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.
Title: Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication date: October 14, 2013
My heart laughed, my heart cinched, my heart swelled, my heart burst, my heart broke, my heart pulled itself back together, my heart swelled...yep, I'm officially a HUGE fan of Hoover. She does it to me every time!
If there's one thing Hoover knows how to do is make a friend of the MC who you totally and completely love. Daniel is that friend in this series. Though you don't see him in Hopeless, he appears in Losing Hope and I totally fell in love with him. He has the best sense of humor. There's nothing fake about him. And I love his family. Daniel is totally endearing. You just cannot help but like him.
And then there's six. We met her in Hopeless. We didn't get to see a lot of her because she goes off to Italy for school. But what we do see shows what a loyal friend she is. And it's no surprise that she's funny. The best part is her sarcastic sense of humor.
Throw these two together and the chemistry, oh gosh, it's popping off the page.
I can't really get into the story past the fact that they form a bond and start a relationship. Because the rest is huge. Leave it to Hoover to throw in a huge plot twist that tears the main couple apart. Yup, it's what she does best. She rips your heart right out of your chest. But it's ok because she knows what she's doing. She knows how to keep you there and make you want to get to the end to see if things work out.
This novella is so well written it reads like a full length book. When it was done I wanted it to be a full length book, I truly did. I hated that it was over and I wouldn't get anymore of these characters. My heart missed them and it still does. It has a complete story arc with rich characters who develop fantastically. And I love that we see Holder and Sky, as well. You couldn't have Daniel's story without them for sure!
As with all Hoover books, this one left me wanting more Hoover. I really don't are how I get it, just give me more! Fans of Hoover will no doubt fall in love with this fantastic story.
Oh and here's the fun part, if you buy the print copy you get a 5000 epilogue! Although, if you want to read it you can do so now on Wattpad (but I have to have all Colleen's books in print just BECAUSE!)
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, and Finding Cinderella. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit: