Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: Persuaded

Persuaded
By: Jenni James
Release Date: July 17, 2012
Series: The Jane Austen Diaries

Description:
Will he take her back, or fling her aside like she deserves?

Three years ago Amanda made the biggest mistake of her life when she let her friends persuade her to reject the guy she loved. They were convinced he was a loser and wasn't good enough for her.

Now Gregory's back in Farmington . . . taller, stronger, hotter than ever, and worth millions. Those gorgeous girls who snubbed him before are now falling at his feet and he's enjoying every moment of it.

Can he see past the pain Amanda caused him and give her a second chance? Or will she forever regret losing the only guy who truly loved her?

Review:
Okay I can't even start telling you how much I'm loving this series of books.  How can you not adore Jane Austen's concepts and with Jenni James recreating them and modernizing them my heart just soars some more.  With the ups and the downs and the heartbreaking and oh I'm just feeling very much like a girl in one of Jane Austen's books.  Which one, I haven't decided yet but I'm feeling it.

We meet Amanda at the beginning of the book where she is still in love with the guy she disappointed three years ago.  She basically told him she didn't want to be with him because of what her friends were saying.  He just wasn't cool enough.  Well secretly she still pines for him and when he comes back in the picture and is better looking than ever and rich to boot, her friends are all over him.  But she remembers the real him and she sees it there in him.  She misses him.

When Gregory comes back home and now that his family is much more well off, Amanda's family can not say the same, turns out Greg's family is buying Amanda's house.  So you can imagine her surprise when she sees him again.  He tries so hard not to show interest in her, and his family is all about him finding someone special.  He starts with her stepsister, who is as vain as they come.  Then he moves on to her best friend, and she is just trying to help them out and make sure he's happy but still trying to hold back her feelings for him.  She even sees a little hope that he will feel the same way too, but her friend is in love with him.  Or at least she thinks she is in love with him. 

They go out as a large group several times and during one of their off roading experiences something bad happens to her best friend.  They are all there for her but still things have gotten more complicated all the while both Amanda and Gregory are playing the whole I totally want you but I can't and I won't admit it game.  It's all very exciting and very Jane Austen, I loved it. Things progress between all the friends, some lives are changed but still will the truth ever come out that they love each other.  You will have to read and find out.

You should really check out this series if you haven't already because it's well worth the read.  It's quick, easy, fun, exciting and most o all based on Jane Austen with a modern twist on it.  I can't wait to see the next book, it's going to be just as great.  Thanks Jennie James for a really fun series. I really like the cover, something about that smirk on her face really makes me interested in wanting to pick up the book.  It just suits the book perfectly.
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