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 am a HUGE fan of anything Pride and Prejudice. It’s my favorite book ever and I love to read any kind of retelling. So obviously, THE SEASON by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer was pretty high on my TBR pile. I started the book and sat on the couch, huddled in the corner until I had read the whole thing.
I could not put this book down. It was so much fun to read! I loved this modern take on P&P because it was different than any of the other versions I’ve read. And even though I know the original story forwards and backwards, there were still moments in The Season that took me by surprise, which was very refreshing.
Megan was a really great take on the classic Lizzie. She was witty, headstrong, stubborn, and really fun to read. The rest of the characters were a great supporting cast. The story itself really worked as a P&P retelling and it has a climax that really packs a punch*wink*.
My only criticism with this book is that the classic Lizzie/Darcy romance really took the backburner this time. It did work, and it really didn’t hinder my enjoyment much at all, but it wasn’t really what I was expecting. So I guess I was really more surprised than disappointed. I love a good slow-burn romance, but in this it just felt a little rushed at the end. Honestly, I could have done without it completely, Megan is such a strong heroine that I could have totally seen her ending this chapter in her life single and okay with it! But overall, this book is about so much more than the classic romance, so it doesn’t bring down the quality of the story.
THE SEASON is so much fun to read, I’ve already started recommending it to anyone who is in a reading slump. It has moments that made me laugh out loud, it was really just a delight to read. I think it’s a great book for the summer and highly recommend that everyone, but especially fans of P&P, check it out!