Ever wondered what those cheerful theme park princesses are really thinking? When twenty-five-year-old 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, humorous chick lit, and fairy tale fun. All books in the series can be read in any order so jump in at any time.
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Dylan scrutinized Jaine, arms folded across his royal blue shirt with the Storybook Valley logo stamped over the left in white block letters. “Do you wear contacts?”
“I have plenty of media contacts. Wait. Did you say wear contacts? You mean instead of these?” Jaine fingered the earpiece of her gold-rimmed glasses.
“Right. Contact lenses.”
She gave a nervous chuckle. “I scheduled a consultation in college, but was too squeamish to insert the lens. I was more comfortable in glasses.”
Was she really justifying her vision enhancement choices to her prospective new boss? Maybe he intended to discuss medical benefits. Or did he think she looked nerdy? What was the saying? Guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses? Not that she wanted him to make a pass even if he was hot.
“How blind are you without glasses?” Dylan persisted.
“You wouldn’t want to drive with me.”READ MORE
“How about if you’re walking around a building? Are you in danger of hurting yourself?”
This interview had taken the Mad Hatter Freeway from Fairy Tale Land into Wonderland where nothing made a damn bit of sense. Did this guy have a glasses fetish, like those weirdoes with shoe fetishes?
“I should be okay. I take them off for special occasions.” In fact, Jaine’s older sister Bree, who was getting married in August, remarked just last week, “You are losing the glasses for my wedding pictures, right?”
What the hell. She’d be a good sport and hope Dylan would be so grateful to pick the brain of a real, flesh and blood, bespectacled person that he would appoint her marketing director. Jaine removed her glasses and the fine details of her surroundings fuzzed. She nodded toward the framed print hanging on a side wall, the picture a wash of symbols and colors. “I can tell that’s a park map, but the words and images smear together.”
And that was myopia in a nutshell. Jaine adjusted her glasses back into place so she could see his reaction. Dylan examined her with such intensity that a blush stained her cheeks. She patted her blonde French braid, in case stray strands were straggling out.
“Here’s the situation,” Dylan said. “I took over the general manager position a few months ago. I’m evaluating possible changes and researching how other theme parks run. My grandfather and father have worked with a marketing firm for years to create our brochures, billboards, print, and radio ads.”
Jaine’s shoulders caved, imperceptible to him, but it felt as if her whole body was sinking.
No fairy tale job ending for her.
on A Spoonful of Happy Endings:
“The romance is cute, heartfelt, and chaste. . .Like a theme park, this story is pleasant, inoffensive, and satisfying.”
“I just loved every bit of this novel, from start to finish; what a brilliant read!"
“This was an awesome and very authentic story, with a magical fairy tale twist, and I enjoyed every minute of it!”
on NJKinny’s World of Books & Stuff:
“This delightful storybook romance is pure entertainment. Kudos to Stacy Juba for crafting such an engaging and funny read."
on Long and Short Reviews:
“A great start to a new series and definitely a must read. All in all, Fooling Around With Cinderella had me thoroughly entertained and I loved every second of it.”
on Diana's Book Reviews:
“Friends, love interests, and a stepmother who’s not wicked, merely thoughtless. Sisters who are beautiful and definitely not after her man. Then of course there’s Prince Charming. Put this all together and it becomes a fun filled book with romance and of course conflict. A really good read that kept me intrigued until the last page.”
on Holly’s Honest Reviews:
“I love how wonderful the writing flowed with this story, I loved all the characters. This was such a fun book to read... If you like a nice fun story this is it.”
Julie Baswell on I Create Purty Thangs Blogspot wrote:
“Thank You to Stacy Juba for writing such a good book that I can’t wait to see what is next!!”
on Becky on Books…And Quilts:
“After reading the blurb for this I knew it was a must read, and turns out, I was right. This was a great update on a classic that everyone loves.”
on Reviews in a Pinch:
“A sweet romance that you’d feel comfortable letting your younger teen read. Did I mention I’m looking forward to the rest of the series?”
on Kitty’s Book Spot:
“If you’re a fan of the fun contemporaries that make you smile, I would definitely recommend Fooling Around with Cinderella.”
Anne-Marie Reynolds on Reader’s Favorite wrote:
“What a great start to the Storybook Valley series. This book gives you the “feels” and tells an incredibly warm story too.”
on Juniper Grove:
“It has a bit of everything – mystery, romance and humour – and is written in a way that draws a reader in, envelopes them in the story, and makes them believe that they are actually there, walking alongside the characters as they play their part.”
on I Am Indeed:
“Fooling Around with Cinderella was certainly a guilty pleasure read for me and I highly recommend it.”
on The Book Disciple:
“Fun, light and just the ticket for those cold and rainy days when some laughter and love is what you need.”
on Katie’s Clean Book Collection:
“Jaine is likable as the lead and the supporting characters fit in well! If you like your romance sweet and fairly chaste, this is a solid choice!”
on Reviews By Crystal:
“The story flows at a good pace and there are a few surprises in store for the reader. This is a great read for Cinderella lovers.”
on Girl Who Reads:
“Stacy Juba has done a fabulous job of creating what feels like a real life fairytale with a fun setting, a great storyline, and characters I can’t wait to read more about.”
on Kirsty Reads:
"I LOVED IT! I couldn’t put it down. It would be a great book to curl up with on a Sunday afternoon.”
on Behind Closed Covers:
'If you’re looking for a sweet romance to read during these cold winter months, or you’re interested in chick lit or just a nice Cinderella themed story then I highly recommend you read this book!”
on Amazeball’s Book Addicts:
“This light, imaginative read rich with lovable characters will have you believing in magic again. I can’t wait to see what this series has in store.”
on Walking on Bookshelves:
“I loved the chemistry between Dylan and Janie...I can’t wait to read more of this series. 5 Amazeballs Stars!!"
on Bookish Bevil:
“This was one of the sweetest books I’ve read in a long time….”
on Whispering Stories:
“I’d recommend Fooling Around with Cinderella to anyone looking for a quick read full of love, laughs, and a wonderful amusement park that will remind you of the one you attended as a child.″
on Reading Lark:
“If you’re after a quick read, that will pick you up and put a smile on your face then Fooling Around with Cinderella will certainly do that for you.”
on Emily Reads Everything:
“...this is original and engaging. If you enjoy clean adult romance with a happily ever after, then do give this a go.”
on Confessions of the Perfect Mom:
"This is the kind of series I just can’t resist..."
“Are you needing something fun, fluffy and enjoyable to read? Then Fooling Around with Cinderella is the perfect story for you. It is sweet, simple and a great read.”
on My Book Filled Life:
“This one is a fast, charming and sweet book perfect for all the chick lit lovers.”
“It’s an eventful summer for Jaine and all of the wackiness that ensues, but everything comes together in the end and makes for a fun read.”
on Fangirl Nation:
"Fooling Around With Cinderella is light easy reading and a fun book. With a touch of Disney and Prince Charming, it was total escapism. I enjoyed the flowing writing, the underlying similarities between the Cinderella story and this tale, but mostly I enjoyed being taken away from real life for a while and being enchanted by a a fictional ‘Princess’."
on BigAl's Books & Pals:
"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!"
on The Plum Report:
"It is always great to watch a strong female wade through the twists of a plot and manage to keep her dignity intact while dealing with circumstances beyond her control. There is a nice balance achieved in this story and I would recommend it for a satisfying beach read. I can’t wait to see who the next story is about; there are so many interesting character choices for Ms. Juba to choose from."
"If you’re looking for a great read that satisfies an internal need for a feel-good, romance then add Fooling Around With Cinderella to your to-read list. There’s a lot that can be learned from Jaine’s summer experiences with love, friendship, and family all while dressing up as a princess!"