Sunday, May 05, 2019

REVIEW: Prince Darcy by Allison Smith

Title: Prince Darcy
Author: Allison Smith
Genre: Austenesque
Publisher: A Longbourn Lady
Release Date: April 30th, 2019
Number of Pages: 268
Book Format: ebook

Book Blurb: A midnight rescue. Prince Darcy in disguise. A magical gem that marks Elizabeth as a Pemberley bride...

Prince Darcy of Pemberley did not expect to battle wits and join forces with Miss Elizabeth Bennet of Longbourn. But after a midnight encounter with the mysterious, fiery-eyed beauty leaves him intrigued and desiring to know her better, Darcy almost forgets why he has come in secret to Meryton.

But Elizabeth is far more than an alluring face and sharp mind. She may be the key to retrieving from a villainous thief the stolen Darcy sapphire—without the ring, Darcy cannot fulfill his duty to wed, or his promise to love.

A duty and promise he desires to keep, now more than ever. Especially when the consequences of their bargain sealed in blood places Elizabeth in ruin.

A daring rescue, a midnight ball, a mad dash through the forest from a dark enchantress... Prince Darcy is a sweet Pride & Prejudice variation with a Cinderella fairy tale twist. For readers who enjoy the verbal dance between Elizabeth and Darcy as well as an angst—but not adventure!—free romance. This is a standalone HEA and will be the first in a series of retellings.

My Review: This novel was not that charming but there was something about Mary that I don't like and I want to know what she is up too. Lizzy seemed out of character to me. I don't see her as this confidant-less woman that she was portrayed as in this book. Jane was just an even more weak character in this novel. This story was sort of lackluster for me and I'm not sure if I'm going to read the rest of the books in the series.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

*I received a copy of the book from the author. All opinions are my own.