Persuade Me (Darcy & Friends Series) [NOOK Book]

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When it comes to love, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she gave up ten years ago at the insistence of her disapproving family. What if she’s missed her only chance for real happiness?
Since Anna broke his heart, Rick has moved on – or so he thinks. Out in Australia, he’s worked hard to build a successful career – and a solid wall around his feelings.
The words ‘forgive and forget’ aren’t in Rick's...

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Persuade Me (Darcy & Friends Series)

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Overview

When it comes to love, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she gave up ten years ago at the insistence of her disapproving family. What if she’s missed her only chance for real happiness?
Since Anna broke his heart, Rick has moved on – or so he thinks. Out in Australia, he’s worked hard to build a successful career – and a solid wall around his feelings.
The words ‘forgive and forget’ aren’t in Rick's vocabulary. The word ‘regret’ is definitely in Anna’s. So, when they meet again on his book tour of England, it’s an opportunity for closure.
But memories intrude – the pure sensuality of what they once shared, the pain of parting … And she has to deal with another man from her past, while his celebrity status makes him the focus of unwanted attention.
With Anna’s image-obsessed family still ready to interfere and Rick poised to return to Australia, can she persuade him to risk his heart again?
This contemporary re-telling of Jane Austen’s last completed novel is the second book in Juliet Archer’s Darcy & Friends series, offering fresh insights into the hearts and minds of Austen’s irresistible heroes.

Short-listed for The Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award 2011.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011547713
  • Publisher: Choc Lit
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 43,528
  • File size: 960 KB

Meet the Author

Juliet describes herself as ‘a 19th-century mind in a 21st-century body – actually, some days it’s the other way round’. The youngest of four girls, she was born and bred in North-East England, where she met her future husband. Unlike Anne Elliot in Jane Austen’s Persuasion, she got married despite pressure to wait until she’d finished her degree, and emerged from the University of Nottingham with a First in French and Russian. Thirty years later she is still married, has two teenage children and lives in Harpenden, Hertfordshire,UK.Juliet's novels include The Importance of Being Emma and Persuade Me.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Great Read

    I really enjoyed this modern adaptation of Persuasion. It was well written and true to the original while still being very 21st century.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    When do you let your heart rule your head?

    Anna comes off easily as a down-to-earth college professor; she's got the education & great friends but is deeply anguished by past events. When her old flame, Rick Wentworth, now a famous author, comes to do a UK book tour, Anna is ready for all the discomforts & remorseful remembrance that his visit will bring. Yet, the long-ago heartache appears to still be fresh between both her and Rick and while there is much bitterness and distrust to overcome, both are determined to fight in their own way for second chances.

    A contemporary re-telling of Jane Austen's last novel, Persuasion. Full of heated romance, painful regrets & intense attractions and though it follows closely to the original tale, the new twist of Wentworth's thought process adds much to the overall story. Persuasion is by far my favorite Austen book and this contemporary tale was a joy to read.

    Likes: Rick was a great masculine character and his persistent actions toward Anna were wonderful proof that true love never fades!

    Dislikes: You really cringe during many of Anna's families scenes, but then again, that ever-growing hatred toward their egotistical mannerism could be a perk for the book since it created a nice emotional aspect for the reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    Persuasion is my favourite Jane Austen Book. I am glad that Ju



    Persuasion is my favourite Jane Austen Book. I am glad that Juliet Archer stayed true to the novel in “Persuade me”. At its heart the book is about regret and what could have been. Would life be different for Anna if she didn’t let Rick slip threw her fingers?
    Even in a modern setting, you can still feel the longing they both have for each other. Anna made the mistake when she was younger of letting her family rule her heart, and she regretted it ever since.
    The book is about second chances. Juliet Archer captured all of the angst and heart-break of loss as well as the joy of being reunited. “Persuade me” leaves you with a renewed sense of hope, that you don’t often find in other novels. I highly recommend, even if you haven’t read any other Austen books. It stands out on its own merit.

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    A new twist to a old friend

    In Persuade Me, Ms. Archer has retold a lovely story in a morden world. Her treatment of the endearing characters are as wonderful and endearing as ever. I was believe that any Jane Austen reader will love the retelling of the wonderful tale of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth.

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