Cinderella Screwed Me Over

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Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she's culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,”...

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Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she's culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.

Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?

Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.

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Praise for Cindi Madsen’s All the Broken Pieces:

"[An] interesting story of a girl who can't remember her early life...Liv's high school relationships, especially her conflicts with the popular girls and her first dealings with romance, ring nicely true. Intriguing." - Kirkus Reviews

"All the Broken Pieces kept me guessing and frantically flipping the pages. It's a unique story with layered characters I couldn't help but fall in love with." - Nyrae Dawn, author of Charade

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622660315
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/22/2013
  • Series: Entangled Select Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 430,363
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. She is also the author of the YA novel All the Broken Pieces and the bestselling short romance Falling for Her Fiancé.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

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    I was so excited about this book because I thought the concept w

    I was so excited about this book because I thought the concept was neat, fresh and unusual. Unfortunately, I just didn’t enjoy the book the way I hoped I would. The beginning of the book started out fine – it was a little catchy and I was able to connect with the character of Darby. Then as the story went on – it literally when on and on and on and on. While the concept of relating fairy tales to real life love sounded neat and fresh in reality it was wordy and seemed to drag on and on. I skipped probably 25-35% of the book just because I felt stuck. It was as if I kept reading and reading and the little line on the bottom of my Kindle just was not moving – seriously, I thought it had stopped working at one point.

    Honestly, I enjoyed Darby’s cynical view of love, but it just got to be too much. If you enjoy reading books about love gone wrong with a happy ending this book is definitely for you. I found Darby’s character likeable, but she would be someone I could only take in small doses too pessimistic for my taste. I enjoyed the secondary characters of Darby’s step brothers, and thought they added a sense of overall balance and calm to Darby’s hectic life. Jake, Darby’s love interest, is patient and kind – almost too patient and kind. I started to wonder what kind of skeleton’s the writer had in store for him, but he turned out to be truly smitten. Toward the end of the book, I must admit, the emotional side of the story had me hooked – unfortunately, by this time, I was so bored and just wanted to be finished with the book – it didn’t really matter. I’d say overall, it was an OK read. It was just too wordy and cynical for my liking, but if you are into love and/or male bashing give it a try.

    Rating: 3

    Heat Rating: Sweet

    Reviewed by: A. Lyn

    Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

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    I love this book. I had to sit a while on my thoughts before I c

    I love this book. I had to sit a while on my thoughts before I could review it because that was the only thing I could think of to say about it.
    But now that I've had some time to ruminate on my thoughts, I still love this book and have a bit more to say about it.

    I absolutely love the fact that Darby relates all of her past boyfriends to princes from fairy tales and the lessons that she learned from
    each of them. It's delightfully funny and very light-hearted. Even though most of these men have hurt her or used her, she still turns it
    around and tries to find something to take out of it. 

    Darby is a strong female character. She's lived her life believing in the fairy tale ending, but after many attempts at the happily ever after,
    Darby's convinced it doesn't exist and has rules that she lives by to protect herself rom men. She's very stubborn and stuck in her ways. 

    Jake is the dream guy. He is actually the perfect gentleman. He is devoted and caring. He's never overbearing, scary, and always lets
    Darby decided what she wants, without coming off as weak or needy. He's very much an alpha male, but not the scary, much
    romanticized alpha males that are so popular in fiction at the moment. He is the man that your mother would want you to marry.

    Cinderella Screwed Me Over is a wonderfully funny and light-hearted read. Cindi Madsen has created another delightful novel that
    everyone will love.

    Honest review given in exchange for an ARC given by the publisher.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    5 Stars! This book is so funny, sweet, nice and realistic! I lo

    5 Stars!

    This book is so funny, sweet, nice and realistic! I loved it!
    I loved Darby and Jake - together and apart. They are such great main characters.

    This book cured me from all those other fictional boyfriends that you fall for when reading a book. Jake is how a REAL man should be. I loved dark, tortured alpha males…but is it really what women want in real life? No, because it will just not be like in the books. Jake is the type of man you should go for :) He is perfect. Even though Darby always rejected him, he kept waiting for her, was persistent in a non-stalkerish way and so sweet and caring.

    I also liked Darby. Darby is a very strong independent woman. She might have had some issues with guys and on some of her perspectives I did not really agree with her. With some of her “Disney diary examples” I thought to myself, why is she complaining about men? A lot of what went wrong in the relationship was also her doing…
    But I liked that she also can’t fully explain her extreme point of view on relationships. And isn’t that what every one of us goes through sometimes. We have a certain perspective and are very persistent about it and won’t be talked into changing it even though the other person has some reasonable points. We are just stubborn and along the way we sometimes forget why we do what we do :) This is Darby. She just does not want a relationship anymore and knows that she can’t fully explain it. Even though she tries with all the Disney Princes fails she had so far. I loved those flash back stories about her past relationships. It kept the book very interesting.

    This is the second book by Cindy Madsen that I have read. I came to the conclusion that Cindy is an amazingly talented writer. I love her way of telling a story. It keeps me turning the pages and I can’t stop reading. While reading her books you just flow through it. Her style of writing is great.

    This is a lovely, funny, and light read. My recommendation is, when you want to set your perspective on men straight, read this book! Haha ;)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    Five princess-worthy stars! I love Cinderella and Disney Prince

    Five princess-worthy stars!

    I love Cinderella and Disney Princesses in general, so when K sent me this book, I was excited to get started but a little worried that it would either mock the objects of my obsession or not do them justice. I didn’t need to worry.

    Darby is a cynic who doesn’t believe in happily ever afters, but she wasn’t always like that. Once upon a time she was a girl who loved fairy tales, who watched all the Disney movies fanatically and even named her horse after Cinderella’s. Once upon a time she was a girl who dreamed of finding her prince. Enter: life. After a series of failed relationships, Darby no longer believes in the kind of love that lasts forever.

    I really loved how dimensional Darby’s character was. She wasn’t just a cynic; she was a romantic at heart who was terrified of getting hurt again. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to fall in love; she just wasn’t willing to keep risking her heart only to experience the heartbreak when it was all over. Who can’t relate to that?

    Throughout the story, the author integrates “case studies” linking each of Darby’s ex-boyfriends to a different fairy tale prince to point out how the story was flawed and certain characteristics just didn’t work in real life. Example: Aladdin was a liar. Alan was a liar. In the fairy tale, all was forgiven and they flew off together on a magic carpet. In real life, Darby discovers Alan is actually married and his wife is pregnant. Doesn’t exactly lead to “happily ever after.” I loved this part of the story. Each study painted a picture and contributed one more piece to Darby’s puzzle. Each relationship was different and taught her different lessons. The variety was great. Not all her ex-boyfriends were jackholes, some of them, for one reason or another, just didn’t work out. That’s life. Fun take on providing a lot of backstory in a way that was very entertaining to read.

    As much as I loved Darby, I adored Jake, her un-invited Prince Charming. I loved how he was persistent without being pushy. He was patient without being a pushover. Of course it helps that he was confident, had a great sense of humor, and completely drop dead sexy. I loved that he wasn’t perfect. You could see him getting frustrated at times with Darby running hot and cold, rightfully so. He obviously knew what he wanted and was willing to take the risk to go for it. I think that more than anything really taught Darby what true, real life love is all about.

    I gave this book five big, sparkly, princess-worthy stars. The only thing I wasn’t head over heels in love with about the book was that it ended so fast. I wish there had been just a little bit more to the end to provide a truly satisfying sense of “happily ever after” but all in all, I thought the book was entertaining and well written. The characters were wonderful and well developed and everything tied in really well together. When I came to the last word, I wanted to flip back to the beginning and start all over again. Definitely one for my favorites shelf!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

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    Cinderella Screwed Me Over is one of those books that is pure en

    Cinderella Screwed Me Over is one of those books that is pure entertainment.  If I had to sum it up, I'd say that it's humor at its best, like a Disney story for all of us grownup girls who still love fairy tales, whether you believe in them or not.  Darby Quinn was one of those girls who believed in and hoped for the fairy tale, until she got burned one time too many. 




    "Cinderella screwed me over.  And really, she doesn't deserve all the blame.  Jasmine, Ariel, Belle, Sleeping Beauty - whatever her real name was, she had, like three of them - they all added to it.  This idea of happily ever after.  Of finding Prince Charming.  If you re-watch Cinderella now, you'll realize there are some similarities between Prince Charming and the guys you've dated.."




    The above statement is how the book starts and the whole basis for how Darby came to the realization on her 26th birthday that "Love is bull****.  There was no happily ever after."  She went so far as to create case studies relating her past relationship failures to the characters in fairy tales, which are absolutely hilarious.  




    For example:  Aladdin Case Study:  Allen/Aladdin.  She then proceeds to detail the relationship and yes, compares the guy to the character.  She ends the case study with - Time Wasted, then proceeds to list the amount of time she spends on the relationship.  Then she finishes up with Lesson Learned, and lists everything she has learned from it and how it relates to her theory of love being bull**** and there not being any happily ever afters.  Darby has a book full of these case studies, no joke, and they are hilarious.  




    Darby is fairly confident in  her theory and in her conclusions until she meets Jake, who causes her to question everything she has worked so hard to believe in.  Jake seems like the real deal, and as hard as she tries to put him into one of her nicely categorized case studies, he just won't fit, which frustrates her to no end.  When she starts to really like him, as stubborn as she is, she looks for ways to prove he theory and find something wrong with Jake.  Jake on the other hand has the patience of a saint with Darby, how I will never know, but he does, until she pushes too hard one time too many and screws things up, and she can't even blame Cinderella for it.  Darby finally has to decide for herself if the guy she has fallen for is worth taking a risk on love again, and if he is, she's got to figure out how to convince him to give her another chance.  




    Does Darby get her happily ever after and her own Prince Charming?  Well, you'll have to read the book to find out, and I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy yourself and have a blast while you're finding out the answer.  I know I did.  Cindi Madsen has done a great job in writing a delightful and entertaining story that is filled with humor, romance, and is just plain fun.  

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    Cinderella Screwed Me Over is a book I have been waiting on fo



    Cinderella Screwed Me Over is a book I have been waiting on for months. From the vibrant and eye-catching cover to the promise of a funny and charming story of a woman who's over the promise of fairy tales, I just knew that I would enjoy this book. And I did.

    Cinderella Screwed Me Over (is that not the best title?!) was written in such a clever manner. Darby Quinn has had enough of the Disney-fed fairy tales we've all grown up on. After years of looking for a Prince and landing a frog, Darby is no longer buying the promise of a Prince and Happily Ever After. Over the years of heartache and disappointment, Darby has accumulated case files, comparing the men in her life to Disney Princes. From Prince Charming to Robin Hood to The Beast, you name a Disney man, Darby's boyfriends can be compared to each in some way, along with the lesson she learned. When she meets charming, gorgeous, and sweet Jake, Darby has a difficult time fitting him into a place in her case files. Jake wants a relationship, Darby insists she doesn't believe in long-term love. And though Jake proves himself time and again, she just can't quite take the leap and admit that maybe love isn't a bad word. Will Darby begin to believe in fairy tales, or will she push true love away for good?

    Besides the romantic story, this really is a personal journey for Darby. I loved that Madsen took the time to focus on her as an individual and not just make this a story on winning a guy. Darby was a funny and winsome heroine, but also very headstrong and set in her ways. She was tough yet sweet, and I liked that she never lost either aspect to her personality even as she began to change. Jake was really a great leading man. I liked that he was so nice and charming, and especially that he was patient with Darby. These two had great banter, which is really a strong point for Madsen. A story that can make me laugh and swoon is always going to win with me.

    At this point, I think it is fairly established that I am a big fan of Madsen's work. Although I go in certain I will enjoy the book, I am surprised again and again by just how much. It seems that her writing suits me perfectly, or maybe I am perfectly suited to her writing. Either way, Cinderella Screwed Me Over is another charming book from Cindi Madsen. My favorite yet.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

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    Cinderella Screwed Me over is the hilarious tale of a woman who

    Cinderella Screwed Me over is the hilarious tale of a woman who no longer believes in true love.  Darby has gone so far as to write case studies for the various princes and why they aren't as good as they seem.  The case files were amazing, not only did it let Darby's personality shine, but it was a great way to shine a light into her past without the traditional flashback/reminisce scene.  After awhile you begin to understand why Darby is so set against ever falling in love again.




    On the anniversary of her one year off men, she meets Jake and instantly assumes the worst about him.  But Jake is something special, he is the one that doesn't want to give up.  He sees something special and unique in Darby and won't accept no for an answer.  He is willing to give Darby all the time she needs to come to her senses and realize love is real.




    With numerous ups and downs in their non-relationship the book was impossible to put down.  It's humorous scenes and incredible dialog made the characters jump right off the page.  I absolutely loved everything about it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

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    I went into this book looking for something lighthearted and swe

    I went into this book looking for something lighthearted and sweet, and that's exactly what I got. Upon reading the first few chapters there were numerous times I actually laughed out loud, a rare occurrence. This humour continued throughout the book, which I really appreciated. I also loved how swoony and romantic this book was while still being clean. I mean, I wouldn't have protested at more make out scenes, but I really do love clean romances because you get so much more of a focus on the actual romance. You get to experience the characters getting to know one another and all the reasons why they belong together, beyond just the physical attraction.

    Our main character Darby is sweet, but she’s also practical to the point of cynicism. She's been burned so many times, that it's difficult for her to let herself fall in love, even when a real Prince Charming may have made his way into her life. Speaking of Prince Charming, I really loved Jake. He's funny and charming without coming off as sleazy, he's patient and caring, and he sees the good in Darby. I appreciated how we also got to see some of Jake’s faults, such as him getting too wrapped up in his work. This made him seem like a whole person, not just someone placed in the role of “perfect love interest”.

    What I loved about this slow burn romance is that it didn't feel fake. Darby genuinely felt like someone with control and trust issues, and we see that with all her case study examples. She had real reasons to feel the way she did, and she wasn't over the top about it. Darby wasn't an insane man hating stereotype like you see in some books/movies, she's just someone who is hesitant and scared. She tries to keep her distance to keep herself from being hurt again. Speaking of Darby’s case studies, I loved how she laid out her past relationships in that format, especially in comparing them to the Disney princes.

    The romance in this book is top notch, but so too are the friendship and family elements. Stephanie, Darby’s best friend, was a strong support for Darby. She was busy planning her own wedding, so she wasn’t always 100% focused on the friendship, but she was there for Darby when it counted most, and she wanted the best for her. Their friendship felt real, and Stephanie was a great character who stood as her own woman, and not just as a caricature of female friendship that so many books present. On the family front, Darby’s family plays a small but important role in the book. From the scenes that they are in, it’s so clear that they are real, developed people with their own personalities and backgrounds. To do that without “info dumping” takes talent, and that was definitely achieved here.

    Be sure to check out Cinderella Screwed Me Over if you’re looking for a book that is fun and swoony, while still being practical about romance (eg. it fully acknowledges that relationships take work, that you need to have the same goals, that you need to support each other, etc). I absolutely enjoyed this book: it was one that I didn't want to set down because I felt like I was a part of Darby's world when I was reading it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2013

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    I don't know how many of you love romantic comedy movies, but I

    I don't know how many of you love romantic comedy movies, but I love them. I think they are fantastic. You pretty much have a good balance when you watch a romantic comedy. You laugh, you cry and you get frustrated, but in the end you find that happy ending that makes you feel good. In Cindi Madsen's Cinderella Screwed Me Over you find the makings for a romantic comedy movie in the book. 

    Darby Quinn has had many disastrous relationships in her life time. So much so that she started making case files from past relationships and how the fit into the fairytale and how they fairytale doesn't really workout in real life. Yes, this could be a cynical approach to the idea of love. When you look at the cases she presents, it actually seems pretty accurate. So, it's no wonder she sworn off love and happy-ever-afters. However, there is one guy who doesn't seem to get the message, Jake Knight. Now Jake goes through a lot of hoops to get Darby to take a chance on him. 

    I did actually love Darby. I love the fact she had a jaded attitude on love. However, her attitude wasn't as jaded as another character in the story, which made Darby pause a couple of times to rethink her attitude. Did that make her change, not really. Plus, I found her case studies or the glimpse of her past relationship and how they shaped her view on love interesting. Like most girls she did have hope of a fairytale ending, but slowly came to realization that those aren't real. However, her attitude towards love did start to get on my nerves, but overall it stem from fear. 

    Now Jake deserves a medal or something for sticking by Darby through all her antics. He really stuck by her and he saw the that they could be more. I don't know how many guys would have stuck around when the girl keeps pushing away. Jake was persistent and determine and pretty amazing. I really did like the guy.

    Cinderella Screwed Me Over definitely has a making for a romantic comedy movie in the book. As I was reading, I truly picture this story in my mind, especially when she did the case studies (kind of like a flashback). Here's how it has the making of a romantic comedy movie in the book: 1. You have flash backs (always make better romantic comedy). 2. Laugh out loud moments (one of the most important things in the romantic comedy). 3. Bring on the tears (you know there is always those moments) 4. The "oh no they're not going to make it" moment (yes, you know what I'm talking about, because it always happens). 5. The girl gets her happy ending. So, if you love romantic comedies, you probably have fun with Cinderella Screwed Me Over. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Loved it

    Think of your favorite romantic comedy chick flick...and this is it!! Can not say enough good things about the characters, dialogue, plot... Full length novel with closure. I wish there was an epilogue to get tge details on their happily ever after but that said, there was definitely a grat ending! A must read. Right up there with Wall Banger and other great titles!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Recommended

    Was an amazing book kept me laughing throughout. I wasn't able to put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

    This book had me at first sight. I loved it. All of it. And I di

    This book had me at first sight. I loved it. All of it. And I didn't even know what it was about when I picked it up and took it home. I love when I find a book where the main character is a part of me. From a love perspective, I am Darby. I haven't found my Prince Charming, nor do I ever plan to, but she is me. Usually, I plow right through books, but with this one, I had to keep reminding myself to slow down so I could prolong the fun. Now, add all of Darby's awesomeness and pair it with the setting taking place in my home state of Colorado and you have me sold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    I was hooked by the concept of Cinderella Screwed Me Over right

    I was hooked by the concept of Cinderella Screwed Me Over right away. The case studies of Darby's exes made me laugh, and the chemistry between her and Jake leapt off the page. I couldn't stop flipping to see what would happen next. The secondary characters also made this story so fun and relatable, and I loved reading this real-life fairytale filled with lots of laughs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Really down to earth, sarcasticly funny read. Enjoyed all the ch

    Really down to earth, sarcasticly funny read. Enjoyed all the characters & their relationship. Great light-hearted fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    I loved this book! I read it in 2 days. This would make a great

    I loved this book! I read it in 2 days. This would make a great romantic comedy- one of those that you could watch over and over again and love every time.

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  • Posted October 26, 2013

    4 Fairy-Tales-Exist Stars! Once again, I find myself loving

    4 Fairy-Tales-Exist Stars!




    Once again, I find myself loving a Cindi Madsen book. Cinderella Screwed Me Over is truly a book for the ladies and epic romance failures. We all try to imagine we’ll have our knight-in-shining- armor roll in on his “white horse” wheels, sweep us off our feet and treat us like royalty. However, that is the stuff of fairy tales. Or so we believe anyway…
    Darby is the very cynical realist when it comes to relationships. She has real-life experience. She’s been there, done that, not doing it again. She’s the expert, she knows what she’s talking about.
    Throughout her 28 years of life, she has been through multiple seemingly fairy tale relationships that have promise and hope, but then the guy takes off his armor and there is a scrawny, lousy, selfish soul underneath and her romantic dream of true love and happily ever after is shattered. Over and over again Darby keeps placing herself in these situations and it has left her heart hard, with walls built high and rules in place in order for it to stay intact.
    But then comes along Jake. The owner of her favorite restaurant, tenant in her building, and because of those two things, he has already broken two of her precious rules. But, as Jake says, “two strikes isn’t enough to get out. You need three.” And boy does he use that little extra wiggle room to get one date with Darby.
    As Darby finds herself breaking all of her rules, one by one, slowly breaking down her wall, she finds herself in trouble; her past colliding with her present, reminding her of why she has her rules.
    Can she ever allow herself to be with Jake, the one man she wants to say F**K the rules for? Or will her past failures continue to dictate her life?
    There were times that I wanted to slap Darby and tell her to get over her rules and let Jake in, but I still have that romantic vibe thrumming through me and I would always be that fool getting hurt over and over again. Darby is fun, loving, strong, and stubborn and matches perfectly with Jake’s sexy, sweet, funny, and drool-worthiness. My heart melted a little for them every time they were in the same room.




    I highly recommend this book to anyone jaded by love or hopelessly romantic





    (I received an ARC for my review and this is my honest-to-goodness, straight from the heart review!)

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

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    Funny, quick read

    Darby is jaded by a rash of (mostly) bad relationships and the unrealistic expectations modern day fairy tales have for said relationships. She's even gone so far as to analyze each relationship in terms of one of Disney's leading fairy tale men--and it's pretty darn funny.

    I've often thought fairy tales set unrealistic expectations for relationships so it was really fun to read Darby's perspective on it and how she relates this to both her past boyfriends and how she currently uses it to keep men at a distance.

    In walks Jake, who is not only willing to go along with her "rules" for "non-dating", but also makes Darby break some of said rules.

    The banter between the to MCs is funny and sweet and very enjoyable. This is a fairly quick read, and very enjoyable especially if you like to roll your eyes at fairy tales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    read it in a day

    Very enjoyable. A light piece of relatable escapism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Great read!

    I abutely loved it!!!!!!

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