DATE PUBLISHED: 12th July 2016
She can score a goal, do sixty box jumps in a row, bench press a hundred and fifty pounds…but can she learn to curtsey?
Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams, but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters her in the 2016 Dallas debutante season, she’s furious—and has no idea what she’s in for. When Megan’s attitude gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, she’s got a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsey like a proper Texas lady or she’ll get the boot and disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante, of course, is going to parties, and it’s at one of these lavish affairs where Megan gets swept off her feet by the debonair and down-to-earth Hank Waterhouse. If only she didn’t have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and her handsome but surly billionaire boyfriend, Megan thinks, being a deb might not be so bad after all. But that’s before she humiliates herself in front of a room full of ten-year-olds, becomes embroiled in a media-frenzy scandal, and gets punched in the face by another girl.
The season has officially begun…but the drama is just getting started.
I listened to this book as an audio book via Audible.
This book is obviously a contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Texas, in the world of debutantes. The primary characters of the main story are all present, from Elizabeth and Darcy to Jane and Wickham. I did feel that at times the story plot was slow of pace and some scenes did not feel all that necessary. The overall storyline of a young tom-boyish girl who is thrust into a world of high society and debutantes was a laugh to read and certainly paid homage to its source material. The elaborate balls and the mean girls element did have their charms. The many escapades Megan found herself in were numerous and both hilarious and cringe-worthy. The hard-working Mc Knight family have a place in my heart after reading this book. The plotlines, which felt at times plentiful in content wrapped itself up nicely be the completion of the book. If you like She’s The Man or Austenland that this modern day Pride and Prejudice will be right up your alley.
Keep Calm and Read On,