Monday, July 8, 2013

Pride's Prejudice by Misty Dawn Pulsipher

Beth Pride really can’t stand William Darcy: he snubbed her at the Hartford College Children’s Benefit Auction; he has an infuriating propensity for pushing her buttons; his actions are frequently at odds with his words; and even his melting chocolate eyes and impressive physique don’t quite make up for his deficient personality. Beth’s plan to avoid William backfires when her roommate falls for his best friend. As the unlikely duo are thrown together time and again, Beth begins to second guess her earlier assumptions about William. Will Pride’s prejudice keep her from a happy ending, or will Beth discover that first impressions aren’t always what they seem?
So, I thought this was a cute, modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice. While it stuck pretty closely to the original, there were enough changes to make it different. I liked Beth, for the most part. She seems to have her head on straight and was easy to relate to. I also liked William; I guess there is no surprise how their relationship started and progresses. There are some nice moments between Beth and William and I thought they had good chemistry together. There is definitely more kissing than the original, that’s for sure! It’s hard not to compare it to Jane Austen’s; it’s hard to top perfection. While I did enjoy it, I also thought it was a tad long and wouldn’t have minded if it had been a little shorter. I liked it though and thought it was well written. Content: Clean.
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