What it’s about
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.
What I thought
I think my heart literally broke reading this story. We all know Daniel as the joker of the pack, the ultimate piss taker. I thought his book would be just more of that. Should have known better. We know Colleen Hoover likes to pull at our heart strings. She didn’t just pull this time, the mean cow (only kidding!) twisted them too. I think I even heard one snap but I was so busy wiping the tears on my cheeks I couldn’t be too sure. Only, just to be a complete contradiction it was completely heart warming at the same time. It restores our faith in fate. You know that old saying “what is meant for you won’t pass you by!”. It reminds us how fragile love is and yet how strong it can make us. How with that person, our soul mate – our other half, we can overcome anything. For a novella this story packed a punch. It certainly isn’t one that I will be forgetting for a long time to come.
Oh yeah, did I mention that this book is free in all outlets?
I’d just like to add
Do you know how hard it is to make money out of writing books. I do, having friends in the industry it has become abundantly clear. We like to think it’s all glitz and glamour and these authors have it made. It’s so not true. The money we pay for books, in the early days even the signed authors don’t get a whole hell of a lot, even less if you are self published. We never hear them complain. They work so hard to bring us our books.
So when I heard that Colleen was releasing a Novella about Daniel and Six i was happy dancing all over my house. OK so maybe I only did that in my head but I was so bloody excited. Then hold up, it’s gonna be free?? Holy hell. You do know that everyone one of CoHo’s fans, and oh my God there are many, would have bought this book. It would have been a bestseller in record time. She would have made whatever money she would from it and been a happy little bunny. But no. Colleen wanted to say thank you to her fans. Her acknowledgement to fans is amazing. Never expected but much appreciated all the same. It doesn’t hurt that the book is pretty butterflying amazing either.
What Colleen Hoover said
I can’t count how many times I’ve been told I was insane for giving this novella away for free. Maybe so, but I’ve never been more excited about the a release as I have been about this one. I’m so thankful to be able to show my gratitude to all the readers who have supported me over the past two crazy years. This novella is for you, for completely changing my life.
Says it all really….We love you too Colleen!