Eligible

EligibleEligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is an adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. My first reaction when I heard about this book was to jump for joy. I love Pride & Prejudice, have since I was seventeen years old. Well in this adaptation the Bennett family is in present day and all the sisters are adults, no young teenager insight. The story will follow all the sisters but of course will focus more on Liz.

Alright, my first thought after reading the book was that it was long. Second thought was I liked it. Was it my absolute favorite adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, no, but it was good. This book is very much the same and very different at the same time of Austen’s original story since it was being told in a modern world. What I noticed in Sittenfeld’s book was that the characters were very flawed and they were in the original story but their flaws are much more pronounced and up to date with issues that are dealt more commonly in today’s world. Though with these flaws also came some humor of the situation and I thought Sittenfeld wrote those parts well.

I think what threw me was Liz and what she does with Jasper. It made me think less of her but I was still waiting for her to realize her mistake. Also I will say that the romance between Darcy and Liz was something that almost happened out of thin air. Though Sittenfeld will make sure that a romance does happen because what would an adaptation of Pride & Prejudice without Liz and Darcy.

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Getting more than room service

When you are about to loose your job you will try anything but it will stop at using someone for sex for Em Harris. She wants to save her job by getting a head chef to be the host of a culinary show but she will not use her attraction to him to bag him for the show. Em though will have a hard time concentrating with Jacob Hill giving her those stares and tempting kisses.

Room Service was a steamy novel from Jill Shalvis. The book is part of a collection called Do Not Disturb. I really liked this novel it was sensual and you could not get enough of it.

Em Harris was a fun character as she fell instantly for the chef without truly knowing he was the chef. Their banter back and forth was fun and kept it light even though more feelings were involved. Jack was also a great character with his over sensuality every time he looked to Em.

I liked that it was staged at a sex-themed hotel which brought out the unique situations and two great side characters, Liza and Eric.

Room Service was a fantastic novel from Shalvis and you will want to read it again and again.