Review: Cinderella Screwed Me Over by Cindi Madsen

Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She’s sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she’s happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she’s culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.

Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?

Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.

My opinion:

I loved it! I simply loved it!

First thing I need to mention is that this is a clean contemporary romance. I did not know this things existed anymore. It’s been ages since I last read a clean novel because it seems that most authors are firm believers of the “sex sells” marketing strategy.

The story is amazing, cute and fluffy without intention. I think is book classifies as a chick lit. I haven’t read one of those in years. I must say that I am not very fond of the cover, some parts of it are okay, others not so much, but I do love the title which is 100% fitting for the story.

The book is well written and unexpectedly complex. The best parts, I might add, are the study cases. They were pretty funny and the whole idea of creating ones was even funnier. I think that I would love to meet someone like Darby. Imagine a cute, very focus squirrel that tries to reach, or should I say steal, a piece of chocolate. Darby wanted nothing more than to avoid love and commitment since she was certain that there is no one in this world that would fit her criteria. She used to be a romantic and that did not help her. Even after all the heartbreak, I think that deep inside she was still a romantic no matter what. I love that she was so independent and most of all I loved that Cinderella did screwed her over and as much as she tried to avoid believing in all those beautiful fairy tales she become a fairly tale princess without realizing. She is Cinderella, sort of.

Jake is one amazing Prince Charming. He is not the idiot you read about in books when you were a child. He is charming, smart and knows what he wants in life and knows exactly how to get it. He is very persistent. He is not fooled by anyone. He does not try to save his Cinderella at each turn, he lets her manage on her own. He is without a shadow of a doubt the perfect man for every girl out there who are looking for the nice guy.

Overall, this book is a MUST read as it is a modern Cinderella story without the complications aka step sisters and mother.

Read it!

From me: 4/5


  1. I’ve seen this before and I agree that the cover isn’t great but it does sound like a fun read just from the name alone. I had this on my TBR so it’s great to find out that you enjoyed it…thanks for the review!

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