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2.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 5 2.86 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Abigail Reynolds Narrator: Gillian Vance Publisher: Abigail Reynolds Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist...

Marine biologist Cassie Boulton has no patience when a modern-day Mr. Darcy appears in her lab on Cape Cod. Proud, aloof Calder Westing III is the scion of a famous political family, while Cassie's success is hard-won in spite of a shameful family history.

When their budding romance is brutally thwarted, both by his family and by hers, Calder tries to set things right by rewriting the two of them in the roles of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice...but will Cassie be willing to supply the happy ending?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 2/18/2014

    " Sort of a parallel pride and prejudice story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicola | 2/16/2014

    " A little too romance novelly for me but it was a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colette | 1/14/2014

    " Cassie Boulton is a Marine Biologist who knows what she wants-and that is a tenure track at Haverford College. When she goes to Woods Hollow for the summer to work on a research project to get published, she isn't expecting the force that is Calder Westing whose family is like political royalty. When she first meets Calder she doesn't like him. Why? He turns her down for a dance at a local contra thing-which for those of you in the mid west is an awful lot like square dancing. Cassie hopes to never see him again, but alas her best friend whose in Woods Hollow for the summer with her is in love with his best friend, so they get thrown together much more then she would like. She thinks that Calder is cold, snobbish and well, everything that Elizabeth Bennet thought Mr. Darcy was. They have one encounter at the beach that makes her think that Calder might not be so bad after all. The summer ends, but they keep running into each other and slowly come to realize that they both have secrets to hide and might not be so different from one another then they previously thought. What I didn't like: The heroine, Cassie bothered me a lot. Here's why: When she meets Calder officially she lectures him about his choice of fish that he ordered for dinner being an endangered species. I think it was supposed to show how passionate she is about her work, but it came off as preachy and well, shrewish. Cassie spends half the book saying how much better she is then Calder because she got her undergrad degree at a college, not a university like him, and how worried she is that she isn't good enough for his world, then spends the another half ashamed of her family of being poor. I just wanted to scream at her to make up her mind already. Then something happened-during the second half of the book, I started liking her a bit more, but by that time it was almost too late to redeem the character. I enjoyed the side storyline of her best friend Erin, and Scott-Calder's friend, but all of sudden they dropped out of the picture for about 200 pages and only resurfaced at an event for Calder and Cassie-kind of out of nowhere, only to disappear again. I would have liked a consistent storyline for them. The hero, Calder was much more likable to me then Cassie, but thought he was much more Kennedy-ish then Darcy-ish. What I liked: I enjoyed how Cassie was smart and independent and while she wasn't good at sharing her emotions, she wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted in her career. She becomes a rock for Calder, and is able to look at both sides of his situation with regards to his family. It was nice to see a heroine not defend the guy she's with just for the sake of being with him-if that makes sense. I also liked how the main storyline was to accept who you are and where you came from-even if it took forever to get to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/14/2014

    " I don't know why I persist in reading these Austen-alikes, but I guess hope dies hard. This was better than most I have read, but I still can't recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misaki | 1/4/2014

    " Loved it. Being used to her other pride and prejudice inspired books set in its appropriate time period, I found the rendition of the modern Elizabeth and Dacy very refreshing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 12/28/2013

    " This was a pretty good update. I wasn't a big fan of the problems with the father, but overall it was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cstrand | 12/12/2013

    " Modern-day retelling of P&P and a pretty good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suze | 12/5/2013

    " This modern day story is Page turner. I read it under the new title The Man who loved Pride and Prejudice. It is a story within a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/28/2013

    " So I expected to love this book but I really didn't. It was fine, but the dialogue was super stilted, the relationship between the two main characters was annoying and not Austen-esque in my opinion. Meh at best, and the ending seemed totally unbelievable and far too quick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faby | 11/16/2013

    " i love it , is so cute and sad, i lovee calder, what kind of men , in the present time will do something like that, you just have to love him :D , he is not bud , we are all humans , and we must learn that love is in the persons who sees you for who you are no what you pretend to be "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheralyn | 11/12/2013

    " I read this book under another title and all I can say is this book is one of the reasons I stick to the teen section. Sexually explicit and poorly written. This should have been located in the romance section as it had no business with novels far above its caliber. Man I wish I could be mind wiped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 GONZA | 9/26/2013

    " Molto carina questa rilettura di Pride&Prejudice! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamra | 9/23/2013

    " Worst book I've ever read. I was able to finish it though. It was political propaganda disguised as Jane Austen. The characters were weak and the sex scenes were ridiculous! Terrrible book. Wish I could get my money back! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 maggie | 8/31/2013

    " Great modern take on Jane Austen's novel. Strong female character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 7/23/2013

    " After reading a lot of non-fiction and heavier topics recently, this was a nice break. It starts as a re-telling of P&P but the second half diverges. As a stand-alone read - it's good. The two main characters are well-developed and their story is enjoyable. A good beach read, for sure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelli | 6/10/2013

    " Eh, a little too predictable for me. I stopped reading about halfway through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathyred | 5/25/2013

    " modern romance that wasn't too annoying like most. Some holes in the plot, but generally enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 5/24/2013

    " OMG!!! it was a beautiful love story that I've ever read... you can find a little bit every emotion and the end Mr Darcy steal your heart and breathe again "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 4/26/2013

    " It wasn't so horrible that I couldn't finish it, but it was very unpolished. There were some random things thrown in at odd places that didn't get explained until much later if ever. Still, it was a quick, light read and that's what I was looking for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 3/29/2013

    " A little too sexy for my taste and the whole Pride and Prejudice retelling within the Pride and Prejudice retelling was a little much. But even still, I couldn't seem to put this one down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janelle | 2/18/2013

    " Entertaining read, steamy love scenes but thankfully not as ad nauseum as her other book I've read, and interesting parallels to P&P. "

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