Pride and Preston Lin
by Christina Hwang Dudley
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Pub Date 19 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 15 May 2024
"A delightfully quirky treat to read! Move over Elizabeth Bennet, it’s time for Lissie Cheng to take the spotlight."
—Sofi LaPorte, bestselling author of the Merry Spinsters, Charming Rogues series
"Like Crazy (Not) Rich Asians meets Jane Austen, Pride and Preston Lin is a delightful retelling of a beloved classic that had me smiling from page one."
—Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Hundred Loves of Juliet
In this modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, the quick-witted and contrarian Lissie Cheng must navigate societal pressures and her growing attraction to the rich and enigmatic Preston Lin.
Lissie is the middle of three sisters, orphaned and taken in by their aunt and uncle. Both she and her older sister, Jenny, work in the family restaurant while pursuing their education and career dreams. When Lissie accidentally serves a dish containing shellfish paste to an allergic customer, she runs afoul of the wealthy Lin family. Their golden boy, Preston, star swimmer and Stanford Ph.D. student, is as handsome as he is self-righteous. Lissie hates him and everything he stands for, but circumstances keep bringing them together. Can she overcome her pride and her initial misgivings about Preston Lin and his condescending mother? Will love prevail, and will these enemies turn into lovers?
Pride and Preston Lin by popular Regency romance writer Christina Hwang Dudley is a hilarious and earnest contemporary riff on Jane Austen’s classic work. And readers will undoubtedly root for Lissie Cheng, a sassy new Elizabeth Bennet for our times, to find lasting love and happiness.
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Even as a modern retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE set in the Bay Area, the author wrote PRIDE AND PRESTON LIN in a way that still felt like its own. Both in college Lissie is studying English, and Preston is getting his PhD in microbiology. They meet at Lissie's aunt and uncle's restaurant, but then something happens to makes Lissie never want to see Preston every again. That is until Lissie gets to know Preston better and realize her misunderstanding of him. It was a cute read, but I will say I didn't find myself really invested in Lissie and Preston. It wasn't my cup of tea, but I can see others enjoying it!
Thank you Stephanie Lim/Third State Books and NetGalley for the arc in exchange for my honest review.