A Pride & Prejudice Variation
TITLE: What Would Mr. Darcy Do?
AUTHOR: Abigail Reynolds
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 230 pages
PUBLISHED: Sourcebooks Landmark, 2011
SOURCE: Received ARC from Publisher for review
FROM THE PUBLISHER: This sexy installment in the Pride and Prejudice Variations series explores one of the roads not taken in Jane Austen’s original. Before Darcy leaves the Lambton Inn after learning the scandalous news about Lydia and Wickham, he and Elizabeth declare their true feelings. Determined to give Darcy up rather than drag his name through the mud, Elizabeth will have to choose between what is right, and what she wants more than anything...
MY TAKE: This was a fun look at how the story might have gone if Darcy and Lizzie had not skirted around their attraction in the beginning. We get a chance to see how the different outside influences could have affected alternate outcomes. Wickham and Miss Bingley could have really messed it up for the lovebirds!
The author did an excellent job of building the tension between Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam. Their chaste kisses and steamy glances made the reader really want to help them find their stolen moments together. The "behind the scenes" action and support of Georgiana as well as the Gardiners added to the romance and fun.
This book is a quick, easy read that I found to be quite enjoyable. I recommend it to any Austen, romance and Abigail Reynolds fans ~ of any age.
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