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Review: Pride and Protest

This was such a timely, poignant Pride and Prejudice retelling, and outside of that, just a plain good story. Liza is a girl who knows what she stands for and isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She is young, though, and many of us can relate to thinking we knew all the things when we were that age. Dorsey, on the other hand, knows his privilege and the responsibility that comes along with that. Because of this, along with other hardships he has experienced, he is uptight and sometimes harsh in his treatment of others.

As you can imagine, when these two connect, sparks fly. These characters have such great chemistry as well as growth throughout the novel. Loved it!



A woman goes head-to-head with the CEO of a corporation threatening to destroy her neighborhood in this fresh and modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by debut author Nikki Payne.

Liza B.–the only DJ who gives a jam–wants to take her neighborhood back from the soulless property developer dropping unaffordable condos on every street corner in DC. But her planned protest at a corporate event takes a turn after she mistakes the smoldering-hot CEO for the waitstaff. When they go toe-to-toe, the sparks fly–but her impossible-to-ignore family thwarts her every move. Liza wants Dorsey Fitzgerald out of her hood, but she’ll settle for getting him out of her head.

At first, Dorsey writes off Liza Bennett as more interested in performing outrage than acting on it. As the adopted Filipino son of a wealthy white family, he’s always felt a bit out of place and knows a fraud when he sees one. But when Liza’s protest results in a viral meme, their lives are turned upside down, and Dorsey comes to realize this irresistible revolutionary is the most real woman he’s ever met.

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