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.
4 – 4.5 Stars
Phew – I really enjoyed this book, from start to finish but oh the push and pull between these two! I liked both Bennet and Darius right from the start, they are both strong and stubborn men and it made for an entertaining and angsty story! So much stubborn male!
These two are at odds right from the start, they do not like each other and it only gets more difficult when their best friends Jamie and Tim fall for each other. There is great sexual tension between Bennet and Darius despite their dislike and I really enjoyed it! It was clear that these two felt something but neither man seemed to know what to do with it. Yes this story is filled with miscommunications and misunderstandings and I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath but I loved it!
There are some real, darker issues that these characters have to face and there are a few I just didn’t like, but it made the story real. I don’t have to like all of the characters. I did find humor in this story as well, there are moments of sweetness and honest feeling between these guys. For me, my favorite part of this book is when Bennet reflects back on the person he things Darius is, the conversations they’ve had and sees them in a different light. These two are not perfect, their stubbornness really never leaves them, but in the end they are perfect for each other. I also really enjoyed the side story with Tim and Jamie – I just adored them!
Overall, I thought this was a very enjoyable read! It’s a slow burn push and pull and I was hooked right from the start!
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.
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