Review: Only Mr Darcy Will do – Kara Louise

In this fresh and original retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet’s greatest fear comes to pass-Longbourn is entailed to Mr. Collins. Elizabeth finds work as a governess in London, widening the social divide between her and Mr. Darcy and making it more difficult than ever for them to find their way to each other…
My thoughts:
What put this JA variation apart then? Let me tell you. As always we have Mr Darcy and Lizzy. But in this one her father passed away and they had to move out and now Lizzy is a governess. Her mum and siblings live in Meryton, but Jane lives in London at the Gardiner’s. Enter Mr Darcy, and now Lizzy is even lower in society’s eyes.
The drama in this book is all thanks to Rosalyn. Lizzy works for the Willstone family and Rosalyn is the sister of the Mrs Willstone. At first I liked Rosalyn, she confesses to having a crush on Mr Darcy and who could blame her. But then I read a bit more and I go all “Back down woman!” Mr Darcy belongs to Lizzy. Rosalyn assumes too much, wants too much and is the kind of woman who is all wrong for Darcy. It’s silly, but yes it had me fearing that the HEA I wanted would go wrong somehow.
It was a variation that got better and better. I wanted them together as always, and I love watching them fall in love for real. It was a good what if story.
How many can I read? The answer is a lot, because each book has some twist to the story. And the love that grows between Lizzy and Darcy always triumphs.
Ps. And Wickham is a scoundrel as always.

Enjoyed it

Reason for reading:
I love JA variations

Pages: 400
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release date: March 1st 2011

29 thoughts on “Review: Only Mr Darcy Will do – Kara Louise

  1. deannalynnc says:

    I love JA and her real stories but I haven't read any of these fun spin-offs her fans have created. I did finally pick on up at the used bookstore in town so I will be reading that as soon as I can! I can't wait to check more of them out thanks to all your wonderful reviews.

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    @MishaNone at all!? you have to change that, cos they are the best@MaryIt was fun, and yes I am a sucker for stories like this@DeannaWhich one did you pick up? I hope you enjoy it

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    @IrenaI can't get enough of them and I am sure glad to have found this genre in its own@ChrisAny JA variation is good :)@DarleneI sure did ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    JujuIt was :DBrandIt sure is the perfect title, and it ring so trueDarlynThey are so much fun, I have read the story in so many different ways by now

  5. Missie says:

    I think Austen variations are fun too. but you got something wrong… Mr Darcy is MINE! heheheAnd I don't know how you feel but I think scoundrel is such a sexy word.

  6. Aurian says:

    I love pride and prejudice, and I will never ever read a spin off. I don't want the story itself ruined in my head. I always wonder, why that author can't come up with a story herself, instead of butchering this great one.So on, even though I like your review, I won't be reading this one.

  7. Staci says:

    I'm so very excited to get to my copy of this one now!! I love the twists the author introduced. I wonder if I will get tired of these variations too…probably not!

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    @AmusedI enjoyed it, it got better and better until I just did not want to stop reading@MissieLol, well it is s sexy word, scoundrel ๐Ÿ™‚ I should use another word for Wickham, cos he does not deserve the word@AurianI do understand where you are coming from. I like her works, but I love how the story can be changed and continued

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    @Naidahe is the best! :D@JennyI sure hope I will not get tired because they are lovely to read@MelissaIt was fun, and they were as lovely as always@StaciI hope you enjoy it! I can't wait for your thoughts on it

  10. Blodeuedd says:

    @MysticaThey are so fun, I hope you get to read oneThanks Ann.It was a great book@CarrieI liked her, then I wanted to go all medieval on her. Lol@LarissaI have only read 2 of her actual novels ;)@BermudaI am sure she would ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kara Louise says:

    I just noticed these comments – had posted above with the comments with the interview. I couldn't believe how many were here. Thanks so much for the review! I really appreciate it! And thank you all for your comments.

  12. Anna says:

    I'm taking this book with me to the park this weekend. Sounds like a great variation. I can't get enough of these books, and you're right, there's a little something different in each of them.

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