Review: The Truth about Mr Darcy – Susan Adriani

Genre: Pride and Prejudice variation
Pages: 448
Published: May 1st 2011 Sourcebooks Landmark

In this hot tale, Mr. Darcy confesses the truth about George Wickham right from the start, warning Elizabeth and the rest of Meryton about Wickham’s despicable character. Will his honesty change the way Elizabeth feels about him and his previous poor behavior? Will he still have to transform himself to win her love? And what will happen when scandal erupts?
My thoughts:
It’s time for another Jane Austen variation. This one was different because there was more passion and there was a whole new side to Mr Darcy.
In this one Mr Darcy is falling for Elizabeth, and when Wickham shows up he decides to tell her the truth about things. This leads to Elizabeth seeing him in a whole new light. There is courting and there is passion, yes that is the thing that makes this book stand out. Mr Darcy is really in lust with Lizzy, and she is starting to feel passionate too about his kisses. What can I say more than they are being very improper. I sure like this Mr Darcy.
The other thing that is different is that this book has the most evil Wickham ever. He is not even worthy the word scoundrel, no he is a creepy bastard. Not fit for decent company. He finally steps out as the despicable bad guy he is; a seducer of innocent women.
Lydia, oh I can’t spoil things, but she get her spotlight later, and for once I can see Miss Bingley and Lady the Burgh in a new light (but they are still evil).
A passionate re-telling of how things could have gone if Mr Darcy had told the truth at once. But just because he told some the truth the danger is still not ever. There will be drama, but mostly this is a passionate book about a couple who is truly in love. I enjoyed it, and I certainly liked this Mr Darcy. This is the fun thing about variation, they always surprise you.
Hihi Mr Darcy πŸ˜‰
from the publisher

37 thoughts on “Review: The Truth about Mr Darcy – Susan Adriani

  1. Marissa says:

    I collect all books with Jane Austen sequels or other points of views! This one is new for me, so I have to have it. Indeed mhew on the cover… great review!

  2. Vivienne says:

    I am beginning to think there are too many variations on the Jane Austen books now. There seem to be loads. I love the original too much to read any others. Sorry to any big JA variaton fans.

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    MaryYay, you will like Mr Darcy, I promiseMarissaIt has been published before, but under a different name. But oh how great they areChrisLol, why don't you write one πŸ˜‰ I am sure peeps would like itMysticaI do love these books

  4. Aurian says:

    Question: do you also read the variations with the vampires and zombies? I passionately hate those covers, let alone the stories.

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    VivienneNo worries, many feel like that. I do love original too, but sometimes I love these even AudraHihi, oh he can barely control himself, it is amusingBermudaI think so too, something for lazy summer daysJennyMe neither, I keep wanting more…and then even more!

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    AurianIt's hard to stop me so yes I have read about vampires and zombies. I really enjoyed the vampire one. I got a sea monsters at home πŸ˜‰

  7. Ladybug says:

    I haven't read about the original Mr. Darcy yet, I guess I should before I read one of these new Austen inspired novels πŸ™‚

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    JuJuI am sure you would enjoy it a lot :DAlyssaAnd I will never get enough. Reading one more soon tooCarrieIt was sure a side of him I haven't come across much before.LadybugLol, well that sounds like a good idea :=)

  9. Staci says:

    I'm so excited to read this one!! I can't wait and I loved your reading your thoughts on the different Darcy that is portrayed in this story.

  10. anachronist says:

    Right. The original was better, passion or no passion, but I like the idea of Mr Darcy warning innocent girls about his creepy relative. It should have been done this way imho.

  11. Misha says:

    I LOVE Jane Austen but have never rea any variations yet! I guess I am kind of nervous to try them. But I can't resist Mr Darcy, especially since he's more passionate in the book.

  12. Blodeuedd says:

    MelissaI can't help it, JA variations are a weakness :DMissieIt sure doesn't look very passionate, I think the creepy guy with the hat is Wickham ;)NaidaHe was soooo evil. I can't even begin to explainStaciI hope you like it, and yes passion..passion is the word

  13. Blodeuedd says:

    MelissaLOL, yes it doesn't take more than Darcy for me either ;)MelissaAgain, you two after each other, lol. But yes I am glad you enjoy reading about themYvonneIt was a cool one!AnaThat I sure liked, cos instead he ruined a life. How fun could Lydia have had in the end, poor foolish thing

  14. Blodeuedd says:

    MishaI do understand that, I was like that first too, but then I just fell madly in love with themDarleneI am glad you like it πŸ™‚ Dunno why the cover isn't for meCarolI would say so :DVVThey are simply irresistible JennyIt does look like something else than the ones before

  15. sadriani says:

    I just discovered your review here and wanted to say thank you, so much! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed my book enough to let everyone know, both here and at Amazon.Thank you again!Best,Susan

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