Book: The Cinderella Deal
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Article Type: Audiobook Review
About the Book: New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie brings humor and storytelling magic to this modern-day romance of a match made anywhere but in heaven–but 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 to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything. Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Daisy lose her prince, or will opposites not only attract but live happily ever after?
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 3.50
First Thought When Finished: This was a cute, short read with some really great characters.
Story Thoughts: I thought the story was cute but it didn’t wow me. It was a quick read though that will leave you grinning. Yes the story is predictable but the characters (which I will talk about in a minute) were delightful. The setting, town, and situation were just quirky enough to be believable and enduring at the same time.
Character Thoughts: This is where the story shined. I really loved Daisy and was a little upset at people’s perception of her. Yes she was a tiny bit flighty, a whole lot flower child, but she was wildly talented and smart. It took awhile for me to warm up to Linc but when he started melting towards Daisy, I started melting towards him. The last 3 chapters I really fell in love with him and was so happy how this story wrapped up. Their love made me smile! (Not a spoiler–it is a romance after all)
Narrated By Susan Boyce at a Running Time 5 hrs and 57 mins
I thought Susan did a decent job with the audio. The pacing was excellent and the voices were pretty well done. I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the women’s voices but overall it was an easy listen.
Final Thoughts: This wasn’t my favorite Jennifer Crusie book but it was still cute. It would be great for a sunny afternoon on the porch with some ice tea!