A Love for the Pages

  • by Joy Penny
  • Narrated by Dawn Huestis
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She'd kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff - but no. She couldn't leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.
But June is about to get a serious wake up call when she returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. Stuck somewhere between feeling like a kid again under her parents' roof and being forced to start acting like an adult with worries about her future career, June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school.
What June doesn't expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life-all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn't exactly be "dating material," even if June's heart rate accelerates whenever she's near him. But after discovering his enigmatic past and witnessing a few fiery moments of tenderness, June can't help but see Rochester, Darcy and even Heathcliff in Everett. If she's going to make it through the summer without becoming a tragic heroine in her own story, she has to separate the man from the ideals of fiction in her head. Because if there's one thing she knows about Byronic love stories, it's that they don't always end happily ever after.

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Creative love story with fun classic throwbacks

I thought this was a creative story. I have read other modern adaptations of the classics but never one that the narrator is so aware that she is in the middle of a modern adaptation. It was charming, quirky and fun. I'm excited to read more by this author.
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- Katie

Cute take on old literature.

A Love For the Pages was a clean romance that referenced classic literature through out the book. The main character Jane is a huge fan of Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, etc and relates her life and those around her to the characters in the classic novels.

This was a sweet romance with little suspense but it was a refreshing read from all the drama filled books I have been reading lately. The characters were likeable but of course you had a few villains but the little drama they caused was needed.

This book was provided to me via Audiobook Boom for my honest review.
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- NB

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2014
  • Publisher: Joy Penny