Book: Finding Cinderella
Series: Hopeless #2.5
Author: Colleen Hoover
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 comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.
When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.
One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.
Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.-Goodreads
Review: This book is well written and funny but I didn't care for how this book starts. Daniel and some unknown girl have sex in a dark closet without knowing who the other person is. For those who didn't read Hopeless, it's not clear why she 'hates everyone.' For those of us who did, well, she hates everyone because she's slept with a few people and has a reputation...so she does the obvious thing and sleep with one more person randomly. Huh? This didn't make sense to me. There was also an instant love connection between Daniel and Six that was eye roll worthy. I'll avoid spoilers, but a very important issue came up at the end of the book (I wasn't expecting it) and it seemed like it demanded more page time.
Overall, this was okay. I think that if this was a full length novel instead of a novella the relationship could have been developed more and the ending could have been given the time it needed. I did love Daniel and his parents.