Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Book Review: The Cinderella Blues by: Obren Bokich

Goodreads Summary: 

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.

BOOK LOVERS INC. Kat is dreaming of, not just Mr. Right, but Prince Charming. She's a career woman working her way up the ladder, but she still thinks she wants to be rescued. The Cinderella Blues is all about the frogs she kisses along the way. And not only are they froggy, but swampy and muddy into the bargain. Ribbit! But Kat has a fairy godmother. And some terrific friends to help her along the way. Including to remind her that she doesn't need Prince Charming to rescue her. She's more than capable of rescuing herself. All Kat needs is to get her head out of the clouds and figure out what it is she really wants. She can make her own dreams come true. And if she rescues herself, she'll have a chance at a real happy ending, with a real man, not a fairy-tale prince. But also not a frog.

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My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I love a good chick-lit/contemporary romance, and when the Author Obren Bokich asked me to review his book I was totally intrigued!! First of all that it's written from a male perspective, and that after reading it, you couldn't tell it was written by a male, because it wasn't chavunistic in nature or degrading to women in anyway, shape, or form. I know that sounds like a stereotype, but I feel like a good chunk of Contemporary Romance/ Chick- Lit written by male authors tend to write women as air-headed, bimbos that are used primarily as sex objects.

That being said, that is totally not the case with this book, it's not filled with pointless sex scenes, and the female character Kat is far from an air-headed, bimbo. This book was just like the title suggested ( a modern-day fairytale) and if that's what your in the mood for, then that is what you will get from this book. I know my rating isn't that high, and that's only because at times I felt that the story dragged on a bit, and that the story was a bit predictable, but regardless, I still have this book on a shelf of books that I will one day re-read, because it was light-hearted and romantic, and real, and sometimes that's exactly what you want a book to be.

I look forward to seeing what's next from Obren Bokich because I did really enjoy his writing, and if you are a fan of contemporary romance or fairytales, then you'll enjoy this book.

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