Detailed Synopsis -
Becky Bang daydreams of being chased down the street by the most famous, attractive men in the world – the Hemsworth brothers, the cast of Magic Mike and the Prime Minister of Canada, just to name a few. Everyone she knows in the real world is married or in a long-term relationship and she envies them, because she’s never been in love. She’s desperate to know what it feels like, but fears it may not ever happen. Enter her older sisters – Hannah and Kate.
The girls have always been close, but the death of their parents some years back has strengthened their bond. When Becky arrives at Hannah’s house having had a jug of beer poured on her on a forgettable Tinder date, event planner Hannah and social media savvy Kate feel obliged to swing into action, and help their baby sister find her life partner.
Becky, undertaking a side project of her own for the benefit of a close friend, meets Max. They hit it off, but a particular happening distorts her thinking – Max would never go for a girl like her; he only sees her as a friend.
Her disheartenment is short-lived as she arrives at a party thrown for her by Hannah, that’s been aptly titled - Tinderella Wants A Fella. The party is like something out of The Great Gatsby, and Becky spends hours getting to know some of the city’s most eligible bachelors. By morning, she’s surprised to find she’s all over the newspaper, and a personal Instagram account set up by Kate has gained 150,000 followers.
Countless dates follow, as do the press, but it’s not all smooth sailing. False reports of cheating see her attend a high school formal in an attempt to mend her image. It works, and having been the awkward, unapproachable type for so long, she becomes the social media darling everyone wants to see fall in love. There are so many men to choose from, but following a heart-to-heart with Kate, she realizes there’s only one man she wants.
She returns to Max eager to find out if there was ever anything between them. He reveals there was, to her delight. She decides to put her public profile on hold and explore the possibility of falling in love for the first time, with Max.
Love she finds and his trust she gains, enough to tell him what she hasn’t told many – the death of her parents. Max responds with empathy and gives her a letter, but at a Mother’s Day lunch at his parent’s house, it’s revealed he’s told his family of her secret and – no longer able to trust him – she breaks off the relationship.
Sisterly love again lifts her spirits. Hannah throws another party, but this time it’s a Hollywood-themed dress-up party. Again, Becky’s not short of male company or compliments, but it’s a close friend who tells her what she really wants to hear - Max went ahead and finished the project they were working on. She suddenly remembers the letter he gave her that she never opened. She reads it and finds it’s not written to her, but to her mother. Max writes of how proud Mrs. Bang should be of her youngest daughter, how he loves her, and how one day Becky will become the perfect mother herself.
Realizing her mistake, Becky leaves the party in search of Max. The Hemsworth brothers, the cast of Magic Mike and other celebrities (party guests in dress up) chase her down the street, but this time it’s no daydream, it’s real. She finds Max in a public setting, embarrassingly interrupts, and declares her love for him. He accepts and they embrace – Tinderella has found her fella.
Back Cover Headline -
I don’t want to go through life and never fall in love. It’s what I’m scared of most.
Back Cover Blurb -
It’s the constant fear that runs through Becky’s mind. She’d take crippling heartbreak at the end, just to experience unbridled love at the beginning.
Her loved-up sisters see only one solution; the traditional pathway to courtship Becky’s worn out like an old knitted sweater –it’s time to change things up.
Relocating her heart onto love’s electronic highway brings with it Gatsby-like parties, countless romantic dates and a growing public profile as society’s Tinderella.
But will it bring Becky what she really wants?