The Cinderella Deal Author:Jennifer Crusie He looked good enough to be Prince Charming... Linc Blaise needed the perfect fiancee to win his dream job, but finding a woman who'd be convincing in a charade seemed impossible -- until he heard Daisy Flattery charm her way out of a sticky situation! Playing the prim and proper bride-to-be was a lark to the dazzling storyteller, but once s... more »he glimpsed the touching vulnerability Linc tried to hide, pretense turned into temptation. Could she find a way to make their fairy tale last?
In a deliciously funny and touching tale of opposites attracting, Jennifer Crusie warms hearts and tickles funnybones from start to finish! Daisy had made him believe in wondrous possibilities, drawn him into a world of passionate abandon, but was he brave enough to give her his love?« less
Lincoln is a total stick-in-the-mud and seriously OCD. Daisy is a flighty artist who furnishes her place from thrift shops and garage sales. They couldn't be more different if they tried but I guess opposites do attract as once Linc started talking to Daisy he couldn't stop. Of course, Lincoln had nothing go to say about Daisy until he needed her help to get a job. Then his tune changed real fast as she just grew on him.
Linc is an ass but by the end of the book, I found that I liked him because he changed just for Daisy. It's always fun to watch a man fall in love against his will.
This is a typical Jennifer Crusie story. If you like her writing style, they you will like this one too.
I had a lot of fun with this book- I found the characters much more sympathetic than the ones in Crusie's very, very similar Strange Bedfellows, and I liked the enjoyable-but-realistic way that the characters were able to grow (plenty of compromises, false starts, and- after sticking with each other in spite of their plans and doubts- a happy ending).
I enjoyed this book and it was good for light weekend reading, but it was not my favorite book by Jennifer Crusie. I appreciate that she was going for straightforward romance, but it felt like only the main character (Daisy) was even remotely fleshed out in any way -- everyone else was a caricature or a non-entity to me. It's still a fun quick read and if you're a fan of Crusie's work you'll recognize her sense of humor.