by Teri Wilson
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in want of a husband.
Not true for Manhattanite Elizabeth Scott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she's crossing the pond with the only companion she needs; her darling dog, Bliss. Caring for a pack of show dogs in England seems the perfect distraction from the scandal that ruined her teaching career, and her reputation, in New York. What she doesn't count on is an unstoppable attraction to billionaire dog breeder Donovan Darcy. The London tycoon's a little bit arrogant, a whole lot sexy, and the chemistry between them is disarming. When passion is finally unleashed, might Elizabeth hope to take home more than a blue ribbon? (Description from Goodreads.com)
What a cute book! I first saw the description in this monthly publication, Bookpages, our library gets that talks about upcoming releases. It just sounded too fun to pass up, so I requested the book through interlibrary loan.
Set in modern times, with a very modern main character, I loved seeing the influence of Pride and Prejudice in these pages. Sometimes it was tongue-in-cheek, like when Elizabeth's sister, Jenna, makes a comment about how of course the hot British guy she meets is named Darcy, why wouldn't he be? Sometimes, it was more a direct rewrite of the characters or a plot scene. In every case, Wilson does a bang up job and this book is a winner for fans of Austen rewrites.
The plot makes sense, the characters shine, and the romance is stellar. I adored this book and will probably be purchasing a copy for my collection. Well done.
Full disclosure: Borrowed through Interlibrary Loan