To Lizzy Sharp, businessman Louis Jumeau is a real-life Mr. Darcy: insufferably proud, infuriatingly prejudiced and impossibly good-looking!
Louis knows exactly what gold-digging families like the Sharps are afterhis money. But the universally acknowledged truth is that this billionaire needs a wife.
Independent Lizzy might not seem the perfect candidate, but her curves are proving powerfully tempting. And the arrogant and well-practiced Louis is sure all it will take to wedand bedher is a little seductive persuasion.
Pride and Prejudice anyone? I couldn't shake the feeling when I started reading this book that I had read it before. Turns out I had in the form of a novel called Pride and Prejudice. A serious rip- off if there ever was one. I didn't mind when Helen Fielding did it with Bridget Jones because it was really a modern day version of P and P and she made no hint to disguise it even calling one of her characters Darcy.
However, this just bugged me. Don't get me wrong it's an enjoyable read but I am disappointed. I hate cliched novels and I hate even more novels that are direct rip offs from the clasics with no direct change to the plot or no attempt to. Yes, it was modernised but to a hint. There were still the five sisters and the mother who wants to marry them off Rich. There was the sister that ran off with the cad and the bitchy sister. Sadly, she couldn't go far enough to even change the name of the main female character and kept her Lizzie. That bugged me most of all. It doesn't help Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books.
Come on authors, try and be a little original.read more
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