Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match
by Marilyn Brant
Pages: 212 paperback
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: A single mother and an ER doctor meet on an Internet dating site—each for reasons that have little to do with finding their perfect match—in this modern, Austen-inspired story. It’s a tribute to the power of both “pride” and “prejudice” in bringing two people romantically together, despite their mutual insistence that they should stay apart…
Would an Elizabeth Bennet by any other name be as appealing to a Darcy?
Beth Ann Bennet isn’t looking for love. She’s an aspiring social worker using an online alias to study sex-role stereotypes.
Dr. William Darcy isn’t looking for love either. He’s just trying to fund his new clinic by winning a major bet.
Both think Lady Catherine’s Love Match Website will help them get what they want—fast, easy and without endangering their hearts. Both are in for a big surprise.
Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match…where true love is just a fib and a click away. (Goodreads)
I love a good contemporary romance. I need light and fluffy and the promise of Happily Ever After. This book gave me that.
I enjoyed the twist on the story that gave Elizabeth and Darcy a different need than in the original story. In fact, it was so different from the original story that it was quite refreshing. They had good moments, bad moments, and each was justified. I thought the author did well on that aspect.
My one criticism is that I felt the last 1/3 of the book to be far too long. They had their “break-up” moment and then it dragged on and on and on and on. I started to get bored with the book at that point and wanted to scream, “resolve already.” But I was invested enough to read on and see how it ended.
Over all I enjoyed the book for a quick, light, read. If you’re in the market for a Contemporary Romance I’d say give it a try.
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