Author: Jolene B. Perry
Series: Almost a Fairytale #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: April 29, 2015
Publisher: Next Door Books
Avery Cinder has gotten very little she’s wanted out of life. But with a scholarship to BYU and a membership to a church that suits her better than she imagined, Avery’s life is definitely turning around. With tattooed arms and worn out boots, she doesn’t exactly blend into the conservative school, but after a day or two in her new political science classes, Avery knows she chose well.
Aaron Price has gotten almost everything he’s ever asked for. But when the girl everyone assumes he’ll marry, ends up not being the one, Aaron swears off dating—at least until graduation. It’s okay. He’s found a new friend in Avery, and she doesn’t mind helping his pathetic scheme to use her to keep the girls away.
Problem is, the more time Aaron spents with Avery, the more he realizes she might be the one. And falling in love with your best friend isn’t as easy as one might think…
A great LDS romance – loved the BYU setting! I liked the fact that it was “almost” Cinderella – a slight nod to the story but not really a modern retelling. Avery and Aaron were both real characters with real – although different – struggles. I stayed up way too late to finish it!
I have an aversion to Cinderella Stories. They are typically so depressing in the beginning and sometimes can be way over the top. This story was not like that at all. I instantly fell in love with Avery. She was a great character and didn’t let her troubles get her down. I loved how strong she was. Jolene Perry did a fabulous job with this contemporary retelling. Can’t wait to read more.