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.

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.




  1. 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.

  2. This sounds like a fun one Blodeuedd!

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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

    it was :)

    Nope, but wanna :D

    Lol, I am addicted, I do confess

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

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

    very improper

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

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

  11. Carrie
    It was, and a bit passionate too ;)

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

  13. ooo, he's sounds a bit stalkerish.

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

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

  16. I'd love to see a more passionate Darcy!

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

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

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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.

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

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

    Trust me, the dreams ;)

    I am glad youn are enjoying it :D

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

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

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

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

  27. Mary
    It was :)

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

    I hope you read it.

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

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

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

    Lol, many ;)

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

    I hope you enjoy it!

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



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