Summary: This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.
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.
Review: I desperately wanted to meet mini-Daniel. But nope, didn’t happen. It was fun read though. I knew Daniel has it. I just knew. And this was the proof.
Finding Cinderella was short, fast-paced and unexpectedly sweet novella by Colleen Hoover. Since many people had beaten me on to reading this novella that I knew the little secret that Six was hiding from him. And let me tell you that I’m really, really curious on Daniel’s reaction once he found out.
And when he found out? He did what I expected him to be—he’d gone ballistic about it. But before I continue, let’s go back from the very beginning. So it happened in a maintenance closet, not paradise surely but for Daniel it was almost like it because there he met his Cinderella. The Cinderella who hated everyone; who was judge because of her relationship with guys. A girl who wanted to be loved so they decided to pretend they were in love. In a span of 45 minutes both of them experienced how it was to fall in love and make love with that person. Who knew that it will lead into something, or precisely someone?
So that someone, I was waiting for him to makes his debut and I was really waiting patiently in the sideline but as I said earlier, I didn’t get the chance. So it deflated my overly excited heart because I love to know how it’ll be for them when he was part of their relationship. Although I do get her reason why she made that decision. Was it unfair for Daniel? I think so. I think…yes. A solid yes. I understand his reaction after learning about it. I kind of get why he was furious, she wasn’t actively wanted to know who he was. But then again she was in a position where she needed to decide what’s best.
So her decision was for the best. The little letdown for me is the pace, but granted it was only a novella so I kinda know why the rush, although I still feel it that would be better if I get to see how their relationship develops in a steady pace. But just like other Colleen Hoover books, it has tons of hearts despite the length. Daniel was indeed an interesting the character and not just the de facto best friend whose purpose is just to be this male lead’s friend. Once the spotlight was on him, he has a story to tell. And a very interesting story it was.
Preview Quote: “ In the course of five seconds we go from extremely awkward to kind of comfortable, like we do this all the time. It’s weird and normal and hot and sad and strange and I don’t really want to let go. It feels sort of euphoric, like we’re in some sort of fairytale. ” — Daniel