Make a new future. Choose your true family. Know your own heart.
When Elliott Dashwood’s father dies, leaving his family virtually penniless, it’s up to Elliott to do what he’s always done: be the responsible one. Now isn’t the right time for any added complications. So what the hell is he doing hooking up with Ned Ferrars? It’s just a fling, right?
Elliott tries to put it behind him when the family makes a fresh start in California, and if he secretly hopes to hear from Ned again, nobody else needs to know. While his mom is slowly coming to terms with her grief, teenage Greta is more vulnerable than she’s letting on, and Marianne—romantic, reckless Marianne—seems determined to throw herself headfirst into a risky love affair. And when Elliott discovers the secret Ned’s been keeping, he realizes that Marianne isn’t the only one pinning her hopes on a fantasy.
All the Dashwoods can tell you that feelings are messy and heartbreak hurts. But Elliott has to figure out if he can stop being the sensible one for once, and if he’s willing to risk his heart on his own romance.
A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
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About the Author
I like to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters. But they've gotta work for it! No free lunches on my watch. I live in tropical North Queensland, Australia. I don't know why, because I hate the heat, but I suspect I'm too lazy to move. I spend half my time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting my escape. I attended university at sixteen, not because I was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. I studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly. I share my house with too many cats, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how I imagined life as a grown-up.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An epic family story. According to the author, The California Dashwoods is a modern take Jane Austen's classic Sense and Sensibility but I must confess that I've never read that book. To me this was just a great epic family story. While it didn't span decades, it did cover a year or so, in detail, of the lives of Abby Dashwood and her children Elliott, Greta, and Marianne. Elliott's father died and left them nearly penniless. As the oldest, he assumes responsibility for keeping the family together. The California Dashwoods isn't really a love story – not in the truest sense. It's the story of a family struggling to come to terms with the death of their husband and father. I was totally captivated by the story and couldn't put it down once I started it. There is a love story of sorts for Elliott and Ned but it takes place mainly in John's thoughts. There are many obstacles and twists before Elliott and Ned get their HEA. The suspense of how things would turn out kept me glued to the story. I absolutely loved this book and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***