Book Review: Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose

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One kind deed can change your life forever…

Brynn Tomlin could never afford to follow her heart. But when she sees a stranger shivering in the snow outside of the college library, an inexplicable urge leads her to buy him a hot cup of coffee. It’s just a small act of kindness, a few words of conversation. Brynn should be focusing on her finals, after all, not on the man who looked up at her gratefully with piercing blue eyes.

He could have been anyone – a janitor on break, a graduate student, a bum. But the man standing outside in the cold turns out to be Dr. Eliot Herceg, one of the most brilliant minds in mathematics and heir to a fortune. After years of reclusive isolation, he now finds his heart awakening to the kind girl whose name he does not know.

Brynn has spent her life trying to forget her desires, and Eliot’s deep wounds have taken nearly a decade to heal. After so much hurt, will either of them be able to open their hearts again?

My thoughts- 

When I started this book I had the song in my head that the little mice sing to Cinderella in the Disney movie…you know the one…cinderelly cinderelly, night and day it’s cinderelly… those mice are much cuter than real mice.

But back to the book…My impression after reading it is that it was alright. I like the story of Cinderella, so it wasn’t far fetched that i’d like this adaptation. I liked most of the changes. Eliot is originally from Hungary, but is in America researching at a university. He is dark, handsome and keeps to himself. Brynn is a student studying upper level mathematics. She lives with her grandmother and they are extremely poor. She does have (I bet you guessed!) a father, stepmother and two (albeit evil) stepsisters…but they aren’t nice to her. Her mother passed away when she was younger and is buried in Hungary. So when Eliot holds a mathematics competition for an internship that will take place in Hungary, she knows she must win. Well, she does! or else the story would’ve ended!

The whole of the story is pretty ho-hum. It was a quick read, and the whole time I hoping for that elusive spark that takes a book from being good to great. Also, I didn’t mind all the math that everyone is complaining about on goodreads…I guess my mind is just used to turning off when it comes to math anyway, so I just skimmed those parts!!

**I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review!

 

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Review: After Math by Denise Grover Swank

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So, of all the female characters to really feel connected to…I feel deeply connected to Scarlett, Queen of Anxiety Disorders! Hahaha this is so telling! Yeesh! But I won’t be ashamed! Anxiety is a real thing and sometimes it’s crippling! Hence, I totally get Scarlett!

This is such a great story of two people, enabling each other to be themselves. Tucker hides behind a bad boy image.

“Never in a million years would I want to be like Tucker Price. Unfocused. Irresponsible. Dangerous.”

Scarlett ends up having to tutor him, but the Tucker who she gets to know isn’t the Tucker that the rest of the world sees.

“There’s so much more to Tucker than he shows the world. A vulnerable, injured boy that created the man in front of me. Maybe he feels as trapped in his skin as I do.”

Scarlett allows Tucker to be himself and Tucker helps Scarlett work through her anxiety. He starts to “tutor” her on running, but really he just helps her step out of the shell she had built up around her life.

“He’s always seen through me. Seen who I am and what I need. It’s one of many reasons I’m drawn to him. This man has the capability to help me heal.”

I really wish that Tucker and Scarlett could have their own book 2, but the author, Denise, did tell me on twitter that there is more of these two in Redesigned (which comes out today!) and that we will love Tucker even more!! Is that possible?!?

My Tucker and Scalett-

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