Monday, 3 October 2011

Review: Mr. Darcy's Undoing - Abigail Reynolds

Genre: Pride and Prejudice variation
Pages: 352
Published: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Source: For review

A passionate new Pride and Prejudice variation explores the unthinkable-Elizabeth accepts the proposal of a childhood friend before she meets Darcy again. When their paths cross, the devastated Mr. Darcy must decide how far he'll go to win the woman he loves. How can a man who prides himself on his honor ask the woman he loves to do something scandalous? And how can Elizabeth accept a loveless marriage when Mr. Darcy holds the key to her heart? As they confront family opposition and the ill-will of scandal-mongers, will Elizabeth prove to be Mr. Darcy's undoing?

My thoughts:
It is that time again, time for a JA variation. And this one gets a bit passionate towards the end too.

Lizzie meets Darcy, he proposes and she thinks he is an ass. We all know the story. In this one she goes home and meets Mr Covingon, she knows him from before and he asks for her hand in marriage and she accepts. Darcy comes and wants her back but it is too late. Of course Mr. Darcy does not give up, and there are a few twists and turn before they can get their HEA.

Oh Mr. Darcy, you are so improper, not that I complain. It was fun to see his more passionate side, he truly wants her as his wife, he dreams about her (dirty ones ;), and he hopes to sway her with kisses. And who can say no when Mr. Darcy starts kissing you? Poor Lizzie does not stand a chance. And I, well I love that his does not want to give up, he knows she loves him too.

What we have in this story is the tale of a man pursuing that which he wants, a few passionate encounters, and that which we all love, Mr. Darcy and Lizzie being totally and madly in love with each other.

Conclusion:
If you want to read about Mr. Darcy seducing with kisses then read this book. It is another cute and passionate re-telling of the story so many of us know and love.

Rating:
Nice

Cover:
Nice

32 comments:

Lynette said...

Were you reading my mind? LOL. I actually looked at this on Amazon today. This is the only one of her previous published ones of hers that I haven't read. Still debating though.

Aurian said...

This sounds like a fun one Blodeuedd!

Chris said...

Have you read Austenland? (All the variations are blurring for me...)

Mel said...

Another pride and prejudice variation...I will have to read the original soon! :)

Janna said...

Doesn't seem to be an earth-shattering variation...

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Darcy wouldn't need kisses to seduce me, his icy glares work just fine! LOL

I love the idea of an improper Darcy. Nope, poor Lizzy doesn't stand a chance.

Anachronist said...

Sounds like a groundhog's day...the same stuff over and over again...but of course it can be fun, nobody says it cannot be fun!!

Mel you cracked me up - imagine reading all these variations and not the original version.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh yes!! This one sounds like a Jane variation for me! I love an improper Darcy!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

aww! this sounds sweet!

Blodeuedd said...

Lynette
Lol, yes I was about to ask you if you had read this one, since lol, Mr Darcy has got some very naughty dreams


Aurian
it was :)


Chris
Nope, but wanna :D


Mel
Lol, I am addicted, I do confess

Blodeuedd said...

Janna
Perhaps not, but I can still enjoy it, and them all ;)


Missy
Really? ;) I think he would just scare me away with those. I'd rather take the kisses

very improper


Ana
I am so glad I have read the original one or you would have my head. I dodged the bullet there


Melissa
Then you would sure enjoy it cos oh man, improper yes indeed

Blodeuedd said...

Carrie
It was, and a bit passionate too ;)

The Bookworm said...

I enjoy a good P&P Varation. This one sounds interesting. Mr.Darcy as improper? hmmmm...I wonder :P

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, he's sounds a bit stalkerish.

Staci said...

Oh boy...I can't wait to read this one..I love me some passionate Darcy!!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Hee hee. I love living these books through you. ;) Thank you!!

Alyssa Kirk said...

I'd love to see a more passionate Darcy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds nice ;-)

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Mr. Darcy has naughty dreams? I love it!!!

Yvonne said...

I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds really good.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Bennett would only accept the proposal of a man she respects and is in love with. I hope Mr. Convington at least is a worthy rival for Darcy.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I will never get enough Darcy. Seriously. I wonder if my bf will let me call him Darcy? Haha great review as usual :)

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Yay, a JA variation! This one sounds great. I just love it when Darcy needs to try extra hard to win Elizabeth's heart and hand in marriage.

serendipity_viv said...

Beginning to wonder how many of these retellings there are???

Blodeuedd said...

VV
What, no do not say that. Poor fellow. He never stalks, they are always near each other anyway :)


Staci
Trust me, the dreams ;)


Melissa
I am glad youn are enjoying it :D


Alyssa
it was fun cos it was such a change and I could believe it

Jenny said...

A super passionate Mr. Darcy? Say no more. This book is mine!

Anna said...

I can't wait to read it! Glad you enjoyed it.

Darlene said...

This sounds like a fun variation on the story. I can't believe how many of these books are out there now.

Blodeuedd said...

Mary
It was :)

Patti
Oh yes, that he even dares to look at her after those dreams, my oh my


Yvonne
I hope you read it.


Steph
That is why there are variations, she is feeling the pressure of her family being left without anything at all.


Melissa
Haha. Try it and tell you if he went of it *wonders if I should call bf Darcy too ;)*

Blodeuedd said...

Irena
I like that too, make the mae work for it! He sure needs to make up for things.


Vivienne
Lol, many ;)


Jenny
Lol, aye, one can not resist a passionate MR Darcy


Anna
I hope you enjoy it!


Darlene
There are a LOT.- But then there is a amrket for it

Carole Rae said...

Everyone loves Mr Darcy. ^.^

Blodeuedd said...

Carole
So true :D

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