Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cinderella Screwed Me Over by Cindi Madsen
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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