Published: November 14, 2013
A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.
When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.
One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.
Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.
I rated this book five stars ***** because once I started listening I couldn’t stop and the chemistry between the nameless boy and girl in the school maintenance closet was so intense especially on their last day together. A year passes.
THEN Daniel meets Six (love the name) and he falls instantly and she does too. Their talks back and forth are so cute and it made me remember the shyness involved in early relationships in school and college. There is nothing sweeter than the innocence of a first relationship and it really comes across in this book.
Of course, when Daniel discovers that Six is his Cinderella from the broom closet he thinks she will be as thrilled as he is, but she is horribly wounded by the information and can’t even look him in the face. I will not tell you the secret she has kept since Italy but suffice it to say to it takes time for both Six and Daniel to come to the realization that they are better together than apart.
This is a story about best friends, young love,secrets, and relationships between boys and girls, children and parents and I loved it and cried (of course) at just the right times. Loved this book.