Vampire Darcy’s Desire

MDP Book Cover4.5 stars

Hello everyone,

How was your Halloween? Did you have fun?
Halloween is not an important tradition in my country, in fact, it is not a tradition at all, so I didn’t prepare anything special for this time of the year. However, I have been reading Regina Jeffers new edition of Vampire Darcy’s Desires and last night, of all nights, I had to stay up until I finished reading it. I could not just go to bed when my favorite characters were still fighting Wickham could I? I thought that spending the Halloween night reading this book had to mean something, and obviously, when I woke up this review was the first thing that came to my mind.

Tormented by a 200-year-old curse and his fate as a half human/half vampire dhampir, Fitzwilliam Darcy vows to  a solitary life rather than inflict the horrors of his life upon an innocent wife and his first born son. However, when he encounters the captivating Elizabeth Bennet, his will is sorely tested.
As a man, Darcy yearns for Elizabeth, but as a vampire, he is also driven to possess her. Uncontrollably drawn to each other, they are forced to confront a different kind of “pride” and his enemy’s “prejudice,” while wrestling with the seductive power of forbidden love. Evil forces, led by George Wickham, the purveyor of the curse, attack from all sides, and Darcy learns his only hope to survive is to align himself with Elizabeth, who is uncannily astute is how to defeat Wickham, a demon determined to destroy each generation of Darcys.”

I love the paranormal and was eager to read a book where Mr. Darcy is a vampire, but I didn’t read the blurb and my head was so filled with The Vampire Diaries books that I was completly caught by surprise. Vampire Darcy’s Desire is very original and different from what I was expecting. I expected a vampire Darcy who could not get old, who could not survive without human blood, and who would turn Elizabeth into a vampire so they could live an eternal live together. But that was not at all what I found in this book. I encountered a tormented Darcy cursed to live without love and family. A Darcy destined to fight George Wickham until the end of his live and without any human affection to console him. A man who has never known hapiness and peace, and worse than that, a man without hope…Until he meets Elizabeth Bennet, and suddenly hope arises in his heart and he finally allows himself to live and dream of hapiness.

I wasn’t truly convinced by the beginning of their relationship, it seemed too sudden and physical, but I’m glad this small detail didn’t stop me, because as I continued reading, I discovered in Vampire Darcy’s Desires one of the most compelling relationships I’ve ever seen of Darcy and Elizabeth. Their love was everything I imagine it to be: intense and transcendent. We will have plenty of Darcy and Elizabeth moments, and the time they spend together will allow them to see they were destined to be together, and to form a bond that life itself could not destroy. Elizabeth’s love and trust in Darcy is pure perfection, and I felt nothing could ever tear them apart. Regina Jeffers creates in this book one of the most beautiful and strong love stories I’ve seen of our beloved characters. It is even hard to put into words how much I loved the way she developed their relationship.

Darcy was not so proud as we are used to and had some insecurities, which makes perfect sense considering his background in this book, but he is a flirtatious, passionate and sexy Darcy to whom I would gladly surrender.

Elizabeth is witty, courageous, independent, strong minded, dedicated and utterly in love with Darcy. Together they become a force of nature, and a force of nature they need to be to conquer the curse that has afflicted Darcy’s family for centuries! This is another aspect of the book that I loved, it wasn’t only excellent in terms of romance, but also in terms of adventure and terror! Some of the scenes were so well written I actually felt afraid, and at a certain point I had no idea how D&E would defeat Wickham. I loved Wickham’s character as well, and even if he is pure evil, I confess that at times I felt sorry for him.

Other characters caught my attention and I wonder if we will not see them again in a continuation 😉

Vampire Darcy’s Desire kept me hooked from the beginning until the end, and I highly recommend it to anyone in need of a great adventure and romance! It was the first book I’ve read from Regina Jeffers, but it will certainly not be the last one. If this is how she portrays Darcy and Elizabeth, then I will surely become addicted to her books.

You can find Vampire Darcy’s Desire at:

Amazon.com – Vampire Darcy’s Desire

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34 responses to “Vampire Darcy’s Desire

  1. Glynis

    Great review Rita. I have several of Regina’s books and this is on my wish list. I will definitely have to buy it now even though it made you frightened for Darcy and Elizabeth in parts. I am certain their love for each other which seems to be a major part of the book will help me to get over the fear!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. As for Halloween it was my birthday and I retired so a great day all round 😊

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    • Don’t worry too much Glynis, even if some parts were scary, D&E must have their happy ending, and if I thought about that I wouldn’t be afraid.. I guess, I wasn’t thinking 🙂 Oh, yes, their love in this book is so strong, I loved it!!! I’ll have to read more of Regina Jeffers books 🙂 I think I’ll read Mr. Darcy’s present next and review it near Christmas 🙂
      Oh, congratulations!!! Not only for your birthday but also for the retirement, you’ll have plenty of time for your family and for E&D now :)))

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    • Nothing better than retirement, Glynis. I have been as such for several years now.

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      • Glynis

        Well all I can say Regina is thank goodness you didn’t retire from writing such lovely stories about Darcy and Elizabeth 😊

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  2. Really good review, RIta. I am now interested on this book. I normally like anything that Regina writes, so on my wish list is now 🙂

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  3. I think I have nearly all of Regina’s books but have held off on this one because it was vampires and I’m just not into that sort of paranormal. But having read some recent reviews, including yours and Claudine’s, I’m more inclined to give it a try now.

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  4. What a terrific review, Rita! I’m just thrilled that you loved this book so much. Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s relationship in this story is so intense, you make me want to read it again!!

    I also am glad you found a new JAFF author to enjoy. Regina is a wonderful writer!

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  5. Mary

    Rita,what an amazing review!! You obviously loved this book dearly,your enthusiasm for it shines through each sentence you penned!!
    Wow!! Must admit to not bring a ‘vampire’ fan,but then again your review is so positive, I might have to rethink my preferences!
    Great job!! 😌

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  6. Sophia Rose

    It’s been a few years since I’ve read this book and now it’s new and improved, but I did love the love story and the older mythology in it. Great review, Rita!

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  7. Sheila Majczan

    I read this second release and loved it. Also posted a review.

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  8. I read this tale ages ago and loved it. My favorite being that Regina incorporated a song into the essence of the curse, and being a musician, that really caught my attention. Poor Darcy is so tormented, yet with Elizabeth, he has hope. Great tale.

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  9. A truly evil Wickham, sounds like a good counter-balance

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  10. Great review! I’m glad to see you really enjoyed it. It’s on my wish list. 🙂

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  11. I will have my webmistress add this review to my Vampire Darcy’s Desire book page on my website. Thank you for the kind words. I am humbled.

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