Review of Cinderella and the Geek

Cinderella and the Geek (British Bad Boys) by [Phillips, Christina]

Cinderella and the Geek

A British Bad Boys Book

Christina Phillips

Entangled Embrace

February 19, 2018

I’m not looking for love or a Happily-Ever-After because I know how that ends. I just need to concentrate on my degree and look after myself. But there’s something about my boss, Harry, I can’t resist. It’s crazy since he’s so hot and smart it should be illegal.

And then, just like Cinderella, I have my night at the ball and a midnight kiss, and for a week all my sexy daydreams come true. That fake date changes my life in a way I could never imagine. It turns out, Harry wants me too.

But I’m off to pursue my dreams, and he’s taking his business to the next level. There’s no way this fairytale has a happy ending, but that doesn’t keep me from wishing for it.


If you’re looking for a cute love story to cuddle up with on a cold February night, Cinderella and the Geek is it.

Harry and Alice have been fancying each other for months but neither have acted on it until the time draws near for Alice to leave for university. Then, fortuitously, Harry is nominated for Sexy Geek of the Year award and needs a date. Who is the obvious choice? Alice, of course.

Alice gets to dress up, this is supposedly where Cinderella comes in, and she and Harry soon discover that they both have been enamored with each other.

Unfortunately Harry’s insecurity derived from a previous relationship and an inability to communicate and misinterpret on both of their parts takes over. While I put all of that down to New Adult syndrome, I can understand that it might be frustrating to read.

Now, the part I don’t understand is how Cinderella and the Geek can be part of a British Bad Boys series. If you see that and think you’re going to be reading about a “Bad Boy,” unless a grown man getting his nose out of joint equates with being a bad boy, you’re going to be disappointed. Harry may be a little oblivious, but he’s not Bad.

I have to admit that some of the satisfaction garnered from this read was that I was imagining David Tennant as Harry. And, I know, he’s Scottish and blah, blah, blah, but that’s what the brain did–and I didn’t mind.

So if you want a quick, sweet read that you really don’t have to think too much about, try Cinderella and the Geek. (And imagine Harry as David Tennant….unless…gasp…you don’t like David Tennant.)

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

From Amazon:  

rating: 3-and-half

3 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies


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