eARC review: How to survive a modern-day fairytale by Elle Cruz

How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale

How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale

by Elle Cruz (Goodreads Author) 3.17  ·   Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  40 reviews

This is no ordinary Cinderella story from #OwnVoices debut author Elle Cruz. Claire never believed in fairy tales—that is, until she met Nate—in this fun, flirty rom-com.

Claire Ventura is nothing like the poised and perfect heroines she reads about in her favorite romance novels. She’s a quirky, people-pleasing bookworm with a degree in Women’s Studies and an internet cookie decorator all rolled into a five-foot-two package fueled by chamomile tea.

And most of all, Claire loves her grandmother, Lola. Claire was always her favorite grandchild, and they shared a special bond. So when Lola inches into her nineties and Alzheimer’s starts chipping away at the vital and independent woman she used to be, the whole family dynamic starts shifting in a new direction.

Then Claire meets Nate, the CEO of a mega tech company, and he takes her to Paris. Hailed as the next Mark Zuckerberg, Nate is a fast-rising star in the tech industry, and he’s just fallen head-over-heels for Claire. Together, Claire and Nate must learn to navigate their personal and professional lives and, in the end, Nate proves to Claire that fairytale endings are really just the beginning.

My review:

How to survive a modern day fairy-tale had a good plot though I lost interest very early on in the book.

I was not able to get into the romance since it was instant love. The set up wasn’t believable and I had trouble connecting with Nate as a character. He had some red flags as a male interest like when Claire initially decided she wasn’t going to pursue him at the beginning.

She didn’t respond to his texts after she left their agreed location and he showed up to her apartment basically uninvited. That part didn’t really sit too well.

I did like the family dynamics and Lola. I even liked how Claire was trying to work a job at the bookstore and have a side gig too. The romance was just what fell flat to me this time.

Thank you Netgalley and publishers for allowing me the chance to read and review. This was a one star rating because I didn’t finish early on.

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