Friday, January 9, 2015

Review: Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

Prejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match, #1)
Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson
(Meet Your Match #1)
April 28, 2014
234 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Content: Clean
Source: Personal Purchase
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 neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

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.

I loved this sweet, clean romance. One thing I really enjoyed was the slow building relationship between Emma and Kevin. Instead of insta-love, we got two people trying to figure out their lives, and they happen to be new neighbors, which leads to helping each other as well. Neither was looking for romance with the other, and their first meeting actually went quite poorly, so instead of the fake fronts people can put up when trying to find their match, Emma and Kevin were completely real, flaws and all.

While on the outside Emma looked like the one needing the most help, really Kevin was just as lost as she was. Now truthfully, Emma was a bit too stubborn for me. She was stubborn with a side of stubborn sauce. But despite that, her worldview challenged Kevin's and allowed him to see beyond her walls. There is also a great backstory with Emma and why she is taking care of her two little nieces. The addition of these little girls to the story really rounded it out, enhancing the overall storyline. They were simply adorable and used brilliantly to assist the plot.

Overall, I loved Emma and Kevin's story, their friendship to sweet romance, and the wonderful cast of supporting characters within. It was also refreshing to read a well-written clean romance. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series, especially Noah's story. This was my first read from Rachael Anderson, and it certainly won't be my last.


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