Dirty Rich Cinderella Story (Dirty Rich, #2)
A sexy standalone...Seduced for a night. Taken forever.With only nine months left at Stanford, and despite being top of her law school class, Lori Havens takes leave to care for her sick mother. That means she juggles three jobs, the best of which is researcher for novelist, and syndicated columnist of "Cat Does Crime," Cat Summer.One evening after finishing up her work at Cat's apartment building, Lori has an encounter with a sexy stranger, and does something out of character. She goes home with him. The night is perfect, he's perfect, wealthy, powerful and from out of town. Morning comes, and despite their connection, Lori leaves before he finds out she's far from the equal he believes her to be. She's not a charity case and she's not after his money. She will make her own. In other words, she leaves before her prince charming finds out she's no princess. Flash forward a few months, Lori’s mother is healing, and Cat's husband, Reese, has merged his firm with another and Lori lands an internship there, with school credit and scholarship money.. Everything is falling into place. That is until fate reveals a wicked twist of events and Lori walks into a conference room to find her new boss, Cole Brooks, one of the partners, is her one-night prince charming. One sizzling shared look across a boardroom, and it’s clear: this man is not done with her. It’s not long before Lori is informed that she’ll be working high profile cases with her one night prince charming which will require long nights and travel, starting immediately.

Dirty Rich Cinderella Story (Dirty Rich, #2) Details

TitleDirty Rich Cinderella Story (Dirty Rich, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 23rd, 2018
PublisherJulie Patra Publishing
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Dirty Rich Cinderella Story (Dirty Rich, #2) Review

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    January 1, 1970
    LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS |SEX WITH A STRANGER!Stand-alone.LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS |Blurb: Seduced for a night. Taken forever.With only nine months left at Stanford, and despite being top of her law school class, Lori Havens takes leave to care for her sick mother. That means she juggles three jobs, the best of which is researcher for novelist, and syndicated columnist of "Cat Does Crime," Cat Summer.One evening after finishing up her work at Cat LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS |SEX WITH A STRANGER!Stand-alone.LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS |Blurb: Seduced for a night. Taken forever.With only nine months left at Stanford, and despite being top of her law school class, Lori Havens takes leave to care for her sick mother. That means she juggles three jobs, the best of which is researcher for novelist, and syndicated columnist of "Cat Does Crime," Cat Summer.One evening after finishing up her work at Cat's apartment building, Lori has an encounter with a sexy stranger, and does something out of character. She goes home with him. The night is perfect, he's perfect, wealthy, powerful and from out of town. Morning comes, and despite their connection, Lori leaves before he finds out she's far from the equal he believes her to be. She's not a charity case and she's not after his money. She will make her own. In other words, she leaves before her prince charming finds out she's no princess.Flash forward months in the future, Lori’s mother is healing, and Cat's husband, Reese, has merged his firm with another and Lori lands an internship there, with school credit and scholarship money. Everything is falling into place. That is until fate reveals a wicked twist of events and Lori walks into a conference room to find her new boss, Cole Brooks, one of the partners, is her one-night prince charming. One sizzling shared look across a boardroom, and it’s clear: this man is not done with her. It’s not long before Lori is informed that she’s his new research assistant on a high profile case which will require long nights and travel, starting immediately.
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  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    January 1, 1970
     ~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~Honestly, I have been in a bit of a "blah" mood with books lately. Maybe not blah, but I seem to be extra picky lately and I am finding that the littlest of things have been annoying me. So I wasn't all that gung-ho to read this one. Especially not with the whole "ONS...heroine runs...they meet up again months later" setup. That usually means one or both end up having sex with other people in the interim. But...SURPRISE...I ended up enjoying this one quite a lot. It was w  ~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~Honestly, I have been in a bit of a "blah" mood with books lately. Maybe not blah, but I seem to be extra picky lately and I am finding that the littlest of things have been annoying me. So I wasn't all that gung-ho to read this one. Especially not with the whole "ONS...heroine runs...they meet up again months later" setup. That usually means one or both end up having sex with other people in the interim. But...SURPRISE...I ended up enjoying this one quite a lot. It was well written. The pace was OK. One of my issues was that I found the beginning a little slow. It felt like the whole ONS thing (and the aftermath) was dragged out a bit too long when all I wanted was to get to the reunited part of the book. It literally takes 30% of the book to get to that point. I felt like the author could have condensed that 30% a bit and had these two back together sooner. That said, the plot was still engaging enough (especially after the 30% mark) that I never felt the need to skim. I wouldn't say this one had as much suspense as the previous book. There is some court case stuff, but this couple's "relationship" is more the focus. Last, it was all wrapped up in an OK happy for now ending.~HERO~COLE...Cole I LOVED. He was really the star of this book. He was hot. He was alpha. He wasn't a manwhore. He was sweet. He was an excellent lawyer. He had the patience of a saint with Lori <-- quite frankly I would have dropped kicked her a$$ five minutes after meeting her. He was great hero material.~HEROINE~LORI...Lori was the second issue I had with this one. I just didn't like her...AT ALL. I am starting to see a pattern when it comes to this author's books and heroines, mostly, I never love them. Again we have an annoying heroine that would rather cut her nose off to spite her face instead of accepting help. She was judgy towards Cole because he had money. I mean the whole not wanting him to see her apartment was so juvenile. She was quick to jump to conclusions about OW. I really don't have anything positive to say about her. She had a shitty attitude that continued for 90% of the book. ~SECONDARY CHARACTERS~This one had a few excellent secondary characters. Cat and Reese are in it a bit. Some of the Walker brothers, and a few new faces. All of them added some good extra depth to the story.~HEAT LEVEL~Lowish. surprisingly, I didn't find this one all that spicy. There were (maybe) three or four sex scenes that were suitably hot. Not much in the way of kink, which surprised me after the spanking during the ONS. ~ANGST LEVEL - SEXUAL HISTORIES~Medium. Most of the angst came from the heroine and her annoying attitude and need to push the hero away. Neither were virgins. Neither slept with other people during their separation. There wasn't really any OW or OM drama per se. There was a little scene with her ex and the heroine sees a woman approach the hero at a bar and sit down next to him. Of course, she thinks the worst (roll eyes). Same for later in the book when she AGAIN jumps to conclusions. Lord this heroine annoyed me (lol).~IN THE END~I enjoyed it for the most part. I really do enjoy this author's writing and her heroes. Her heroines...not so much. Hence why this is rated 4-Stars and not higher. I also thought the beginning was stretched out a bit too much. Both main characters spend a lot of time apart during it and I just felt like the author could have tightened up the plot a bit. That said, a lot of people will love this one (as they should). It will be "safe" for the uber picky peeps (to which I seem to be lately). Therefore yours truly is going to give this one two thumbs up. 
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  • Lisa Jones
    January 1, 1970
    ALL MINE IS LIVE!Reid & Carrie are BACK! All Mine is their second full-length book!In this lifetime there is one person who will own you, who will know you, who will understand you like no one else could possibly understand you. That person for me is Carrie. I didn't want to love her. I didn't want to need her. But now that she's my world, no one is going to take her from me. Yet the minute I propose, that's exactly what the universe tries to do. It tries to take her from me.My father and th ALL MINE IS LIVE!Reid & Carrie are BACK! All Mine is their second full-length book!In this lifetime there is one person who will own you, who will know you, who will understand you like no one else could possibly understand you. That person for me is Carrie. I didn't want to love her. I didn't want to need her. But now that she's my world, no one is going to take her from me. Yet the minute I propose, that's exactly what the universe tries to do. It tries to take her from me.My father and the many enemies my life as my father's son has created wants to take her from me.They'll be sorry they tired.She's mine.All Mine.And everyone, including Carrie, is going to know.𝗗𝗜𝗥𝗧𝗬 𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗛 𝗢𝗕𝗦𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡: 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗘iBooks → https://apple.co/2MswOTmAmazon → http://mybook.to/DROAMNook → http://bit.ly/2vYtGUU𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗 𝗥𝗘𝗜𝗗 & 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗜𝗘'𝗦 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞 - 𝗗𝗜𝗥𝗧𝗬 𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗛 𝗢𝗕𝗦𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗡𝗢𝗪iBooks → https://apple.co/2xyZjrIAmazon → http://mybook.to/DROBN → http://bit.ly/2H46Qy6
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!I can't tell you how much I adore finding heroes who are all in from the start! I'm a big fan of man chases woman scenarios. They aren't as easy to find as you would think in contemporary romance. Cole doesn't profess his love at first site but you know from their first meeting that he is ensnared by Lori. She's a game changer for him. I also love that despite this, the author doesn't make them automatically a couple. There is struggle to the new feelings they are both experiencing as 4.5 Stars!I can't tell you how much I adore finding heroes who are all in from the start! I'm a big fan of man chases woman scenarios. They aren't as easy to find as you would think in contemporary romance. Cole doesn't profess his love at first site but you know from their first meeting that he is ensnared by Lori. She's a game changer for him. I also love that despite this, the author doesn't make them automatically a couple. There is struggle to the new feelings they are both experiencing as well as adjusting to how their lives will change.I adored Cole and as much as I liked Lori's strong character, she did get in her own way a lot with him. This is where the Cinderella in the title comes in. Cole is a very successful lawyer who also comes from family money. Lori was unable to finish law school due to her father passing and her mother having a stroke. They have bills upon bills that have kept Lori from returning to law school. This is where Lori's strong character gets in her way. All she sees is that Cole and her come from different worlds. She wants him but she also needs to learn that his need for her will show in the way he wants to take care of her. It's a battle she will have to fight within herself and with him.As much as I love this couple, I also love watching them work together on Cole's cases. It made for a fast paced story filled with exciting drama that wasn't all about relationship drama. You also get to see some fo the Walker security men in this book. I'm a fan and I want more! ARC provided by Author.
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    4 - "Just us... Our secret." Stars!Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is the second book in Lisa Renee Jones’ Dirty Rich series. Lori and Cole’s story is the first book I have read by this author, and it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Its LIVE! -Amazon US ➜ http://mybook.to/DRCinderellaAmazonB&N ➜ http://bit.ly/2EW2bNsiBooks ➜ https://apple.co/2HysnmEThat-said Cat and Reese (Book one - Dirty Rich One Night Stand) play quite a large part as secondary characters in this one, so I will be loo 4 - "Just us... Our secret." Stars!Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is the second book in Lisa Renee Jones’ Dirty Rich series. Lori and Cole’s story is the first book I have read by this author, and it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Its LIVE! -Amazon US ➜ http://mybook.to/DRCinderellaAmazonB&N ➜ http://bit.ly/2EW2bNsiBooks ➜ https://apple.co/2HysnmEThat-said Cat and Reese (Book one - Dirty Rich One Night Stand) play quite a large part as secondary characters in this one, so I will be looking to read it sometime soon. Sometimes the right people meet at the wrong time… And that is certainly the case for this couple, after a one night stand leaves lasting memories with them both, but no real hope in seeing each other again due to the fact they live in different cities (not for the want of trying). But Lori is in for a shock, because just a few months down the line and Cole is in New York permanently, and as it turns out, he is also the best friend of one of her closest friends, as well as her new boss. This should feel strange. I’m in the office of a man who I slept with… who I thought was a manwhore, and now is my boss. I love nothing more than a bit of the forbidden in my romance, and the boss/intern aspect of this story did give it added depth, but it was more the disparity in their lifestyles that played the main part in its telling for me, especially due to the fact it created all sorts of obstacles in Lori’s mind in regards to their relationship because of it. Cole from the offset was the one pushing for more, and it was nice to see that for once it was the female half of the partnership holding back. "You make me crazy, you make me do things I wouldn’t do with anyone else…"You get to understand why, the more you get to know them, all the while the chemistry keeps bubbling, and their need to each other growing. And with every new obstacle Lori puts in their way, Cole just keeps smashing them down. For a first read, this was a book that in the main I enjoyed, and I would absolutely look to read more from Lisa Renee Jones in the future. That-said I did find both characters inner monologues for most of the book to be extremely long, rambling and often repetitive, there were many points where two sentences, rather than two lengthy paragraphs would have done the trick just as well. I think it would have also helped the overall pace of the story, because there were parts when they both just kept going over and over the same things in their heads, and all I had in mine was 'for Gods sake, get on with it!' I also discovered I am not a fan of an author using a) & b) lists in an inner thought process either, but again this might be because it felt like it happened quite a lot, and added to the lulling of pace because of the aforementioned it was just another niggle to add to the small pile. This isn’t over… it’s only just begun. Overall a really good introduction to a new-to-me author, I hope to have the opportunity to read more from her in the future.ARC generously provided by the author, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • Coco.V
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars!DIRTY RICH CINDERELLA STORY is on sale for 99 cents on Amazon US for THREE DAYS ONLY (8/28/2018)!
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    January 1, 1970
    It’s been too long, Lisa. Too long in between the last installment in this series and this book. You torture me so.But have no fear my dear friends. This is definitely a standalone story. But if you follow the authors books, you will often see characters pop in from other series and interact, intertwine, and support her stories. It makes you feel like you truly are a part of her books.This is the story of Cole and Lori. Mainly Cole because, hey, I’m a sucker for a hot, sexy, delicious hunk of a It’s been too long, Lisa. Too long in between the last installment in this series and this book. You torture me so.But have no fear my dear friends. This is definitely a standalone story. But if you follow the authors books, you will often see characters pop in from other series and interact, intertwine, and support her stories. It makes you feel like you truly are a part of her books.This is the story of Cole and Lori. Mainly Cole because, hey, I’m a sucker for a hot, sexy, delicious hunk of a man. And this author does no wrong when it comes to developing these steamy stories and her hot leading man.And hot it is. I’m a sucker, just like Lori. How can you resist a guy like Cole? So why bother?The story has everything you look for in a beautifully written chick-lit style contemporary romance. The sexy man, a perfectly developed leading lady to support him, a little angst and drama, and a whole lot of lovin that is off the charts.If you’re looking for your Prince Charming, you have to check out this Cinderella story. Another winner by Lisa Renée Jones. This lady is on fire. I just can’t get enough.Disclaimer: Chris has personally reviewed the book listed and received a copy for review purposes. full review - https://amidlifewife.com/dirty-rich-c...
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  • Natalie The Biblioholic
    January 1, 1970
    I want to make sure you understand that I'm a huge fan of LRJ. HUGE!! She's written and created some of my most favorite of all book boyfriends. They're alpha and sophisticated and charming and intelligent and sexy and despite many of them not being immediately open to love, the way they fall is always a thing of beauty. Cole Brooks, the male protagonist in Dirty Rich Cinderella Story was absolutely no exception. I loved how he felt an immediate connection to Lori and didn't really fight it. I I want to make sure you understand that I'm a huge fan of LRJ. HUGE!! She's written and created some of my most favorite of all book boyfriends. They're alpha and sophisticated and charming and intelligent and sexy and despite many of them not being immediately open to love, the way they fall is always a thing of beauty. Cole Brooks, the male protagonist in Dirty Rich Cinderella Story was absolutely no exception. I loved how he felt an immediate connection to Lori and didn't really fight it. I loved how protective he was of her and how much he wanted to take care of her. So. Freaking. Sweet.But Cole is where my love affair with this story ends.I didn't like Lori. Actually, my unfiltered opinion of her was worse than not liking her. I don't hate anyone, but I came pretty close when it came to her. She was an entitled broke chick, with a condescending and judgmental attitude, and didn't know when to count her blessings.✦ she freaked because the man wanted more✦ she freaked because the man wanted to wipe out her debt✦ she freaked because he was worried about her safety and wanted to provide her with a safe environment✦ she freaked because he wanted to spoil her✦ she freaked because he paid her mother's exorbitant medical bills✦ she freaked because the man saw her struggling and wanted to ease her load✦ she freaked because the man was so freaking awesome✦ she freaked because she didn't deserve all of these gifts!!Lori had me skimming pages. Lori had me losing interest. Lori made this my least favorite LRJ book of all time. This breaks my heart :(The writing was superb. The plot was more than engaging. And Cole was the epitome of what is a good man. I wish he didn't have to run after her so hard. I wish he didn't have to constantly defend his actions when they were so very kind. I wish his happiness wasn't so hard to get.Release: 05.23.2018Genre: Contemporary RomanceDual POV - 1st personHeat: 3.5Standalone - Dirty Rich #2 with character crossoverA copy of this book was provided for an honest reviewBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr
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  • Carvanz
    January 1, 1970
    I love any kind of romance that even suggests it has a bit of a fairy tale remaking so I was super excited to read Dirty Rich Cinderella Story. It was everything I wanted and so much more!Lori’s family has had some bad times and as a result she is carrying a heavy financial burden. With her goals of finishing law school put on hold, she works several jobs just to pay off her family’s debt and keep her mother and her above water. When a run in, and then another meeting, with a handsome stranger p I love any kind of romance that even suggests it has a bit of a fairy tale remaking so I was super excited to read Dirty Rich Cinderella Story. It was everything I wanted and so much more!Lori’s family has had some bad times and as a result she is carrying a heavy financial burden. With her goals of finishing law school put on hold, she works several jobs just to pay off her family’s debt and keep her mother and her above water. When a run in, and then another meeting, with a handsome stranger promises one night of forgetting everything, she debates the wisdom of a one night stand. Her future reputation in law could be at stake but this man is from out of town and this is New York City. Surely they’ve used up all the odds of running in to one another again. Cole was immediately attracted by the woman that ran smack dab into him in the middle of a busy sidewalk. When he sees her again he immediately makes his move. He’s never felt this way towards anyone before and it’s imperative that he lays his claim on Lori before he loses her again. However, his plan fails spectacularly when the next morning he is alone with nothing but a note.I loved Cole so much! He was such a good guy and he knew from the beginning that Lori was meant to be in his life. I loved how he obsessed about her, and once he found her again he was determined to have her in his life in a very personal manner. He recognized her needs sometimes before she did and was quick to make sure he met them. Those needs often were of an emotional sort and left him wanting to cling to Lori tight and yet unable to do so for fear of losing her.Lori was determined to be completely independent. She had seen what relying on a man for your every need could do. Even as she yields to her desire for Cole, she refuses to accept any form of help from him. Everything revolved around her being able to stand on equal footing with him. Admittedly, she was quite a mess at times but I loved her more for all her broken ways of thinking.This was a wonderful story filled with romance amidst a woman’s stand for independence, when all along she needed to simply accept that love makes the difference between carelessly using someone and allowing them to support you in your time of need. Lori’s journey to that understanding was filled with so many incredible moments where Cole’s affections shined. This is a well-paced read with wonderful secondary characters that I really enjoyed. The heat level was high and appropriate for the story, the chemistry between these two sizzling. The ending wrapped everything up in a beautiful and heartwarming epilogue that left me grinning crazily. And you know, I do love a happy ending to all my fairy tales!I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Dual POVSafe (view spoiler)[h thinks H was with another woman but he was not and once she confronts him about it he explains; H is jealous of om that h had had a relationship with in the past; I consider this a safe read (hide spoiler)]Triggers (view spoiler)[small secondary character had been addicted to prescription drugs in the past (hide spoiler)]
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  • Ronnie
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 STARSAs much as I enjoyed reading Cole and Lori's sexy romance, I couldn't help but wince that more than halfway through the story, the pace suddenly turned too fast that made some scenarios clipped and rushed. Yes, this all started from a one-night stand that ultimately led to being so much more. I had a great time enjoying the sizzling chemistry between the two main protagonists, being sexy as hell in suits and during courtroom sessions.This was not instant love, which is good... but the 3.75 STARSAs much as I enjoyed reading Cole and Lori's sexy romance, I couldn't help but wince that more than halfway through the story, the pace suddenly turned too fast that made some scenarios clipped and rushed. Yes, this all started from a one-night stand that ultimately led to being so much more. I had a great time enjoying the sizzling chemistry between the two main protagonists, being sexy as hell in suits and during courtroom sessions.This was not instant love, which is good... but the developing events turned out to be predictable, but not enough for me to stop reading the book. Like as I've said, I had a great time reading the Dirty Rich Cinderella Story. However, I may have been a bit bummed out that despite the heroine has acquired outstanding scholastic achievements and deserves to be an intern and associate of the firm while determined to overcome the hurdle of financial struggles, she immediately got caught up with her growing feelings for him and I felt like her judgment got clouded due to her relationship with Cole Brooks. She may gotten whiny and annoying at some point- but not enough for me to hate her. Well, I really liked her in the beginning; now it's just... I can stand her character enough to finish the book.The steamy scenes were... hot damn, if they can light up courtrooms- consider it done for bedrooms as well. (and any possible surface at their disposal) Crackling chemistry, professionally and in an intimate manner.Moreover, did this have to be a short story? It felt like considerably short compared to the usual length in general and I swear I could have given a higher rating if the story wasn't rushed at all. I would've prefer to see more development, maybe a bit of more complications with the diva's case or even an issue of leaked information with Cole's trusted secretary back in France or maybe a more neck and neck confrontations between the law enforcement office against Cole's firm. To sum it up, I wanted more courtroom debates, sessions and law-related scenes and could've lessen on the two leading character's dilemma of actually being more than just fuck buddies. (Not that I'm complaining, but it would've balanced out more if there were less of these two conflicted with trust and going forward with their relationship)Nevertheless, I like this book. I'll still recommend it.I'm just sad that I did not get the same overall impact of the story as much as most readers did. On a lighter note, there are more books from this author to choose from, hopefully, this won't be the last I'll get the chance to indulge.
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  • Jacob Proffitt
    January 1, 1970
    This is second in a series and both Cat and Reese are frequently present in this story so I highly recommend reading these in order.This started off well, I think. I liked Lori and Cole both and I really enjoyed their first meeting. Yeah, it's pretty much a chapters-long sex scene, but Jones puts a lot of emotional development into their interactions, too. It was very well-done and that intrigued me as they then diverge for weeks (and maybe another quarter of the story). I enjoyed my time with b This is second in a series and both Cat and Reese are frequently present in this story so I highly recommend reading these in order.This started off well, I think. I liked Lori and Cole both and I really enjoyed their first meeting. Yeah, it's pretty much a chapters-long sex scene, but Jones puts a lot of emotional development into their interactions, too. It was very well-done and that intrigued me as they then diverge for weeks (and maybe another quarter of the story). I enjoyed my time with both protagonists during that time and seeing them converge was excellent use of anticipation. I particularly liked two things for this part.First, a minor spoiler and I'd hate to remove the impact of experiencing this as a reader, but I just loved the anti-pet-peeve when (view spoiler)[Lori's pregnancy scare turned out to be just a scare. This works all the better because we see enough to know that Lori's stress-induced missed period makes perfect sense. She really is just that stressed (hide spoiler)]. And I really liked how this highlighted important relationships while we were at it.Second, I liked how they worked through a misperception together by talking things through. Cole initiates the adulting, but Lori contributes, too and I really loved seeing them work through things, even when that seems hard. Jones does a good job with having them act like actual adults who actually talk to one another, even with Lori's idiocy that I'm getting to.Two things tanked this for me, though the second is minor when placed against the first. The first being Lori's hyper-class-conscious hangup about Cole being rich and successful and her, well, not. And since they're American, we're really talking about money. Like she couldn't possibly be with him unless she were as rich and as successful as he is. She spent way, way too long with this irrational hangup when everything she knew about Cole should have told her clear and plain that he just wasn't the kind of guy who would treat her as her fears projected. I really felt for Cole and kind of wanted him to dump her until she has time to work through this with a therapist or something. Because frankly, as big as her hangup was, I don't think it's enough for her to just become successful, too. It nears psychosis, is what I'm saying, and I spent much of the back half of the novel wishing she'd find a competent therapist and get treatment. It just wasn't normal...The second thing is more environmental and was present in the first book, but less pronounced (because they only dealt with a single case). The lawfirm central to these stories has a policy that they "only represent innocent clients". It's a fetish for them and they take great moral glee in this policy. And frankly, that bugs the crap out of me. It's not just the moral preening, though that's obnoxious enough. It's also a fundamental undermining of the entire judicial system to suppose that only innocent people deserve competent representation. It's like these jokers didn't even go to law school where you're supposed to learn the importance of an adversarial judicial system in protecting the innocent. The whole time Cole was busy taking down crooked cops (a sub-plot), I'm sitting there thinking "you're part of the problem, you arrogant slob!" Like his own policy isn't undermining the very system that is supposed to keep the other side honest (by ensuring that their theories and evidence are properly challenged in court when the time comes so that they gather the strongest evidence they can and don't stop with, "well I think this person is guilty"). So their own policy would, if followed by others, produce exactly the corruption he's grousing about in his own case.Anyway, I was soaring high in the beginning of this book, but Lori dribbled that down to the 2½ stars I'm ending up with. I'm rounding down because the ending took it to such ridiculous extremes and then the solution was weak when it finally came. That second problem didn't really signify in the rating, though it might have if the first issue hadn't been so severe.A note about Steamy: There are probably a half-dozen explicit sex scenes, though honestly, I lost count. The first was kind of awesome and not just because it explored an interesting kink. At any rate, this is in the high end of my steam tolerance and might have surpassed it if I hadn't skimmed some of the later ones. I mean they went downhill from that first, though that may be merely a reflection of my problems with other parts of the story.
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  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Lori quit law school only months from being a lawyer to go back home to take care of her mom after her stroke. Now Mom is ok and even back at work, and Lori is still not back at school. They have too many hospital bills to pay. She's working for the previous books' heroine Cat and at a coffee shop and as a clerk person in a law firm.And then she meets him. A sexy stranger on the street. Cole.Instant attraction and fascination.A sexy dirtly little one-night stand might just be the thing she needs Lori quit law school only months from being a lawyer to go back home to take care of her mom after her stroke. Now Mom is ok and even back at work, and Lori is still not back at school. They have too many hospital bills to pay. She's working for the previous books' heroine Cat and at a coffee shop and as a clerk person in a law firm.And then she meets him. A sexy stranger on the street. Cole.Instant attraction and fascination.A sexy dirtly little one-night stand might just be the thing she needs. She doesn't have time for more. But Cole doesn't give up. Once he's back in New York, he vows to find her again.And he does - but now things are really complicated ... ☺WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO LORI & COLE???WILL THERE BE A HEA??READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ☺══════════════════════ Great Lawyer Romance!!!Well, that was adorable!A fun & exciting & interesting & really sexy lawyer romance!There's this huge insta attraction and intrigue for both of them, but of course Cole doesn't - yet - live in NYC and Lori doesn't have time for love. Or sex. BUT, she can't forget him!And then a few months later - he's suddenly kind of her boss! Adorable.But being her boss doesn't stop Cole from pursuing her!I really enjoyed reading it! We just know that they belong together - but Lori is a bit stubborn about money and independence, BUT we'll get to our happily ever after ... GREAT STORY!Just like the first book, this one was a tiny bit too long for me. Things are described too much - too many redundant details I didn't care about - or people are having way too long thoughts. A few pages less would've been better .... BUT I really liked all the characters and the story. DIRTY RICH CINDERELLA STORY was a very adorable & exciting & sexy lawyer romance!Run to your nearest amazon for your own Cole - this one is MINE!!!☺ ♡ ♡
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Dirty Rich Cinderella Story by Lisa Renee Jones this is book Two in the Dirty Rich series. This is the story of Cole Brooks and Lori Havens. I have read the previous book (and loved it) but feel this can be a standalone book. Lori father died, her mother had a stroke so she had to drop out of Law School to help with her mother and find jobs that helps pay the bills for them. Lori happens to meet Cole who have a instant attraction to and they act on it but Lori ups an leaves the next morning know Dirty Rich Cinderella Story by Lisa Renee Jones this is book Two in the Dirty Rich series. This is the story of Cole Brooks and Lori Havens. I have read the previous book (and loved it) but feel this can be a standalone book. Lori father died, her mother had a stroke so she had to drop out of Law School to help with her mother and find jobs that helps pay the bills for them. Lori happens to meet Cole who have a instant attraction to and they act on it but Lori ups an leaves the next morning knowing that he is out of her money status. But when later when things are going better with her mother's health she takes a intern job that leads her right to Cole again. Really enjoyed their story...a hard book to put down for sure!
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  • Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsThis second standalone in Lisa Renee Jones' Dirty Rich Series was great. Although I didn't read book one in the series, and the main H/h from that book are prominent characters in book two, I had no trouble following along. However, meeting those characters has me eager to read Reese and Cat's book.Cole Brooks is everything you want a male protagonist to be. He is sexy, sinful (in an intimate way), wealthy, intelligent, and a complete gentleman. Trust me here, the list of his attributes 4.5 StarsThis second standalone in Lisa Renee Jones' Dirty Rich Series was great. Although I didn't read book one in the series, and the main H/h from that book are prominent characters in book two, I had no trouble following along. However, meeting those characters has me eager to read Reese and Cat's book.Cole Brooks is everything you want a male protagonist to be. He is sexy, sinful (in an intimate way), wealthy, intelligent, and a complete gentleman. Trust me here, the list of his attributes goes on. There was never a single moment in this story that I didn't love him. Lori Havens is independent to several faults; stubborn being the most prominent trait. Lori had to drop out of law school in her last year to take care of her mother. And since, she has been working several jobs to pay the bills while still hopeful to finish her education. Thanks to good, loyal friends, Lori's future is looking brighter.I'll be brief here because I don't want to give any spoilers. Lori and Cole meet and their attraction is instant. After a single night together, Lori disappears to Cole's dismay. Months pass while both Cole and Lori can't stop thinking about each other. But when circumstances reunite them, things get complicated. Cole will be her boss and she is adamant about keeping her relationship professional. Cole does not share those same thoughts.What follows is light suspense, some angst and plenty of sexy times. I loved how Cole treated Lori. As I said earlier he was such a gentleman. Lori on the other hand was frustrating at times. I admit, it took some time for me to warm up to her. But I did. And that said, I loved this book. Truthfully, I have never read anything from this author that I didn't love. This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. :)
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  • Kathleen R.
    January 1, 1970
      It's no secret that i love book written by Lisa Renee Jones. This author knows how to write a story that's suspenseful, romantic and so very hot all at the same time without even making you sweat... too much. I mean, since the first book i've read by her, i've been a huge fan. She's the type of author that you can't forget. In some way all her stories interconnect and even if you haven't read her previous books, it's not such a big deal because they can all be read as standalones. So what   It's no secret that i love book written by Lisa Renee Jones. This author knows how to write a story that's suspenseful, romantic and so very hot all at the same time without even making you sweat... too much. I mean, since the first book i've read by her, i've been a huge fan. She's the type of author that you can't forget. In some way all her stories interconnect and even if you haven't read her previous books, it's not such a big deal because they can all be read as standalones. So what makes Dirty Rich Cinderella Story different? Well, first we have this brilliant law student who had to drop out after her mother became gravely sick - although she wants to finish the last 9 months of her schooling, she can't afford it until a new opportunity arrives for herself. Now, she literally smacks into a man who makes her blood burn and she takes a chance with a one night stand. Lori is the kind of man that is more than able to read people even if she only has a limited amount of information about them, and she's rarely wrong. On the flip side, Cole is strong and the type of man that needs what he needs - he's no full time Dom, but he does like kink mixed in with his women and doesn't apologize for it. Both know what they do and don't like and make no qualms about it, but together... wow. It was a really engaging story, one that kept me at the edge of my seat from start to finish and i can't wait to read more from this author in the near future. *ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books     Goodreads |    Amazon |    Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram  | Our Amazon Store| Contact Us Today: [email protected]
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received for an honest reviewI have not read the first Dirty Rich story (Dirty Rich One Night Stand) however this has not affected my understanding or enjoyment of Dirty Rich Cinderella Story at all.Cole and Lori's story is a modern day Cinderella, strangers passing in the night only to find each other again.I love Lori's strength, even if at times she takes the "strong, independent woman who needs nobody's help" to extremes and I got frustrated with her. I could understand why she is how sh ARC received for an honest reviewI have not read the first Dirty Rich story (Dirty Rich One Night Stand) however this has not affected my understanding or enjoyment of Dirty Rich Cinderella Story at all.Cole and Lori's story is a modern day Cinderella, strangers passing in the night only to find each other again.I love Lori's strength, even if at times she takes the "strong, independent woman who needs nobody's help" to extremes and I got frustrated with her. I could understand why she is how she is, however I just want her to take the helping hand being offered - no strings attached.Cole is just all kinds of swoonworthy. From the first time our lover's worlds collide I knew he was going to be become a favourite LRJ character.Ms Jones has written some amazing series with 2 or 3 or more stories in them, however I am really liking her stand alones.Strong characters, enjoyable story line, I read this book in one sitting. I can't wait to see where she takes us next.
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  • Alaina
    January 1, 1970
    Little did I know that I was starting off this series with the second book and yet, I still really enjoyed this book.In Dirty Rich Cinderella Story you will meet Cole and Lori. Now out of these two, I definitely was more in love/obsessed with Cole. Lori tended to annoy the living shit out of me.. but these two somehow made it work. I ended up falling in love with these two and their relationship. Besides these two, you will meet Cat and Reese.. which I think the first book is about them? Not qui Little did I know that I was starting off this series with the second book and yet, I still really enjoyed this book.In Dirty Rich Cinderella Story you will meet Cole and Lori. Now out of these two, I definitely was more in love/obsessed with Cole. Lori tended to annoy the living shit out of me.. but these two somehow made it work. I ended up falling in love with these two and their relationship. Besides these two, you will meet Cat and Reese.. which I think the first book is about them? Not quite sure but once I dive into that bad boy I'll let you know.The drama was just meh in this book. Honestly, it was so stupid because they just assumed the worst of the other person after they were seen with another person of the opposite sex. It was frustrating to read about and I can't tell you how many times I rolled my eyes during those scenes. Other than that, their relationship was almost perfect.Overall, I'm glad I ended up picking this book randomly on my audible. I need something with smut ASAP and even though it was there.. it just wasn't enough. I need more!
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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say about this one that would get you to get to your nearest e-tailer or retailer. This was hot sexy and Cinderellaist. Lori was not looking for a prince, a hook-up, or anything of that nature. She was on the other hand a smart, sexy, young woman and it had been too long. She endured much. She stopped her life to care for a loved one. Why couldn't she have just a bit of delight for herself. Cole was a man of men. He was one that knew what he wanted and he was determined to get it, but What can I say about this one that would get you to get to your nearest e-tailer or retailer. This was hot sexy and Cinderellaist. Lori was not looking for a prince, a hook-up, or anything of that nature. She was on the other hand a smart, sexy, young woman and it had been too long. She endured much. She stopped her life to care for a loved one. Why couldn't she have just a bit of delight for herself. Cole was a man of men. He was one that knew what he wanted and he was determined to get it, but he was not the roll over you type to get what he wanted. He could see Lori for herself. I was taken with Cole and Lori. I loved seeing some of the other characters of Jones' that I have seen in the past. I was nice getting a peek in their lives and seeing secondary characters that may lead to more. I found this one was not so much a mystery/suspense type read. There was more of Cole and Lori and them working together both professional and not. Lori finds herself being her own worse enemy. Regardless of that being said, I found me another good read from Lisa Renee Jones.
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  • Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is the second book in the Dirty Rich series but can be read without reading the first book. I hadn’t read Dirty Rich One Night Stand and jumped right into Cinderella with no problem. Lori Havens is a heroine who WANTS to be strong, she wants to be independent and get her life back on track, but she really just seems to not know what direction to go in and fights everything and everyone just for the sake of asserting herself. “I’m still here, that he has that much cont Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is the second book in the Dirty Rich series but can be read without reading the first book. I hadn’t read Dirty Rich One Night Stand and jumped right into Cinderella with no problem. Lori Havens is a heroine who WANTS to be strong, she wants to be independent and get her life back on track, but she really just seems to not know what direction to go in and fights everything and everyone just for the sake of asserting herself. “I’m still here, that he has that much control over me makes him powerful. I love and hate this about him to the point that despite all the high and rush of the challenge I’ve professed, I am most likely a little f***ed up, but he doesn’t give me time to let that idea mess with my head.”Cole Brooks is a swoony alpha hero with a sweet soft side. When he decides that he wants Lori, he puts his all into pursuing her and persuading her! He was definitely my favorite part of this book! “For this one night,” he says, leaning in, his lips near my ear, the rasp of his light stubble scraping erotically along the delicate skin of my cheek. “I own you.”What starts out as a one night stand turns into a real journey for both of the main characters. Great chemistry and some angst is what kept me reading this one. -3.5 Stars-
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  • taveena kade
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI’ve barely had time to sleep let alone read the past couple days, but I finally finished and it was a pretty good book!!
  • Heather C
    January 1, 1970
    One thing is for sure. Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is dirty and I gobbled it up quickly. It is the second installment in the Dirty Rich Series but can absolutely be read as a standalone. Lori was a rising star at Stanford and nine months short of obtaining her law degree when her mother got sick. She made the decision to move home to care for her mother and in doing so, gave up her dreams. Working a full time job and three part time jobs leaves her with zero time to focus on anything other than One thing is for sure. Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is dirty and I gobbled it up quickly. It is the second installment in the Dirty Rich Series but can absolutely be read as a standalone. Lori was a rising star at Stanford and nine months short of obtaining her law degree when her mother got sick. She made the decision to move home to care for her mother and in doing so, gave up her dreams. Working a full time job and three part time jobs leaves her with zero time to focus on anything other than work and her mother. Until she ran into a strong chest that changes her world forever. He's cocky, beautiful and he wants her. Throwing caution to the wind and taking a chance, Lori goes for a one night stand. However, he has other plans. Cole is a superstar lawyer who has spent his life trying to not be like his father. He pretty much sticks to one night stands but there's something about Lori that makes him want more. Problem is, she's a runner. She's running from him and from her own emotions. Just when he thought he lost her, she's back in his life and he's going to make sure she knows they belong together. First of all, Cole is freaking hot. Whew, that first night they are together was sexy. The battle for control, the banter, the giving up control, all of it combined made it a rememberable scene. I loved how straight forward he was. He got right to the point and he fought for what he wanted. He embraced his feelings, even when it confused him. If you are looking for a hot and steamy cinderella story with fun banter and strong H/h, then you need to read Dirty Rich Cinderella Story. *ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Cheryl Whitty
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for my pleasure http://bookaddict.live,It is always a pleasure to read one of Lisa’s romances, as we always have a strong women with integrity and who like to kick ass when warranted.This one has Lori, just nine months before finishing her law degree, her father died leaving her mother with his gambling debts. Then her mother has a stroke with the stress. So Lori finds herself responsible for everything. The only thing she can do is leave college and work three jobs.So while this has ha Reviewed for my pleasure http://bookaddict.live,It is always a pleasure to read one of Lisa’s romances, as we always have a strong women with integrity and who like to kick ass when warranted.This one has Lori, just nine months before finishing her law degree, her father died leaving her mother with his gambling debts. Then her mother has a stroke with the stress. So Lori finds herself responsible for everything. The only thing she can do is leave college and work three jobs.So while this has happened her mother’s out of hospital and things start to look up. When she meets Cat (Dirty Rich one night Stand) in a bar to catch up, as she helps Cat as her assistant . They have become good friends, but on this occasion Cat receives a call and has to leave.Suddenly the hot man she had bumped into earlier sees her, and for one night she wants forget everything and escape. Cole can’t believe his luck. Let just say they go to his hotel, under the conditions Lori sets no last names and just for tonight.Well we all knows what happens, and it was HOT, in the morning Lori runs. Cole and Lori can’t stop thinking about each other. Both not realising they had mutual friends (Reese and Cat) That’s it I hope I’ve wetted your appetite for more, this is completely standalone and a full length story. As always a really perfect story, and I  was  totally enthralled.  By the way Cole is really delicious and I want him.
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  • Johanna Sawyer
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to the author for a copy to read and give my opinion. Lori Haven left Stanford with only nine months left to get her degree to take care of her sickly mother and a mountain of bills her father's death left. Stuck in three different jobs to make ends meet, and barely scraping by. One night she runs into a drop dead gorgeous man who makes it clear from the start that he wants more than one night. Assuming her identity is close to his ranks he lets her go thinking he could find her but all t Thanks to the author for a copy to read and give my opinion. Lori Haven left Stanford with only nine months left to get her degree to take care of her sickly mother and a mountain of bills her father's death left. Stuck in three different jobs to make ends meet, and barely scraping by. One night she runs into a drop dead gorgeous man who makes it clear from the start that he wants more than one night. Assuming her identity is close to his ranks he lets her go thinking he could find her but all the clues to who she is disappears. Cole Brooks took one look at Lori and was hooked. After a one night stand, he has become obsessed with finding her and making her his. After entering a partnership with Reese, Lori shows up as an intern and sparks fly. Favorite quote from the book...Cole after giving Lori a spanking and she wonders why she enjoyed it so much....“Because the danger of never letting go is you lose yourself. When you lose yourself, you lose what you’re after, why you’re doing what you’re doing. Been there, done that.”What a fast paced story....I started reading this on the radish app and I went back and reread everything again. I really enjoyed the characters. The second book in the dirty rich series, I didn't read book one and still loved this one so it's a standalone just using different characters. Cole and Lori were kismet in this book, and just loved the angsty drama towards the end. I will always read from this author, her series are just wonderful. So if you love Cinderella stories with HEA then enjoy, this book is for you. Five stars of entertainment!!
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  • Christine Blake
    January 1, 1970
    Lori had 9 months left in law school but had to drop out due to her mom having stroke and now having to work 3 jobs to pay the bills, gambling debt and hospital bills that their dad left them with after he passed away. After leaving her friend Cat Summer house one night going to another job distracted she ran into a sexy stranger, Mister tall dark and handsome. He ask for my name and a date and I turned him down, however the next day we ended up at the same bar by coincidence. Cole Brooks is the Lori had 9 months left in law school but had to drop out due to her mom having stroke and now having to work 3 jobs to pay the bills, gambling debt and hospital bills that their dad left them with after he passed away. After leaving her friend Cat Summer house one night going to another job distracted she ran into a sexy stranger, Mister tall dark and handsome. He ask for my name and a date and I turned him down, however the next day we ended up at the same bar by coincidence. Cole Brooks is the sexy strange he tells Lori he leaving the next morning and had only 1 night and Lori wanted Cole only for that night no more. No strings, no names, nothing personal just sex. Cole agrees and take Lori to his penthouse hotel. Cole convinces Lori to stay the night after he gave her the best night of her life. After Coles morning shower he returned and Lori was gone and now he has no way to contact her or a last name or anything just she is a lawyer in NYC. Cole calls his assistant in TX and ask her to search for Lori in the NYC database for lawyers hoping he can find her that way.A few months has past no luck with finding Lori and now Cole is back in NYC he has merged with a firm with Reese Summer, Cat's husband. Now Lori has landed a new job as an intern and a scholarship with only 9 months left of school life couldn't be better, until her first day of work and she learns who the new partner and her new boss is.
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  • Heather Pollock
    January 1, 1970
    QueenZany 5 Star ReviewDirty Rich Cinderella StoryLisa Renee JonesDirty Rich Cinderella Story was an earthshaking balance of suspense, intrigue, holy hotness and those mind-blowing connections. Hitting every high note and every lyrical word I require in a fabulous read to send my mind soaring and my heart on a collision course of awesomeness. Lisa Renee Jones just captured my heart again!It was a rather easy feat on her behalf since I have been an insatiable fun for quite some time now. I always QueenZany 5 Star ReviewDirty Rich Cinderella StoryLisa Renee JonesDirty Rich Cinderella Story was an earthshaking balance of suspense, intrigue, holy hotness and those mind-blowing connections. Hitting every high note and every lyrical word I require in a fabulous read to send my mind soaring and my heart on a collision course of awesomeness. Lisa Renee Jones just captured my heart again!It was a rather easy feat on her behalf since I have been an insatiable fun for quite some time now. I always go in her books not knowing what to except and with a hit of excitement. Just like waiting for a gift on Xmas morningWell, Dirty Rich Cinderella Story didn't disappoint at all! It cemented my need for Lisa's writing. Sealing my fate that I will forever be a die-hard fan!
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  • Becca
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this story and I had a hard time putting it down. It really reeled me in and I loved every minute of it. Although it is part of a duet... you can read the book as a standalone. I did. But now I need to go back and read book one!Lori Havens dropped out of law school to help take care of her sick mother. But now that she is on the mend, she's exhausted working four jobs to try and make ends meet for the two of them, and wants to get back to school so she can provide a better life I really enjoyed this story and I had a hard time putting it down. It really reeled me in and I loved every minute of it. Although it is part of a duet... you can read the book as a standalone. I did. But now I need to go back and read book one!Lori Havens dropped out of law school to help take care of her sick mother. But now that she is on the mend, she's exhausted working four jobs to try and make ends meet for the two of them, and wants to get back to school so she can provide a better life for her mom. While leaving her bosses apartment she literally runs into a devilishly handsome man, and later when he finds her yet again, she can't deny the pull between the two of them and ends up having a one night stand.... one thing she never does.Now months later, she runs into the mysterious Cole Brooks again... but instead of another night with her one night stand, she ends up working for him instead.This book was super sexy and fun. The chemistry between Lori and Cole was through the roof. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to going back to read book one!
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  • Tracy- OMGReads
    January 1, 1970
    While it was a bit difficult for me to get into the story, after the first few chapters, I was enthralled with Lori and Cole. Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is book two of the Dirty Rich series, and can be read as a standalone just fine. I did not read the first book and had no trouble following along. Lori is an independent, driven, woman. She's strong and determined. Cole is sexy from the start, and I loved how he was captivated by Lori. He was prepared to chase her, which she was not prepared fo While it was a bit difficult for me to get into the story, after the first few chapters, I was enthralled with Lori and Cole. Dirty Rich Cinderella Story is book two of the Dirty Rich series, and can be read as a standalone just fine. I did not read the first book and had no trouble following along. Lori is an independent, driven, woman. She's strong and determined. Cole is sexy from the start, and I loved how he was captivated by Lori. He was prepared to chase her, which she was not prepared for. The two were great together, they complemented each other well. Overall, I enjoyed Dirty Rich Cinderella Story. The characters were interesting, and the story was fun to get lost in. It's paced well after a slow start. This is a fun world Lisa Renee Jones has created, and I'm excited to go read the first book as well.
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  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    No true suspense? Totally not expecting that from Lisa Renee Jones. Dirty Rich Cinderella Story was a true romance with a little (sometimes a lot) of drama thrown in. Lori and Cole were hot together, interesting and suited to each other's personalities. You felt the connection sizzle right off the pages and you couldn't help but look forward to what was going to come next.Lori is one strong woman but was a little irritating when he came to her mother, her home life. I loved her attitude, her f No true suspense? Totally not expecting that from Lisa Renee Jones. Dirty Rich Cinderella Story was a true romance with a little (sometimes a lot) of drama thrown in. Lori and Cole were hot together, interesting and suited to each other's personalities. You felt the connection sizzle right off the pages and you couldn't help but look forward to what was going to come next.Lori is one strong woman but was a little irritating when he came to her mother, her home life. I loved her attitude, her fight to stand on her own two feet and make her way in the world. She had loving parents and a good childhood but, found some things out after her dad died. Now, she's finding it hard to trust men to be truthful and loyal. She refuses to be anyone's charity case. It's been a while and, when the opportunity presents itself, how does she turn down one hot night with the sexiest man she has ever laid eyes on?Cole. Hot, arrogant, dominating. I'm not even sure those words describe him best. Let's throw in sexy, sweet, caring, protective, insistent … just for good measure. Really, I couldn't find a bad thing about this man. As soon as he ran into Lori, he knew she was different. He didn't fight it, he embraced it. Then she walks away and he is obsessed with finding her. Finally, in the most unexpected place, she's there. She doesn't know it yet, but, he is not letting her walk away again without a fight. Now, to convince her that they could have the best of both worlds.Yes, I was surprised that this was not a Romantic Suspense, that's what I am used to reading with Lisa Renee Jones. But, I loved this story … the little twists and turns and the love, from the beginning, that really shown through. I enjoyed our interactions with the men from Walker Security and was thrilled that Cat and Reese were front and center as well. Now, here's the big surprise for me … I have loved every single series that LRJ has written … I love Chris Merit but, he's been replaced with Cole being my favorite. Smart, interesting and has a sense of humor. Can you ask for anything hotter or sexier in a man?There is just something about how Ms. Jones writes a story. It's not only that it flows, that there is no “fill” in the story line, it's real. This was a story that could have actually happened somewhere out there in the big corporate world. That's hard to do. She has a way with words that will exhilarate you and leave you wanting more. She writes believable, interesting stories and I always, always look forward to reading whatever she put out there.
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  • i fall in love book blog
    January 1, 1970
    I love this couple! Lori and Cole are absolute fire together. Lori is strong and independent. She's trying to get life back on track for both her mom and herself. The devastation caused by her father's death has made her determined to have complete control of her future. A one night stand is out of character for her, but Cole is exactly what she needed.Cole doesn't need anyone, until he needs Lori. He is successful, powerful, and sure of himself. His feelings for Lori are unexpected, and he's sh I love this couple! Lori and Cole are absolute fire together. Lori is strong and independent. She's trying to get life back on track for both her mom and herself. The devastation caused by her father's death has made her determined to have complete control of her future. A one night stand is out of character for her, but Cole is exactly what she needed.Cole doesn't need anyone, until he needs Lori. He is successful, powerful, and sure of himself. His feelings for Lori are unexpected, and he's shocked when she leaves him nothing more than a note signed with her first name after their night together. Watching him chase after her is one of the best parts of this book. I love a man determined to get what he wants.I forgot how much I loved Cat & Reese together. Catching a glimpse of their life after the book put a huge smile on my face. Beyond the relationship Lori & Cole have together, we also get to experience their friendships with Cat & Reese ( they are perfect).I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.
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  • Sheryl
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fantastic page turner! Lori and Cole will make you believe in fairy tales... I absolutely loved the emotions in this story! The characters are so evenly matched, but able to still find each others vulnerabilities and find their happily ever after.I wish I could give it more than five stars!!
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