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How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale by Elle Cruz

Such a great twist on the fairy tale!

Available 11/30!

This was an amazing spin on the fairy tales that we know and love! Claire is quirky and the peace keeper in her Philipino family. She works as a bookseller, but her dream is to do her small scale cookie decorating business as her full time career. When she almost hits Nate with her car one day, she and he are instantly taken with each other. When Claire finds out that Nate is the billionaire founder of a tech company, she is almost disappointed rather than excited.  

Claire and Nate have a whirlwind relationship, each knowing almost instantly that the other is their perfect match, but knowing that fairy tales aren't reality, Claire is scared of how perfect their relationship seems. This is a fun spin on the aftermath of the fairy tale meeting, and does a great job of exploring so many issues that crop up in our modern day lives.  

I loved the wonderful sense of family that came from this book, the side story of Claire and her love and care for her grandmother whose health is failing; her relationships with her sister, and an overbearing aunt. I really appreciated that along with the almost instant love that occurs between the two characters, that there is also the regret and the soul searching that accompanies knowing that such a situation just doesn't happen very often in real life.

I enjoyed this book immensely, and will be looking forward to reading more from this author!

Thank you to Entangled Publishing for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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