One?s proud, one?s prejudiced, and they can?t stand each other.
Quick-tempered Bennet Rourke dislikes Darius Lanniker on sight. Darius may be a hotshot city lawyer, but that doesn?t give him the right to sneer at Bennet, his friends, and their college. It doesn?t help that Bennet?s restaurant job has him waiting at Darius?s table. So when his tutor recommends him for an internship at Darius?s Pemberley estate, Bennet isn?t sure he wants it. He?s also not sure he can afford to turn it down.
Darius is a fish out of water in the small college town of Meriton, but something keeps pulling him back there. He?s helping out a friend with business advice, nothing more. If he?s interested in Bennet, it?s not serious. Sure, Bennet challenges him in a way no other man has. But they have nothing in common. Right?
Wrong. Their best friends are falling in love, and Bennet and Darius can?t seem to escape each other. Soon they?re sharing climbing ropes and birthday cake, and there?s a spark between them that won?t be denied.
But betrayal is around the corner. Darius must swallow his pride and Bennet must drop his prejudices to see the rainbow shining through the storm clouds.
A standalone novel?a modern retelling of Jane Austen?s Pride and Prejudice.
Note: contains mention of past abuse.
As the name suggests, this book is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice. The general plot is close to the original. As are the characters.
The Story follows Bennett a hospitality student and Darius a Lawyer from London. The story starts when their friends Jamie and Tim meet up and start dating.
Darious and Bennett instantly rub each other up the wrong way, but both are drawn to each other. We follow a rollercoaster of them almost building bridges, only for outside events to cause them to be distant.
There is betrayal, scheming and even a form of blackmail to name a few events that keep them apart, can their connection survive?
I found the story well written, I was right there in Bennett?s shoes. He is such an honest guy. I was on Bennett?s side and cursing Darrius?s behavior for half the book. But then we get to know Darious, yes, he may be a little abrupt and blinkered. But that?s because he cares about his friend Tim. I also loved Tim, who accepted Jamie, with no money and a strict no sex before marriage. If only he followed his own instinct, he could have avoided hurting Jamie.
The back story of Darious family is woven into the book perfectly, you do not realize it is back story, and I think its this information that Helps Bennett and the reader see the real Darious, and why he is the way he is.
I loved the story and characters and there is so much I would love to add to the review, but I can not do so without spoiling the story. Bennett and Darious make the perfect pair of characters for the Enemies to lover?s theme of the story.
And I like the way Bennent realizes Darious is not the only one that can be prejudice, when late in the book he realizes he is not that different to Darious and has been seeing things through blinkered eyes.
About The Author
MEGAN REDDAWAY lives in England and has been entertained by fictional characters acting out their stories in her head for as long as she can remember. She began writing them down as soon as she could.
Since she grew up, she has worked as a secretary, driver, barperson, and article writer, among other things. Whatever she is doing, she always has a story bubbling away at the same time.
For news of Megan?s gay romance releases and two free stories, visit her website:
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