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Finding Cinderella

findingFinding Cinderella (Hopeless 2.5)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Kindle edition; 90 pages
Published Oct. 2013

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.

This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.


Wow! Another hands down, thumbs up story from Colleen Hoover. This lady is really amazing! Finding Cinderella had me smiling up to my ears after reading Daniel’s encounter in the dark with a total stranger. If it was me, I would be totally creeped out, really! But the way Colleen had written this short story was so amazing that I didn’t care whether the girl in the dark made a big mistake or not.

I think this is my favorite in the Hopeless series. Daniel and Six are my new favorite couple. I couldn’t stop thinking about them even while reading Daniel’s quest for Cinderella and his futile attempts to dodge Six. The formerly lead characters, Dean & Sky were present in the novel, and they advised Daniel to stay away from Six. But to no avail. Little did he know that they actually did a reverse psychology on him. And it worked. Daniel’s long lost lady in the closet finally appeared, and things suddenly changed! Gosh, I really like how the story went, the ending was just perfect!

Oh, by the way, this book deserves not just 5 stars… It deserves a Six!

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