Sinders and Ash (Jaime’s Review)


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Title: Sinders and Ash (The Pennymaker Tales # 1)
Edition: Second. First edition review is here
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 14, 2015, 2nd Edition
Genre(s): Fairy Tale
Page Count: 167
Reviewed by: JLoves2Read
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Housekeeper Mark Sintorella (Sinders) works diligently at a resort hotel while designing clothes anonymously, hoping to get into fashion school. Then his carefully planned life is upended with the arrival of Ashford Armitage, son of the fifth richest man in America—and the most beautiful guy Mark has ever seen. Ash must find a wife or he’ll lose his grandfather’s inheritance, and he settles on Bitsy Fanderel. But secretly Ash is gay, and the guy who cleans the fireplaces sets his heart ablaze.

Further stirring the pot is the little elf of a man, Carstairs Pennymaker, who has Mark wearing his own designs and masquerading as a girl to impress the fashion investors in the hotel. When the clock strikes twelve, two beautiful princesses line up for the wedding—but one isn’t a woman. Will the slipper fit? Only Mr. Pennymaker knows for sure.


This was a cute book and the start of a new series by Tara Lain that is made of novels loosely based on well-known fairytales. This book, Sinders and Ash, is based on Cinderella and Ms.Lain is very creative with how she alters a traditional hetero Fairytale to fit a male/male couple! I really enjoyed the story, which Although it was pretty much insta-love between the two MC it is tolerable because it’s suppose to be that way. After all we are all looking for our Happily ever afters! I really think all will enjoy this book and I am eagerly awaiting the “Snow White” story coming next!

Pennymaker Tales Series


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