Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Mr. Darcy's Bite by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Mr. Darcy's Bite
by: Mary Lydon Simonsen
$14.99 trade paperback
Sourcebooks Landmark
Historical Romance
Released: October 2011

The fiasco with her youngest sister behind her, Elizabeth realizes Darcy isn't the villian she originally portrayed him as.  She's willing to give him another chance to woo her, but his infrequent visits and dissapearing acts are beginning to wear on her nerves.  She begins to wonder if Darcy has lost interest in her.

When Darcy shows up with an invite to his country estate, she's thrilled, and secretly hopes he'll propose.  What he does instead is turn her world upside down.

Turns out Mr. Darcy is a werewolf, and the reason he's been absent so much is due to his monthly change.  As Alpha of his pack, he's been kept busy with hunters out to get him and those under his care, not to mention keeping peace within the Pack itself. 

Now Elizabeth must make a terrible choice, one that will affect not only her own happiness, but the happiness of the one man she's come to truly care about. 

This was an interesting take on the traditional Pride and Prejudice story.  In this one, Darcy was bitten by a werewolf as a child and now turns furry for three days and nights a month.  He loves Elizabeth but is afraid of her reaction once she finds out, but knows he must lay all his cards out before he can ask for her hand in marriage.  This book picks up right after Lydia's forced marriage, and the author did a wonderful job blending the two stories together.  She's very true to the old world way of speaking, and despite the werewolf factor, this is an amazing addition to the world of Pride and Prejudice.

Carla gives this book a

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm very glad you enjoyed my story. Mary