Tuesday, March 29, 2016

BLOG TOUR: REVIEW ~ How to Mend A Broken Heart by L. S. Parsons

I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Book Blurb: Three years after Mr. Darcy’s disastrous marriage proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, they meet again. Due to an unexpected twist of fate, Elizabeth finds herself a guest in the home of the Mr. Darcy’s aunt, the Dowager Lady Matlock. Long believing Elizabeth lost to him, Darcy has recently proposed marriage to an old flame, the widow of his friend. Now newly engaged Darcy encounters Elizabeth again and realizes she still owns his heart.

Although bound by honour to another, Darcy sets out to improve Elizabeth’s opinion of him. Tension mounts between Darcy and Elizabeth in that pursuit, and Darcy’s betrothed begins to see Elizabeth as a threat to her upcoming marriage. How will Darcy and Elizabeth ever reach their happily ever after?

How to Mend a Broken Heart is a non-canon variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is intended for mature readers.

My Review: I have to admit I first saw this story on A Happy Assembly awhile ago. Then it got a redux version on the same site within the last few months. But I was extremely happy when I got an email stating that it was going to be published and would I mind reading and reviewing it. How could I say no? I really do hate that Darcy decided to become engaged to another woman instead of searching for Elizabeth some more. And then to have her walk back into his life right after he announces his engagement? Imagine his agony and relish in it as I enjoyed his misery for his gall to get engaged to a woman that is not Lizzy. He also picked a bad seed to get engaged to from the start.

I will say that I missed some of my favorite scenes in this heavily revised edition. Where's the smut that made me enjoy the original so much? Yes, we get some love scenes but the original was dripping with lust and well we get a much watered down version of that. In all though this is a well written book and worth adding to your JAFF library.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

Author Bio:
L.S. Parsons recently retired from a major computer company where she was employed as an Information Technology Specialist. She lives with her husband of 30 + years in the DFW area of Texas. They have one dog. She has been writing Pride and Prejudice fan fiction for over ten years, mainly as a hobby.

L.S. Parsons
Blog: http://lsparsons.merytonpress.com
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  1. Tina, thank you for reviewing the "third" (LOL) version of How to Mend a Broken Heart and giving it 4-1/2 stars. I can only hope your readers worthwhile as well. Your support is most appreciated.

  2. I started reading the first version, realised then there was a second and stopped reading it when I heard that it was to be published