Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

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Welcome to my tour stop for Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson! This book was so fun and super cute!! You can read my full review below as well as an excerpt, but first about the book...

Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson Book CoverPrejudice Meets Pride
(Meet Your Match #1)
by Rachael Anderson
Adult Contemporary Romance
April 28th 2014 by HEA Publishing   

Summary


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 new neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

Fun, compelling, and romantic, 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.
    

Coming soon...

Coming Next in the Meet Your Match Series


My Review

The title alone caught my attention for this one. It's a great play off of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Let me tell you, there is definitely some pride and prejudice found in the two main characters of Prejudice Meets Pride. It made for some rather humorous as well as frustrating misunderstandings, some serious tension, and some great dialogue.

Emma was a great character. She was definitely flawed and goes rather overboard on not accepting help from others, although specifically from Kevin, her new next-door neighbor. She was intelligent, loyal, creative, and down-to-earth. She loved her nieces with her whole heart. Those two little girls were so fun and adorable! I especially loved when they would connive together. Kevin was probably my favorite character. He was charming, helpful (maybe overly helpful a few times, especially to Emma), dashing, determined, and fabulous with kids. It was quite entertaining to see how he and Emma interacted, especially when you threw in the girls.

This story was just so fun! I loved the dialogue and scenes between the two protagonists, such as when Emma wouldn't give Kevin her name and then when Emma ruins a mud pie later in the story. Emma really is so beyond stubborn sometimes. Kevin actually tells her "Why are you so... frustrating?" They are pretty much opposites, but drawn to each other and that creates a lot of spark in this story.

I would recommend Prejudice Meets Pride to any romance lover. It was a cute and entertaining read that left me with a sigh and a happily-ever-after feeling. I'm super excited that this is the first book of a series. I'm really looking forward to the next one, Rough around the Edges Meets Refined, which is supposed to be released later this year.


Content: Clean

Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.


Excerpt

“This box is getting power, so it’s not a power issue.” Kevin was at the control box, checking it out. “Are you sure you programmed it right?”

“Yes,” Emma said crossly. Did she really not come across as someone with a brain? “I do know how to read instructions.”

A hint of a smile appeared on his face. “I’m sure you do.” He paused, as though trying to think of another reason her sprinklers weren’t working. “I’m assuming you turned on the stop and waste valve, right?”

Emma bit her lip. He’d assumed she’d done that, which meant any intelligent, logical person would understand what he was talking about. But Emma had no idea what a stop and waste valve was or why she’d need to turn it on. She’d never rented a house with a yard and didn’t know much about sprinklers. The house had water, why didn’t the yard? It didn’t make sense.

The corner of Kevin’s mouth pulled up, and he shook his head as though he couldn’t believe Emma was that clueless. He scanned the garage once more then strode forward and grabbed a rusted, metal T-shaped tool that hung between two nails. He carried it out into the front yard, squatted down, and pried off a green lid in the front corner of the grass. Then he plunged the end of the tool down, fiddled with it for a moment, and turned it slowly to the left.

Emma watched in fascination. So that was the stop and waste valve. Huh.

A spurting noise sounded, and little black tubes popped up all over the front yard, spraying a small amount of water only a foot or two in diameter. The girls squealed in delight, but Emma frowned. That wasn’t right.

“What the—” Kevin spluttered, jumping off the grass and onto the driveway. His hair and shirt were drenched, and no wonder. A tall fountain of water shot from the ground in the far corner, landing in the place where he’d just stood.

About the Author

Rachael

A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 5/31/14

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11 comments

  1. It doesn't look like you did too bad at all! Congrats on getting them all read.

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  2. You did a great job! I didn't even finish the readathon :p

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  3. Aw, this book looks cute. I'll have to read up about it. :)

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  4. This book sounds darling! I've seen Rachel's novels around the blogosphere but haven't had the time to read them. Clearly, I should be looking into them next Amazon shopping spree. ;) Thanks for the great review, Tressa.

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  5. Well done! That's really impressive!

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  6. Jenea Whittington5/20/14, 6:00 PM

    This sounds like a book that I would definitely enjoy. Great review...

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  7. It's high on my list. I'm hoping I'll love it!

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  8. Well, I didn't even link my wrap-up, so does that count as finishing? I think I've just been too busy to really participate in these for now. But it was the thought that counted, right? ;)

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  9. Is it sad that I really need to read like twice that many books? It was a good week and I'm happy with what I got read.

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  10. It was a really fun read! The heroine has some definite issues, but I still liked her. :)

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