Cinderella Screwed Me Over - Cindi Madsen
Cinderella Screwed Me Over is a great read. It’s fun, light, and the case studies had me laughing so hard. I never thought I’d like a character that was so dead set against love, but Cindi Madsen did a great job of making me love Darby.

Darby is a fun character. She hasn’t always been against the idea of falling in love, but after getting burned so many times, she decides it’s just not worth it. Darby tries so hard to keep herself in check with her rules, but meeting Jake completely messes with her. She feels a connection between them, but is terrified to pursue it. It doesn’t help that her best friend is getting married. Darby does her best to balance her ideas toward a relationship with Jake, her job, and helping her BFF plan her wedding while trying not to fall apart. Jake is such a great guy. Everyone, myself included, always likes the bad boys, but he’s one of the good ones. Almost too good to be true, but I fell hard for this character. He just makes it so dang easy to like him.

I loved Darby’s case studies. Every time she things she could be falling for Jake, she remembers a case study she did on a prior boyfriend. I couldn’t stop giggling with the connection to each of the Disney princes. I actually share some of the same thoughts as Darby. I love me some Disney cartoons, but they seriously set unrealistic ideas of love to young girls. I always like seeing a character grow, and Darby does just that. She is terrified of some of the things that she wants to try, but has to learn to realize her own self-worth. I think that has a lot to do with why I love her so much. Also, I adore the fact that Darby has such a great relationship with her family. I think that’s important, and her banter with her brother was amazing.

So, yeah, that got kind of rambly. Sorry about all the disconnected thoughts, but Cinderella Screwed Me Over was a fun read. I think all contemporary readers will love this book.