My name is Rapunzel, but I prefer Zella.
And yes, I have very long, blonde hair.
But no, it's not magical.
At least, not in the magical fairytale kind of way.
Any magic my tresses hold is in their innate ability to bring turmoil into my life.
Especially, my love life!
True to form, in walks Flynn.
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Tonight is the biggest event of my career to date, the children's charity fashion show, and although I've planned everything out meticulously to prevent any problems, of course, there are problems.
Problem #1 came in the form of a sick model. Sure, she showed up but hasn't been able to leave the bathroom for longer than 3 minutes. Forcing us to have to find a substitute, and it's too late. Literally too late. The show begins in less than 2 hours.
Solution #1 is to find a suitable replacement already working the show. Easier said than done.
So, you are correct. I'm the lucky girl.
Which brings me to Problem #2. No, it isn't that I'm not capable. I've modeled since I was 14. But I'm 22 now and technically too old for the walkway. But since my strutting on the stage is just for Cassie's Corner, and I will only be modeling one specific dress, our handmade sheer lace wedding gown, Solution #2 is to not follow protocol.
You got it. Screw 'em. I'm doing it.
Which opened Problem Door #3, I can't squeeze my boobs and bum into the size nothing dress that Sickly Sally was going to strut her stuff in. Solution #3? Run back to our boutique to grab a dress that actually fits my full figure.
No, I'm not telling you the size. That's T.M.I.
Problem #4: Cassie's hateful mother, I call her The Wicked Queen, has appeared uninvited and sent Cassie into a full-blown panic attack. Solution #4? Make this event an epic success! No. Matter. What!
But the worse problem is Problem #5. A man named Flynn, who happens to be the most beautiful man I have ever seen in my life, has turned his attention on me and he wants us to be twisted together. As in, between the sheets, if you get my drift.
Why is this a problem? It shouldn't be. He makes me melt into a puddle of pure desire. But he is no Prince Charming. Not by a long shot! He is the most arrogant jackass of all time! A real prick! Plus he is Cassie's older brother, which makes him, the son of The Wicked Queen, and off limits!
Solution #5? T.B.D.
I don't know how I am going to resist him!