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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella's toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella's glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine's ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park's resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

©2015 Stacy Juba (P)2016 Stacy Juba

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Charming! 🏰

This is a fun contemporary romance that is heartwarming and sweet. It is very entertaining, humorous and has delightful characters. Like any Cinderella type story, this one is a bit predictable, yet it is irresistibly charming. If you're looking for a contemporary fairy tale, look no further, this one's worth a listen.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 03-27-17

Cute and Fun!

Stacy Juba is a talented author and Karen Commins did a great job performing this book. I found this book to be entertaining and an unusual storyline. Typically one does not think of Cinderella and playing one in a theme park as a means to ideal marketing job. Some of the characters were more likable than others (Dylan's grandfather was a favorite of mine). I felt bad for Jaine being taken advantage of by her sisters. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fun & Unique Cinderella Tale

The author did an excellent job creating a unique and fun Cinderella inspired story. The story is set in an amusement park where the main character ends up dressing up as Cinderella to help out the new boss and provide extra hours before they can hire her full time.

The narrator did a fairly good job bringing the story to life. It was a fun lighthearted story with a HEA conclusion.

Her sisters were awful. I did not care for how they treated Jaine. I did like Dylan's personality, although, he did make me mad by jumping to conclusions. Dylan's Grandfather was great. I really liked him.

I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Loved the story and the Grandfather

I got this book via audiobook boom. The narrator was perfect for the book. She brought each character to life. Those twin sisters of Jaine were portrayed wonderfully. You could feel how they were taking advantage of Jaine. but I loved the instances when she stood up to them also. The story centers around Dylan getting his family's theme park back to being popular and how he falls for Jaine and Jaine who lost her marketing job due to downsizing helping him do this. They fall in love along the way. this is a sweet romance that held my attention. I would recommend this version of the Cinderella story. Little Red Riding hood was hilarious and Dylan's Mom was just too bossy for words.

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Perfect combination.

This was an awesome book. Such a great twist on a modern-day fairytale. I use to work at a well known amusement Park as a fairly well-known character so I could totally relate to so much of this book! The writer did excellent job of weaving in the Cinderella fairytale without going over-the-tpo. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a sweet romances with a great twist of Comedy Perfect combination.

The narrator on the other hand, was not so great at this story. it's not that she did anything bad. it's just I couldn't picture her as a twentysomething bubbly Cinderella. She did really good job reading the story. It was just the voices that needed work.

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Great

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was given to me for a honest unbiased review. This was a great romantic comedy. Loved it.

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Sweet look at a princess

Fooling around with Cinderella by Stacy Juba is a delightful story featuring Jaine Andersen and her adventure working for Storybook Valley Amusement Park, which is run by the gorgeous Dylan Callahan, the grandson of the couple who started the park. In need of a job, Jaine sends her resume and a letter pitching her ability to raise the attendance numbers to the fairy tale themed park, which has kept its magic through the years but lost its attendance numbers. She charms Dylan into hiring her, but there is a catch. The park is in need of someone to play Cinderella that summer, so because the park can’t afford to hire her on full-time during the summer, Jaine gets stuck having to put on heavy make-up, a fancy taffeta dress, and a golden wig to be Cinderella for little children every day.

Jaine’s life in itself is not very interesting, but it is indeed very busy. She ends up getting stuck with doing all the organizing for one sister’s wedding, bridal shower, and bachelorette party and taking over much of the childcare issues for her other sister. Her entire interest in Storybook Valley has arisen from having taken her 8-year-old niece to the park on a visit. But life at Storybook Valley is a big adventure, from dealing with the handsome boss to developing new marketing ideas.

This charming book gives us a glimpse of life as Cinderella in a theme park and what getting to be Cinderella can mean for a woman, both inside and outside of the costume. It makes us think about what it takes to be ourselves and support each other.

The audio version of this book is narrated by Karen Commins, whose reading makes this fun book even more enjoyable. She adds a touch of twinkle to this book and adds to the sense of fun between Jaine and Dylan.

Fooling around with Cinderella shows pieces of the romance of the fairy tale world as well as the challenges of living in the real world. A sweet romance, this book is highly suitable for all. I give it five stars!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free from the author, but that in no way affected my review or rating of the book.

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Perfect Summer Escape!

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Fooling Around with Cinderella is the perfect beach read that includes several laugh out loud moments. It is a great first book in the new Storybook Valley series by Stacy Juba. Having worked at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio over the summers during my college years, I could easily relate to the setting of an amusement park and the pecking order of "the talent."

The story centers around recent college graduate Jaine Andersen who proposes a new marketing position to the local theme park, Storybook Valley, in part, because the park no longer attracts the crowds it once did when Jaine was a little girl. The general manager of the park, Dylan Callahan, sweet talks Jaine into playing the part of Cinderella for meet and greets with the youngsters, along with hiring her part time as the marketing department. Needless to say, Jaine falls for her boss and shenanigans ensue when an old girlfriend (who also works at the park) starts to sabotage all of Jaine's good efforts.

I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Karen Commins who did a wonderful job. I was totally engrossed and imagined that I was listening to Jaine's thoughts and snarky comments, rather than listening to a reader's narration of a book. In short, Fooling Around with Cinderella is the perfect summer escape!

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Fooling Around

What made the experience of listening to Fooling Around with Cinderella the most enjoyable?

How Jane finally found a voice

What did you like best about this story?

actually...I kindda liked the whole love story...

Which scene was your favorite?

when Dylan told her she forgot something at the wedding...& he didn't mean her shoes...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I like the title that the book has...Fooling around with Cinderella.

Any additional comments?

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

Would love to read/listen to more of these books.

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Not going to lie.

What did you love best about Fooling Around with Cinderella?

everything, its fun and flirty

What about Karen Commins’s performance did you like?

It was smooth and amazing

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not sure

Any additional comments?

I am not going to lie, I wasn't sure I would like this. and found I totally enjoyed the story a lot. Its sweet and flirty.
I was given this free copy, in return for my unbiased review

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  • Suzyplums
  • 04-22-18

fun book

I really enjoy this book. hoping Stacy Juba will have more for me to listen to

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  • Layla
  • 04-13-17

A good contempery romance.

Where does Fooling Around with Cinderella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audio book has to be one of the best that I have listen too so far. I really enjoyed listening to it. It had its funny and frustrating moments.

Jaine the main character was well written and believable. She was complex and nothing was black and white in what she did. She actually felt real. I loved her character a lot. She did not take things siting down. She is the type of person that deals with problems. Which I really liked about her. I felt sorry for her at times but she stuck to who she is so the people around her saw that what you see is what you get and because of this she got the guy in the end.

My only problem is the narrator sounded older then the character. I kept imagining Jaine being in her 30's instead of her mid 20's.

This is a sweet romance with funny moments. I would definitely read/listen to books written by this author.
would recommend this book to everyone.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.