Based on Jane Austen's Persuasion but the characters are teenagers. I really did enjoy this one! As Persuasion is my favorite Austen story, I had lots of fun trying to figure out who was who from the original. But Ms. James didn't just write a cookie cutter updated version, because it took me a while to figure out who was who! Not all the characters did what I was expecting. Which is a good idea really. There are so many Austen sequels and re-tellings that it was great planning on Ms. James' part to change things up. Gregory and Amanda had nice tension, which is definitely a good thing! :P All around just a fun little story.
This one is based on Austen's Pride and Prejudice. (Noticing a trend? ;) But it's even less a cookie cutter version than Persuaded was. I did love the fact that Addie and Blake work in a library. And Addie loves to read! Way too late into the night too. A girl after my own heart! I also enjoyed the list of recommended reads that Addie loves. I haven't read many of the books on the list, but I'm thinking I need to change that. I wasn't a fan of the fact that Blake starts off already engaged, but the split was handled nicely which I appreciated. I also liked that they end on a happy note, but not "oh we're getting married now". Because they are still very young. In fact, a marriage does try to happen (aside from Blake's I mean) but it's for a terrible reason and is treated carefully as it should be. Cute and fluffy!
A sweet and clean romance. Maya's had a rough time of it lately and Derek is not helping her cheer up! Until he does, of course. ;P Derek's a cute, nerdy guy who is not ashamed of that fact at all. I loved all the techy people he works with and their company picnic was hilarious. These are people who love what they do and have a great time while they're at it. But both Derek and Maya have secrets they don't want anyone finding out about. So that means, of course, that they both find out about them. Yet they also have an attraction and fascination with the other that they are finding harder and harder to ignore. After they get to know each other better, well. I can't spoil the whole thing for you! But suffice it to say it was a charming little story. And just what I needed after an intense read! :)
So there you have it folks! Some fluff to while away a few hours should you need to. And who doesn't have a few hours that needs a little fluff in it? :)