Amy Armstrong conveys contemporary ardour with this revisited classic. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have long been my favourite romantic couple and this adaptation does not change my thinking. The sexual tension had always been there but with this retelling it takes centre stage and is so artfully done that I felt almost as if this were how it were originally written. This is definitely not the Pride and Prejudice I remember reading as an adolescent girl and while the young dreamer I was loved the sweet and tender interactions this story appealed to my mature passionate tastes. I enjoyed the fact that all the original wit and cleverness remained as did all my favourite characters. Whether you are a long-time Jane Austen fan, if you are simply curious to see just what this collaboration entails or if you are looking for something different I recommend you pick this one up and enjoy the sensual journey of this timeless tale.
When Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy first encounter each another sparks fly but misconceptions, misunderstandings and mistaken judgements thrive. Social rules direct their lives and while Darcy is highly eligible he is also appears proud and arrogant. Matters are not helped by the fact Elizabeth does not come from an estimable family. But their desires run deep and perhaps convention cannot hold them back.
The Classics Exposed…
When the highly eligible and overtly handsome Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy first arrives in Hertfordshire, Elizabeth Bennet is instantly captivated, but his proud and arrogant manner is at odds with the heated glances he throws her way. Electrifying sexual tension soon leads to an unexpected kiss and Elizabeth’s world is turned upside down.
Misconceptions ensue and judgements abound but the attraction between the young couple endures. Can Elizabeth overlook social convention and give in to her desires for Darcy or will their Pride and Prejudice tear them apart? (Super Novel)