’s never looked twice at her before. With their meddling families causing all kinds of trouble, will Zanai finally go after what she really wants?


An enchanting modern day Cinderella twist! With the seventh book in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Ranchers and Rivals series LaQuette picks up the reins and brings us Jayden Lattimore’s story. I enjoyed Zanai and Jayden together, but felt like there was a disconnect from a good bit of the continuity saga we have been leading up to as the series has been built and several plot holes on her side of the story that could have been fleshed out more for a smoother storyline. I’m looking forward to the last couple of books in the series to see how it all plays out.

Jayden was a really enjoyable character. He is smooth and dignified and not afraid to show his attraction. I enjoyed his family interaction throughout the book.

I wasn’t super fond of Zanai’s portrayal. She was supposed to be accomplished and successful, but the fact that she didn’t support herself more and stop allowing herself to be mistreated and walked over made her come across as weak and lacking.

I recommend this series as a whole to anyone that enjoys a storyline rich in family saga and happily ever afters.


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