Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Pride & Papercuts ~ Staci Hart ~ New Release & Review

The Austen series is coming to an end. The final book in the series is LIVE! I'm so excited to read Pride & Papercuts, a modern love story inspired by Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice! Have you grabbed your copy yet?

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Hate is a strong word.

Depending on the company, loathe is a good substitute. Abhor might be a little fancy, but it gets the job done. But the word that really sums up how I feel about Liam Darcy is, without question, hate.

He doesn’t seem to think much of me either. The second he lays his fault-seeking eyes on me, he sets out to oppose me. Everything about him is imposing, as if he consumes the nearby air to power the rise and fall of his broad chest, and it’s clear he resents my presence on his advertising team. Every idea I have is shot down. Every olive branch I offer is set on fire by nothing more than the blistering coals he calls eyes.

In return, I light him up with my words.

It’s not as if he can dismiss me, since I work for his client, Wasted Words. Instead, he’s forced to tolerate me, which seems the closest we’ll ever be to friends. Fine by me.

I can be civil and still hate Liam Darcy.

But if there’s more to him than his exterior shows, I won’t be able to hate him at all. I might stumble over that line between love and hate and fall right into his arms.

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

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Since I first discovered Ms Hart’s books, two of her “worlds” that have stood out for me are that surrounding Wasted Words and that of the Bennet family. In Pride and Papercuts, those two worlds intertwine in a story that touches the heart.

Laney and Liam are one of those couples that define oil and vinegar, so it’s hard to see them together, but the more you watch them, the more you hope they get out of their own way. One of my favorite parts of this book was that while Laney was fighting with the man who might be her match, her twin brother was falling in love too. Given how important family is to both Laney and Liam, I thought it was fitting that their siblings would be involved as well.

For readers (like me) who have been with the Bennet’s from the beginning, this story wraps everything up nicely. We see just enough of the brothers to know what’s going on with them, but they don’t take over the story. While I hope this isn’t the last we see of them- I do feel like this is a well written, happy place to leave the Bennet family.

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