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A single mother and an ER doctor meet on an Internet dating site—each for reasons that have little to do with finding their perfect match—in this modern, Austen-inspired story. It’s a tribute to the power of both “pride” and “prejudice” in bringing two people romantically together, despite their mutual insistence that they should stay apart…

Would an Elizabeth Bennet by any
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published January 10th 2013 by White Soup Press (first published January 7th 2013)
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Mary
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-books
Dear reader,

This modern story centres around Beth,a trainee social worker,who,in her determination to obtain top marks in her final paper on gender role stereotypes,completes a false dating profile to attract a specific type of man.

Pretending to be Charlotte,a twenty-two year old psychology major,with no dependents,her intention is to meet a man,ascertain the required information,write up her results and hopefully be recommended for the position of social worker in the dept.that she's currently
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Ceri
In this story Beth Ann Bennet is a 26 year old single mum who is training to be a social worker. She signs up to a dating website to try and find a man to study for her sociology module, which is focusing on gender stereotypes. To make her dating profile more attractive she tells some lies on it, changing her job, her age and omitting to mention her child. She isn’t ashamed of who she is, although she modestly underrates her attractiveness, but she isn’t actually pursuing a relationship here, ju ...more
Emily S.
I've been on a huge Austen adaptation kick lately. I just want to read ALL THE ADAPTATIONS. Seriously. I have a shelf dedicated to the ones I own and another to the ones I've checked out at the library. I think I've only met one adaptation that I didn't love. I just love the feels that come along with a great Austen adaptation. I love experiencing the stories in a new way.

This one was no exception. I've given the whole online dating thing a shot and I totally understand the pressure that goes al
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Amy R
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Marilyn Brant and won't be my last! It was fun and her writing is very easy to read. I enjoyed that she wrote in third person so you got to see both Beth and Will's points of view. As mentioned in the summary above, Will and Beth both submitted a profile on a dating website to meet someone for ulterior motives. They both lied; however, Beth pretended to be someone she wasn't in order to use her match as research and Will failed to mention he was only looking for someone ...more
Alisa
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fun, clean romance

Beth Ann Bennett needs to finish her college degree in social work so she can be recommended for the promotion at work. As a single mom, the raise will really help her and her 6-year-old son, Charlie. She just has one more paper to write, and to write that paper she needs to gather sociological data, and she needs a stereotypical male to serve as her subject. So her best friend, Jane, convinces her to join an online dating website... She can send a few emails and collect some d
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Angie
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dr. Will Darcy may be a prominent Chicago physician, but at his heart, he's a wounded child of a single mother. He learned from a young age that kids of single parents get their heart broken by fleeting relationships. After learning to detach his emotions from his work, he's now ready to build a clinic to help single mothers in Chicago. All he needs is money from his philanthropic cousin to make his dream come true. But, his cousin has some crazy conditions for Will. Lying a bit on a dating prof ...more
Katherine
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beth is a single mom in her late 20s embarking on a career as a social worker who signs up on an online dating website for purely research purposes. She gives herself an alias, omits the mention of her child and changes her education and career on her profile. Darcy is a handsome doctor who wants to open up his own clinic to help single moms and young children but requires the monetary means to do. Bingley promises to supply the necessary funds if Darcy signs up on hybrid same online dating site ...more
Katrin
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: austenesque
If I wouldnt need to work in between reading I wouldnt have looked up from the pages once.
Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match is a short, sweet, romantic, fun novel everyone in love with Mr.Darcy should read! Seriously, go, get it!

Beth Bennet is a student on her way to becoming a full-time social worker. Will Darcy is a Doctor with high goals for a clinic.
If Beth wouldnt have to hand in her final paper and if Will wouldnt need funding for the clinic, they might never meet. Thats where Lady C
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Susan
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Since I began watching The Lizzie Bennet
Diaries on YouTube, I have developed more
appreciation than ever for fictional attempts
to transfer Pride and Prejudice into our contemporary world. This particular Jane-
Austen-inspired novel was very intriguing and
thoroughly fun and entertaining. I liked the choices the author made to "modernize" the novel and characters. There were certainly some serious themes about deception
and, of course, pride and prejudice. However it it was the familiar 200-year old
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Mary
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
For those readers who love Pride & Prejudice like I do you'll enjoy this book of Beth Bennett and Will Darcy. Beth is a single mom an Will is a doctor who has dreams of opening a clinic. There's the usual misunderstandings - oh, okay LIES, with the result of hurt feelings and a parting of the ways. There's not a lot of action in this story but the writing is good and holds your interest.
Lynn
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A most enjoyable read

I don't normally enjoy modern take offs of Pride and Prejudice, but this one had me in its grasp within pages. It does not follow canon, but the story is so very well done that I just loved it. I look forward to reading the follow up novel.
Geoff
Dec 17, 2017 rated it liked it
My Recommendation: You could probably pass on this one unless you REALLY liked You’ve Got Mail AND are an Austen fanatic. If that’s the case then definitely read it, if not go find a better modernization.

My Response: I picked up a digital copy of this back in June of 2014. I never got around to reading it because it never caught my attention as well as it did when I first bought it. However, when I needed a book to kickstart my reading, as usual, I went to my Goodreads account and sorted by sho
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Kim
In reading a large variety of Pride and Prejudice variations, I’ve come to expect works of all shapes and sizes. What I didn’t expect, however, was a work that centers on an online dating site. Such is the premise of Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match by Marilyn Brant. Sure, we’ve seen modern adaptations on the beloved original, yet this is a new twist that adds another dimension to the story between the Lizzy and Darcy that we all cherish. How would this timeless love story survive in a wor ...more
Candy
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: austenesque
Marilyn Brant has written another wonderful story! In this modern twist Brant brings Pride and Prejudice into the present with all its technology, like online dating!

To prove her theory that men are of a certain stereotypical type Beth Ann Bennet joins an online dating service called Lady Catherine's Love Match to find the perfect man to base her research paper on. She figures she gather all the info she needs within a few emails and maybe one meeting -- then end it. What she doesn't count on i
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Melanie
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you’re expecting your typical ‘Pride and Prejudice’ contemporary re-telling of Jane Austen book, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by finding out that while some names have stayed the same and brought into the 21st Century, the roles might be a bit reversed.

As blurbs go, this one’s perfect and gives you just enough of a peek and a hook into the story saving me the trouble of summarizing it for you, thus letting me tell you the reasons why I liked it.

Ms. Brant cleverly takes some of the bones of
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Moran
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to start and say that I never read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen!

I wasn't sure if I'll be able to enjoy this book without reading Pride and Prejudice but after asking the author and reading so many great reviews I know I had to give this book a try and I'm happy I did.

Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match is a feel good romance and that is something very hard to find today. It wasn't full of sex, kink and still it was very sexy read and most important to me it was full of emotions.
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Lying on an online dating profile?!? Who would do such a thing?

While it may be a common practice for people to lie about their age, income, and weight on their online dating profile, Dr. Will Darcy and Beth Bennet do a little more than slightly misrepresent the truth about themselves. Beth isn't the twenty-two-year-old, softball loving, psychology major she claims to be, she's a social science major working on a project about gender stereotypes. And although Will Darcy is upfront about his prof
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Pgchuis
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story of Beth Bennet, a social work student, who meets Will Darcy, a doctor, through Lady Catherine's Perfect Match dating website. There were lots of other Pride and Prejudice references: Beth's first husband was called Pete Wickham, Darcy's cousin was called Bingley and Beth's best friend was Jane. However, the plot bore no real resemblance to The Austen novel and in particular Jane and Bingley never even met.

I bought this Kindle book after failing to win a copy through the first readers'
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Charlene
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This modern day romance has all the names we want to see in a modern P&P story!(Bennet,Jane,Darcy,Bingley and Lady Catherine)
Beth Ann Bennet is a struggling student in her last semester to being a social worker. Her final assignment is to do a research paper on sexual role stereotypes. So she goes to an online dating service call Lady Catherine's Love Match. She enters information she thinks will attract the right man for her research. Anyway she finaly chooses Dr Will Darcy a 30ish ER DR.
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Marilyn Brant
Jan 30, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
As always, being the author of a novel brings with it a natural and inescapable bias when it comes to talking about them -- I don't release books I don't love! The characters in this story have a special place in my heart, though, because they're both striving to make life better for others and, yet, they're flawed and frequently conflicted individuals. They have their own biases, much like their literary inspirations (Jane Austen's Darcy and Elizabeth), but they live in a modern world and need ...more
Jennifer Conrad
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The Lizzie character actually has a son and is an aspiring social worker. The Darcy character is an ER doctor trying to start a clinic to help single mothers.

Aside from there being too much detail about types of coffee in the beginning, I thought this was a wonderful retelling. However, the "book" was pretty short--and there were a lot of extra pages that just included excerpts from this author's other novels. I was hoping for a longer read, but I definite
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Catherine
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book. It is sweet and uplifting. Those who have read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will see a beautiful similarity in Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match. But this story truly stands on its own merits. We get to revisit some familiar themes and characters found in P & P, but we are also introduced to something more. Brant brings a unique, fresh look to Austen’s characters in a way only Marilyn Brant can. I read a lot of books, and yet I was still swept up into t ...more
Lea
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: austenesque, romance
3.5 stars rounded up - This is a modern day tale with the names of the P&P characters but not so much the plot. I enjoyed the plot however. Both the heroine and the hero sign up for a match making service for reasons other than meeting the love of their life. Both characters are so likable and the lying was addressed internally in a way that, for me, it wasn't as deceitful as this plot type usually is.
This is a quick read with a clean romance.
I look forward to the sequel when it comes out.
Brenda
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I do not often get to read books with my busy schedule and writing myself, but I was fortunate to receive a copy of this book and could not help myself! I took a peek at the first page and was hooked! I spent the rest of the day reading it and finished that night with a smile on my face. This story is witty and entertaining but also has a very thought provoking storyline. If it were possible I would give it ten stars. Bravo, Marilyn! I will read the rest of your stories now.
Kristy
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was cute and it was clean but the ending resolved itself too easily for the problem and it really annoyed me that the characters were named the same as Pride and Prejudice but weren't even fundamentally the same. That might be a stupid thing to complain about but I kept trying to make comparisons that didn't work.
Victoria Kincaid
Who would ever think of Darcy and Elizabeth meeting online? This book is very fun and romantic. I thoroughly enjoyed it as a modern adaptation of P&P that did veer from the original plot, but stayed true to the characters.
Maria
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For any fan who appreciates a little Jane Austen sprinkled in her romance!
Suze JA
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
This was a great read!! Beth and Will connect through a dating sight, with alter ire motives. Love was not part of their equation when posting there profile on Lady Catherine's Love Match.

Nanette
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. It was a good, clean book and I loved it.
Marijayne Stegman
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
modern telling (kind of) of P&P, names and titles of places are used but not strictly in context,
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Marilyn Brant is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction, and she was also named the Author of the Year (2013) by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.

She wrote ACCORDING TO JANE, the story of a modern woman who receives dating advice from the spirit of Jane Austen (1st ed. 2009, 2nd ed. 2017); FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE, a tale about three suburban mom
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