The Cinderella Deal

The Cinderella Deal

by Jennifer Crusie
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The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie brings humor and storytelling magic to this modern-day romance about a match with a dubious beginning—that is destined for a fairy-tale ending.
Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs a makeshift fiancée to secure his dream job, and Daisy needs a short-term gig to support her painting career. And so the Cinderella Deal is born: Daisy will transform herself into Linc’s prim-and-proper fiancée, and at the stroke of midnight they will part ways, no glass slippers attached. But something funny happens on their way to make-believe bliss, as a fake engagement unexpectedly spirals into an actual wedding. Now, with Linc and Daisy married and under one roof, what started as a game begins to feel real—and the people who seem so wrong for each other realize they may truly be just right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345530660
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 615,224
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Crusie is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifteen contemporary novels. Her work has been published in twenty countries.



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B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1973; M.A., Wright State University; Ph.D., Ohio University, 1986

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The Cinderella Deal 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 398 reviews.
Nikki-in-MN More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Crusie is a favorite author of mine and she did not disappoint with this book. Her characters are always easy to relate to. I love how she bases hers books on characters that not perfect, but have imperfections that real women have. She always has the right amount of romance in her books. This book had it all...Great characters, romance, and comedy. A definite must read!!
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Get ready to follow the prince around trying to find the damsel that fits into the glass slipper. Jennifer Crusie's re-issued novel from 1996 is a heart-warming, feel good, boy meets girl and doesn't know what to do with her, that so fit's into today. Meet Daisy a free spirit who has a hard time paying her bills and always falls for the wrong guy, bring in Linc, a stodgy, black and white thinking professor looking to improve his resume and his career. The only thing missing his getting the perfect job is him having the perfect woman to accent him. But has he got a deal for Daisy, a Cinderella Deal that is. Jenny never disappoints with her wonderful storytelling and The Cinderella Deal is no exception. She gives us characters that jump off the page with their liveliness and uniqueness. You will not be able to stop yourself from loving Daisy and Linc, two of the most unlikely and unforgettable hero and heroine you'll ever have the pleasure of reading about, and don't forget her supporting characters some you'll love and some you'll love to hate, of course the most memorable supporting cast is her casting of the pets that Daisy and Linc by association adopts. Her dialogue is witty and funny and by the time you've finished you wish there are 300 more pages at least. Her romance is sweet and tender while her love scenes will burn a hole through a glacier. So jump on board the magic carriage before it turns into a pumpkin and read one of Jennifer Crusie's classic romances The Cinderella Deal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't say this book is great but it is cute and a quick read. Somewhat-okay-very predictable but since it's so short, tolerable.
risuena More than 1 year ago
It was a quick fun read, but nothing interesting nor memorable. I do enjoy Jennifer Crusie's books, but I don't think this one is among her top works. Her other stories are more comedic and off-beat or hot. This one is the standard let's pretend to be together and eventually the predictable happens. How the main characters grow on each other is sweet, but again, it doesn't make a lasting impression on me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book on my nook. So charming that I stayed up until all hours of the night reading. So delilghtful that I think you'll enjoy this.
Jess_at_From_Me_to_You More than 1 year ago
3.5 out of 5 stars! Funny & Sweet! I couldn't put the book down!! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews -- read more of this review on my blog: --
Sapphire_Reader More than 1 year ago
Daisy Flattery is a free as it can be character. Makes you want to be her. I love the way she is so giving, free-spirited and willing to take on a challenge. Even if the challenge to save her apartment is to pretend to be engaged to her obnoxious neighbor Linc Blaise.  Linc on the their first meeting thought what a space cadet. She dresses like a flower child of the 60's. She is not the type of girl he would ever consider dating let alone be engaged to. However, he needs someone of her caliber to pretend to be engaged to him to land a huge job offer at an university. Upon receiving his dream job he realizes that he has to keep up the charade until they can play up a breakup. What Linc was not counting on is the infectious personality of Daisy. Will faith take over his heart or will he keep to a deal and that is the end of it?  All I can say is that Jennifer Cruise has such a cute way of writing these fairy tales of love. This was one of those stories that you just want to see as a Hallmark or Lifetime movie. Susan Boyce was a delight as she performed the characters throughout the book making  them all come to life and add to the personalities of each of them. Draws you into each scene as it takes place.  From Daisy being her flaky, giving self to Linc's somber this is the way is should be demeanor. To the town's folk that she brings into their lives. I like this story so much this is one that I actually did listen to 2 times.  I guarantee that this will be on your fav list of romance comedies. This is a review for both the book and audio. 
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Absolute first rate romance. In a romance we all know how its going to end ---- so its the journey that counts. And this is a great trip. Two great characters draw from each others strength and accept their weaknesses. Highly recommended.
Breezyd More than 1 year ago
... that being something sweet and lighthearted. Crusie has a defined voice that is very appealing and is able to help her characters develop and grow in a charming way. There aren't any great plot surprises (but really, I didn't expect any) but it was an enjoyable, fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this as my first enook read. It was quirky, quick to read, and enjoyable. What a great way to enjoy an evening! A sweetheart of a tale! Read and enjoy!
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YogiSam More than 1 year ago
First off I want to say that I stumbled upon this story by chance. I subscribe to Audible and there was a deal and this was one of the stories to choose from, I like cute, love stories so I went for it. I am incredibly glad that I did because not only did I enjoy this book, I have gone on to other Jennifer Crusie books and have enjoyed them just as much. I really liked Daisy as a character. I found her to be a quite refreshing character with all her quirks. I actually found myself wishing I could be a little more free-spirited like her. I enjoyed Linc's character as well and thought that they were made for each other whether they wanted to admit at first or not. I found Linc to be a little irritating at times only when he was talking to that blonde at the school. He ever knew that he kind of liked Daisy but because she wasn't his "type" he disregarded her for the time being for the blonde because she was his "type". I'm glad he got over that because honestly Daisy was way better. I liked the how the relationship eventually developed not only among Daisy and Linc but among Linc and Daisy and their mothers. I thought that was some nice character relationship development. Overall, I highly enjoyed listening to this book and and am so glad that I stumbled upon it. It was a well written cute read.
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Not typical, I just liked it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1.5 stars. A dull & far fetched read. I wasted $10 for this older retread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your typical Jennifer Cruisie novel, but a great, quick read. The plot was predictable, but the fact it came from Jennifer was most surprising. Can't tell if it's her best or worst work.
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Good short story. Expensive for the number of pages. Fast read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, quick read. Predictable from the very beginning, but enjoyable.
RomanMom More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Ms Crusie for a while now, and one of the things I've always liked about her books are the characters that you can relate to. This book doesn't disappoint, and I found myself laughing throughout the book. I purchased the audiobook version, and Susan Boyce did a great job on the voices, especially since there are so many characters throughout the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fun with lots of great characters. I've never read a Jennifer Crusie book I didn't like.