Blurb: This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.
A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.
When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.
One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.
Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.
Months spent in the storage room at school because someone made a mistake with a schedule, Daniel never thought he would meet the woman of his dreams one day while hiding out from the world. Laying there until his next class a girl stumbled in and literally fell on top of him, even in the dark Daniel knew there was something different. HIs mystery girl was needing to hide from the horrible life of high school and Daniel was there to help her through. All she wanted was to know what it felt like to have someone love her and mean it, even if it was only for a minute. So Daniel showed her exactly what she needed, only he ended up falling in love in the dark with his mystery girl. All lights off she they decided it was best to keep their identities hidden to keep the elusion of the love they shared together in that storage closet. Daniel knew the moment she left he found his Cinderella and he had to find her to keep a hold of her forever. After a year and nothing but dead ends Daniel still hadn’t found his Cinderella. But once he lays eyes on Six he can’t help but know there is something special about her. Will he find what he’s looking for? Or will Six be another dead end?
Collen Hoover sure knows how to write about romance! You find yourself rooting for Daniel in hopes he finds his Cinderella. The few pages of the detail in the storage closet makes your heart bloom with love. Showing you something everyone deserves to feel in their lifetime.
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