Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"TheTrouble with Mr. Darcy' by Sharon Lathan

What is this book about?
In the fifth in Sharon Lathan's bestselling series, George Wickham returns to Hertfordshire bent on creating trouble, and Elizabeth and her newborn son are thrown into danger. Knowing that Wickham has nothing left to lose, Darcy and Fitzwilliam rush to the rescue in a race against time. This lushly romantic story takes a turn for the swashbuckling when Mr. Darcy has to confront the villainous Wickham and his own demons at the same time... devoted as he is, what battles within will Mr. Darcy have to face?

What I liked:
  • an interesting plot that kept me turning the pages to see how it would all turn out.
  • stayed fairly true to Austen's voice in regards to the time period and setting.
  • loved the introduction of new characters. Could lead to other books featuring Georgiana, whom I've really enjoyed getting to know in this book and would be interested to continue her story.
What I wasn't that crazy about:
  • Darcy was too perfect. Don't get me wrong I love my Darcy but the man has to have some flaws or else he's plastic (fake). I wanted more conflict between Darcy and Elizabeth so that I could remember why I liked Lizzy Bennett in the first place. Talk about submissive! Elizabeth was just a tad too weak for me.
  • The excessive fawning between Darcy and Elizabeth and too much sex! Egads...did I just say that? Too much hot sex with Darcy??? Yep, I did. Why? Because it just didn't ring true with me. Yes, they're newlyweds (sort of..3 years married) but every time you turn the page they're ripping each others clothes off. I just didn't buy into it even though I really wanted to.
  • Too many details about "stuff" that really didn't add to the story but rather felt like a distraction.
Yes, I would recommend this one to those Austen fans that want to read anything that brings us closer to Darcy and Lizzy. I myself would read this author again and in fact I will be reading her first book, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Two Shall Become One, soon as I was able to download this free to my Kindle a few months ago.

Rating: 7/10
Disclaimer:Thank you to Beth Pehlke @ 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

Published: April 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Genre: Darcy Saga
ISBN: 9781402237546
*Uncorrected Advance Copy
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  1. I read the first book before I started blogging and pretty much agree with everything that you have to say her. Boy was there a lot of sex between a perfectly amiable Darcy and Elizabeth.I loved that she got the time period and voices, but I haven't read any of the other books.

  2. have me giggling two days in a row! lol! Too much Mr. Darcy sex for you??!!?? LOL!! Wowwwwwwwwwwwww... it must be excessive! Sounds like a great book though! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Your review made me LOL (and I'm guessing JA must be spinning a bit in her grave at the thought of Darcy and Lizzy's "newlywed activities"!).

  4. Too much sex? Wow! Maybe I have to read this one! ha ha!

  5. I don't think this is the book for me! Thanks for your review.

  6. Lol, yes they do tend to have a LOT of sex in these books :)..a lot

  7. One of the reasons I did not continue with this series was because of too much sex. You almost had me with your "What I Liked" points as the plot sounds intriguing. I will pass on this one.

  8. It amazes me how many books there a re that spin off of Austen's story. I wish we could somehow get her take on all these books!

  9. I stopped reading this series after the first book. There was too much sex and too little plot. Glad you were able to find something you liked in it, though.

  10. I was thinking you would say the Trouble with Mr. Darcy was the fact there are so many books about him, that it's impossible for one person to read them all in a lifetime. :-)

    I'm glad you like this one.

  11. Good job Staci. Some negative but overall you liked it. Sounds good to me.

  12. I've got her first book and hopefully will find some time to read it one of these days. I don't think I'd like this one though. I don't mind sex in my books at all but not as much as it sounds like this one has. Kind of takes away from any plot the book may have.


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