Fooling Around With Cinderella by Stacy Juba (Review)

Fooling Around With CinderellaFooling Around With Cinderella
(Storybook Valley #1)
by Stacy Juba
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 212 Pages
November 6th 2015

What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.


My Review

FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA had me cracking up, swooning, and wanting to throw a few punches (not literally) throughout the story. I adored the characters and the entire situation. There was charm, chemistry, family, friends, humor, and even a villain. If you enjoy chick-lit, this is the perfect story for you!

Jaine who gets to play Cinderella, nicknamed "Cindy" during her stint as such, was strong and creative, but also had some insecurities. I loved the opening scene were she toes off with Dylan. I also loved seeing her transform and gather a back bone. She was a fabulous character. Dylan was also great. Charming, a little impulsive and flirtatious, also insecure in some ways while he tries to make up for his past, attractive and smart. Both characters had their flaws, but evolved a little through the story and fit so fabulously together. I also loved a lot of the other characters and sweet moments they had, especially Dylan's grandfather. There were some characters that threw some tension into the story as well and even though I didn't necessarily like them, they played their roles well.

I wasn't sure about the cover, but the synopsis sounded intriguing enough and so I gave it a chance. I'm really glad that I did! I loved the pacing of the story. I loved the way the author let the characters fumble, but also shine. I loved the sweet moments, the laugh-out-loud moments, the tense moments. I loved the theme park and the way fairy tales were interwoven in the story. It was such an enjoyable and entertaining read that felt light, but also had some depth. I'm looking forward to finding out who the heroine and hero is of the next story and how they'll get their happily-ever-after!

Content: Some mild swearing - otherwise clean.

Source: I would like to thank the author for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Photo by Butch Adams
Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her new Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. She has had a novel ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also the founder of the Glass Slipper Sisters, a group of authors with Cinderella-themed romance novels. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. She is currently writing the next book in the Storybook Valley Series, Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty.

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