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Friday, May 16, 2014

Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

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Book Reviews

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Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson
Book 1: Meet Your Match Series
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Publication Date: April 28, 2014
Format: Paperback - 246 pages
ISBN: 1941363075
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by I Am A Reader Blog Tours.

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Book Description: 

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome new neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

Fun, compelling, and romantic, Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

Book Excerpt:

“This box is getting power, so it’s not a power issue.” Kevin was at the control box, checking it out. “Are you sure you programmed it right?”

“Yes,” Emma said crossly. Did she really not come across as someone with a brain? “I do know how to read instructions.”

A hint of a smile appeared on his face. “I’m sure you do.” He paused, as though trying to think of another reason her sprinklers weren’t working. “I’m assuming you turned on the stop and waste valve, right?”

Emma bit her lip. He’d assumed she’d done that, which meant any intelligent, logical person would understand what he was talking about. But Emma had no idea what a stop and waste valve was or why she’d need to turn it on. She’d never rented a house with a yard and didn’t know much about sprinklers. The house had water, why didn’t the yard? It didn’t make sense.

The corner of Kevin’s mouth pulled up, and he shook his head as though he couldn’t believe Emma was that clueless. He scanned the garage once more then strode forward and grabbed a rusted, metal T-shaped tool that hung between two nails. He carried it out into the front yard, squatted down, and pried off a green lid in the front corner of the grass. Then he plunged the end of the tool down, fiddled with it for a moment, and turned it slowly to the left.

Emma watched in fascination. So that was the stop and waste valve. Huh.

A spurting noise sounded, and little black tubes popped up all over the front yard, spraying a small amount of water only a foot or two in diameter. The girls squealed in delight, but Emma frowned. That wasn’t right.

“What the—” Kevin spluttered, jumping off the grass and onto the driveway. His hair and shirt were drenched, and no wonder. A tall fountain of water shot from the ground in the far corner, landing in the place where he’d just stood.

My Book Review:

In Prejudice Meets Pride, author Rachael Anderson creates a fresh retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Emma Makie puts her dream job as an art teacher on hold when her brother Noah's wife dies and he is struggling to take care of his two young daughters. Driving cross country to Colorado Springs, Emma takes temporary custody of her two nieces and moves into her grandmother's ramshackle house. With no job, no money and only a thirty year old rundown car to her name, Emma is determined to be independent and make it on her own.

Kevin Grantham is a successful pediatric dentist who likes to live an orderly and well maintained life. When a new neighbor with children moves into the rundown house next door with an eyesore of an old car, he makes a snap snobby judgement about Emma's abilities and tries to help her out but is thwarted every time.

Can two opposites attract, can they overcome their pride and prejudice, learn to trust, and let love in the door?

Prejudice Meets Pride is a wonderful contemporary take on the classic Jane Austen novel. This is a clean romantic tale that has a great mixture of romance, humor, family dynamics, and life lessons. The author easily draws the reader into Emma and Kevin's story, you can't help but embrace them and enjoy the development of their relationship: from their awkward meeting, to gradually forming a friendship and overcoming their differences, to discovering that there is something more growing between them. It was fun to watch how they learned to overcome their pride (Emma) and prejudice (Kevin), and discover that their differences actually make them so perfect together. There is a nice mixture of humor and sweetness that will simply make you smile. I also enjoyed the author's thoughtful message within the story about the life lessons that Emma and Kevin learned: the importance of family values, accepting the differences in people and not being judgmental, and learning to accept help and not run away from your problems. I look forward to reading the next two books in the series.

If you are looking for a fun, flirty, and lighthearted romantic story, then look no further, Prejudice Meets Pride is the book for you.

Prejudice Meets Pride is the first book in the Meet Your Match Series.


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About The Author


Author Rachael Anderson A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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