Blog Tour: Book Review – The Cinderella Makeover by Hope Tarr

April 16, 2013 Adult Book Reviews, Blog Tours 1


cinderellaTitle: The Cinderella Makeover (Suddenly Cinderella #2) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Hope Tarr
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Format: eARC
Pages: 196
Release Date: March 11, 2013
In My Opinion: Worth a try!
One Line: This one didn’t have any real substance for me, but it was entertaining, somewhat.

About the Book: Fashionista Francesca St. James has agreed to work as a “fairy godmother” on the reality TV show Project Cinderella, taking contestants from geeky to dreamy. When Francesca’s archrival bets she can’t transform the awkwardly sweet CEO to hot in under eight weeks, Francesca accepts the challenge.

As CEO of a tech company, Greg may have billions, but what’s it worth without a woman to share it with? From day one on the show though, he clashes with his gorgeous fairy godmother—yet off-set, he can’t stop thinking about her. But this sexy woman is so far out of his league…and wants to change every single thing about him. It’s up to him to show her it’s more than clothes that make the man.May the best man or geek win…

The Cinderella Makeover started off really strong for me, I was intrigued, the characters seemed interesting and fun, and the setting was cool. However, in the end, the book fell a little flat for me and I couldn’t really get into it at all. The reality show aspect wasn’t as big or even as important as I thought it was going to be. I liked the characters, some the secondary ones more so, but I didn’t love them. I think it was a little to cheesy for my taste.

I did like Francesca though. She is a pretty strong, independent woman. She also has a daughter, who she has a troubled relationship with, and it does come into play a little bit in the story. I liked that she was into fashion and she had a fun and entertaining personality, even if she was a bit uptight here and there. I also liked that she’s British, because that added an alluring aspect to her and the story as well. I feel like she pulled the story along for me and I cared for her a lot more than I did for the guy, or even for them as a couple.

Greg didn’t do it for me at all. I couldn’t really get why he had to do the reality show. His thing was that he wanted to meet someone, but that he thought he didn’t have the right image or enough confidence?! Dude, you’re a freaking billionaire! Hire a personal stylist, get a haircut, and if you’re really shy, get like a coach or something. Yes, the show basically does just that, but I didn’t get the point of the show in his life, if not to run into Fran. I would understand if it was a dating show, but I didn’t care for the show part of the book at all. Greg, himself, wasn’t that great either. He was nice and all, sure he was rich, but he wasn’t arrogant. He cares about the real important things in life, not the superficial, and that’s kind of why he looks and acts the way he does. I think he ticked me off at the beginning because I couldn’t see why he was so camera-shy, to the point where it was annoying, especially in the prologue. He does turn out okay and it’s not like I ever hated him, he just never appealed to me.

Overall, this book is okay in that it’s different. If you’re tired of reading books with the same plot line, then you might want to give this one a try, just to mix things up. Even the romance was a little bland for me. I say it’s worth a try for those looking for a light read with a different plot.

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One Response to “Blog Tour: Book Review – The Cinderella Makeover by Hope Tarr”

  1. Alexa Y.

    This certainly sounds like it could have so much potential, but it’s unfortunate that it fell short of your expectations. I do like the sound of Francesca though! I’m not particularly excited about Greg, which leaves me to think that I’m not really going to like this book (since I might not like him anyway). Thanks for sharing though!
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