Review: Fitzwilliam Darcy, rock star – Heather Lynn Rigaud

Genre: Modern Pride and Prejudice variation
Pages: 432
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: September 1, 2011
Source: For review

Darcy’s as hot as he is talented…
Fast music, powerful beats, and wild reputations-on and off stage-have made virtuoso guitarist Fitzwilliam Darcy’s band into rock’s newest bad boys. But they’ve lost their latest opening act, and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Now Darcy and bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are about to meet their match…
But she’s about to rock his world…
Enter Elizabeth Bennet, fiercely independent star of girl-band Long Borne Suffering. Elizabeth, her sister Jane, and friend Charlotte Lucas have talent to spare and jump at the opening band slot. Elizabeth is sure she’s seen the worst the music industry has to offer. But as the days and nights heat up, it becomes clear that everyone is in for a summer to remember.

My thoughts:
Now this one was certainly different from the other variations I have read. But the story is still there, just further back and with modern aspects to it. Darcy is still Darcy and Lizzy is still Lizzy.

But yes still very different. Darcy is a rockstar with his own band Slurry. Wickham used to play there too but was thrown out, later we learn why. But now there is Bingley who is as sweet as ever, and Richard who is the person that has changed the most. Poor Richard has a few addictions. Lady Catherine owns the record company and is no relation at all, Mr Collins works for her (and is an ass as always).

Lizzy is as clever as always (and blind), Jane is sweet and Charlotte, well like Richard she has changed a bit too. Old Charlotte is still there but she has a modern twist to her, she more fun. They form the band Long Borne Suffering and are now on tour with our Rock Gods.

The twists are there. Darcy still says something stupid and Lizzy resents him. Bingley and Jane fall madly in love. There still has been something between Wickham and Georgiana. Pemberley is still around (but very different) and everyone still lives happily ever after. Well sort of. This is a new version of course and the thing that I enjoyed was when Richard and Charlotte started flirting. Because we all know she should not have to be stuck with that idiot Mr, Collins.

Rock and roll and sex. Yes this book sure took the old classic story and put a whole new spin on it and I enjoyed it a lot. It sure is a very different variation but it works so well. I do think Darcy was born to be  a rock god πŸ˜‰


I enjoyed it and I recommend it to my fellow JA lovers. But since this story is so modern and the story is more hidden in a way, I also think that those who has not tried a variation yet (because you feel it so be wrong), that you would enjoy this one too. It’s a new story after all.
Fun new twist


35 thoughts on “Review: Fitzwilliam Darcy, rock star – Heather Lynn Rigaud

  1. anachronist says:

    Really I am horribly tempted to write my own variation of P&P. Even more outrageous. Darcy as a mercenary vampire killer and Elisabeth being well…a vampiress hell-bent to do him in. Anybody wants to know the rest? *devil*

  2. Dana says:

    Hm – not so sure. I may be the only reader out there that doesn't like JA and especially NOT P and P. Maybe I could do it modern, though.

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    AnnaI hope you enjoy it too and it sure is differentBermudaJust not too young πŸ˜‰ It's sex, drugs and rock ' roll after allCaroleI love them too, I just can't get enough!MissieHe is such a star, all sexy and Darcy. keeping track on the others

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    AnaYou are wicked! ;)But yes pick me me me, I want to know the restCherryIf the oldies are not for you then yes try this rock version :DDanaNot at all? o_O But you know I prefer the movies πŸ˜‰

  5. Mari - Escape In A Book says:

    Wonderful review and I love the idea of a rock star Darcy. I think I need to read P & P first(I know I don't have to but I want to :D), I've watched the movie but I haven't read the book. I've only read Emma and S&S by Jane Austen.

  6. anachronist says:

    You are wicked! ;)But yes pick me me me, I want to know the restOh dear, I am really thinking about it so please be careful around me! πŸ˜€ A new blog might be the right place for it I suppose.

  7. Karen says:

    There are so many updates on the classics lately. I have to say I'm enjoying them all so far.I've been eyeing this one but hadn't heard anything but now I'm going to pick it up!Thanks

  8. Kristi The Book Faery says:

    Excellent review and a definite must read. I don't always care for the remakes, most of them I like but there was one of them that I was so offended by that I didn't finish it, LOL.Glad you liked it and now, I'm looking forward to it, too :o]

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    DizzyIt was :)ChrisLol, yes indeedVVI know right, so cool!Patti More like hot ;)MelissaOh you know me, I want them all. When I think of those not read my heart breaksNiseYes that is sure was

  10. Blodeuedd says:

    StephLol, yes it took some getting used to, but he fitsBuckyI'd read anything with Darcy in it :)MelissaIt was sure not like those others I have readMariMeh, the movie works πŸ˜‰ I know I know, but I love the movies more. I am a horrid JA loverAurianIt was πŸ˜€

  11. Blodeuedd says:

    AnaYay, I am keeping my fingers crossed ;)KarenI know that some do not like it but I love it, and it will people read the classics tooKristiOh, which ones? As for this one, it was just so different and still the same so it should not offendAmusedLol, I know, fun :DNaidaThat makes us two StaciIt is, so different too

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