Friday, April 22, 2011

The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie (Audio)

Daisy Flattery is a unique free spirit who has quit her job as a teacher to try to make a go of it as an artist. She loves cats, has a messy apartment, and wears crazy clothes. Daisy also loves to tell stories. She is having financial trouble, but all of that is about to change when her neighbor asks her to pose as his wife.

Lincoln (Linc) Blaise is an uptight history professor. He is up for his dream job at a college in Ohio, but it is clear that he will not get it as an unmarried man. He lies in the interview and says he has a fiancée. He asks his neighbor Daisy to pose as his fiancée for $1000. What he doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the unconventional and very unlike his type Daisy.

I really enjoyed this book. Crusie writes a wonderful romantic comedy. Daisy is a perfect Cinderella complete with two step-sisters and a charmed life that has to end at “midnight.” Daisy and Linc were both loveable characters and what I like the best about them was that they brought out the best in each other. I also loved all of the secondary characters in their lives and community. I wanted to live in their Victorian house!

I listened to the audiobook version of The Cinderella Deal as narrated by Susan Boyce. Boyce did a great job of having a unique voice for many of the characters. This was a light and fun book to listen too – especially while doing the dishes!

Overall, if you are looking for a light and fun “fairy-tale,” I highly recommend The Cinderella Deal.

This is my fourth audiobook in The 2011 Audiobook Challenge.

Audiobook Source: The Kewaunee Public Library

1 comment:

  1. I like Crusie and think she's perfect for audio books. I haven't read this one yet, but will get to it someday!