By Abigail Reynolds
A latest love tale with a Jane Austen twist.. . Marine biologist Cassie Boulton has no endurance whilst a modern day Mr. Darcy looks in her lab on Cape Cod. Proud, aloof Calder Westing III is the scion of a recognized political kinfolk, whereas Cassie's luck is hard-won inspite of a shameful kin heritage. while their budding romance is brutally thwarted, either by way of his family members and through hers, Calder attempts to set issues correct via rewriting the 2 of them within the roles of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from delight & Prejudice...but will Cassie be keen to provide the chuffed finishing? (20100426)
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He might be a fine-looking specimen, but he was a first-class snob with the social skills of a gnat. Why should she care what he thought of her? Perhaps it was because of Rob. Their conversation hadn’t predisposed her to want male company, especially the great Calder Westing. She stopped at her usual spot on the bridge to look over the harbor and the fleet of small boats anchored The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice 29 there. The view never failed to bring her a sense of peace, something she needed today.
Nothing personal, but it’s just not the kind of thing I follow. I care more about a politician’s positions than his relations. ” He ran his finger along the edge of the lab bench. ” Cassie was growing more and more puzzled by his behavior. ” Not that the Westings could ever have the kind of secrets her family did. “He was in the Korean War, and was badly shellshocked—what we’d call severe post-traumatic stress disorder now. ” Calder’s voice became darkly sardonic. “That wasn’t acceptable in the heir to the Westing fortune, especially as my other uncle was just 34 Abigail Reynolds beginning to succeed in politics.
She felt a surprising urge to reach out and touch him. She wondered what his arm would feel like under her hand. ” He looked suddenly stiff. “You could sell that story to a tabloid for a great deal of money if you wanted to. ” Cassie could practically see him withdraw behind his eyes. He had seemed human for a few minutes there, but now the other Calder was back. Insinuating she’d violate a confidence for money, indeed! Of course, if that little story was any indication of what his family was like, she could hardly blame him for being unpredictable.
The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice: A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist by Abigail Reynolds