One of the very first novels I truly enjoyed reading for fun was Pride and Prejudice. I have since watched every movie and miniseries made. I even own the audiobook. So when I saw this twist on a beloved tale, I couldn’t resist.
Title: Pride and Modern Prejudice
Author: AJ Michaels
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Pride and Modern Prejudice
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
What happens when Jane Austen’s immortal characters are thrust into 21st century Pennsylvania, with an all-male twist?
Liam Bennet has always been a good judge of character, but when William Darcy is thrown into his social circle, everything spins out of control. Darcy is proud, cold, arrogant—and strangely captivating. When Liam’s brother and Darcy’s business partner start seeing each other, Liam cannot avoid this enigmatic businessman. But does he want to?
As Liam struggles to find his identity in college and acknowledge his feelings, he must deal with the fortunes of his four brothers, his gossiping mother, and the possibility of a large inheritance that could save his family from financial ruin. Emotions come to a boil when George Wickham, a world-weary musician, stumbles into town and ignites a feud with Darcy. He threatens to expose a long-hidden past, and Liam must decide for himself who William Darcy really is and what he really wants.
Pride and Modern Prejudice is a contemporary twist on Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. AJ Michaels spins the original m/f tale into a m/m romance while still holding true to the social conventions presented by Ms. Austin. It is amazing that there are so many of the same ideals present today as there were in Ms. Austin’s time.
I really loved the AJ Michaels incorporated the original character names, locations, plot themes, social commentaries, and even twisted some of the exact dialogue used in the original. Pride and Modern Prejudice was witty and entertaining. The author captured character personalities well and maintained the story’s innocence with a kiss being the only representation of the sexual relationship between the novel’s characters.
While AJ Michaels held true to many aspect of the original Pride and Prejudice, there were enough differing aspects to make Pride and Modern Prejudice unique in its own right. The author did a fantastic job of modernizing the character mannerisms, career choices, and behavior patterns. AJ Michaels has created a story that can hold its own.
Overall, I found Pride and Modern Prejudice an enjoyable and well written twist of a modern classic. I believe this is a great addition to the many Pride and Prejudice spin off available and I will be reading this again.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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