IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED that geeky guys never get to date the pretty girls with permanent scowls.
To Elliott Bennett, life is simple. It’s all parties, skateboarding, and arguing over who would win in a fight between Hulk and Superman with his friends. It’s his senior year, and he wants nothing more than to soak up his final year of freedom before real life begins.
That is, until Darcy Fitzwilliam and her best friend Bridget move in to the only mansion in the neighborhood. When Elliot meets Darcy at a party, he finds out that she isn’t into skateboarding (which he lives for), she hates science-fiction (which he loves), and she thinks his friends are a pack of morons (which, honestly, might be half true)—and yet, there’s something irritatingly intriguing about her.
When Elliot’s cousin Jake starts to date her friend Bridget, it complicates Elliot’s plans to ignore the scowling Darcy for the rest of the year. Why is Darcy so . . . ugh? Elliott doesn’t know, but for some reason, is determined to find out—even if she doesn’t know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars.
I am a huge P&P fan, so I was excited to read a modern take on the story. It was interesting to get to know the characters at first, as the male and female roles are swapped.
Also this story is set in modern day high school, where all the typical regency balls are transformed into modern day formals and proms.
I loved the spin on this famous, age old tale. Taking the well know, age old Elisabeth and making her Elliot, and the dashing Mr Darcy and making him into the alluring Darcy with the perma scowl. It kept it all very interesting.
The story stays very true to the original, and has you going through most of the emotions you experience whilst reading the original.
There were a few moments when I was not entirely convinced a guy could be so deep in his sentiments, but imagine my surprise when I get to the end of the book and see a guy has written the book. So I guess it is possible J
Anyways, once again a very good book, from a very young author, that had me interested from the first page, up until the very last letter. I look forward to more books from this author, a true treat, and romance with the right amount of wit and humor.
About the Author
James Ramos was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the oldest of four siblings. He wrote his first story at age nine and counts Frank Herbert’s Dune as his biggest influence. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where he is studying English. He is a self-proclaimed “dorkasaurus,” and has a roommate (who is a cat). He is almost never without a sonic screwdriver.