- File Size: 3571 KB
- Print Length: 362 pages
- Publisher: Meryton Press (February 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BTC0G88
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Searing Acquaintance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Kindle Edition
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At first I wasn't too happy with Elizabeth 's wisecracking ways. She seemed a little harsh and defensive, but eventually she settled down and showed her kinder side. Can a book be too romantic? This one pushes the boundaries with page after page of Darcy's utter surrender to his urgent need of Elizabeth. It becomes a bit much, but I guess too much is preferable to too little. The story is nicely written and satisfying.
The characters are well developed and it is very well written. Probably the best "americanized" variation, they tend to be a bit adolescent but this was not.
If I should fault it on something it would be a bit heavy on the reflections.
The story started off in typical Lizzy and Darcy fashion, with misunderstandings and mistaken first impressions. The setting of a college football game was a new and interesting one. But when we get to a scene where things heat up rather quickly between Elizabeth and Darcy I thought wow ok that's it they're gonna fall in love here and the story will be different. Not so. The spicy interlude didn't last long and we're right back on the typical Pride and Prejudice track. Not going to lie that interlude was amazing.
Part of the reason for why there are problems have to do with the ghosts of their past. They both have a lot of baggage, especially Darcy. His story is certainly heartbreaking and we meet a more vulnerable than usual man.
The couple do get together rather quickly regardless and believe it or not Lady Catherine is a minor but great character who helps to bring them together. Even with their relationship going in the right direction there's still a lot of issues to work through. Through it all our couple is endearing (especially Darcy in my opinion) and certainly quirky and funny. They actually seem like a rather normal couple.
My one complaint of this story is that the pacing wasn't consistent. At times it moved too fast (especially in the end) and at times it slowed down. I did enjoy the story very much but I definitely noticed that. I loved how human these characters were. I love how sweet Darcy was with animals especially when we realize why. I love how passionate the couple were (and yes there is sexy time here, as I said before one right at the beginning). If there's a character to be loathed here it's Lizzy and Jane's mom. Man I'm glad Darcy gave her a setdown!
I would love to read this again. Great story!