Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Review #1461 The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie

Book Review #1461
The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie
Rating: one star (out of four)

I will freely admit this is not the normal genre I read - but I was in a Category Fiction class and this was an assigned book. I liked the story, but there were definitely parts that felt disjointed or didn't add up. I didn't like the way they painted the Daisy in the beginning and how undesirable she was. And then when Linc decided he needed a fake wife she was suddenly a different person. That bothered me and felt very unrealistic. I was annoyed with how quickly she "changed."

Another thing that bothered me was how quickly Daisy adapted her life to suit Linc. Even though she kept talking about how independant and free-spirited she was, I couldn't really see her independence when she was so busy catering to her fake husband. It felt like a major breach of character for her.  She also seemed to be doing most of the compromising in their marriage. Linc definitely didn't seem to be doing his share. Linc needed to show that he was giving up stuff too, but he didn't seem to be and that made me feel for Daisy. I also thought the story was too "perfect" - it felt too good to be true and I found myself jolted out of the story every time I rolled my eyes (which was often).  This probably just goes to show that chick lit isn't my genre. Not a recommend.

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