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Book Review | First & Then

Pride & Prejudice meets Sense and Sensibility meets Friday Night Lights! What’s not to love!?

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This book was simply adorable. I am a huge Jane Austen fan (something you might have picked up on!), so this made me super happy. I had been seeing this around for a while, but a friend recommended it to me knowing I would love it (re: Jane Austen). Also, Foster was probably my favorite character!

I will say, it took me a bit to get into it. Devon irritated me for a bit (her prejudice annoyed me, especially since part of it was directed towards her cousin Foster who I love), but I slowly fell in love with it as the story went on. It was wonderful to see Devon slowly accept Foster for who he is.

Also, Cas. I loved Cas (not as much as I love Mr. Darcy, but close . . . I mean, essentially, he is the modern, teenage Mr. Darcy). He’s obviously still got his pride, but he is also shy, and that is something Devon learns once she lets go of some of her prejudices and talks with him. It was great to see their romance develop!

One thing that I loved was that Devon was a Jane Austen fan (!!!), and mentioned several times reading Sense & Sensibility several times throughout; she often would refer to Jane as “Jane would love this…” and “Jane would approve him…” and such.

This is just a fun, light read that will just make you happy. You need read it!

My Rating: 4 stars

Purchase here: Amazon | B&N


  1. I’ve been debating whether or not I want to read this one. While I am a huge Jane Austen fan, I am totally not into sports, especially football. Is that a major part of the book?

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