Friday, May 28, 2010

The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice by Abigail Reynolds

I loved The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice. I started reading the book not knowing what to expect, and I found myself loving an original modern take on Pride and Prejudice. I literally couldn’t put it down. My husband made the mistake of laughing at the title, but then looked sad when I said it sounded like the perfect man to me!

Cassie Boulton is a marine biologist and a professor at a small college. She spends each summer conducting research at the MBL in Woods Hole on the East Coast. This particular summer, Cassie is in town with her best friend Erin who is nursing a broken heart. Erin soon meets and falls in love with a man named Scott. Erin has Cassie play chaperone the first few times they meet and unfortunately, Cassie has to put up with Scott’s taciturn friend Calder. Cassie and Calder find themselves strangely attracted and share a very passionate love scene in the marsh one night. Calder finds he is unable to win Cassie’s love and decides to use Pride and Prejudice to try to break through to her.

Overall, this book was engaging and very romantic. I loved, loved, loved that Cassie was a scientist and strong woman. As an engineer, I am sad that women are not often shown as scientists/engineers generally in fiction. Calder was a very sexy hero. All of the characters, including the secondary, were very well written and interesting. I was happy to read at the end that Ms. Reynolds is at work on a follow-up to The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

I also noted that Ms. Reynolds lives in Wisconsin. I wonder where . . . maybe Door County? If so, she could come to my book club. I can dream!

I will be in Michigan visiting my family for the next week and a half so there will be silence on my blog until I return. Happy Memorial Day!

Book Source: Advanced Review Copy from Sourcebooks. Thank-you!


  1. Laura, this does sound very good. Currently I have the 2005 P & P movie from Netflix to watch. Enjoy your break from blogging.

  2. I have this book on my Kindle and have read all good reviews for it, yours included.
    BTW, I'm from WI too!

  3. What lovely review, Laura! I am so glad you enjoyed this novel, I love it too! I hope Abigail Reynolds is able to publish the next in the series soon, I really like her style.

  4. I agree - that does sound like the perfect man. I'll have to add this one to my reading list.

  5. I love that your husband laughed at the title until he realized that maybe he should be that guy!

  6. I checked this out of the library but had to return it before I had a chance to read it. Looks like I'll have to check it out again!