“Love is a knife that cuts out your heart piece by piece, feeding to the boy you love. Broken in more ways than one, I vowed to never love again.”
The Brits are here! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw the cover and I read the blurb, seriously, British tattooed fighter bad boy? Gimme!
The story is about Elizabeth Bennett — yes she’s described just like THE Elizabeth Bennett too and she loooves Pride & Prejudice, there’s absolutely nothing cliche about that — and Declay Blay, a Brit street fighter — I don’t know why he’s a street fighter, and not just a fighter, there’s only a tiny fighting scene like a paragraph long in the entire book to show off his fighting skills, he’s merciful so it wasn’t that long.
These two characters have the usual back and forth dance with tons of drama and their mutual love for Pride and Prejudice.
Elizabeth, due to her past is now strictly just about sex until Declan. He wants her, she wants him, but there’s the dance that keeps them apart from the better part of the book. Just because other people can so easily get between them it would be comical if it hadn’t been done a million times. It’s not even funny anymore.
Declan was cute. And pretty swoony I’ll give him that. While I never connected with Elizabeth, I loved how straight forward Declan was and a good guy on top of that. He gets the credit for this. He wants more, she wanted a one night stand. YES DECLAN! Loved that part for once, finally it happened. And he has a twin! (Can we get his book, pretty please?)
I love books inspired by other works, like the Sweet Home series which is a story loosely based on Romeo & Juliet but it has to have a good balance between the two, this one didn’t. If I wanted to read so much and so obvious connection (and by obvious I mean, everything sort of had to connect, from the first to the last page) of P&P I would just read P&P. I wanted fighting and college stuff (which I got for the most part) and romance without the bad guys being overly bad but the fighting was honestly non existing. Fighting talk? There. Fight? Not there. Ultimately it felt like the blurb and the actual story were not quite in sync.
If you want a heavy on the drama and P&P story with lots of Brits and twins — HEYYY JAX! — then this is definitely for you.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.
She’s addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.
She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.
When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.