Early on they loathe each other. Gradually Darcy recognizes Lizzie is independent, witty, and despite having a couple of goofy sisters, a woman worthy of respect. Elizabeth bases her hostility toward Darcy in part of the lies Wickham has told her, as well as misinterpreting his shy nature.
Darcy confesses his love, but Lizzie rudely rejects him. Later she realizes she made a mistake and was wrong about Darcy, but he has apparently withdrawn any interest. It takes the intervention of Darcy=s ridiculous aunt to get the romance back on track. Once one=s pride and the other=s prejudice is swept away, Austen leaves her readers with a heartwarming reunion. Keira Knightley played the scene well in the 2005 film version.
In Justice Is For the Lonely, Kristen is repulsed by Stern and his reputation for cheating both in cases and on his wife. Stern falls in love with Kristen, but she assumes his tender advance is just a precursor to double-crossing her in the Layne trial. Stern decides Kristen is uninterested.
When Kristen finally decides she likes Stern, he has already written her off. You=ll have to read Justice Is For the Lonely to see how the dilemma is resolved
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