Synopsis: 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?
First thoughts after finishing: "Oh Mr. Darcy.......you married the wrong woman!"
Yes, I know...there I go again about Mr.Darcy! I can't help it though.....this book has some scorching bedroom scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth and I swear my cheeks were burning up and I know for a fact that I had that stupid "I can't believe he did that!" grin on my face. Oh well, what is a Darcy lover to do?
What I liked:
- Solid, well-written story
- Loved the idea of Elizabeth becoming engaged to another man, therefore, leaving Darcy bewildered and brokenhearted.
- The sex scenes..oh, wait I already said that!!
- I wanted the author to take the story about Elizabeth's engagement further. The ending of the engagement seemed too abrupt and I feel it could've added to the story if she actually had Lizzy marry him and then maybe he dies somehow and Elizabeth feels so guilty that she shuns Darcy for years....oops, I'm getting carried away.
- I honestly thought the book was about 50 pages too long. I was starting to get a bit tired of the story. There were some pages that really didn't add to the story.
- I thought I would scream if Darcy called Elizabeth his, "My best beloved" one more damn time!
Mr. Darcy's Undoing by Abigail Reynolds
Source: review copy from Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: P&P variation
Published: October, 2011 Sourcebooks
Disclaimer:Thank you toSourcebooks Landmark 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 MYexperience while reading this novel.
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