My great frustration with some romance books is that while the author focuses on some AMAZING male characters, the female leads often times tend to fall short. (maybe that's why I love M/M books so much? ha!) Granted, women are always harder judges of other women. This is what made me just "like" Seducing Cinderella rather than love it. Reid is incredible. He is sexy. And there was a great deal of hot hot steamy steamy scenes that had me grinning with glee. What bugged me was Lucie. Argh. She's such a weak character and I didn't see how Reid could/would fall for her. The explanation of "she's different than the other women I've been with" excuse doesn't cut it for me anymore in these books. I'm guessing there must be more books in the series to come, because the story didn't deal at all w/ the fallout of Reid being Lucie's brothers best friend since childhood. That's a story arch I'm excited to have explored.All in all, a good read for firing you up, but lacking in story and anything creative.