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This book was fantastic! A great contemporary novel, as well as a fine adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. I heard about this, as I do many books, through this site and the blogosphere. One of the things I heard was it was a loose adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Now, I haven't ever read P&P *avoids angry mob*, but I do know of the general story. With that said, I think this was a decent modern adaptation. The author had the general outline of P&P down-pat, as well as the core/heart of the original characters.
P&P adaptation aside, this was a great contemporary romance. It was funny, heartbreaking, heartwarming, all the good stuff that hooks you in, ingraining you. I loved reading each and every minute, gasping at certain moments (especially near the end).
I loved Elise and Derek. They're chemistry was palpable. I kept hoping for all hope they would get together. They're a couple you root for, and have become one of my favorite romantic pairs.
If you love Pride and Prejudice, and contemporary romance, you'll love this.