I don’t know how Colleen Hoover does it, but yup, she did it again. Pure gold. This time of a lighter variety. Finding Cinderella is a FREE novella (about 100 pages) and is a companion to Hopeless and Losing Hope, two of my most favorite reads ever. While Finding Cinderella is a lovely story that can stand alone, it is so much better if you read the other two first. I just finished Losing Hope (I have a signed giveaway of Hopeless and Losing Hope going on here) and my favorite character was Daniel. Okay, well Holder is swoony, but Daniel is hysterical, and I was so excited to get more!
Daniel is Holder’s best friend. He is the kid who ‘hates everyone’ (ugh my 16 year old is like that), but has an awesome over the top sense of humor, and a nickname for everyone. He only had one girl that ever really made an impression on him, but it was over a year ago, in a closet, and he never saw her face. Daniel is the comedy relief in the other 2 books and I always loved his relationship with Holder, and even Sky.
“Hey, Cheese Tits,” I say as I drop down onto her bed. “Where’s your hopeless boyfriend?”
After climbing in Sky’s window to hang with her and Holder, Daniel sees Sky’s best friend Six for the first time.
She dips her spoon into her ice cream, then puts the spoon back in her mouth.
I can’t stop staring at that spoon. I think I love that spoon.
Six is another fun, spunky character. Daniel and Six together? Magic. But according to Holder, Six is hands-off.
Shit, Holder,” I groan, running my palms down my face. “Why the hell did you have to go and do that? You just made her off-limits, man.”…“You should have told me I should date her, then I more than likely wouldn’t have been interested. But you had to go and make her forbidden, didn’t you.”
But this couple was made for each other.
“She fist bumped me,” I say pointing at Six. “It’s not my fault. She hates purses and she fist bumped me, then she made me push her on the damn merry-go-around.”
I have a ton of romantic quotes, funny quotes and all around great scenes highlighted on my Kindle, but quite honestly, you need to read it. It’s 100 pages (about). If you’ve never read Colleen Hoover’s work, you are missing out. I know many of you may not want to read YA books. You want the smut. But let me tell you, with Colleens books, there is NOTHING missing. I never felt like I wanted more.
The things I loved most (forget my Likes and Dislikes. I had no dislikes):
- Daniel is as romantic as he is funny.
- Daniel and Holder’s friendship: “You’re my best friend and I love you. I’m not ashamed to admit that I love a guy. I love you, Holder. Daniel Wesley loves Dean Holder. Always and forever.” “Daniel, go make out with your girlfriend.” “Not until you tell me you love me, too.” “I fucking love you, now GO AWAY.” I grin “I love you more.”
- Tons of great lines throughout the book.
- How Colleen can take you from laughing to crying and back to laughing again within a few minutes.
- One of the best developed novellas ever, this will take the top spot when I update my “Favorite Quickies” novella list.
- You don’t have to have read the first two books, Hopeless and Losing Hope to enjoy Finding Cinderella, but it makes it much better if you do.
- I never felt like it was rushed despite the low page count (though I would love more of this fun couple).
- I have a son in high school who reminds me a lot of Daniel, but not once did I feel icky reading about such young couples.
- Just the right amount of angst and emotion. Not too much in this shorter book.
- How awesome is Colleen to give this book away for free??????
Rating: 5++++++++ Stars, 3.5 Heat
Somehow, Colleen Hoover was able to fit a full, rich story into about 100 pages. This is a testament to the author and how well this woman can craft a story. This is the 6th book I have read by Colleen Hoover and each one has surpassed 5 stars, something that I don’t give out easily at all. I think it will be a nice fun romantic read for anyone, but for readers of the first two Hopeless books, Finding Cinderella will be utter perfection.
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Because I think everyone should read Hopeless, and I know it’s an expensive book, I have decided to give away a kindle copy here.