Review: Rumpeled: a Cindermama Story (Cindermama Series) by Ines Johnson

The Blurb
In this new spin on an old fairytale, Guy Rumpel’s golden touch could put a wrinkle in Midori Miller’s designs.

Former model, Midori Miller, left the fashion world in disgrace and now lives quietly as a small town dressmaker and single mom. When her talented daughter catches the ear of a New York record producer, the last thing Midori wants is to return to the harsh glare of the spotlight. Caught between the producer’s charms, her daughter’s dreams, and her own new chance at success, Midori isn’t sure she can design the right path for herself or her family, especially when the producer makes a play for her heart.

After a string of flops, producer Guy Rumpel believes he’s lost his golden touch. He needs to turn his career around with a hit record, and the young songbird from his hometown just may be the key. But when his family’s gift for finding their one true love shines its light on Midori, he’ll have to convince her to make the deal of a lifetime.

Rumpeled is the second book in Ines Johnson’s bestselling Cindermama series. If you love contemporary romance with a touch of magic then this series is for you. Buy Rumpeled: a Cindermama Story and bring this modern fairytale into your world today!

My Review
Rumpeled is book 2 in Ines Johnson's Cindermama series, which is the story of Guy Rumpel, a music producer with a golden touch, who sees musical talent beyond what other eyes can see. However, his third eye seems to be failing him recently. It all changes when he finds an "under-dressed" Midori Miller in his hotel room. This chance encounter rekindles not only his 'sight' but his libido! 

But Midori runs and they both think that's the end of it. However, a family reunion leads to another chance--no, fated--encounter. Guy hears Midori's daughter sing, and knows she has true talent, but convincing Midori isn't a walk in the park. 

As a single mother who's been hurt by life and love, Midori is determined to protect her heart and shield her daughter from the world. Her safe existence is threatened when Guy becomes interested in representing her daughter professionally and seeing Midori privately ;-)

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Guy and Midori - both cautious, for their own reasons, about taking a chance at love/relationship. Ines Johnson makes a daring move by giving her hero a weakness most authors wouldn't approach with a ten-foot pole, but she does it, and it makes her hero so darn likable!

I'm already moving book 3 up my TBR pile.

I bought my copy of Rumpeled from Amazon.

See my review of book 1 in the series, Pumpkin.


  1. I read this book. I agree. It was a good read. Love the part about the ten foot pole weakness. It's totally true.


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