Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book Review--Prejudice Meets Pride

It's a bonus book review this week because I couldn't wait to tell you about this book. It's Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson.  I've liked Rachael's books in the past, but I loved this one. I had to stand at my stove to stir my dinner so it wouldn't burn, with my Kindle in my hand because I absolutely COULD NOT put it down and needed to see how it ended. It was that good. I would even say it's Ms. Anderson's best work to date.

Our heroine is Emma Makie, a woman who has just taken temporary custody of her two young nieces after their mother passes away.  Her old Aunt Maude left her a house that was in need of a lot of work, but since Emma has no money and no job, she moves there. I loved all of Emma's little quirks---like naming her car Sunshine and wanting to take care of her own problems and not take charity.  Of course that last trait gets her into trouble when her handsome neighbor tries to step in and help her.

Kevin Grantham is a successful pediatric dentist who likes everything just so.  He doesn't like messy and is rolling his eyes at the woman next door who seems to love everything messy. She attempts to do everything on her own from fixing a broken lawn mower or turning the sprinklers on, but every time Kevin tries to help her, he's met with fierce resistance. He can't figure out why---yet something inside him wants to get to know her better.

I loved the interactions between these two. Their dialogue was realistic and funny, their "moments" sweet and sigh-worthy to sassy.  Their romance was paced so perfectly, it was a great build and I ended the book with a huge smile on my face.  The obstacles were perfect, the resolution was perfect, this book was perfect.

Did I mention I loved this book?

If you are looking for a fun romance, you need to get this book now.  Click hereto buy your Kindle copy for $3.99

Here's the back copy:

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.


Rachael Renee Anderson said...

You're so awesome, Julie! Thank you for that beautiful review. It made me smile and tear up at the same time. You have no idea how much I needed that today, so thank you. I hope you have a fabulous day!

Shanae Branham said...

Great Review! I love your blog!