Rating: **** – 4.5 Stars
GENRE: Regency Romance
BOOK SUMMARY: Can a marriage of convenience ever lead to true love? Immediately after Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr. Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford, her father dies, leaving Longbourn entailed away and little fortune to sustain his widow and daughters. Six months later, the Bennet family receives a visitor with a most unusual offer that promises to save the family from financial and social ruin. Elizabeth’s sense of duty forces her to enter into an arranged marriage with a man she does not even like. Can Elizabeth overcome her feelings of anger, resentment, and suspicion toward her new husband and – the most bewildering sensation of all – a growing attraction for the last man in the world she ever wished to marry? (Amazon.com Book Description)
REVIEWER COMMENTS: What a wonderful take on Pride and Prejudice. Hahn does an amazing job staying true to the characters and the dialogues of the time period, and offers a new twist on how Darcy and Elisabeth come to be the happily ever after Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. There are a lot of misunderstandings between our favorite couple before they finally find themselves into each others’ arms, and I must admit, I found myself being annoyed at Elisabeth at times, since this tale is told by her point of view. However, the pace brings the reader to hunger for the climactic resolution that, I can assure you, does not disappoint. Passionate and sensual but never over the top, you do not want to miss this treasure!
SEXUAL CONTENT: A bedroom scene with passionate kissing between a married couple, kissing and sensual situations between a married couple.
ADULT LANGUAGE: None
*Conclusion: I read this book in one day! Yes, it was that addicting. I loved Hahn’s development of Darcy and Elisabeth’s romance. It was compelling, sensual, and in other words, hard to put down. What a treat!!