Title: The Cinderella Arrangement*
Author: Vanessa Waltz
Release Date: May 2016*
*Apparently this book is actually two books being re-released as one. I haven’t finished the second book, but I’ve decided to do a review for each one. I can’t find release dates for the original versions, and they aren’t listed as seperate anywhere I can find other then the introduction to this ebook.
I feel as if this novel had a lot of potiential but was finished before they got to it. There were so many subplots that never got dealt with. In particular the main character Jessica’s past. The author referenced it alot in the start. Enough that I expected that there would be some input from that yet it was never fully developed. Neither was Ethan (the love interest)’s family situation either. We of course know he has a bad relationship with his father, but its never really dealt with well, and I was left just plan confused as to what was going on with the Uncle and the Cousins. I felt like I was watching a movie and got up to go to the bathroom during important bits and missed the context.
So instead of it being a good story, it instead seems like everything is happening rather suddenly,and on the surface. It feels, frankly, like a first draft that needs someone to go over it and point out where it needs filled out.
I’m going to read the sequel, which is about Natalie, Jessica’s Best friend, and see how that turns out before I give the series a letter grade. I’m hoping that there is more character development and not just hitting the romance novel checklist.