Series: Hopeless #2.5
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date Published: 2014-03-18
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Description: A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it was. Moments like that happen only in fairy tales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn’t guarantee a happily ever after . . . it only further threatens it. Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other?
This will be more of a mini-review since this was a mini-read.
I LOVE Colleen Hoover’s writing style. It flows so effortlessly, and it reads so well. I read it on the plane, sitting next to my co-blogger who was also reading it. Yep, that’s how we roll. Every time she laughed out loud, I wanted to read faster to get to the part she was on. (I took a nap first, so I started later.) Anyway, the interactions between Six and Daniel were awesome. They were so funny at times, and so real and emotional. I also really enjoyed seeing more of Sky and Holder. The big surprise bombshell that Six drops in the story when she tells of what she had to do when she was abroad, well I so did not see that coming. It was such an OMG moment. I think the only reason I’m giving this a 4 stars instead of 5 is because the ending felt rushed to me. I loved this book so much, up until the ending just went ok and we’re done. I know this is a novella, but I still expected more of a gradual close.
Okay, why did I wait so long to read this novella? I loved it! I am not usually much of one to read novellas and I wasn’t already emotionally invested in Daniel, so I suppose it is for those 2 reason that I didn’t immediately read Finding Cinderella. After purchasing a copy and getting it signed at the Portland, Oregon Maybe Someday Release Party, I finally decided to read it. Somewhere in the sky over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I turned to my traveling companion/co-blogger (this would be Julie, of course) and was about to strike up a conversation (in fact, I quite possibly thought we were already engaged in conversation) when this happened:
So I turned to my other traveling companion:
and I turned to the first page. I. Was. Immediately. Sucked. In. I loved this story! My time on the flight flew by (lame pun intended) as I got to fully immersed in Daniel and Six’s story. I was completely taken by surprise and I think just a little part of me that is still good and not a total book slut fell hard for Daniel. He’s funny and sweet and kind and he’s got an awesome family. I liked getting to know Six better as well. If you haven’t read this novella yet, do yourself a favor and click here (iTunes) or here (Amazon) to start reading it for free!!! I mean, the author wrote it for YOU. To Read! For Free!!! Prefer an actual physical book to read and hold and place on your bookshelf where you can stare at in lovingly forever and ever? Well, we are giving away a free signed copy. Click here to enter. Good luck and read on!
No spoilers here, but we’d love to hear your (discrete) thoughts in the comments.