Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Compulsively Mr. Darcy by Nina Benneton

For anyone obsessed with Pride & Prejudice, it's Darcy and Elizabeth like you've never see them before

This modern take introduces us to the wealthy philanthropist Fitzwilliam Darcy, a handsome and brooding bachelor who yearns for love but doubts any woman could handle his obsessive tendencies. Meanwhile, Dr. Elizabeth Bennet has her own intimacy issues that ensure her terrible luck with men.

When the two meet up in the emergency room after Darcy's best friend, Charles Bingley, gets into an accident, Elizabeth thinks the two men are a couple. As Darcy and Elizabeth unravel their misconceptions about each other, they have to decide just how far they're willing to go to accept each other's quirky ways...

Reviewer: Fashionta
What if Pride and Prejudice was written for modern times and set in America and Asia and Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley where mistaken as a gay couple. Elizabeth Bennet is a doctor and Bingley has two sisters. That's just the tip of the iceberg, as a classic story is re-evented so that a new audiences can fall in love with the story of Mr. Darcy and Miss Benett.

I have to give this book three stars. This idea has already been tried in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice where a modern twist was taken. There Mr. Darcy was moody and eccentric. This goes a little further with developing Darcy and the other characters. Mr. Bingley has ADHD, Mr. Darcy is now called Will, and Elizabeth is Lizzie. It’s a book that will keep you entertained but not a new idea.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Review Courtesy Of: NetGalley


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