- File Size: 386 KB
- Print Length: 153 pages
- Publication Date: October 4, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LXRKS65
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #539,750 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Prep and Prejudice Kindle Edition
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Prep and Prejudice is a contemporary romance inspired by P&P set in the Philippines. While it followed the hate to love trope and other plot points in the original, this novella had its own voice and story to tell. The author got the essence I loved about Pride and Prejudice and made her spin to it, adding something so intrinsically Filipino to it. The story reminded me of the local dramas I used to watch as a kid, what with social classes, close family ties, and that inevitable happily ever after.
Andrea had her own prejudices against the rich and powerful, but held it against Jaime the most. She had her reasons, and her bad experience with him when they were kids was enough for her to think the worst of him. So years later when they meet again, she jumps to conclusions and continues to think the worst of him even when he's been trying to prove he's not as bad as she thinks. I think it's the main thing hindering Andy and Jaime from finally reaching their HEA.
I really like Jaime, the Darcy equivalent in this story. In most adaptations, Darcy is painted as a near perfect figure whose main fault is his pride. Instead, Jaime is a bit more black sheep than golden boy. I honestly didn't like him at the start of the story and thought he was the Wickham of the story, but like in P&P, "one has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it". It was a pleasant surprise to be blindsided like that!
A story of pride, prejudices, second chances, and choosing happiness over everything else, Prep and Prejudice is a lovely light read that made me smile and feel giddy. A perfect read for the beach or holiday.
This book managed to have the inspiration from the original tale but be its own also. And I enjoyed the story! My only problem was that I wish it was a little longer because there were some parts that felt either rushed or not fully fleshed out. The characters were great - they had charm and their banter was perfection! And the scenery! I wish it was longer!
If you're a fan of hate-love romances then pick this up!
The focal point revolves around the financial and the privilege gap between Jaime and Andrea. It's a recurring theme of Filipino teleseryes, which makes me feel giddy. It's refreshing to see that translated on the page. I'm equally proud that I've only seen Filipino authors tackle this important issue. I wish the mainstream genre would also take note. We need more stories examining inequality and how it affects couples.
The main characters have a lot differences, and it comes off as a sexual tension. It is the lit hate to love trope. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good, light romance.
The only thing I didn't like are the previous classist jabs Jaime used. That's not a very nice thing to say, there's no justification.
Sometimes I felt like the author could have added a bit more detail but that's just me. The pacing overall was good.