Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A Review for Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) by Colleen Hoover

Posted by Donna
Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Finished Date: March 1st, 2014
Publishers: The Hot Bed
Genre: New Adult
Source:  For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
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.

The Review: After finishing Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday, I needed and wanted to read something else by her. As you can see Finding Cinderella was the pick, and gosh what a fantastic novella it is. (plus the novella it is FREE on Amazon!)

We first met Daniel and Six in Hope and Holder’s stories, but it’s not until in Finding Cinderella, which is told from Daniel’s point of view, do we get theirs. 

While hiding out in a storage cupboard during a free period, Daniel meets a girl – in the dark  that wants and needs to be in someone else’s shoes. This girl – whose name he doesn’t know – wants a fairy tale. She wants someone to love her and take care of her. So, he decides to call her Cinderella. It’s not until Cinderella disappears that Daniel realises that he could possibly fall for this girl but, he never sees her again.

One year later, Daniel has just broken up with his current girlfriend and meets Six for the first time at Hope’s house. They have a connection that they can’t explain, until Daniel figures out that they have met before….and all his dreams may have possibly come true. 

What a charming read Finding Cinderella is! If you wanted more from Colleen Hoover, then this is definitely something you need to read. It’s would be better if you had already read the other books in the Hopeless series but still, this could be a standalone as you won’t feel like you’ve missed a thing. It’s a cute but emotional story, one that’s hot, sexy, and written beautifully. And if anything, it’s left me wanting more of Six and Daniel. 

I loved Daniel. I loved getting in his head. I loved his playful personality. I loved his family. I loved everything about him. It’s pretty hard not to if I’m honest, and it’s the same with Six too. She’s a fun character, but one that needs a connection to someone where they will treat her the way a girl is supposed to be treated. It’s only ever with Daniel that she feels like there is someone there for her – apart from Hope – but someone that can love the true her. Together they are amazing and so much fun together. 

What I didn’t expect at the end of this story was that little shocking curve ball that was added. Well done Colleen, well done! It so wasn’t expected but added that extra humph to the story. It definitely tied Six and Daniel together even more. I would love to see another novella from them maybe 10 year later though - to see if that curve ball in the story ever becomes resolved. 

In all, I loved Finding Cinderella, it was a lovely and beautiful read and it makes me even more eager to get my hands on Colleen’s other series Slammed. 

Favourite Quote: “I have no idea who you even are and now you're my damn girlfriend. What the hell have you done to me?" She holds her palms up defensively. "Hey, don't blame me. I've gone eighteen years swearing off boyfriends and then you show up out of the blue with your vulgar mouth and terribly awkward first kisses and now look at me. I'm a hypocrite." "I don't even know your phone number," I say. "I don't even know your birthday," she says. "You're the worst girlfriend I've ever had.” 

Thank you to The Hot Bed for sending me this amazing book in exchange for an honest review! 

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