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Pride and Pina Coladas


From best-selling author Melanie Summers comes a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that’ll have you laughing, swooning, and sipping fruity blender drinks…


I’m Nora Cooper—single woman about to turn thirty, wildly unsuccessful plant fanatic, and event planner at Paradise Bay Resort. My shot at ‘the big time’ has finally arrived—the resort is hosting the World Bartender Championships and I’ve been asked to head up the hospitality team. 

There’s only one big problem. And his name is Theo Rojas. You’ve heard of his family—they own Rojas Rum (and about 200 other premium liquors, some of which may be on your shelf right now). As the major sponsor of the event, Theo has decided to be onsite, micromanaging every second of the competition. 

He’s stuck up, rude, and arrogant (and a bunch of other adjectives I had better not use). He also seems to have added ‘make Nora’s life absolute hell’ to the top of his to-do list. 


Too bad for Mr. Grumpy Chinos because he doesn’t know who he’s dealing with. I’ve taken on far worse foes than him. And if he thinks he’s going to get the best of me, he’s in for a wake-up call.

So when we find ourselves stranded on a private island overnight, I’m determined to put him in his place once and for all. Only somehow, instead of continuing our constant sparring, I find myself staring into his gorgeous eyes.


And now I have totally forgotten all the nasty things I was planning to say to him. Something about him being arrogant, right?

Gah! Someone please send help because I absolutely CANNOT fall for this guy…

what readers are saying...

“Absolutely perfect! A must read! This book gives you all the feels, hilariously funny, the
steam is perfect, the characters are to fall in love with, the highs and lows and all the in
betweens. I could not put it down! I love this series and all the characters who live in Paradise
Bay. Take a mind vacation and travel to Paradise Bay with Melanie as your hostess! Enjoy your
stay!” ~ Lori Zenobia, Goodreads Review


“Melanie handled the development of Leo and Bree’s story deftly, with humor, snappy dialog and awkward situations, in other words, real life. Add Bree’s daughter, a delightfully precocious 4-year old and her Aunt, a 71-year old eccentric spinster (whom I’ve nicknamed the“Baconator”) and you have laugh out loud moments. Treat yourself to an enjoyable read."

~JazzyCarol, Amazon Review

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