This novel grabbed my attention from the first page of the book and held it to the end. I was definitely hooked by the second chapter and did not want to put it down. It is a fast read but the story line is not rushed. It is well developed and complete.
The story opens with Elizabeth receiving a proposal of marriage from Mr. Collins. It does not happen in quite the same manner as in canon and there are circumstances involved that change things considerably. When Mr. Darcy discovers this turn of events he is aghast. Thus the story unfolds and what a delightful journey it is.
There are many things about this book that I love but one of them is the author’s talent of revealing the thoughts of our hero and heroine in such a witty fashion. I found myself laughing on many occasions. It was such an amusing and endearing way of knowing their innermost feelings. I was happy to be along for the ride and ‘feel’ with them.
Mr. Darcy was true to character and had trouble expressing himself in the beginning but he did improve on further acquaintance. His witty private contemplations made me love him all the more. Victoria Kincaid’s Mr. Darcy is why we lovers of JAFF read these stories.
Elizabeth’s personality, her wit and her sense of obligation are spot-on. She acted in a way that I would expect of the Lizzy of Pride and Prejudice.
Mr. Collins was all that is disgusting and sycophantic. His obsequiousness rises to a new level and I could picture him as I read the words on the page.
One of the best things about the book, besides being well-written and entertaining, is the amount of Darcy and Lizzy time. They are in company for most of the book and that is a good thing. That is when we are privileged to share many of their intimate contemplations and recriminations. It was enchanting, especially when Mr. Darcy’s imagination would unleash. He would then rein it in and castigate himself. It made him extremely real and genuine, a man of honor, but a man violently in love. Jane and Mr. Bingley do share some page time, as well, which was a nice addition to the tale, but as I mentioned, it is Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth centric.
I enjoyed this third tale by Victoria Kincaid immensely. There is some angst but she leads the reader down the path to happily ever after, for our hero and heroine, with a story that captivates. The tale is chaste in that there are no sex scenes. The passionate scenes and the steam they generated were just the right touch and not overstated. Well done, Ms. Kincaid. I loved your first two books and this one did not disappoint. I look forward to more books from you.
Victoria Kincaid was my guest on August 15, 2015, where she shared an excerpt and the blurb from this book as well as her post about writing what you know. If you have not visited yet, please do. There is a giveaway and I am extending the date of the giveaway to include the comments from this review. The giveaway is for one eBook and it is international. We would love to hear your share in the conversation, so please leave a comment to be entered.The giveaway will end 23 August, 2015 at 11:59 PM. Please leave an email or other contact information should you be the randomly selected winner of Mr. Darcy to the Rescue! Good luck to all!