The Empress, Riona, is only interested in one
thingÖherself. She loves to look at herself in the room of
mirrors she has in her home. When she hears of a man who
makes exclusive gowns, she knows she must have him as her
own dress maker because who could make his gowns sparkle but
Gustav is disgusted at The Empressí vanity and sets about
teaching her a valuable lesson she soon wonít forget.
Can Riona get over her vanity to find the man of her
dreams or will she be stuck on herself and lose the one
thing that could make her whole? Will Gustav be able to
save Riona from herself?
I started reading Dressing the Empress and
I was upset because I didnít want the Empress to be the
heroine. I didnít like her at all! Ann Cory made Riona so
vain and stuck on herself that I was just as disappointed in
her behavior as Gustav was. I think that is a testament to
Ms. Coryís writing that she can bring such strong feelings
out when I read her tales. I loved reading the
transformation of Riona and by the end of the story I was
proud of Riona, as was Gustav. Gustav is the best thing
that could have happened to Riona.
Dressing the Empress is a take on the fairy
tail The Emperorís New Clothes, but a much sexier rendition
that I loved reading.