Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on October 13th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: borrowed from the library
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.
Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.
Why didn’t I realize this was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice in a modern setting? I would have picked it up sooner and I missed getting the author to sign it at a Fierce Reads event. *smacks head*
Quite easily one of the cutest contemporary stories that have similar personalities to the beloved Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, all told within a football town with an adorable little cousin to match. I pretty much devoured this in one sitting, even if I’m on a good contemporary kick at the moment. It’s witty, adorable, and just downright sweet. Not only is it a love story but there’s also friendship and family thrown in for good measure. There’s just something about the adorable main characters that are so heavily flawed yet you can help but love them when they make their mistakes.
Definitely one of my faves of the year 🙂 and I would want to reread this over and over again just so I can get all the feels! Oh and that cover! If that beautiful but simple cover doesn’t make you want to pick this one up, then I don’t know what will!