Kara Louise is one of my favorite authors and I was eager to read something else from her when Pirates and Prejudice was released.
But, just as to many other JAFF readers, this storyline appeared to be too weird for me.
Fortunately I read a review that gave me the courage to read it and I do not regret it. It’s a great book! It’s unbelievable, but Kara Louise did again! Once more she created a completely different scenario and managed to make us love it!
The story is indeed very different and difficult to believe in the beginning : After the Hunsford proposal, and rejection, Mr. Darcy wanders in the streets of London for a few days being mistaken by a wanted pirate. Once it is clear who he is, he is asked, and accepts to impersonate this pirate to help authorities capture him.
In the meantime, Elizabeth and her father travel to the Isles of Scilly to visit Mr. Bennet’s sister and end up traped in a desert Island.
So it is in the middle of the ocean, and in a small island, that our beloved characters reunite.
There were 2 premises in the book that I found hard to belive before reading it. If like me you are still suspicious, let me tell you how Kara Louise pulled it of.
First premisse – Mr. Darcy portraying a pirate? Yes, it sounds strange, but the book explains how this could happen very well, and it is actually charming. It is not that strange as it might appear. Mr. Darcy is not actually a pirate, he is just impersonating one to help authorities capture him.
Second premisse – Elizabeth does not recognize the man who purposed to her only 2 months ago? Again, it sounds strange, but it is very easy to believe it. When she sees Mr. Darcy impersonating a pirate, he has long hair, long beard, and an injury above his eye which is completely covered. Apart from that, he speaks as a commoner (something he learned before) and is in an island, so it is not obvious that it could be Mr. Darcy.
Also, she always thinks something is wrong, that he appears to be familiar, and discovers his true identity only after a couple of days.
So if you’re thinking about not reading the book just because of these 2 premises, give it a shot. The author is very good and did a great job explaining everything.
The book is very well written, very romantic, intense without any lack of propriety, and witty. The characters are very true to themselves, and I loved the fact that Elizabeth realizes she is in love with Mr. Darcy in the middle of the book. I always like when I read a story where she is also in love with him in the book and not only in the end.
If you’re expecting a lot of sex scenes, this book is not for you. It does not have a single one. If you’re looking for something intense and romantic, then this is perfect.
It’s for sure one of the best JAFF books I’ve read…but then again, it is from Kara Louise, so that was expected 🙂
Pirates and Prejudice available at:
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