Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors Reading Pride, Prejudice, And Other Flavors By Sonali Dev 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 FranciscoIt 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 FamilyTrisha 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 WithA 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.

Sonali Dev s first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai She was eight years old Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and written communication, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writing for magazines and websites With the advent of her first gr

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  • Paperback
  • 481 pages
  • Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
  • Sonali Dev
  • English
  • 15 January 2017
  • 9780062839053

10 thoughts on “Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

  1. peachygirl says:

    Now this is the kind of retelling that doesn t make me want to pull my hair out I ve read so many variations of PP and never have I been this satisfied with one Sonali Dev has successfully delivered an awesome, gender swapped retelling of everyone s favourite love story, with exotic Indian flavours and beautifully believable characters Dr.Trisha Raje, the proud and acclaimed Neurosurgeon, is the protagonist and is our female Mr.Darcy, trying to save the world, one brain at a time Darcy James Caine aka DJ Caine, portrayed as the male Lizzy Bennet, is a hot chef with yummy biceps and yummier desserts, who becomes a victim of his own assumptions when he meets our royal Dr.Raje Sparks fly, misunderstandings happen, drama ensues, truth prevails, sparks fly harder this time around and ignites a fire in the lovers loins and yayy happy humping ummm ending That s right HAPPY ENDING The one thing I loved the most about this book was, unlike most retellings that rely heavily on Austen s beloved classic, this book manages to retain its uniquity in sub plots and character developments Be it the hero s backstory, the marital woes of the heroine s sister, the animal farm analogy for her ambitious family, Wickham s wickedness, cultural background of the protagonists or the way racism and classism are dealt with, the author has managed ...

  2. aarya says:

    I thought I had the mental bandwidth to discuss why this book didn t work for me, but I don t I m tired But I want to justify my rating and what I thought was problematic, so major spoilers under the spoiler tag CW rape view spoiler A lot didn t work for me The HIPAA violations and doctor patient confidentiality issues The lack of groveling apologies from Trisha s family, who treated her poorly in many ways These things are subjective Maybe you have a large suspension of disbelief and you don t care about the rules that govern real life doctors Maybe you think that Trisha s family and Trisha came to a good and healthy resolution These things are subjective from reader to reader What I m about to discuss is not Of course we can t stop her, Yash said We can t stop anyone from making films on medical science, or anyone trying to make money to pay for the ridiculous medical bills in our country He cleared his throat And I m pretty certain that the film that we re really worried about was destroyed And the NDA Julia signed was pretty watertight She can t talk about any of it He sounded calm and lawyerly, but there was a thread of strain in his voice Julia Wickham could destroy him and he knew it No one would care that he d been the victim, not in today s climate The worst part was that if he did get justice, if people did belie...

  3. Sahitya says:

    Mostly a 3.5.I had read books by this author before, but long ago that I don t remember much about them However, when I read the synopsis for this one and realized it s a desi retelling of PP, I was just so happy I also loved that this was set in US, because I can relate to diaspora stories these days than those set completely in India And this one both impressed and frustrated the hell out of me Trisha is an accomplished neurosurgeon who takes immense pride in her job but is quite socially inept She also immensely loves her family, but has a lot of guilt for something that she did fifteen years ago which affected her brother Yash and soured her relationship with her father She is compassionate and a problem solver and I loved her relationship with her sister and cousins and her grandmother However, despite working hard to achieve her goals, she has been born to extreme privilege and it shows She also frequently puts her foot in her mouth because she isn t good at talking or expressing her feelings DJ is a chef who has left everything he worked for and is almost bankrupt trying to save his sister suffering from a tumor in her brain He feels almost spiritual about his cooking and takes immense pleasure in seeing people enjoy and appreciate his food He has also suffered a lot in h...

  4. Stacee says:

    Well, I m a complete sucker for anything P P and I was excited to see how a different take played out Love love loved Trisha and DJ She s smart and maybe a bit awkward He s gruff and sort of a marshmallow Together, she s the Darcy and he s the Elizabeth and I was all over their arguing This entire set of characters is fantastic I loved her crazy large family and his sister The loyalty of the family their dynamic was refreshing to read.Plot wise it was new and comfortable at the same time and the descriptions of the food were mouth watering Of course the slow burn story telling is so effective in a P P story like this and the added conflict with Julia was a bonus I wasn t expecting I seriously loved every aspect Overall, Sonali took a well know...

  5. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    4.3 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review The truth was, he was right about many things things she could change, like how she treated people He was also wrong about a few things she could not change, like who she was. In this start to the Rajes series, Sonali Dev gives us an emotional look into a royal Indian family that migrated to America The title gives a clue that Ms Dev took inspiration from Jane Austen, Trisha is our arrogant still waters run deep Mr Darcy while DJ is our making some snap judgments Elizabeth There is also a villainous Wickham character, older sister already married worried about her beau wanting someone else, sick younger sister, mother pressuring children to get married, and other little takings that Pride and Prejudice readers will recognize It s all inspired by and not based on and I loved how Dev put her spin on the tale It had been fifteen years Fifteen years since Trisha had been shut out of her brother s political career, the family s most precious dream. The beginning focuses on Trisha, a young brilliant brain surgeon, and the dynamics she has with her family Her family is rather large but I never felt overwhelmed with characters, Dev is amazing at weaving sibling, parent, cousin, and grandparent relationships into the fabric of the story We learn how Trisha feels like an outcast...

  6. Leigh Kramer says:

    I keep going back and forth on the rating This might be 2.5 stars or it might be solidly 3 I can t decide.I ve enjoyed Sonali Dev s romance novels so I was curious what I would think of her women s fiction, particularly one that is Pride And Prejudice inspired And I have to say, my feelings are complicated.As a PP inspired gender bent story, it s inventive and a great update Julia Wickham s character in particular was a great treacherous take This is not a straight retelling and this frees Dev up to make some interesting choices with the characters.The food descriptions are one of the best parts of this story DJ s passion for his work as a chef was just as fascinating as Trisha s response to his creations I also really liked learning about the technology Trisha developed in order to do cutting edge surgeries on tumors I have no idea if it s based on existing technology but I hope so However, the medical plot didn t work for me and that means a good portion of this book didn t work, as Trisha is a surgeon and DJ is her patient Emma s brother There are major HIPAA violations throughout where Trisha readily discloses Emma s medical history, options, and prognosis to her family She even laughs off HIPAA, basically saying her family is exempt, which just no They re not Then there s the matter of Trisha, a health care provider, ...

  7. Lisa (Remarkablylisa) says:

    MY RATING 5 5 STARSI received a copy from Harper Collins Canada in exchange for a honest review.BUT GUYS this might be my favourite read of 2019 so far Okay, not my most favourite book of 2019 but Top 10 and it s pretty high up on the list If you re a fan of retellings, then you need to read this one because instead of it being completely by the book, this is a fresh twist on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen I m not educated enough to tell you point by point differences but Sonali Dev played around with the characters from both the Bennet and Darcy family I don t know how to go into this book without gushing over everything but you re going to hate Trisha or at least think something is wrong with her because she s emotionally unavailable and socially awkward YESSSSSS She is Darcy and she has good intentions for everything a saint, really but she s so freaking awkward, people think she s a jerk When she s not And then she doesn t understand what is going on to the point that there s a bunch of misunderstandings and she becomes the jerk people paint her to be I m not saying Trisha is perfect She s not She says some stuff that are unwarranted but I loved her a lot by the end of the book just like how readers love Darcy so hush Don t hurt my baby Anyways, Trisha is great because she strives to win the heart s of her family members after The Incident The Incident has caused major grief and complications in her family as they dealt with a psycho stalker and her f...

  8. Resh (The Book Satchel) says:

    Fun Fun FunA gender flipped Pride and Prej retelling with a surgeon Trisha as Mr Darcy and DJ as Elizabeth Bennett.What I loved drama jumping balconies, rom com scenes, flailing in love, girl hates boy trope to fall in love later, rich girl poor boy trope, royal Indian father, ex Bollywood Indian mother, rich family and parties FOOD Well, what do you expect Le Cordeon Bleu chef who specializes in French and North Indian fusion I must say DJ is the total rom com hero and I loved it Well built, good chef, caring, British accent, sarcasm and humour He was too perfect and I definitely didn t care I loved it This isn t your usual retelling So the characters were surprises For eg there s a Jane and Emma in the novel but maybe you might not be able to guess what they are upto in the novel Wickham was brilliant too.What I didn t Some names were so confusing I wish DJ was not named Darcy and also cast as a retold version of Elizabeth While this does not make it confusing, I felt it could ve been omitted for further clarity The first chapter was pretty boring I considered leaving it unfinished Until the tempo picks up, which is when DJ and Trisha meet, it was dull and definitely...

  9. Jypsy says:

    Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors is a modern retelling of the timeless classic This version has a unique element The woman, Trisha, is proud, and the man, DJ, is prejudice I liked Trisha She is proud because she s a surgeon, and that s a justifiable reason She is an intelligent, strong and likeable character DJ, on the other hand, I despised At some point, I should have come to like him, like in the original, but that didn t happen He s just unlikable and garners no sympathy I understand that the differences between social classes is supposed to be sharply rendered, but prejudice is present in every class and every race Much of it is due to extreme ignorance, lack of education and an unwillingness to admit or acknowledge that these attributes are present I see all of this in DJ His character soured what was otherwise an engaging story Everyth...

  10. Obsidian says:

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley This did not affect my rating or review.Wow What a wonderful retelling of Pride and Prejudice Only the Mr Darcy character is gender swapped and instead of being an upperclass nobleman, we have a young surgeon whose family is descended from Indian royalty Trisha Raje I initially didn t like that Dev had focused on the Mark Darcy character first, but I get why she did it Eventually we get our Elizabeth Bennett DJ Caine and he was fantastic Dev follows the same plot though modernizes it for readers And she even takes a look at black live matters, feminism and rape culture that I was not expecting in this one I maybe choked up a bit a few times No spoilers, but I can say that I am excited to see if Dev follows Trisha s brother Yash in the next one I really really want it Cause, I am all about revenge, I wanted to knock the block off the Wickman character we get in this one I was pretty much dream casting this book from beginning to end Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors follows 30 something year old neurosurgeon, Trisha Raje Though Trisha s family is pretty freaking spectacular, her mother is an ex Bollywood performer, her father is descended from Indian royalty a...

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