In Want of a Wife (Pemberley House, #1) by Noelle Adams
I love Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice. This book is inspired in Jane Austen's work but is is in the 21st Century and the characters behave like adults and it has steamy scenes. However, having said that I can honestly say that if Jane Austen was alive that is how her characters would behave. The book is so wonderful, Vince and Liz are adorable and very much like Darcy and Lizzie Bennett. Vince is withdrawn, shy but totally devoted to his family his friend Charlie and later to Liz. They have a connection that they cannot deny and what totally began as a casual affair developed into a great romance with so many lovely scenes. The book is wonderful and full of romance (steamy, sexy, romance).
He calls her the Annoying One. Liz overheard him say it to his friend, and that's just fine. She doesn't like him anyway. Vince Darcy is cold, arrogant, and detached from genuine feelings, and he's become her closest rival in the local antiques market. He might be her new neighbor, and Liz's sister might be falling for his best friend, but that doesn't mean Liz cares what Vince thinks of her. Yes, he's hot. Very hot. Way too hot. It's another one of his infuriating characteristics. She's having trouble resisting his hotness, so she might consider a casual fling with him--as long as they keep it a secret and it doesn't become complicated. But she isn't going to like him. He thinks she's the Annoying One. She can't fall for a man after that. Pemberley House is a series of modern reimaginings of Jane Austen novels, and the books are set in a historic mansion in Virginia that has been converted into condos. In Want of a Wife is loosely inspired by Pride and Prejudice.