Top positive review
Great book! 5 Stars!
on May 11, 2011
I bought this books three years ago, and two days ago got the kindle version to reread. I would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a modern twist on a classic story.
Darcy is a highly intelligent, guarded, closed off sort of guy who's been burned in the past. Elizabeth is a highly intelligent, down to earth, likable character that is guarded due to a past trauma. From the moment these two characters meet, sparks fly! Both are immensely attracted to each other, and Darcy unknowingly insults her two times alone during the first meeting. What I liked about this present day Elizabeth was that she took it all in stride.
Darcy and Elizabeth are both guarded when it comes to romantic relationships, he basically uses an escort service (which was the weirdest part of the book in my opinion, lol) and she simply can't get past the first date with any man. As the sparks fly, they decide to be just friends and soon let down their guards and truly connect. They both are feeling the attraction and lust, and still remain friends, BFFs to be exact.
*Spoiler Alert* Darcy leaves on a mysterious trip and realizes that he is in love with Elizabeth and must make it home to tell her. She freaks out and acknowledges what she already knows, which is that she is in love with him as well. Once Darcy returns they finally admit their feelings and become a real couple. I love that you build up to this point, and you get to stay with them on their journey as they get engaged, spend their first Christmas together, and battle their fears together.
UPDATE - 11/15/14
I still stand by my above review. As we get older, tastes change, and I am happy to say that this is still one of my favorite modern re-telling of P&P. I love that it's unique and different, but still keeps certain traits of both characters. I still recommend this book :)