41F6zhX3qLLSummary (from the publisher): After having just graduated with a degree in shoe design, and trying to get her feet on the ground, Cindy is working for her stepmother, who happens to be the executive producer of America’s favorite reality show, Before Midnight. When a spot on the show needs filling ASAP, Cindy volunteers, hoping it might help jump-start her fashion career, or at least give her something to do while her peers land jobs in the world of high fashion.

Turns out being the only plus size woman on a reality dating competition makes a splash, and soon Cindy becomes a body positivity icon for women everywhere. What she doesn’t expect? That she may just find inspiration-and love-in the process. Ultimately, Cindy learns that if the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own.

My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

My Thoughts: 

Fairytale & princess retellings are always being done in the contemporary book world, so I admit that I’ve become somewhat wary of them… but one fairytale retelling that’s totally stolen by heart? Julie Murphy’s If the Shoe Fits! If the Shoe Fits is the first book in a fairytale retelling series, Meant to Be. I’ve loved Julie Murphy’s YA books, Dumplin’ and Puddin’ , so I’m really excited to have her first book in the adult contemporary world as a new favorite. 

If The Shoe Fits is a Cinderella modern day retelling, following recent fashion school grad Cindy who agrees to be on her step-mother’s reality dating show & stars as the show’s first plus size contestant. Cindy has to hide the fact that her step-mom, Erica, is Before Midnight’s show runner and that her two step-sisters are also contestants on the show…. not to mention the fact that she had a total meet-cute with the male lead on her flight from NYC to LA just days ago.

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