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Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite re ...more
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Published October 22nd 2013 by Entangled Publishing (first published October 9th 2013)
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Yodamom
3 stars, fun light and romantic, it could have been a solid 4 if there wasn't so many rehashing of the stupid rules and then the detailed story behind each one. The main character Darby was just so irritating to me, her stubborn opinions and judgemental attitude rubbed me wrong. ...more
Snow
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Snow by: Kay
Shelves: romance
4 complicated stars
uf! what to say? this was some read!
It's so close to the real life that I almost thought I was actually in it...
It was funny, it was annoying, it was overwhelming, it was just the way it is in real life, too.
I could relate to it, I was laughing out loud then I was mad, then I wanted to throw my tablet across the room, then I decided to forgive her (the heroine, i mean) and give her a chance cause Darby, guuurl, you are some piece of work, I'll give you that...

Darby is a young
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Yoda
Darby Quinn has been in a lot of failed relationships and has given up on love, that is until she meets a guy that makes her break all of her rules.

The plot was bearable but the language was exhausting, most of the sentences were way too long. There was an impressive amount of unnecessary informations, things that plot didn´t need to move forward, same with the jokes. Incredible how much less funny a joke is when you follow it up with an explanation, and its not necessary to point out that a jok
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Karen
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I wanted to read this book the second I saw the cover and title. It just screams fun and Madsen delivered.

Darby grew up dreaming of meeting her Prince Charming just like the princesses from all the fairy tales we’ve been spoon fed since childhood. But in a hilarious series of case studies Darby exposes the reality of love & eventual heartbreak, complete with lessons learned, one fairy tale at a time.

Cynical is an understatement when it comes to Darby but I loved her. She has good reaso
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Ashley - Book Labyrinth
I went into this book looking for something lighthearted and sweet, and that's exactly what I got. Upon reading the first few chapters there were numerous times I actually laughed out loud, a rare occurrence. This humour continued throughout the book, which I really appreciated. I also loved how swoony and romantic this book was while still being clean. I mean, I wouldn't have protested at more make out scenes, but I really do love clean romances because you get so much more of a focus on the ac ...more
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jaded and cynical in love
Cinderella screwed me over. Literally.

What caught my attention was the title, actually. And I started reading and push through without expectations or inkling to what this story is all about. From the first word to the last, I actually got hooked.

So basically, Darby relates the fairy tales we've all watched since we were kids and those romantic comedies and romance movies to the real life relationships that we have into what she called case studies.Because of failed relationships, she swore off
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Cindi
Oct 23, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
It's finally out! So excited :)

Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she's culled from her years spent with so-cal
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Leslie
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was just what I needed after reading some heavier things. It was light, funny, had me laughing, and just thoroughly enjoyable!

It is about Darby, a girl who is burned out and given up on relationships and getting her happily ever after. This is her journey to see if she can realize her Prince Charming is right there and she just needs to take another chance. She meets Jake, the owner of her favorite restaurant, and her battle against starting a relationship begins!

I simply adored Jake.
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Autumn Review
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, review, blog-tours
Fun, quirky, and flirty; Cinderella Screwed Me Over was exactly what I needed. Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to be going your way? Then, you pick up a good book and your mood changes? Well, that's what happened to me with this book. I literally couldn't keep the smile off my face. Cinderella Screwed Me Over not only made me laugh, but also gave me a realistic love story.

Usually in my books, I find one character that I might like just a little more than the other. It's r
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Nicole
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've come to the conclusion that this book is now one of my all time favorites! Here's why without spoilers... Darby Quinn we share the same thoughts and possibly soul.. I've never read anything that after reading the 1st couple pages I sat dumbfounded because all I could think was OMG someone has apparently been inside my head and seen my secrets and I'm in trouble! It was scary for me lol... Then walks in Jake.... crushing!! Then I, I mean Darby, go through the motions. Too afraid to admit, qu ...more
Alycia
Very cool! CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER is a Jules Romance Pick for Barnes and Noble! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?view=...

Witty, fun, and full of hilarious case studies on ex-boyfriends. And it has the BEST love interest.
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Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
This is my first read by this author, and it’s just the kind of story I adore.  The flashbacks of Darby’s journey through life was very clever matching it to Disney characters as case studies.  There were so many snarky one liners, statements, situations, clever responses I spent a lot of time laughing out loud.  And, that was throughout most of the book.

One of my favorite scenes was when Darby was explaining to Jake how crazy woman are.  It was funny and so true.

I spent all of the book waiting
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Kassiah
5 stars.

This review can also be found on Steamy Guys After Dark .

I. Loved. This. Book.

I had almost forgotten how much I love Cindi Madsen's style--great descriptions and dialogue with realistic storylines and couples that you actually want to succeed. She outdid herself this time, giving us a strong, swoon-worthy guy and a smart, snarky girl that I felt like I could actually be friends with, all wrapped up with some of my favorite Disney Princesses. ♥

After having a series of failed relationsh
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Ellen
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-arc
Cinderella Screwed Me Over is one of those books that is pure entertainment. If I had to sum it up, I'd say that it's humor at its best, like a Disney story for all of us grownup girls who still love fairy tales, whether you believe in them or not. Darby Quinn was one of those girls who believed in and hoped for the fairy tale, until she got burned one time too many.

"Cinderella screwed me over. And really, she doesn't deserve all the blame. Jasmine, Ariel, Belle, Sleeping Beauty - whatever her
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Zarith dol
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely love it.. The heroine is beautiful, strong and independent character with a flawed of her own. Since she was a child, she loved fairy tale and hope to meet her very own prince charming. But the real world is not like that, bits and bumps along the way, few accident and lots of heartbroken before you finally meet someone you can share you life with.
What I like about this book is how the heroine lists all of her exes as a prince from every fairy tales with lesson learn from each relati
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Amanda
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC from NetGalley

OMG!!! I loved this book, It is more realistic than most romance books, It reminds me of a lot of my experiences in dating.

The main characters in this book are so funny, I found myself laughing so hard I couldn't stop, It was a wonderful book and makes me want to get her other books.

I would give this a 5 star rating for the fact that it's realistic dating scenarios that most women now a days deal with, Loved the banter back in forth between Darby and Jake the main characters.
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Sreejitha Sasikumar
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
I am really glad that i took my chances on reading this lovely story. From the very first chapter; this book was filled with awesomeness. I loved Cindy Marsen's writing and also the book cover. You can't find another appealing title as this one. And yes "cinderella really screwed me over".
(P.S I would definitely enjoy if this book is made into a romantic comedy.)
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Priyanka
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome! I loved Darby and all her views about love. So many points where I could relate to her.

The plot was different and all the characters were unique with their own personalities and flaws. Loved Jake.

5/5
Lauren
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
*4.5*

Confession time: I started CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER a couple of months ago and never got past the first chapter. I thought it wasn't for me. Recently, I decided to give it a second chance and I'm so incredibly happy I did. (See sometimes you just have to be in the right kind of mood for a book).

CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER reminded me of some of my favorite romantic comedy movies.

After a series of horrible, soul-crushing relationships, Darby's given up on love and HEAs. She thinks that C
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SheSaidYestoBooks
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book will make you realize that indeed, Cinderella screwed all women over. 🙆🏻‍♀️
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A really sweet, romantic contemporary with a wonderful plot and a likable (yet annoying!) heroine but the hero more than made up for that. Jake was truly wonderful, HOT, handsome, sweet and romantic... a true Prince Charming! 😍
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A very enjoyable, fun read with a great chemistry between the characters. Super cute!
Gaby
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cindi, you are so awesome!! I loved this book!!

I enjoyed this book from start to finish, it was such a joy to read, if you guys haven’t read you really need to go buy it because it’s amazing!

Just the synopsis got me excited because I love fairy tales, I grew up watching Disney movies and I do even now so I was curious about how those expectations one tends to create from them were going be part of the plot, and the result is this sweet, funny and fresh novel that I think anyone can enjoy and rel
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Stephanie
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original Post: http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo...
E-Galley provided by publisher for honest review. No remuneration was exchanged and, except as noted all opinions presented herein are my own.


CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER Do You Really Have to Date the Frogs to Find the Prince?

This is a cleverly constructed novel composed of Darby's influential-relationship case studies studded throughout the story of a new opportunity. CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER was an entertaining and at times laugh-out-lou
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Posted on What I'm Reading

I don't know how many of you love romantic comedy movies, but I love them. I think they are fantastic. You pretty much have a good balance when you watch a romantic comedy. You laugh, you cry and you get frustrated, but in the end you find that happy ending that makes you feel good. In Cindi Madsen's Cinderella Screwed Me Over you find the makings for a romantic comedy movie in the book.

Darby Quinn has had many disastrous relationships in her life time. So much so that
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Joy Sallegue
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full review on The Bookshelf Intruder

Cinderella Screwed Me Over. The title itself tells you what the central theme of this book is. If you are the type who loves fairy tales and is eternally looking for Prince Charming, you may want to think twice about reading this book.

I love Darby Quinn. She’s smart, funny, tough, and has a pretty unique name. And she’s kind even though she has every reason to hate the world. When I read her stance on relationships, I kind of saw it as something too cynical,
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Kelly
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, for-review
This was a very good, very refreshing new idea on a retelling. We start off with a girl who is very cynical on love. She doesn’t believe in happily ever afters. She is THE Debbie Downer of all times. She tries to prove it by keeping case studies of all the guys she has been out with and how they relate to princes and heroes in fairy tales. She uses Rapunzel, Snow White, Aladdin, Cinderella, etc. etc. But she tries to prove that they aren’t what they appear and how much time she wasted on them an ...more
Amy A
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5

Sometimes a sweet, fun romance story is needed. Cinderella Screwed Me Over definitely fits that description.

Darby used to be a hopeless romantic. Always envisioning "the one". After watching her parents go through a divorce when she was younger as well as many failed relationships over the years, Darby has given up the "happily ever after" and decided to avoid serious relationships. To help her keep on track with this she's categorized her past relationships into case studies using the fairy-
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Kimberly Callegan
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fairy tale schmary tale... Until... A little bibbidy bobbidy boo comes into play.

What a great title to represent a great book. The story is just as fun as the cover! The main character, Darby, analyzed her past relationships into fairytale prince boyfriends gone wrong, and into case studies that set forth a string of rules of why not to fall in love.

Know that ole saying step on a crack you'll break your momma's back? Well how about this? Stuck in a crack, you are bringing love back!

At 30, Darby
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Shahenda Khaled
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I have to say that I was kinda saving this one. I read Falling For Your Fiance by Cindi Madsen and I really loved it, so I downloaded this and read the first page. So good.

It started pretty good, I was liking the main character, a meet-cute, a little mysterious, fine. The writing wasn't as good as I remember but it's okay. Then comes the downfall. Jake, the love interest here, has... Perfect Guy Syndrome! *GASP* *COVER MY EYES* *CRINGE* I KNOW! I HATE THOSE!!

I can't tell you how much I despise p
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A_Ryan
3.5 Fairytale stars.

This is the story about a girl who has kissed so many toads she has given up on ever finding Prince Charming ... even when she finds him.

I absolutely loved the beginning of this book. It was hilarious! And being a sucker for traditional fairytales, I loved the way the heroine typed up her past relationships as "case studies", relating them to different fairytale heroes. In fact, this was the best part of the book. And I couldn't get enough. It was definitely a five-star begi
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P.A. Warren
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I Received a Advanced Readers Copy for a Honest Review :)

I think every little girl has the Disney Princess fantasy.That life is going to be all cake and rainbows. Unfortunatly, it rarely turns out that way and Poor Darby seems to have a beacon on her that attracts Jackholes.After dating lots of jackholes she decides she no longer believes in love and you have Darby at 30 years old that has given up on men and relationships.Enter Jake.Jake who wont take no for an answer and you have the perfec
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