Monday, March 20, 2017
Review for Fooling Around With Cinderella by Stacy Juba - 5 out of 5!
What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’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 park’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.
MY REVIEW - AMAZON LINK -
This was super cute and I loved it! First off, I love the whole Cinderella thing! Jaine, the main character and narrator for the whole story, works in marketing and was recently laid off from her last job, so she is looking for new opportunities, and brings a proposal to Storybrook Valley Amusement Park, which is an amusement park that features a whole bunch of fairytale characters such as Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and Prince Charming. Absolutely love this idea! So, Jaine makes her pitch to Dylan, whose family owns and runs the park, and he agrees to give her the marketing job, but he is also in a jam and needs Jaine to fill in as Cinderella for a month or so, so wanting to seem like a team player and because she also really needs a job, Jaine agrees to the terms, and starts working at Storybrook. There's lots fun and entertaining scenarios that Jaine finds herself in, and I love that Jaine is a strong character, who knows what she wants. It's great to get a behind the scenes look at the amusement park characters! The romance is really sweet and Jaine and Dylan are adorable together! I would've loved to have a bit more romance actually because I enjoyed all those scenes, and would've loved to see more of them together. Jaine and Dylan's romance isn't all glitter and flowers though because there are some outside forces working against them that make it difficult for them to progress in their relationship. This is a clean read, and was wholly entertaining! I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and the narrator did a good job, but her voice didn't quite fit with the vision I had for Jaine; I think the voice may have been a little bit older sounding then I was thinking for Jaine, but she still a pretty good job. Definitely reading more by Stacy Juba!