I have always prefered regency novels to moderns because I always felt they were more romantic and the love stories were stronger, but when Green Card was re-released I simply had to read it! I had heard too many good things about it and having read other amazing works from the author, I knew I had to give this one a try. I cannot say I regret it, by the contrary, Green Card was one of the best love stories I have read in the last few months, and definitely the best modern story.
After all the encouragements I received from Anita from My Vices and Weaknesses I can finally say that I am also completely rendered to Green Card and now I can truly understand the meaning of “you gave me Valhalla!”, it is one of the most beautiful moments in the book.
Green Card is not a Pride and Prejudice modernisation but we can see how Austen’s characters influenced the author. William Harper is British billionaire who needs a green card to remain in the USA coordinating an important merger of his company. Elizabeth Barrett is a full-time student working too many jobs to be able to pay her tuition, so when Harper presents her with a very generous compensation to marry him and pretend they are a couple for the following 2 years, she cannot refuse. What starts as a business contract ends up as one of the most romantic stories I’ve ever read, and we get to see it all happening during a 2 and a half years period.
Elizabeth Adams is a very talented writer and in Green Card she displays that talent through an engaging story, compelling dialogues, but above all, incredibly well developed characters.
Elizabeth Barrett got to my nerves sometimes, and I could not believe how lucky she was, but her relationship with her mother and the way it was developed made me love her a bit more.
William Harper is the perfect man and it’s impossible not to fall in love with him. He is everything a young man ought to be: intelligent, interesting, strong, sexy, jealous, attentive, a great listener, romantic, and did I mention incredibly rich? But what captivated me the most about his character was what remained hidden until the outburst he had in one of his fights with Elizabeth. When he opened his heart and showed her how prejudiced and wrong she was regarding him and his life, I was completely surrendered. The scene was so well written that I wanted to jump into the book and comfort him for hours and hours.
The romance that is built between these two characters is beautiful and sexy, slow and fast, real and dreamy, it is basically everything I ever wanted to read in a romance novel, it has it all and the memorable moments are too many to mention in this review.
I’m not American so the american traditions and the food element in the book had a big appeal to me. Elizabeth Adams made me come home, google grilled cheese and cook it for me and my husband! But if you’re fond of cooking there is no need to google the receipts because that is a bonus at the end of the book.
Green Card is an exquisite romance that I could not put down and that I recommend to everyone who loves an amazing love story!
Elizabeth Adams is a book-loving, tango-dancing, Austen enthusiast. She loves old houses and thinks birthdays should be celebrated with trips—as should most occasions. She can often be found by a sunny window with a cup of hot tea and a book in her hand.
She writes romantic comedy and comedic tragedy in both historic and modern settings.
You can find more information, short stories, and outtakes at elizabethadamswrites.wordpress.com
Elizabeth Adams would like to offer to one of my readers eBook versions of every JAFF book written by her (shown below). Isn’t that great? One single winner will get the entire collection of her work 🙂 To enter this giveaway all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post until the 17th of November. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced shortly after.