Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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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 non-negotiable 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.

  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks


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    Jul 05, 2020

    I couldn't read more than a few chapters. Both of the main characters are insufferable.

    PSA: If you burn your hand (or anything else), don't put it on ice the way Darcy did. Ice or ice water can cause further damage. Use cool water. A real chef would know this.

    Feb 06, 2020

    I enjoyed this story. The characters were interesting and the ending was good.

    Oct 13, 2019

    Of the several P & P retellings I've read, this was the most mouthwatering, if not the most faithful to the original. I did like what they did with Wickham.

    JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Oct 03, 2019

    Good fun for hard core Janeites. Probably best to skip on audio because the reader's British accents do not reflect the accents that would fit with the story.

    JessicaGma Sep 03, 2019

    Good attempt, but half baked at the end. I couldn't figure out who some of the characters were supposed to be in the story, like not in comparison to P&P, but who these names were supposed to be? A cousin? Why are you taking care of this person? Why is this relevant to the tale? I've read better.

    Sep 01, 2019

    Characters, plot, tension were all great. Too much time was spent on outlining bloodlines and the family's history to convey their legacy. More than a few times I found myself skipping paragraphs and pages of descriptions and flashbacks, just to get back to the present moment and dialogue.

    RandomLibrarian Jul 24, 2019

    Review excerpt: "Those familiar with author Sonali Dev know that her books involve a lot of food, complicated family issues, and angst. 'Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors' has all of these qualities, but the angst overwhelmed the romance to the point where I didn’t believe in the happy ending. I did, however, want to eat ALL the food."

    debwalker Jul 16, 2019

    Reimagining the classic P&P story (never grows stale) in contemporary times--this time in a family drama featuring an immigrant Indian family in modern-day San Francisco, Calif.

    Jun 26, 2019

    Great twists on the classic, both with gender roles (the heroine fulfills traditional Darcy role) and racism (genuine and engaging touches of black lives matter, complicated by many shades of colour.) My only hesitation was the family background profiles at the beginning, but they all paid off by the end of the story. This writer has heart, and her characters develop and grow on you. Recommended for romance readers who want something more thoughtful, but don't expect literary fiction.

    DCLadults Jun 25, 2019

    A New & Noteworthy pick. A "Pride and Prejudice" remix with an Indian American family. Ever thought of Wickham as an evil blonde woman with dreadlocks? Read it because it is just plain fun.

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