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Pride and Papercuts

(The Austens #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  421 ratings  ·  221 reviews
Hate is a strong word.

Depending on the company, loathe is a good substitute. Abhor might be a little fancy, but it gets the job done. But the word that really sums up how I feel about Liam Darcy is, without question, hate.

He doesn’t seem to think much of me either. The second he lays his fault-seeking eyes on me, he sets out to oppose me. Everything about him is imposing,
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Published October 8th 2020
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Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-five-stars
5 stars

This was the thing I’d feared, the redemption I’d craved. Because now that I knew her power, I would be a slave to her. And I’d be shackled willingly.

Pride and Papercuts is not only an amazing enemies to lovers story, it's the ultimate Pride and Prejudice retelling. Seriously friends, this one is epic. I'll be the first to admit, I like Pride and Prejudice but I'm not a super fan or anything. Controversial opinion here I'm sure, but I loved this story more than the origina
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Dance with me' Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

It’s surely is not an easy task to retell a love story that is considered one of the best romance novels ever written but I knew before even starting it that Staci Hart would do a beautiful job. And I wasn’t wrong. Many of us know and love Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Staci’s bewitching take on it cannot be missed. Pride and Papercuts is a wonderful modern retelling of the beloved classic with characters
Samantha Young
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Staci Hart book so far!

P&P is my favorite Jane Austen novel and so I have to admit I've been waiting impatiently for this one in the series. It lived up to all my expectations! It's so difficult to write a retelling of a beloved classic but Staci does it so well. One of the challenging aspects of a retelling of an early nineteenth century novel is that often the major obstacles that stand in the protagonist's way are no longer as dramatically insurmountable in modern society. That's
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


Laney and Darcy stole the show with Pride and Papercuts by Staci Hart. She kept everything that Austen fans love about Pride & Prejudice and added that Staci Hart twist, modernizing this beloved romance.

The one thing that I have consistently said about this standalone series is how wonderful each book has been in staying true to the Bennett family as well as the retellings of Austen classics. This one is no different. Hart details Laney and Dar
Staci Hart
Jun 26, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Kandi Steiner
WOW. Wow x 1,000. I have been waiting for a book to steal my breath this year, to sweep me off my feet, to whisk me away and wrap me up in a romantic spell. Nothing had delivered until now.

"I followed the line of her finger across the croweded room to the door, and I felt the entirety of the universe lean in the same direction. Toward him."

Pride and Papercuts is the book I've been waiting for. It's everything I loved about the classics, melted with everything I love about modern indie romance. H
First off, I'm going to admit that I haven't read Pride and Prejudice. But I have watched the movies. I know I know. Don't judge. But the first thing I wanted to do after finishing this book was queue up my Netflix to see what P & P they had to offer and watch it. And watch it I did! The first thing I thought after watching the movie? What a great job Staci Hart did of retelling a story that so many people have tried to before. She did the characters justice while staying true to her own charact ...more
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars!

“You drive me insane. You’ve invaded me, invaded my work, my mind, my life, and I’m unable to be rational or patient where you’re concerned. Do you have any idea how little control I have when you’re near me? Against my will, against my reason, against my character, I am explicitly desperate fro you. And you can’t even see past your pride.”

Pride and Prejudice is without a doubt, one of my most beloved and cherished reads. So, when I heard that Staci Hart was going to put her special sp
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series and I totally enjoyed this twofer romance. Staci Hart has such an eloquent way of writing and truly making me feel smarter with her words. Her descriptions and word usage is of the HIGHEST quality and let's be honest it has me fucking using the tap for word meaning on my kindle more than once. I close a Ms Hart book with a smile and the satisfaction of knowing I am smarter than when I started. I love an intelligent read, an author that can connect with you romance and entice y ...more
Jun 17, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Staci Hart Fans, Romance
Liam Darcy...
How Many Ways...
Can I Express...
My Feelings About Him...

Should I be Politically Correct...
And Say I Abhor Him...
Or Maybe I Should Use Loathe...

But to Get to The Nitty Gritty...
I Just, Absolutely...
Undeniably HATE HIM...

Yes, I Said Hate...
The Joke Is He Hates Me Too...

But Even Funnier...
He Has To Work With Me...

Because He May Be The Big Cheese...
The Main Man at His Advertising Company...

So I Will Be Civil...
He Will Tolerate My Presence...
And the Clie
The Romantic Rush Blog
With every book I read, I fall more and more in love with the magic that is Staci Hart. Pride and Papercuts was PERFECT. We have all of the chemistry and nostalgia of the original Pride and Prejudice layered with the Staci Hart magic we love- the quirky wit, clever humor, the emotional depth, nuanced characters, charming chemistry, and a loving but sharp thematic meaning. I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. I literally was sighing and awwwing out loud. I’m simply obsessed.

Pride and Papercuts merges two
Vanessa (nessreads)
Oh how I loved this book. I was swooped off my feet and not once hit the ground. I was left constantly smiling and a whole lot giddy. Laney Bennet and Liam Darcy left me dazed, completely and utterly dazed. Staci Hart took a classic that is Pride & Prejudice and weaved her magic and made this retelling exhilarating and phenomenal and one that is not to be missed.

What is there to be said about Laney and Liam? These two don’t like each other and can’t stand to be around the other. They might butt
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile


Pride and Papercuts was a beautifully written slow burn, enemies-to-lovers retelling of the infamous and beloved Pride and Prejudice.

Staci Hart did a wonderful job with Liam Darcy and Laney Bennet’s story. She truly nailed the slow burn (emphasis on slow burn) and enemies-to-lovers tropes, and kept me entertained throughout. Pride and Papercuts honestly would’ve been a five-star read for me had there distinctly been more romance and intimate moments between Liam and Laney, b
Lindsey Domokur of Crazy Reader Chicks
“This was the thing I’d feared, the redemption I’d craved. Because now that I knew her power, I would be a slave to her. And I’d be shackled willingly.”

Will I ever tire of Pride and Prejudice retellings? The answer is no, especially when they are this good. If there’s a JA retelling, you can bet I’m reading it. Laney and Liam were perfect as our modern Lizzy and Darcy. The banter. The sizzle. The longing! He loves her so much and knows he’s lost to her. Gah. I’m so happy we had his POV. Some of
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 3,5/ 5 stars

It should be stated that I've never read Pride and Prejudice so I can't tell you how this retelling is compared to it or anything like that, what I can tell you is that you get a story about two stubborn characters, one more than the other, that despite 'hating' each other fall in love.

I'm gonna be honest... there was a lot about these characters I did not enjoy. Up until this point (in the Bennett series) I had nothing bad to say about Layne but wow she got on my nerves in t
Oct 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cringe
Nope. What was I thinking wanting to read a P&P spin off. Not ever possible. Also, the “inspiration” behind dialogues and characters and names was too literal. The mc’s are based out of New York and yet would talk in a British way (and hence the literal copying of JA’s work). Extreme cringe. ...more
Carly Wilson
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am obsessed with Staci Harts books, and when i found out that she was writing a modern retelling of one of my favourite classics, I absolutely screamed out loud and eagerly awaited it becoming available.

I was lucky enough to receive and ARC of this book, and I was unable to put it down - literally reading it all in one sitting!

Pride and Papercuts is the fifth book in the Austen Book series, and features the HEA’s of Laney and Jett Bennet, the final two siblings of the Bennet family to find t
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦


Pride & Prejudice owns my soul, okay. I've seen the movie too many times. Staci Hart is one of my favorite humans and her spin on this classic romance with Pride and Papercuts was LITERATURE GOLD!! My heart soared *sigh*.

Laney Bennett came back to New York a year and a half ago to help her family out and save Longbourne, their flower shop. But now that the flower shop is back on its feet again there's no plans for her to stay. Jett and Laney move to the Upper
PP's Bookshelf
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have read Pride and Prejudice, you will get a sense of fond excitement and nostalgic yet novel pleasure from Pride and Papercuts by Staci Hart. Like the author has transformed and remodelled something old and precious to you into something totally different but more brilliant. And if you haven't read Pride and Prejudice, you will still feel the power of Staci Hart's writing in every page as she delivers one of the most amazing enemies to lovers romance. The chemistry. The characters. The ...more
Reds Reads
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you’re like me and put anything by Jane Austen on a pedestal, but especially Pride and Prejudice, then any retelling makes you a little bit nervous. I’m always holding my breath hoping that it’s executed well. And with Staci, I’m not even sure why I did that. After all, all her other Austen inspired works have been spot on, but there’s something about Darcy and Lizzie’s story, or in this case Laney and Liam, that will always hold a special place in my heart, after all it is the OG slow burn o ...more
Elizabeth Sherrell (Elizabeth’s Pretty Little Reads)
I’m always a little nervous going into a retelling. There are always two main concerns for me. The first: will it keep my attention? I’ve never really been able to read a book more than once, no matter how much I enjoyed it. I’ve even struggled with other retellings in the past. My second concern: am I going to be happy with this author’s version? Especially when it’s a story like Pride and Prejudice.

Well, after finishing Staci Hart’s Pride and Papercuts, I can honestly say I’m irrevocably in lo
Amanda (Romance Reviewed)
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
(ARC Review) The swoons did not stop while reading this breathtakingly beautiful re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. Staci Hart has a way with words that stops me in my tracks. I often have to pause to re-read passages because they're so stunningly written it’s hard for me to wrap my brain around. I want to snuggle under her words like a blanket and never leave.

"He was the wind licking the waves, and I was in a boat with no oars, riding the swells made by his presence"

It's slow burn, but that's t
Sarah Keffer
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I say it every time, but Staci Hart is in a league all her own. She never fails to blow me away with her storytelling. I wasn’t sure what to expect with her Pride and Prejudice retelling but I loved every word. Enemies to lovers is my favorite trope and I don’t think there’s a better framework for it than Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Liam Darcy and Laney Bennet met my expectations and then exceeded them. Liam is quintessential Darcy...pretentious yet well mannered with everyone except Laney. ...more
Erin Colvin
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the author for the gifted review copy. Pride and Prejudice was one of the few books I actually read in high school (my teacher made it even more fun) and I’ve been reading retellings ever since. This one follows the original plot well without a lot of side stories. I always like seeing how authors turn something outdated into a modern version and Staci Hart was very creative in how she retold the story. Recommend for all P and P fans. This is the 5th book in the series, but is a sta ...more
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The Austens has quickly become my favorite series, these retellings are so perfect and accurate. Pride and Papercuts is, quite obviously, a Pride and Prejudice retelling that is the perfect friends-to-lovers romance. Featuring stuffy board rooms, the most perfect bookstore, and two stubborn individuals who can't see that the hatred burning bright between them has a whole lot more to it.

The Bennet family is known for their flower shop and some of t
Oct 14, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh dear God, the writing is terrible. None of the books in this series have been well-written, but this is sooo much worse. Example:
Were I a different man, I'd have met her out there, soaked up some of her joy.

But I was who I was. Freedom of that kind was unknown to me.

I took a sip of my scotch, which I'd procured on exiting the unpleasant conversation with Laney Bennet. Not because she was particularly unpleasant, but because I'd found myself lacking things to say. In part because I couldn't
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Pride and Papercuts is a captivating retelling of Pride and Prejudice. If retellings of classics are your thing then this is one you’ll want to check out!

Laney and Liam start off as enemies, yet they still have to work together. Liam has an arrogant vibe about him, however, there are so many layers to him. He just doesn’t show them, he doesn’t let people in. I’ve loved Laney from the moment she was introduced. She can give as good as she gets, she has some sass, but she can also be stubborn. Tog
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, arc, historical
OMG - I almost wish I wasn't so familiar with the Jane Austen version so I could really enjoy this story even more. It has all the favorite characters - the good (Lizzy (aka Laney), Jane (aka Jett), Georgie (aka Goergiana and Bingley), and Darcy (aka Liam); the bad - Caroline Bingley; and the truly despicable - Catherine DeBourgh and Wickham.
Laney and Liam have the same P&P vibe that makes them Jane Austen favorites - misunderstanding on both sides that push and pull at their feelings. In this v
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Staci Hart does it again.
"Pride and Papercuts" is another amazingly beautiful love story and I am obsessed.
Laney and Liam make the perfect "enemies to lovers" story and I adore all the small (and not so small) nods towards the original Austen story.
This was a delight to read! And of course, in true Staci Hart fashion, not only do we get Laney's and Liam's story, we also meet some other familiar characters along the way! (I love the Bennet family sooo much)
I highly recommend this amazing book!
I h
Staci Hart slayed this retelling of Pride and Prejudice! Liam and Laney are the greatest enemies to lovers couple.

These two strong willed people are forced to work together and from the start they butt heads like no other. Everything seems to get in their way; family feuds, work and the words that spew from their mouths whenever they are in each others company.

I love the way Staci Hart weaves a tale in each of her books and Pride and Papercuts is no exception. The banter is witty, their brains
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