Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: Random House
Goodreads Rating: 1/5 Stars
Why I Pick This Up? Because it’s a retelling of Pride and Prejudice! Plus I’ve been seeing it all over the place!
This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.
Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.
Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . .
And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.
This book was awful. Yet I finished it. Of course I did because it’s a retelling of Pride and Prejudice and I wanted to see the betrayal of Elizabeth and Darcy! I knew it was going to be terrible within the first few chapters and I debated wither nor not I should even review this book because I hated it so much.
I want to spoil it so bad with all the junk that is in it. Can I? Please? No? ok… nope I gotta tell ya.
I struggled through the whole book and could not bring myself to care about any of the characters.
I felt the author replaced the original story by trying to add supposed shock factors such as….a white person dating a black person. *gasp* really? look at us now?! that is not shocking. Add in transgender, homosexuality, invetro-infertilization of a single woman, racism, ignorance, using trans and racial punchlines throughout the story and you’ve got this supposed contemporary remake of a classic…I didn’t like it.
I hated the uppity feel of Elizabeth our heroine, I felt like she was such a freaking snob and that she knew what’s best and knew it all and therefore better than everyone else. I hated her using Darcy for “hate sex” that SOMEHOW got them to fall in love. stupid.
I hated Darcy and for being used by Elizabeth!
Overall, I just….hated it. I really felt like all these characters and their social whatever were being used as a “look at me! aren’t I great! Look what I added in this book!” no. it was terrible.
Sexual Content: heavy