"If the Shoe Fits encompasses everything I love about rom-coms. I laughed, I swooned, I smiled. Another hit for Julie Murphy!"
—Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Hopeless
If the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own.
Cindy loves shoes. A well-placed bow or a chic stacked heel is her form of self-expression. As a fashion-obsessed plus-size woman, she can never find designer clothes that work on her body, but a special pair of shoes always fits just right.
With a shiny new design degree but no job in sight, Cindy moves back in with her stepmother, Erica Tremaine, the executive producer of the world’s biggest dating reality show. When a contestant on Before Midnight bows out at the last minute, Cindy is thrust into the spotlight. Showcasing her killer shoe collection on network TV seems like a great way to jump-start her career. And, while she’s at it, why not go on a few lavish dates with an eligible suitor?
But being the first and only fat contestant on Before Midnight turns her into a viral sensation—and a body-positivity icon—overnight. Even harder to believe? She can actually see herself falling for this Prince Charming. To make it to the end, despite the fans, the haters, and a house full of fellow contestants she’s not sure she can trust, Cindy will have to take a leap of faith and hope her heels— and her heart—don’t break in the process.
Best-selling author Julie Murphy’s reimagining of a beloved fairy tale is an enchanting story of self-love and believing in the happy ending each and every one of us deserves.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
What if Cinderella was really into shoes, and instead of becoming a princess, she was poised to become the first plus-size reality TV star? Aspiring shoe designer Cindy is spending her first postcollege summer back home in Los Angeles with her TV producer stepmother, Erica. She and her two social-media-famous stepsisters are asked to fill a sudden vacancy in Erica’s Bachelor-like reality dating competition. At first, Cindy’s just out to rep for the big girls (and yeah, maybe get a design deal)—but when the suitor turns out to be the Prince Charming she was vibing with on her plane ride home, all bets are off. The first grown-up romance by YA star Julie Murphy (Dumplin’) is a sweet-tart modern fairy tale that’s also a warmhearted, broadly inclusive romantic comedy with characters we genuinely care about. Sharp as a stiletto and as comfy as your favorite slippers, If the Shoe Fits is a light, frothy joy.
If the Shoe Fits
A cute love story
I personally loved this book. The story is exciting and there were plot twists that always kept me on my toes. The romance is ❤️chefs kiss❤️ and the characters are so well written and they all have a spot in my heart. I highly recommend this book if you want a beautifully written romance filled with comedy and themes of acceptance of yourself and the life around you.
Great rom com. Totally suggest
I really enjoyed this one and am so glad I got the @onceuponabookclubbox for it!
I love Cindy and how strong she is and the choices she made. I also love the changes to the original Cinderella story that where made. The only thing I didn’t much care for was the ending. For me it felt a little rushed and anticlimactic. That being said I still loved it and it was definitely a book I couldn’t put down. It was so funny and sweet and a great story.
I also couldn’t decide between 4 and 5 stars because I really did love it. The 4 is just because I didn’t vibe with the end.