Hot and Short is more than just the title of this review, it's the review. If that's what you're looking for, and, every once in a while, who doesn't (well not the short part, but . . . well, ya know) then this is the series for you. If your fantasy romance must include Darcy, well, here you go! Vignettes, not books or even stories. Emphasis on the hot.
I enjoyed it. It was well written however a very short story. My wish is that all of these be made into one book. This would have made the price better. I'm not a fan of purchasing short stories that link together, and having to pay a high price for each. I would have given it five stars if they were one book. If you don't mind the price they are worth the read.
This nice, but rather rushed variation of P & P fast forwards at breakneck speed from the initial proposal to the eventual engagement. The main contribution to the genre is that Elizabeth has taken to kissing with impressive zeal. That, and the presentation of a ring, are the only notable plot variations.
The main feeling you come away with is "that was fast!" The book is supposedly 28 pages long. Of that, much space dedicated to Shakespearean sonnets, and much space is also consumed by a rather unusual page layout in which whole paragraphs float to the right (as if there was an invisible illustration on the left that the text is allowing space for).
I've never read this author before as reviews of other titles have implied a rather racier approach than I'm comfortable with for Austen-like stories, but I may give one a try based on the quality of writing and beautiful use of language. Hopefully, a full-length book won't suffer from the frenzied pacing of this short story.