Review: Fooling Around with Cinderella

Posted December 7, 2015 by Emily in Blog Tour, Review / 1 Comment

Review: Fooling Around with CinderellaFooling Around With Cinderella (Storybook Valley 1) by Stacy Juba
Published by Thunder Horse Press on November 6th. 2015
Genres: Love & Romance
Pages: 212
Format: ebook
Source: Free for Review
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What happens when the glass slippers pinch CinderellaÂ’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling CinderellaÂ’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms JaineÂ’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the parkÂ’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

I have such weakness for series. I love the kind that tell the story of the same group of people over several books. Its so fun to watch people grow and change in a story that never ends. However, my real favorite kind of series is the kind where its one romance after another all set in the same place. I just love reading about the characters who will someday be featured in a book of their own. I feel like reading about a series centered in a town draws you in and makes you a part of it. This is the kind of series I just can’t resist.

Fooling around with Cinderella fits into this obsession of mine perfectly. This story was about Jaine and Dylan. Their story was so sweet and adorable. Jaine put together a marketing plan for Dylan’s family theme park, Storybrook Valley. Unfortunately, the park is missing their key character, Cinderella. Dylan agrees to hire her as a marketing exec, but only if she also fills in as Cindy until the end of the summer season! Of course that only can lead to trouble.

If I had one complaint about this book, it would be that I wished there was more to the final conflict. I thought it was really interesting and had the potential to be very stressful. However, it resolved very quickly and anticlimactically. I really wished that it was fleshed out a little more. Not because I wanted Jaine to have to struggle but just because I felt like the potential was there for a really satisfying blow up that needed to happen…. and then it didn’t.

This book is an adult romance. It’s not Young Adult or even New Adult. However, if you are worried about adult themes or situations, don’t be. This book is completely chaste. The story is charming and sweet. If you are a fan of the new adult genre, you should check this one out.



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