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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** ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. **I adored this retelling of Pride & Prejudice with this modern twist. Liam Darcy and Elaine Bennett, oil and water, and would learn the consequences of hasty judgments. The two were hot tempered and fell into that easy banter, the kinda one who could rile up the other, adding a strong hint of sarcasm, blunt and somehow cruel, punchlines coming out, so naturally. The dynamic protagonist of the book was on point and Staci Hart has written a story greatly inspired and made it on her own by adding some liberties. I wasn’t expecting less. I could feel that strong tension in the air. When they both knew how to rile up the other and push each other’s buttons without even trying. The slow burn was well written and brought that tension to another level, finding that these two were more alike than it seemed to be. That little angst combined with the development of their feelings towards something more was great, like the matters of the hearts win over reason and over prejudices. I couldn’t deny that Liam and Elaine were definitely right for each other if they could open their hearts. They would have some obstacles along the way and they would try so hard not to fall for the enemy. Elaine was all kick ass, strong and fierce and this tornado would put this Darcy guy in his place, and he was giving the same. The dual POV with Liam and Elaine’s thoughts put on paper, creating this story to that fast pace, making my heart race. Although I appreciated this story, there was another one revealing so beautifully, Jett, Elaine’s twin brother and Georgie, Liam’s little sister. I had to admit that I wasn’t rooting for only one couple but for two. I have to say, they kinda have stolen the show to me. When I was so frustrated with Liam and Elaine, waiting for the mind blowing finale, these characters gave all the butterflies and all the things in between as well. Pride and Papercuts had definitely that little something that went straight to the heart, a whirlwinding and captivating story. Intense and passionate with a strong hint of romance. What a way to finish this series!