Friday, January 22, 2010

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy

I'm a sucker for Pride and Prejudice and anything remotely connected to the story and if the story is told in the present, I say: why the heck not!

I've been considering buying this book for the longest time and I finally broke down and bought it for my Kindle.

Here's the blurb for The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini:

A sexy, bold adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that re-paints favorite characters in twenty-first century colors

Judge Fitzwilliam Darcy, a legal expert on both sides of the Atlantic, is ready to hang up his black robe and return to the life of a country gentleman—until he meets Elizabeth Bennet, a fresh-faced attorney with a hectic schedule and no time for the sexy but haughty judge.

Tempers and sparks fly in Judge Darcy's courtroom— and outside, in a series of chance encounters that give each of them pause—as the two match wits and try to fight their overwhelming attraction. When they meet up in England at an international law conference, they embark on a hot, heavy affair. Back in the States, though, ethical considerations intrude, and each is subjected to a torturous period of soul-searching before they can find their way back to each other...

I admit that the book started off a little slow and should I say boring. But I kept on reading, I had a feeling that it would only get better. And I'm happy that I did, because guess what, it did get better. Way better!

I enjoyed the modernization of Pride and Prejudice, and I liked the author didn't follow the format of the original story. Because it added originality to the book. I enjoyed seeing Darcy as a judge, and Elizabeth as a lawyer and I loved their sparing. And knowing that they would eventually make a sort of connection didn't take away from the story. They were certainly many laugh-out-moments but I was surprised that I got teary eyed several times during the reading.

And let me add, that this book was HOT! I loved that both Darcy and Elizabeth were very compatible in the chemistry department of the story. I had several fanning moments while reading, I think my kids were looking at me strangely whenever that happened.

Bottom line: It was a funny, emotional, and sexy read, even if it started out slow. It was well worth the price and I will definitely be keeping it. I'll be re-reading it.

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini (4.5/5) Contemporary Romance; Re-telling of Pride & Prejudice; New Author; Published: Blue Scribe Press (11/07); Format: E-book; Favorite Reads 2010; Keeper; Books 2010 (7);

1 comment:

stacybuckeye said...

I didn't like this one quite as much as you did, but I do agree that it was HOT!