4 out of 5 Stars
After literally tripping over him in a dark broom closet, Daniel and his mystery girl spend two lovely afternoons together. They decide to pretend to be in love and make love to each other, having no clue who the other person is or what they look like, agreeing it’s best they don’t know because Cinderella is leaving town. Daniel spends the next year looking for his Cinderella but only finding duds, until he meets Six and has an instant connection with her.
Daniel and Six begin their relationship not able to understand how their feelings could develop so quickly. When Six makes a comment using the same exact words Cinderella once said, Daniel finally realizes he’s found his mystery girl and it only makes him love her more. But Six is keeping a big secret, and it could tear their relationship apart.
Finding Cinderella is a contemporary romance novella. The story begins rather lighthearted and amusing, but it takes a very serious turn. I really enjoyed the banter between Daniel and Six and the way their relationship developed. It was easy to see how perfect they were for each other. I struggled with how the story switched gears so quickly, and the resolution and ending seemed rather quick. I was actually disappointed there wasn’t more. On the version I downloaded, the story ends at sixty percent. The last forty percent of the book was excerpts from the author’s other stories. Forty percent! No wonder it was free; the book was basically an advertisement.
That said, I did enjoy the author’s writing style and the plot of the story, other than the quick shift from light to heavy. I loved watching Six and Daniel connect, and their interactions with their friends were fun as well. This story is about a high school relationship, so I had to keep that in mind when things got a bit immature, like when Daniel was dating Val just because she was pretty. Even though the story was short, Daniel definitely grew as a character.
Overall, it was a good story, and I’d likely read more by this author.