Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

A Novel
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (133 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Sonali Dev launches a new series about the Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, who have built their lives in San Francisco....

It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep. 

Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own nonnegotiable rules:

  • Never trust an outsider 
  • Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations 
  • And never, ever, defy your family 

Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now, she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes. 

Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life. 

As the two clash, their assumptions crumble like the spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. But before a future can be savored there’s a past to be reckoned with....

A family trying to build home in a new land. 

A man who has never felt at home anywhere. 

And a choice to be made between the two.

©2019 Sonali Dev (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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expectations not met for this book

I felt this was the lamest writing. the repetitive adjectives and use of words never used in banter put this book on a very mediocre category. the narrator did her best.
sorry I used a credit on it

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Pride and Prejudice retelling

A fun story but lagged in the middle. DJ is definitely swoon worthy main character.

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Awesome Retelling

This was a fantastic retelling of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice because Sonali Dev captured the essence of a beloved story while injecting her own original spin. The retelling didn't feel forced. Instead, Dev only used parts of the original story instead of forcing the plot to conform. I love the way Sonali flipped the gender roles and how she didn't shy away from discussing deep social issues. The issues never felt preachy, instead, it was just a part of characters and of the story line. I'm not a fan of insta-love so I really appreciated the slow burn and the focus on character development. The HEA is so much more satisfying when the characters earn their relationship.

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From the Male Perspective

Sonali Dev undertook something quite difficult with this story, with a title linking it to the famous Jan Austin novel. I feel she did a brilliant job modernizing the tale while also tackling some pretty heavy issues with grace and subtlety.

I have to say I enjoyed every moment of it, Dev did an amazing job switching the Darcy character to the female lead while also drifting into the perspective of the Elizabeth character as a male.

The descriptions of the hunky DJ Kane were a bit much for a straight man to bear, but hey I know I am not the target audience. As a man, I enjoyed the main character and her quirks, as well as her strong and independent spirit.

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Gets good around hour 7...

Very slow start, I had actually purchased a different book at hour 7 but couldn’t download it on my walk and kept listening, it picks up a lot. Not awesome, but pleasant story.

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A cute romance that touches on some social issues

One of the best romances I’ve read in a while. Explores some of the issues of being black. It was good to see the females as strong characters. Plan to read the next book in the series.

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Great Retelling

I am going to be 100% honest with you I went into this book with no expectations of it being good and the possibility of it being a DNF. I picked up this book in 2019, and to be honest, I think it was just because it was a Pride and Prejudice retelling and it was based on Indian culture. I am a sucker for books based on other cultures. Plus just look at that cover. So I really was not sure about it when it comes to the content since I picked it up based on so many factors that were not the actual story. So I guess this is one of those rare times that buying a book for all of the wrong reasons worked out for me.

This is a loose retelling so you don’t have the overdramatic mom shoving her daughters at every available man, and to be honest that made me like this story that much more. This allowed the story to be its own and not just another rehashing of the original story. It is able to stand on its own.

You get random backstories about the family that I think will be important as she writes other books based on this family. To my understanding, they are companions with different family members being the focus.

I really appreciate how you get both perspectives throughout the story. I also liked when you get to see them realize how they have been acting. I like the “oh I’ve been a horrible human to…” moments, especially when they seem real. This book started off slow for me and just coasted for a little bit but when things started coming together I did not want to stop. I was sucked in and invested in these two realizing that they should be together.

If you like hate to love books you should give this one a try.

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Very captivating

Loved listening to it all through. Enjoyed every minute of listing to it. Enjoy the book

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Wonderful

I really enjoyed this book. The author was very expressive, so much so that I could really picture the events playing out in the story. I can see why she describes this story as being loosely based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It is a wonderful story that I know I will come back to re-read over and over again. Because of the narration, I also know that I will listen to the book over and over again as well.

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Pathetic

The writing is juvenile and so melodramatic I couldn’t finish it. Every scene is manufactured nonsense. And if possible the horrible narrator makes the writing seem even worse. Impossible to listen to!

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