I've read most of JC's books, but this one definitely takes the cake! It's written differently from all her other books, but it's amazing how well the plot links up, and how she explores every single witticism and situation!
In this story, Minerva Dobbs (Min) is a 'healthy' girl who longs to be thinner - like almost every girl out there on the planet! Her mom therefore considers her boyfriend David to be a living God, wondering how a handsome man like him would go out with a 'plain wallflower' like Min (her mom isn't one of those conventional mums - she is convinced Min is boring since Min wears cotton underwear, and is always making Min feel inferior about her weight).
Hence, when Min is dumped by David, everyone is devestated. Min even more so, especially when she realises she never even loved him in the first place. Furthermore, her sister's wedding is in a few weeks time and guess what? Her date's gone! So her best friend Lisa is determined to play matchmaker and matches her with the least likely candidate - Calvin Morrisey (Cal).
Cal is suave, ruggedly handsome, and everything Min knows isn't good for her. They hardly see eye to eye, Cal reckons Min is too sarcastic and high-maintenance for him and Min knows that Cal will definitely break her heart. How then, can they keep their hands off each other?
Definitely a recommended book, I've read it at least 5 times and still can't get enough of it! This book combines romance with fairytales and yet presents it in a really believable package.