Mr. Darcy's Bite
In the tradition of Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange (35,000 copies sold) this fresh, original paranormal Jane Austen sequel by bestselling author Mary Lydon Simonson explores Mr. Darcy as the leader of a secret world of werewolves threatened with extinction.
Elizabeth comes to realize that she loves him in both his incarnations, and all his servants protect his secret....more
Is this book utterly ridiculous? Uh, yeah. Did I care, after reading back-to-back 1 star books? NOPE. Does it deserve a 4 star rating? Probably not, but it's fun and I read it in like 2 hours, so... *shrug*
I stand by everything I said last time. This book is fan fic, pure and simple. The author knows it and plays to its strengths. Yes, it's so bad that it's often laugh-out-loud funny. Yes, there are moments of "Wait ...more
Humorously bent with a lot of bawdy comments and sexual tension, made it a funny and captivating story.
1/3 of a broomstick indeed...
Six months after they reunited in Hertfordshire, the Bingleys has married but Darcy has not gotten to the point yet. Elizabeth was getting exasperated when she got an invitation to Pemberley.
Instead of the anticipated proposal, she was let in on a secret...
The proposal eventually ...more
Mr. Darcy’s Bite is Mary Lydon Simonsen’s latest take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and I must admit that it’s one of the best Austenesque novels I’ve read so far (and regular readers of my blog know that I read a lot of them). Most of these variations put an obstacle in Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet’s road to happiness, and Simonsen’s is no different, but what makes Mr. Darcy’s Bite unique is the severity of the challenge the two must ov ...more
This book was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a lot of "beast" Darcy, but really it is the usual Darcy we know and love, with the added responsibilities of being an Alpha in a pack. There's so ...more
I thought the ending was sweet.
I enjoyed the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth. It was sweet, and romantic without being graphic. I really enjoyed this book.
Elizabeth Bennet is distraught. Fitzwilliam Darcy has been courting her for months and there is still ...more
I enjoyed the reimagining of Austen's characters but there was something missing in them. The language wasn't 100%. I believe if you're going to rip someone off it has to rival the original or people wrinkle their noses when they mention it. The language was right on the mark at times and at others so jarringly modern tha ...more
I have read several attempts to turn Darcy into a vampire and one into a wolf before. This is the first one that stuck so close to his original character.
Make no mistake this is not a horror or very suspenseful. It is just another brilliant sequel of the Darcy and Elizabeth story- with a twist.
That being said. Darcy is in constant danger of discovery for his secret and there are other wolves who are not as discreet. Elizabeth has a rival f ...more
The twisting of events from Netherfield to Rosings weren't off, but the explanations lacked realism for me. And once his love is proclaimed Elizabeth (in this version) is not secure enough in Darcy's love to not allow the green-eyed monster to rise up, several times, even after assurances by Darcy. This Elizabeth did not have the backbone of the original and Darcy's own confidence waffled about ...more
I was not enamoured by any of the characters, but the author did give the story a suitably gothic inspired backdrop. And while I’m usually all about a good paranormal romance with werewolves, vampires or other magically inclined creatures, there is just something about tinkering with Pride and Prejudice (or other classics if I’m honest) that doesn’t work for m ...more
The characters speech patterns, not to mention actions--aka all the sex talks/canoodling on the couch--were very out of period.
The writing felt clunky to me; why was this put in? How is it important to the story? Which was what exactly? There never seemed to be a firm focal point of the plot. Mediocre/indifferent love triangle vs. barely thrown together werewolf politi ...more
Mary Lydon Simonsen, after publishing more traditional sequels to Pride and Prejudice like Sear ...more
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