- File Size: 1212 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tule Publishing (January 17, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N3KW99U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #866,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Tell Me True (The Cinderella Project Book 3) Kindle Edition
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April is getting tired of being the good girl, the one others feel quite free to use to get themselves ahead, to berate for their own pleasure, or simply ignore as not important enough to bother. She sees the writing on the wall at work, at home and in her personal life… and she’s about to take a risk by contacting The Cinderella Project for a few wishes for herself.
Finn is dark, brooding and has convinced himself that he needs no one – except that he seems to have gathered up people along the way of his life who would disagree with that assumption. He has secrets, ones that if not haunt then nag at him. What he really wants is peace and to protect those that he does care about, even if that emotion confuses him at times.
Wishes are odd things… we often get what we need, instead of what we wish for, if only we can recognize the difference.
I enjoyed Tell Me True for exactly what it is – a lighthearted, charming romance with a bit of whimsy and a touch of magic from the lore of Cinderella fairy tales. With a cast of characters that does make mention of people from the earlier books, I would mention that this is not a stand alone story completely. Oh, you could enjoy it, of course. But if you’ve followed the series picking up bits and pieces of past romances will add to the enjoyment of this one.
On the surface it would seem that April and Finn are total opposites. She’s a good girl that doesn’t want that role anymore, he’s a reformed bad boy who isn’t comfortable in either role but makes his own unique place in the world. Yet together they bring out the best in the other and fill in some empty spots perfectly. It’s not going to be smooth sailing by any means, but the sense that they will find their way to each other in spite of wishes is very clear.
Sometimes you simply want a story that lets you smile and feel good. That’s exactly what Tell Me True gave to me. I enjoyed myself very much.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
April is a bit of a doormat. Her sister is horrible to her, her workmates completely take her for granted (when they aren’t outright using her) and her mother has impossible expectations. It’s no wonder she feels in need of a life change, which is where the Cinderella Project comes in. Yet there’s so much more to April than her put-upon persona. She’s smart, observant and funny. I loved how a completely different version of her always popped up around Finn. She’s brutally blunt with him, but funny too, and definitely sees things in him that he refuses to see for himself.
Poor old Finn is quite a mess. His whole life is built on a lack of trust, trying never to form connections so that he can run at a moment’s notice. But he does make connections. In fact he has a circle of friends and created family that he will do almost anything to protect. He’s quite the contradiction. It’s no wonder he can’t resist April’s unique charms when they land so firmly in front of him. He doesn’t always make the best decisions where she’s concerned, but I did love that he sees her for who she really is and isn’t afraid to stand up for her when necessary.
Surrounding these two are a cast of characters with quirks and intrigues of their own. From meddling older women to supportive friends, the aforementioned nasty sister to troublesome parents. There is definitely always something going on in this book, usually in a fun and interesting way. I was left a little unconvinced about some of the ending, though (mostly how things turn out with April’s job), but the pair of them are so cute together I just wanted them to succeed.
If you’re looking for a light, fun read with a sprinkle of fairy tales and more than a hint of opposites attract, then give this a go.
(ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.)
After her parents’ split up, April Swanson has tried to keep the peace between everyone, acting as go between striving to maintain the status quo and not let anyone rock the boat. She’s sunshine on two legs, always encouraging others and putting on a happy face, even when this is a facade hiding her true feelings. This actually makes her something of a doormat, always there but rarely appreciated. With the New Year, she decides to make a fresh start and signs up for help with The Cinderella Project, wanting to be helped to achieve the promotion she really wants. That decision is what sparks off all the turmoil that follows and leads on to her HEA!
Finn Ward has a hidden history that is now in danger of being revealed. He’s done well for himself with the support of some very caring folk who treat him as part of their family. However, his real father has been back in touch and that is bad news as far as Finn is concerned . . . .
As the Cinderella Project starts with April meeting Hazel in an up market bar, she spots the brooding man at the bar . . . With Hazel and her team endeavouring to manipulate situations, April and Finn deciding whether to fight their mutual attraction or give in to it, a sister and mother who have their own agendas that aren’t to April’s benefit together with even more craziness along the way, this is a cute romance with plenty of twists and turns to escape into.
Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel. This is my honest review.
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