Friday, August 31, 2012

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Cinderella Project, by Stan Crowe

From Goodreads:
Committed to saving his marriage before it starts, doctoral student Nick Cairn embarks on a project aimed at finding the secrets of everlasting love. But when Moire DeLanthe, a smart and sassy research assistant, enters the picture, his Happily Ever After is put to the ultimate test.


This was a quick, light read.  I really enjoyed the story.  It is told from the viewpoint of a man, which I really liked because it isn't very common for a romance novel.  Nick, the main character is the perfect guy that any girl would love to have.  He is kind, honest, and sincere.  He wants to have a fairytale marriage where he and his wife love each other unconditionally for the rest of their lives.  

It quickly becomes obvious that Nick's fiancee does not share his dedication and commitment, but Nick is stubborn and refuses to give up on his marriage before it even starts.  The plot was predictable, but it contained enough humor and character development to keep me interested.  There were a few places where the dialogue got a little long, and I wish there had been something to break it up a bit.  
There were quite a few editing errors, and I am a huge stickler on those kinds of things.  Typos, words that were left out completely, using a character's name before they are introduced - the kinds of mistakes that should have been fixed.  There was a final edit done in between the time I read it and when it was released, so I imagine that most of those have been caught.

Other than my hang up about the typos, I really liked this book.  It was a very clean romance, and I love not having to worry about something questionable popping up in a book.  I would gladly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys light, clean romance novels.  

The Cover:  I'm not really fond of the cover.  While the model looks like Nick, the main character, I don't think that the cover represents the story very well.  It almost looks like a non-fiction/self-help type of book.  In this case, the story is definitely better than the cover.   

Paperback, 250 pages
Expected publication: August 30th 2012 by Breezy Reads 

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Dena McMurdie said...

This is such a cute story!

Deborah A. said...

I think everyone innately loves romance. And the fact that it's clean means that I could enjoy it without worrying that the content will make me uncomfortable.

Kashina said...

I want to win! I need a new clean love story!

Mary said...

I love clean romance stories. They are like the chick flicks I love watching but in book form. It's like Kate and Leopold, totally cute love story but also totally clean! Hard to find those in books anymore.

Aubrey Henrie said...

I'm looking for a new book to read. This one looks like fun!

Clarice said...

I love good clean romances, Dena told me about this because she knows that I am always looking for a good book to read.

vivian said...

looks like a good book! romances are always fun to read, and clean ones are even better because there's nothing gross!