Pride and Prejudice meets “Dear White People” in this diverse rom-com by debut author Nikki Payne. In PRIDE AND PROTEST, an outspoken DJ goes head-to-head with the CEO of a property developer taking over her D.C. neighborhood during a protest, but they soon find that the fire between them isn’t rage but chemistry.
About the Book
by Nikki Payne
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 15th 2022 by Berkley Books
Liza B.--the only DJ who gives a jam--wants to take her neighborhood back from the soulless property developer dropping unaffordable condos on every street corner in DC. But her planned protest at a corporate event takes a turn after she mistakes the smoldering-hot CEO for the waitstaff. When they go toe-to-toe, the sparks fly--but her impossible-to-ignore family thwarts her every move. Liza wants Dorsey Fitzgerald out of her hood, but she'll settle for getting him out of her head.
At first, Dorsey writes off Liza Bennett as more interested in performing outrage than acting on it. As the adopted Filipino son of a wealthy white family, he's always felt a bit out of place and knows a fraud when he sees one. But when Liza's protest results in a viral meme, their lives are turned upside down, and Dorsey comes to realize this irresistible revolutionary is the most real woman he's ever met.
About the Author
Jane Austen's Sassy Black Friend
Nikki Payne is an anthropologist who can. not. turn. it. off.
I love to force my characters into new environments new cultures and in finding love, they change the way they see the world. Church, cemeteries and romance novels are still the most segregated places in America. My romances, inspired by the classics turn expectations on their head. It's cultural commentary, for the hopeless romantic. Find out more at https://www.nikkipaynebooks.com/