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4.5 stars for another compelling modern P&P. Totally worth the price
on July 19, 2018
I was certainly interested in the premise of Elizabeth and Darcy as college students. Not the first time I’ve seen it, but the story itself was original enough. One thing I definitely noticed is how “modern” the story was. The author did a good job of infusing the original story into a modern setting, and essentially throwing every modern facet into it. It’s hard to explain, but an example is Mary having a girlfriend, Jane being African American, and so forth. I really enjoyed how (except for Jane in some parts) the story didn’t make a big deal of certain issues, because they shouldn’t be.
The reason I deducted half a star is because of Elizabeth herself. Funny, she was. I laughed out loud at many of her quips. But she presented a problem I see way too much with authors who try to modernize Elizabeth’s character. They make her so “modern” they turn her into a veritable bitch. Granted, I understood where she was coming from, but it was a bit too much at times. The anger, the “smart-assery.” Too far sometimes. But it wasn’t horrible.
Who also wasn’t horrible was this Darcy. He was downright sexy. He wasn’t overly emotional nor was he a stiff board with no feelings. He was essentially human and truly swoonworthy.
One thing I didn’t expect until I read the author’s bio is that she writes contemporary erotica. Since I don’t shy away from that kind of story, it gave me hope that this Lizzy and Darcy would experience sexy times. Oh boy. If you’re not into that, do not read this book. It was lots of sexy time. Whether the couple was together (or not), I have no shame in admitting I enjoyed all of it. I just didn’t enjoy the author using a certain word to describe the female anatomy. I’ve always found that word particularly vulgar. But I dealt with it.
On a final, random note, I have to say my favorite character was Georgiana. She was definitely over-the-top, but where Elizabeth annoyed me, Georgiana didn’t. I really enjoyed the way she kept “roasting” her brother. And eventually Elizabeth.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed this story and wouldn’t hesitate to read it again.