Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kathy Reviews: The Cinderella Blues by Obren Bokich

ISBN #: 978-1470160678
Page Count: 294
Copyright: April 12, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace

Book Summary:
(Taken from book jacket)

The Cinderella Blues (Thuh Sin'dur-rel'uh Bluze)
The phenomena whereby otherwise intelligent, capable, successful professional women are convinced they need rescuing by a prince.

Kathy's Review:

OK, first of all, prospective authors: this is how it's done. This book is right up there with some of the best I've read in the past few years. Seriously. It's that good. The book summary above just doesn't do this book justice, so here's a brief synopsis. Kat is a heroine for the modern day. She's young, has a great career going, has two best friends who will do anything for her. Her boss is a little demanding, and she's got a little problem with driving, but it's L.A. Oh - and she doesn't have the best luck with men. In a very funny, very realistic and witty story, Kat, a die-hard romantic, must separate the fantasy from the reality and choose her path in life and love. There. I think that's a more proper book summary than the one above.

This is definitely a "chick-lit" kind of book, and reminded me of the Janet Evanovich novels in a way - at least in that the character of Kat reminded me of Stephanie Plum. Also, Kat's penchant for baking reminded me of Kristin Wiig's character in Bridesmaids. But those characters seem to be down on their luck - Kat has a lot going for her, which makes me like her character even more. Yes, some rather unfortunate (and hilarious) things happen to her, but for the most part she has a good head on her shoulders and doesn't get down in the dumps when things go wrong.

I highly, highly recommend this book for women who needs a good laugh. Guys, you'll laugh too, but the characters are definitely more relatable for the ladies (which is interesting - the book was written by a man!). This one is a keeper.

*A physical copy of the book was provided by Blackbear Media in exchange for an honest review.

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