First I must say that I loved this book. Of course it is not written in the style of Jane Austen but it was written with the same outline as Pride and Prejudice. I fell in love with all the characters and enjoyed seeing the parallels with Pride and Prejudice and it made you really think that there is such a thing as a modern day Pride and Prejudice.
Elyssa Barlett has every reason in the world to think ill of Will Denton: at her sister's rehearsal dinner he announces that as President of Pemberleo Coffee he is sending his employee Charles Blakely to Guatemala, he insulted her beheind her back, and he is just about the coldest and most heartless person alive. When Will comes to Guatemala she still dislikes him and thinks him a workaholic and manipulative. She has disliked him for two years now. However, when they spend time together she finds it harder to remember the reasons she disliked him so much. Until that is, she learns of how he told Charles not to propose to her sister from her friend George Westham. She leaves Guatemala right away before hearing his side of the story. Will her heart ever change towards Will? What is the truth about George Westham? Will Elyssa stop being so prejudice towards Will? I am not going to give away any of these answers, I suggest you read it for yourself.
I realize that the story is not an exact parallel, Janet and Charles are married 10 pages into the book, Elyssa's father is dead, and it takes place in America. But it has its own story that captures you and draws you in. I read it in one day, I loved it so much!