Monday, September 23, 2013


The Shoe
The Believe Series Book #2
By Trista Jaszczak
Genre: Romance, fairy tale retelling
Publication Date: 6 August 2013
Publisher: Front Porch Romance
Cover Artist: Designs by Charisma
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All Blair Miller has ever wanted was to study fashion in New York City. But as one door closed for her, another door opened. A bright and beautiful door that led her straight to a job at celebrity frequented, high end fashion boutique, ATTRAYANT, where she has now worked for years. When an invitation arrives for a masked ball that is being thrown to celebrate a world famous rock band’s new album, Blair finds herself being transformed into Cinderella for the night. When Blair not only falls for Prince of Rock, Hunter but also loses a precious $8,000.00 shoe, she finds herself in possibly the biggest mess of her entire life. How can she reveal who and what she really is to Prince Charming? How can she afford to replace such an expensive shoe? With the help of her two “Fairy God Fathers” who are pushing for her happily ever after…anything could happen.
By the time I reach Camilla’s shop, it’s already open. I sneak inside, arm full of clothes and I hear Christian wailing, “Oh, my God, Blair!” He runs up to me and wraps his arms around me, “I thought you were dead!”          “I’m so sorry!” I cry out, “I don’t know what happened, I just fell asleep.”          I hear Anthony running up behind me, “Blair! Are you okay?”          I nod, “I’m fine. I just fell asleep.”          They both exchange glances and then glare at me, “Fell asleep where?”          My mouth opens and I sigh, “It’s a long story.”          I feel Christian beginning to the Harry Winston necklace, the dress and the shoes.          “Blair, what on Earth are you wearing?” Anthony cries, “This is not a fashion statement.”          I hear a rustling noise and see that Christian is carefully hanging the dress up to be steamed.
          “Have a good night?” Anthony winks as I finally catch a glimpse of my hair. Good thing I did wake up before Derek. I give the cow lick a push down and give my head a slight nod.
          “Blair!” I hear Christian holler. “Blair, honey where is the other Louboutin?”          “What do you mean?” I ask, “it’s right there.”          He shakes his head, “I have the dress, the necklace and one shoe.”          Anthony laughs, “Blair, honey when we called  you Cinderella, we did not mean for you to take that literally.”          My eyes grow wide, “Oh my God,”
          “Blair, did you honestly lose a shoe?” Christian asks. “Blair, those are seventy-five hundred dollar shoes!”          I shake my head, “I don’t know. I don’t think so. I grabbed them both when I left.” I stop myself.          “When you left where?” Anthony asks.          “I told you, it’s a long story.” I say as I begin trying to think.
          “Did you at least get his number?” Christian asks.          I shake my head as I run my hands down my face, “Oh my God. I’m going to get fired.”          Christian shakes his head, “We’ll pay for the damn things before you get fired. I won’t have it.”          “Blair, honey, what happened last night?” Anthony asks as he’s now standing behind the counter, where Camilla would freak if she ever saw him, and is reading a copy of the New York Post.
          “I went to the Hidden Ball, where you two sent me.” I say giving him the side eye.          Anthony shakes his head and laughs as he holds up the copy of the New York Post. I read the headline carefully and then have to read it again.
 Huntsmen’s Hidden Release Masquerade a Hit.
 Hunter Snags Ball Belle.
           There, at the bottom is a photo of Derek and I, in a warm embrace on the dance floor.          “Well, hell, when I said go meet Prince Charming, you went all out.” Christian laughs.
          “Oh, my God.” I mumble, sliding to the floor. “Oh, my God.” 
First off.... OH MY GAWD!!!!
I loved this book almost more than I adored Little Red (Book One in The Believe Trilogy)

We start off with Blair... she's not plain or anything but she seems to think she is... She reminds me of myself actually....

She is running late, stopping to grab coffee for everyone at work on her way in trying to beat her boss in...

Blair works for "The Ice Queen" and boy does she earn that title!

I read Little Red and while that book took me a while to get the hang on the ever changing POV, this book was much easier as every time there was a POV change, the chapter changed as well... so it was much easier to get used to...

Hunter (Hereon called Derek as that is his real name...) is such a gentleman!! When he and Blair meet, they are at a masked ball to celebrate the debut of his newest album.... (That’s right... he's a freaking rick star!!) They danced forever and then ended up going back to his place...

Here he is as I said before... a perfect gentleman... Great host and they fall asleep together (no... they didn't do anything... as I said before... gentleman lol) But seeing as Bair's clothing and accessories for the ball were borrowed from "The Ice Queen"... when she woke up, she was in a hurry to leave... (Well, that and her "plain Jane" view of herself... So she snuck out... And in true Cinderella fashion.... left behind a shoe... ;)

Derek's devotion is OMG One of a Kind!! Tracking her down no matter what and WOW was all I could say QUITE a few times when Derek proceeded to go all out and be so eloquently "Prince Charming" with her.

The hurdles of publicity and The Ice Queen's neon trolls (When you read this you will understand...), {btw... so wanted to beat the ever loving out of those two..!!} Christian and Anthony.... TOTALLY need them in my life!! They are amazing and perfect friends!!

As Self-Proclaimed... Blair's... "Fairy God-Fathers" *giggles*
They were such a great support system!! I loved it!!
My Favorite Part??

I Abso-Mute-Ly adored this book even though I was sad to see it end.. I look forward to reading the next edition of Trista Jaszczak's Believe Series and see what she pulls out of her hat next!!!!

I give this book 5 shields!!

All movie star pics were who I saw while reading this book the author did not provide these!
Age: 28
Height : 6’1” ish
Eyes: Blue eyes
Hair: Short, styled dark hair
Facial hair: Stubble most days, shaved the rest
Tattoos: yes - right bicep, half sleeve. Both wrists, both ankles, down the spine.
Build: Extremely well defined and muscular.
Huntsmen band role: Lead vocals and guitar

A tee shirt and jeans kind of guy. He’s laid back, charming, sweet and romantic. He’s the ultimate prince charming armed with a guitar, killer voice and deadly good looks.

Age: 28
Height: 5’11”
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown
Tattoos: yes - just one, so far….left bicep, a Les Paul guitar
Build: Muscular, very well defined
Huntsmen band role: Vocals and guitar

A basic kind of guy who uses his guitar and good looks to snag the ladies. A well known ladies man that is just waiting for the right kind of girl to come around and knock him down a peg or two.

Age: 28
Height: 5’10”
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Short, brown, always styled
Tattoos: Planning one across the upper back
Build: Muscular, very lean and toned.
Huntsmen band role: bass and some vocals

Basic jeans and tee shirt kind of guy, grew up poor so he appreciates what he has now. Loves his family but is a bit of a ladies man and does shuffle from one gal to the next leaving a trail of broken hearts.

Tyler (Ty)
Age: 28
Height: About 6’
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde, shaggy and usually messy like a surfer’s
Tattoos: None
Build: Medium build, toned
Huntsmen band role: drums

Another laid back and basic guy. Loved the ladies until Blair’s best friend Lyndsey stole his heart. He’s a lover, not a fighter, and while he loved the fast life before he’s loving slowing down with Lyndsey and being the second Huntsmen to take the plunge.

Age: 25
Height: Somewhere around 5’8”
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Long, blonde and beautiful
Tattoos: One recent, right shoulder.

Blair is level headed, wide eyed, and outgoing. She’s fun loving and dreamed of being a fashion designed. She’s got her wish as she’s now the head of wardrobe for The Huntsmen. Best friend’s Christian and Anthony have her back in hair, make-up and life.

Trista Jaszczak (pronounced Jazz-ick) is a writer, military spouse and a mother. She is originally from Hamilton, Ohio but calls home where ever the military sends her and her family, which is currently Anchorage, Alaska. She has a great love for writing, the outdoors, fitness, guitar and the arts. She has published 4 novels so far and written  more than 30!! She has a deep passion for writing, music, her guitar, her kids, and her four-legged babies.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this and for your amazing review!!! I loved it!!
    <3 C.C.
    Intern @ My Family's Heart Book Reviews & Tours

    1. Thank you for promoting and giving me the chance to read it!! :) I love this series!!

  2. LOVED the post & great review Bridgette thank you so very much (My Family's Heart Book Reviews & Tours)

  3. The review was amazing. I read Little Red and loved it. Can't wait to read more from Trista Jaszczak.

  4. I can't wait to read this book. It sounded great and the excerpt just made me want to keep reading.

  5. This sounds like such an interesting story. I've read a few books that are a modern version of Cinderella and i can tell this will be one of the best i'll read. I love the books version of the fairy godmothers.