Contemporary Fiction

Can’t Buy Me Love by Andrea Christenson. A Review


He can’t buy his way out of trouble this time…
Housekeeper-slash-entrepreneur Ella Bradley prides herself on being ready for anything. After all, with a father who died—and lied to her—and a stepmom and stepsister who despise her, she has no one else to depend on. But on the biggest night of her life, she’s unprepared to be trapped in an elevator with the man of her dreams.
Wealthy prince-to-a-fortune Adrian Vassos wants nothing more than to shed his reputation as a party boy and prove that he is a savvy businessman. Even, a gentleman. But when he’s trapped with a woman who knows his reputation but not his face, he gives into the temptation to be someone else—and lies.
When serendipity brings them together again—this time to work off community service—can their combined sentences spark a new ending? Maybe…if Adrian’s lies don’t find him out. Again.
The magic of Deep Haven enchants in this modern-day Cinderella story.


I loved this Cinderella retelling and another visit to Deep Haven. Adrian and Ella struggle to fit in. Adrian with his father’s expectations and wanting to prove himself. Ella just needs a place to call home. I loved their first meeting in the elevator and then back in Deep Haven. Though with different personalities and ideas I love that they learned about each other giving the other person a chance.
Ella’s passion for her work and desire to make her own little corner of the world better was admirable too and I loved her for it.
From the swoonworthy moments to seeing these characters grow and learn to let go and trust God, to falling in love this was a wonderful story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via the publisher. All opinions expressed are solely mine


Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at
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Andrea Christenson lives in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with her husband and two daughters. When she is not busy homeschooling her girls, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on. She believes that a great loaf of artistic bread can turn a meal into a masterpiece. Andrea’s prayer is to write stories revealing God’s love.
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