Friday, January 31

Audiobook Review: Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

Prejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match, #1)
Author: Rachael Anderson
Narrator:  Laura Princiotta
Title: Prejudice Meets Pride
(Meet Your Match #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit
Format: Audiobook
Published:  April 18th 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

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.

A random pick up and find. 

The story follows Emma and Kevin. Emma has worked hard all her life and has a pride to match the state of Texas. When tragedy strikes she moves to Colorado Springs with her nieces to raise them until their dad can come home. She has no job and has no idea how to raise these girls. Then struts in Kevin who thinks she is dumb and can't manage anything. Yes, he wants to help her, but his prejudice may keep her at arm's length. Can these two look past the pride and prejudice? 

So I like that this has small nods to the classic. It isn't really at all a PP variation. The only things that are similar is the pride and prejudice theme and that Kevin is from a rich family while Emma is not. This is more like a PP nod. Which I liked. I do looooove PP variations, don't get me wrong, but this worked well for our characters and story to be a simple nod. 

I wanted to shake Emma and Kevin. GAAAAAAH! Can't you see you are perfect for each other?????? Sure different pay grades and different lifestyles. But you are perfect! *shakes fist*. 

The kids were cute and fun. I felt for them. But I did find it odd they didn't horribly miss their mom. The author explains it away saying that the mom was never home so the girls didn't have much connection to her. Mmm. Okay. Not sure I agree with that. I remember being a kid and having zero memory of my dad and I missed him and questioned all the time. They are 6 and 4...I feel like at least the 6-year-old would be more question-y. BUT what do I know? I am no expert, so maybe that is legit.

I did want more for the ending!!! I felt like there was more to their story. Still some stuff to work out. 

The narrator was good. The kid voices were meh, but I adored her guy voice. It sounded legit and it worked well. 

Overall, this was pretty good. Much better than I thought it was going to be. I questioned a couple of things, but I enjoyed the ride. Cute but with heart. 3 stars. 

- #5 on Bingo sheet

- #4 for Audiobook Challenge


Blodeuedd said...

Remember when i say I would print my bingo board to better keep track?
Ugh I suck

Carole Rae said...

B, awwww. I just keep it on my desk top.

Sophia Rose said...

I've picked up a few of her books as freebies and this might have been one of them. Glad they eventually got past their antagonistic pride/prejudice and you could have a nice story.

Sophia Rose said...

Oh, and I taught preschool for 8 years with thirty-four kids or more each year and most of them even two and a half and three year olds cared about whether a parent was present or not foster kids included even if it was just simple stuff so you were right to wonder about a kid just accepting it so easily.

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, yayy! I hope you did grab it! I want to read your thoughts! Thank you for reaffirming my thoughts. It just seemed a little odd