Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match
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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.
Love this Austin twist
This story uses the character names from "Pride & Prejudice" in a story unique unto itself. Beth is a single mom, struggling to finish school, make ends meet, get a full time job and raise her 6 year old son. She uses an online dating site to complete her final research paper. She has to lie in order to attract the type of man she needs for her research, never intending to meet him, just email back and forth. Will creates a profile on the dating site in order to win a lucrative bet with his cousin. Will wants to open a clinic for the elderly and single moms, but needs a lot of cash in order to make his dream a reality.
I love that every decision made by Will and Beth is very realistic. I could see myself lying online for a school project or to win $ for a positive dream. What would it hurt? That question is exactly what the book is about. The characters were real, with the exception of Bingley, Will's cousin. Bingley was hard to understand and the most manipulative character in the book. If he loved Will so much, why the silly games? Why not just have a real heart to heart? Both men had no problem discussing their feelings with each other.
This story was a fun, feel good read with an HEA. Using the "Pride and Prejudice" parallel was even more enjoyable, especially for Jane Austin fans, of which I am one. As always, with any book I truly enjoy, this story was way too short!