I stumbled across Fooling Around With Cinderella by Stacy Juba and when I had some downtime this past weekend, I started reading it. To tell you the truth, I wasn't expecting much because the title was such I didn't think I'd really like it, but the back copy convinced me to take a chance on it.
The story is about Jaine Andersen who does a cold job pitch to Dylan Callahan about new marketing strategies for the Storybook Valley Amusement Park. He says he'll give her the job on one condition---that she play Cinderella for the kids during the summer months. Jaine reluctantly agrees to do it, only because she needs the work and she wants the marketing gig there. She has a lot of memories of visiting Storybook Valley when she was a kid with her parents and she wants to keep that alive. Once she steps into the role of Cinderella, however, things start to change. Prince Charming wants to date her, but she is drawn to the playboy boss that she should definitely not go anywhere near. What's a princess to do?
I loved how relatable Jaine was with all her insecurities and problems. She's got a good heart and is trying to figure out where she belongs and who she belongs with. There was a surprising amount of depth to her character and I loved her wit and banter with the hero. There are some bumps along her road to love, but the end was worth it. *le sigh* It was a book that held my attention and I was sorry to see it end! It was a clean read and I will definitely be looking for the next book in this series.
Here's the back copy:
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.
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