In Review: Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) by Colleen Hoover

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In Review: Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) by Colleen HooverFinding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #2.5
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 14, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: eBook, 90 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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Reading Challenges: 2018 Tackle My TBR Challenge
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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?

in review my thoughts

I have no excuse for just now having read Finding Cinderella. But truth be told, I pretty much totally forgot about it until I was pulling CoHo books for a bookstagram photo. I was between reads at the time, so I decided to jump in and I’m really glad I did. This is a short novella, but it packed a pretty good emotional punch. Which is, you know, not surprising when it comes to a CoHo book.

It’s been ages since I read Hopeless or Losing Hope, but I was able to jump right back into that world with absolutely no problem. Is it ok to say I’ve missed Sky and Holder? I just didn’t realize how much until they popped up in this novella. They were one of my first favorite CoHo couples and they remain one even still today. But, I digress. Finding Cinderella isn’t about Sky and Holder, though they play a part in the story. The stars of the show here are Six and Daniel. And man, did they ever shine.

I was sucked into the story here from the very first page. I mean, how could I not be? CoHo knows how to get me every single time. This was no exception. Since it’s a novella, there’s not a whole lot of build up before the story really gets going and I was happy for that. (Though, to be honest, I found myself also wishing this was a full-length novella because I loved Six and Daniel together so much.) They both had their quirks and they were a little over the top at times, but they just… fit. It was great to see them get their second chance, so to speak, after their initial, unconventional meetings and what ensued as a result. They “got” each other and it was apparent. What a great pairing and what a wonderful story.

Finding Cinderella is a gem. I’m sorry I waited so long to read it, but I’m also kinda happy because it spread the series love out a little. I grinned my way through about 3/4 of the book, soaking in the swoons and the humor. And, because it’s a CoHo book, you better believe there were tears. Such a perfect little story. Though, I admit, what it really did was make me want to revisit Hopeless and Losing Hope, so I think I’ll be adding those to my “to be reread” list pretty soon…


“Ignore it all. I want to kiss you and I want you to want me to kiss you and I don’t really feel like waiting until I walk you to your porch tonight because I’ve never really wanted to kiss someone this much before.”

“I used to hate everybody. Until I met you.”

About Colleen Hoover

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