Manhattan Cinderella

A lost shoe. An heir to a music kingdom. A chance for a fairy tale ending.

22-year-old New Yorker Gabriella Davis aspires to be pop music’s next big thing. Desperate to protect her kid sister, she’s got to succeed. But first, she needs to get away from her narcissistic stepmother who has her working her butt off as assistant to her band.

Super-hot singer Cole Grant is a country boy at heart, so when he leaves his native Tennessee for New York, he’s about as comfortable as a deer on ice. He’s determined to make the most of this chance of a lifetime, but with the explosive family secret Cole needs to keep, this is one opportunity that might just blow up in his face.

A taxi, a lost shoe, and a chance meeting bring Gabby and Cole together. Their attraction is instant. But with so much at stake, neither one is in the market for love.

When City meets Country and fame and fortune beckon, can they open their hearts to one another? Or will the secrets they hold keep them from finding their happily ever after?

Manhattan Cinderella is a sweet and sexy contemporary romance retelling of the Cinderella story for fans of Lauren Layne.

This book is a little sexier than my other “chick lit” titles, such as the Cozy Cottage Café and High Tea series, but with my same light-hearted, feel-good tone. 

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What people are saying about Manhattan Cinderella:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “What I enjoyed the most about this book is that Gabby is her own person. Gabby and Cole bring joy into each other’s lives, but she doesn’t need a prince to rescue her. Manhattan Cinderella will give you a mixture of emotions: the joy, the excitement, the anger, the laughter, the sadness, all of it . . . Kate O’Keeffe is a talented writer, and it shows. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! Readers’ Favorite
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Full of heart, wit, and passion.” Diane Michaels, author

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Another winner!” Holly Kerr, author

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I loved this book!” – Tracy Krimmer, author

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Sweet and sassy.” Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If I could give it more than a five star I would.”Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a darling, happily ever after book that takes a lot of turns getting to that HEA ending.” Bookbub reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you like fairy tales, young love and chick lit, you will not want to miss this book.” Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Kate O’Keeffe has written another must read story.” Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Sweet and sassy.” Goodreads reviewer