Finding Cinderella – Colleen Hoover


A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.



I picked this novella up for free, not realising that it was part of the Hopeless series. Thankfully, it can be read as a stand alone story.

I have been after reading Colleen Hoover’s work for a while, but I just haven’t been able to buy all the books! After reading Cinderella, I NEED them on my kindle!!

Considering it’s only a novella, there’s a hell of a lot of story in the 105 pages. Daniel is a great POV character, and after the tryst in the dark, he became someone I was rooting for. It was a bit weird to read, but his reasons behind it were sweet, even if he did get gratification from the act.

A year later, he’s not happy, well, not completely. But he does have his friends around him, to support him.

What follows on is a sweet story of both romance and discovery. I guessed a little, but not the twist, which I was pleased about.  I don’t mind working the endings out, but I much prefer to be surprised.

I also LOVED the banter between daniel and Holder, his best friend. The two of them had me laughing out loud, so did Six. She’s the kind of character I always wanted to be when I was younger.

I will definitely be reading more by Hoover, particularly the series surrounding these characters. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye yet!


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