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This book was awful. Modern P&P - all for it. Darcy a judge and Elizabeth a lawyer - good idea. Using the P&P names for the characters in this book - doesn't quite work. That I could get over, if this book had a story. Darcy and Elizabeth are there, but they keep themselves apart with no help from anyone else. This leads to a very boring courtship. There are no subplots and the actions of the other characters are minimal at best. Such a promising premise, wasted.
Was really hoping for a modern day pride and prejudice, but found very little of what I love about the original in this version. While the names and romance remained...the characters were shallow and the romance story not gripping. The modern part would be lanquage, graphic love scenes, and two people concerned first a foremost with their careers. Disappointed.
I was really looking forward to reading this and was supremely disappointed. If you love the idea of P&P don't expect any of it from this book other than the similarity of the names. It pretty much is a glorified bodice-ripper and I didn't care anything about the characters, primarily because there was very little character development. If you took out all the sex you'd probably be left with MAYBE 100 pages in a 338-page book. After Darcy and Elizabeth meet in the beginning of the book their contact together in the courtroom spans all of 5 pages and is mostly described passively, with no real dialogue. This is supposed to support how Darcy is falling for Elizabeth but without real conversation it's difficult to believe any of it.