Pride meets Prejudice (Meet Your Match), by Rachael Anderson
Published April 2014
About the Book:
After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.My take:
Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.
Cute and sweet, this fast read will have you smiling and wishing for your own stubborn Jane Austen hero like Mr. Darcy, or in this case Dr. Kevin Grantham.
Emma Makie worked her way through art college, landing at the top of her class through grit, determination and talent, but had to give up her dream job when her brother's wife dies in a car crash and she steps up to help him with his two adorable little girls. (Honestly, there are many times in sweet romances where the kids can either be cloying or seem like paint-by-numbers background. This author uses them as fresh-faced secondary characters that act like kids and help further the plot.)
Emma is on the razor's edge of broke, but too proud to accept help from her patronizing new neighbor, Dr, Grantham, who jumps to the worst assumption about every situation. Thus, the Pride and the Prejudice. And the fun part lies in watching each of the characters change. Well, of course the Mr. Darcy character has the most changes to make, but Emma learns to accept help from others and that her stubborn nature is not always an asset.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which kept me flipping pages well into the night. It's a quick read and totally recommended as a fresh, fun take on a familiar storyline. 4.5 stars
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