To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

Synopsis: What if…

Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet’s life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?

What if…

Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?

What if…

Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding?

In To Conquer Mr. Darcy, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to Hertfordshire to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she thought she despised, irresistible…

Review: I just discovered a profound truth that saddens me. The world is split in two. This division is simple but clear: there are those with a good taste, and those who, unfortunately, have a more than a questionable taste. Especially when it comes to Mr Darcy and Colin Firth.

This worries me also. Reading from Ancre d’une Blondinette that Colin makes a constipated Darcy? I will not comment about that, except « What? what is that?  » I really like to read her blog and there was no indication for such a bad taste. Well, the split is perverse, it can strike anyone, even those we thought to be endowed with common sense. For le Chat du Cheshire, I was resigned. It is incurable. She catches up with Richard Armitage, but her reason is still distorted. Melliane, by cons, is a safe bet. Unwavering taste, without a question, a nobility unnamed …

Colin? constipated? Ugh, not at all … He is all elegance…

The demonstration with the image:

What is absolutely not the case for this Darcy by Abigail Reynolds. The author therefore shares the famous « What If »  » would have it happened if … » (Melliane, I know you’re proud of me and my English!) to imagine a stubborn Mr. Darcy (so far so good), desperate to conquer Elizabeth (at this stage, it’s still ok). So ready for anything that when he feels her falter, some wings are growing in his back, but not to make a restraining angel. No, no, Mr Darcy becomes a man barely able to control himself.

And I, my Mr Darcy, I do not imagine him like that at all … This is where the problem lies. If the characters had different names, if they were not related to P & P, I would have fully enjoyed this ribald and devilishly effective read. But we’re talking about Mr Darcy, my Mr Darcy, my ideal man in literature … And he must be able to contain his impulses (although he can have some, Mr Darcy is a real man … but then it goes beyond certain limits … uhh, not my Mr Darcy! I am choqued!)

Apart from this minor detail, no complaints about the story. The writing is lively, pleasant with plausible situations. The narrative scrolls as fast as the pages.

No, only problem, my Mr Darcy is a man who respects the conveniences …

(And no, Colin Firth does not have a constipated air!)

Don’t you think that this one as a cocker air? :

PS: Sorry girls!

Celine

16 thoughts on “To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

  1. Haha! Great argument for Colin Firth, Celine. I’m a fan of his Darcy, too.

    I enjoyed this book several years ago, but I do agree that it is not close to the original with the characters.

    Thanks for the review!

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