How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale

How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 27mm | 356g
  • Fort Collins, United States
  • English
  • 1649370814
  • 9781649370815
  • 1,260,984

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"This book will always have a special place in my heart on showing grandmother-granddaughter relationship once half of it is consumed by the Alzheimer's disease. It was loving and heartbreaking to see on the pages something that feels so personal to your life." -Biblioteca De Ana

"I give How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale 5 stars. The author's writing sucks you in with her heart and authenticity. This is like the title states; a modern-day fairy tale." -Living My Best Book Life

"What a sweet quick read!" -Book of Boxes

"Every word, every chapter just had me falling more and more in love with these people!

I had fun reading this, this was a great escape read, I could not stop turning those pages, and the romance was definitely swoon worthy." -Rubie Reads

"This was such a fun modern-day twist on the standard fairy tale in which every girl wants to find her prince." -Covers & Convos

"The ideal read for (spicy) romance lovers." -Karin in Wonderland

"Whirlwind romance, billionaire tech entrepreneur hottie, and a romance-loving cookie decorator? Call me entranced." -Paperback Dietician

"This was such a fun and romantic book." -Lindsey Reads Books

"If you're looking for a fairytale, this is the story for you!" -Books, Wine and More Books

"Beautifully written and the ending was perfect!" -Carol Doss

"[C]ute, fairytale-esque with plenty of sexy times." -Boogleloo Reads

"I love that the main character was a Filippina and that there were lots of intense family & cultural dynamics on display here." -Literati Clari

"Elle Cruz manages to breathe fresh life into the old tale." -KH Reads

"Elle Cruz has taken the insta-love, the idea of how real-life love should match what is written in romance novels, and brought the culture of the Philippines into 2021." -Star Angels Reviews

"It was so cute you can't help but smile and say awww." -Ashley's Book Curiosity

"The sexy times were HAWT!" -Novel Hussy
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About Elle Cruz

Elle Cruz is a thirty-something Southern California native. In the daytime, she is a nurse practitioner. She earned her first undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Irvine. She writes sexy contemporary romance with smart heroines, and sweet but strong love interests. She currently lives in Orange County, California with her husband and two young children.
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377 ratings
3.08 out of 5 stars
5 10% (36)
4 27% (101)
3 34% (130)
2 20% (77)
1 9% (33)
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