Monday, February 29, 2016

REVIEW: Accepting Mr. Darcy by Jane Grix

Book Blurb: Due to exigent circumstances, Elizabeth Bennet believes the best way to help her family is to marry a man of means. When Fitzwilliam Darcy proposes at Hunsford, she sets aside her dislike of him and accepts, although she fears that getting married will be much easier than being married. 

My Review: So this storyline has been done before and it's been done better. Elizabeth discovers that her father is dying and when Mr. Darcy proposes during Hunsford she accepts him to save her family. There is no confrontation by Lady Catherine until the wedding and even then it doesn't last long as Anne denies an engagement between them. And that's the last we hear of them in this book. When Darcy finds out that she married him for his money he still consummates the marriage but afterward he avoids her bed until he can come to her without arousing passion. His very backward father told him that ladies don't enjoy the marriage bed and even harlots fake it. 

It's amazing how a little communication between them could have fixed their problems. But no Darcy clams up and even runs away to London and his other estates to avoid Lizzy. And while Lydia is saved from eloping with Wickham, Georgiana didn't learn her lesson at Ramsgate and elopes with Wickham again. Actually she elopes with two different men by the end of the book. Who knew she had it in her? 

This novella felt very rushed to me could have done with some more polishing. I would have loved for it to be longer and more fleshed out. I believe that you should save your money and just wait for it to come to kindle unlimited. 

Rating: ★★★☆☆


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