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Thursday, August 12, 2010

'Conquering Mr. Darcy' by Abigail Reynolds

1. Title of book: To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds
* title on my copy is Conquering Mr. Darcy

2. Words to describe the book: a what if book that explores the idea of Mr. Darcy ardently pursuing Elizabeth and she reciprocates. This book is also romantic, lusty, fun, and for me very satisfying

3. Location or characters you met:

  • Elizabeth Bennett: For those familiar with Pride and Prejudice, we all know Elizabeth and most of us love her character. There were a few times where her pride interfered with my ability to enjoy this story, but I guess the author had to make her stubborn up to a point. For the most part, I really liked how she gave in to her feelings for Darcy and enjoyed the physical aspect of their relationship.
  • Mr. Darcy : this is the man I want pursuing me!! Holy moly....he really went out of his way to show Elizabeth how much he loves her and would do anything for her to be his wife. I liked him immensely!
  • Pemberley: The reader gets to know Mr. Darcy's world a bit better in this story and to see how he and Georgia's extreme shyness could be taken in the wrong context. Pemberley is a place that I would love to visit and to walk the lawns with Mr. Darcy of course!
4. Things you liked/disliked:
Me reading a randy sex scene!!
  • The romantic storyline....I fell into this one hook, line, and sinker
  • The lusty sex scenes...enjoyed every single one. Put a stupid smile on my face!
  • I didn't care for Darcy continuing to call Elizabeth, "my love, my dear, etc....that was a bit overboard and more than just myself has made notice of this. Author could've cut out about half of those endearments and the book would still be great.
  • I'm upset because my even after reading some parts out loud to my husband he still won't wear a Mr. Darcy t-shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. Rating:  4/5 
I seriously want to read the author's other "what if" Austen books!


Thank you to Danielle of Sourcebooks. for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review.
My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.
They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

Review Style patterned after Show Me 5

23 comments:

  1. I think you need to have a reaction photo of you from now on! Priceless!

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  2. Oh, I must read this! I love these derivative books!

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  3. Reminds me of the lusty scenes in Seducing Mr. Darcy. A popular topic, Mr. Darcy :)

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  4. LOL, I love the photo of you enjoying a randy scene :D

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  5. I like how you included the photo of you reading the randy sex scene! I agree...I really want him to pursue me too!

    The endearments were not as bad for me, but I've had a previous experience with someone who used way more than were in this book.

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  6. Love that pic of you! Hilarious! There was another Austen sequel that went way overboard on the endearments. I hope there's not as many in this book, which I'll be starting on my afternoon commute!

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  7. You enjoyed the sexscenes? Hm, I fear that it's gonna upset me cos they would never have sex before their wedding

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  8. A lot can be surmised from the pic of you reading the sex scenes. Ha, I wonder what you are really thinking! Getting some suggestions for your upcoming weekend? *ggg* Glad you enjoyed the book so much. Have a great week, Tootsie!

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  9. Okay...... you got me hooked.......

    LOL about your hubby not wanting to wear anything Darcy. My hubby would be the same!

    Happy Day.................

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  10. Love your action reading shot :)
    I tend to skip over the more randy sex scenes since they are usually so cheesy, but you've made me curous about the one that you're reading, LOL!

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  11. Love your action reading shot :)
    I tend to skip over the more randy sex scenes since they are usually so cheesy, but you've made me curous about the one that you're reading, LOL!

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  12. This book sounds like a guilty pleasure! I like it!

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  13. Glad to hear this was a good one! I'm a big fan of Reynolds' P&P variations and really enjoyed Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man In The World. Her Darcy is always so charismatic!

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  14. Thanks for the chuckles - I love the picture of you reading the book. I can't believe your hubby won't wear a Mr. Darcy shirt - what is wrong with him? LOL

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  15. fun review--and that picture is priceless. What a fun twist on a story :)

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  16. I don't think I've enjoyed a review more! The picture of you reading is priceless!

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  17. The picture of you is priceless sister! Great and funny review :)

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  18. OMYGOODINESS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that photo of you reading! I soooooooooooo agree...U need to include your reading photos from now on....especially the Nikki Sixx ones!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  19. lol - love that look Staci! Must have been a pretty hot scene you were at!

    This sounds good. I love these types of books. I'll have to check this author out. I haven't read a P&P knock off for a while.

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  20. I love your reaction picture!

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  21. What a fun review this one was. The picture of you is priceless. Hope that was homework for you upcoming weekend alone with your husband . . or maybe you guys are past that. Have fun.

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  22. Randy sex scenes and Austen characters? Now there's a combination I never would have thought I'd see!

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  23. The picture of you made me smile...love your humor and honesty Staci! This sounds like a fun summer book.

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