Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review: Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match by Marilyn Brant


Marilyn Brant has written another wonderful story! In this modern twist Brant brings Pride and Prejudice into the present with all its technology, like online dating! 

To prove her theory that men are of a certain stereotypical type Beth Ann Bennet joins an online dating service called Lady Catherine's Love Match to find the perfect man to base her research paper on. She figures she gather all the info she needs within a few emails and maybe one meeting -- then end it. What she doesn't count on is handsome Dr. Darcy, the man she had picked out of all her possible matches.
   
Meanwhile, Will Darcy has joined Lady Catherine's Love Match for his own reasons, but he’s not looking for love either. No, he has a bet with his cousin, Bingley, and if Darcy wins the bet he'll get the funding he needs for his health clinic. But when he meets Beth everything changes! He is drawn to her more than he thought was possible.  As they both fall in love with each other, is their love strong enough to stand firm when the truth comes out?

I found it interesting how Brant put a different twist to the characters of Pride and Prejudice. For instants, Jane is Beth’s best friend, not her sister. Bingley has more money than Darcy. And the name Beth gives as her real name on Lady Catherine’s Love Match is Charlotte Lucas! Loved it! And the obstacles that Darcy and Beth have to overcome are in tune with today's society.

I would have liked to see Jane and Bingley’s storyline developed more. I think they would be another perfect match!

I love a story that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, and that’s just what Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match did to me! I LOVED it! It’s a perfect book to curl up on a couch with!

5 out of 5 stars.

I was provided a copy of the book by the author for my honest review.

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This completes my first selection for the P&P Bicentenary Challenge 2013! Woot! 



Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!

6 comments:

  1. Candy,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! I'm truly delighted that you got that warm, fuzzy feeling from the story. I'd really hoped readers would feel that way. And I'm not ruling out writing a Jane/Bingley story in the future... :) Thanks again for taking the time to read and review, especially with everything you've had going on!!

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    1. Hi Marilyn! It was my pleasure!! It was sooo good! Ooh, a Jane/Bingley story would be excellent, plus we could see how Darcy and Beth are doing! :)
      Thanks for writing another delightful story!

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  2. I think the idea of moving the P&P gang into the new millenium and structuring the story around a dating service sounds intriguing.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book.

    Congrats on getting book one of the challenge done. I finished two. ;D

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    1. Hi Sophia Rose! Yay! On having two finished!! PP&tPM is a wonderful book, you might think about reading it for the challenge too!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Lovely review, Candy! It was so much fun looking for the nods to P&P, wasn't it? I would have loved to seen more of Bingley too - he was such a funny character! :)

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    1. Thanks, Meredith! We need to encourage Marilyn to write that next story with Bingley and Jane! He is such a funny character! :D

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