The Austen series is coming to an end. The final book in the series is LIVE! I’m so excited to read Pride & Papercuts, a modern love story inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice! Have you grabbed your copy yet?
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Hate is a strong word.
Depending on the company, loathe is a good substitute. Abhor might be a little fancy, but it gets the job done. But the word that really sums up how I feel about Liam Darcy is, without question, hate.
He doesn’t seem to think much of me either. The second he lays his fault-seeking eyes on me, he sets out to oppose me. Everything about him is imposing, as if he consumes the nearby air to power the rise and fall of his broad chest, and it’s clear he resents my presence on his advertising team. Every idea I have is shot down. Every olive branch I offer is set on fire by nothing more than the blistering coals he calls eyes.
In return, I light him up with my words.
It’s not as if he can dismiss me, since I work for his client, Wasted Words. Instead, he’s forced to tolerate me, which seems the closest we’ll ever be to friends. Fine by me.
I can be civil and still hate Liam Darcy.
But if there’s more to him than his exterior shows, I won’t be able to hate him at all. I might stumble over that line between love and hate and fall right into his arms.
“You drive me insane. You’ve invaded me, invaded my work, my mind, my life, and I’m unable to be rational or patient where you’re concerned. Do you have any idea how little control I have when you’re near me? Against my will, against my reason, against my character, I am explicitly desperate fro you. And you can’t even see past your pride.”
Pride and Prejudice is without a doubt, one of my most beloved and cherished reads. So, when I heard that Staci Hart was going to put her special spin on it and re-tell it, in the only way she can, I just knew I had to read it. And I have to tell you, Staci Hart does not disappoint.
Pride and Papercuts sucks you in from the very first page and leaves you gasping for more. Liam and Lainey captivated me instantly and I couldn’t help but devour their story. I could see and picture their story so clearly. The fight and the pull. The need and want despite their stature. The truths that their prejudice wouldn’t allow them to see. Ugh! I could just gush about their perfection all day.
Lainey was perfection. She was loyal and stubborn to a fault. She thought she knew everything when it came to Liam, but she couldn’t have been more wrong. And Liam. Liam Darcy, there are no words to describe your perfection. You were everything I wanted Mr. Darcy to be and then some. You captured my heart and left me a swoony mess. I loved every moment of yours and Lainey’s story, from beginning to end….
Pride and Papercuts is a fantastic modern take on a beloved classic. Lainey was the perfect Elizabeth Bennett and Liam was the perfect Mr. Darcy. Staci Hart’s writing is vivid and impeccable. The characters and their story so easy to see, so easy to connect with, so easy to fall head over heels in love with.
When it’s all said I done, I couldn’t be happier with the story this author has given us. I loved every moment of this story and couldn’t be happier with this authors take on a beloved classic!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*