Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet was released today at Amazon.com, but I was very lucky to receive an advanced readers copy, so I am already in a position to tell you what I think about this book. In one word, I think it is PERFECT! If you want to know why, keep reading…
I have to start this review by saying Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet is by far the best JAFF book I’ve read this year! I was craving for something that would capture my heart just like in the old days and that is what this book did. I was lucky to receive an advance readers copy and from the moment I started reading this book I couldn’t stop! I hadn’t read anything I considered uputdownable since last year and being this immersed in a story once more was superb!
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet is definitely the most romantic book I have ever read from Jennifer Joy. It is clean and sweet but also intriguing and captivating. The premise is quite simple with only a few interesting and innovating changes, and that was the recipe for a magnificent book.
In this story, Mr. Darcy secretly writes poetry and one of Elizabeth’s favourite occupations is reading poetry. This common passion will allow them to create a beautiful solid bond with one another. The main difference in this story is that the Bennet sisters have to remain a few more days at Netherfield after Jane gets sick, and the coyness of having the story mainly placed in one single location was very alluring to me.
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet doesn’t have any unnecessary misunderstandings, or incredibly intrusive villains. It only has two people who build a relationship and face the same dilemmas we all face in our lives.
I absolutely loved the changes Jennifer Joy did in this book, and I believe the JAFF community needed something like this. Instead of overcomplicating the plot, she made it simple. She changed it in a credible manner and kept readers interested in the story because they cared about the characters and wanted to know what they would do or say next. This is what a good writer should do! A good writer has the ability to make readers get involved in the story and to fall for the characters. If readers connect with the characters, they will love the book, and that is what happens in Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet.
Mr. Wickham’s character is the best surprise this book has to offer readers. It will make you want to read the book non-stop because it is completely new, yet still in character and believable! It was refreshing to see a character that was this unpredictable! We never knew what Mr. Wickham would do next. We were not sure of his true intentions but because he was still the same character we were introduced with in Pride and Prejudice, we keep waiting for him to reveal his true character at any time. This is another reason why we get glued to this book, we kind of keep waiting for something to happen, but we don’t know what that could be.
Mr. Darcy’s character is so romantic that it is impossible not to fall for him, or his poems. And Elizabeth, well… she is adorable! I loved her unbiased character, her passion but also her rationality and maturity.
Even Mr. Bingley surprised me in this book with the advice he gave Mr. Darcy because it gave merit to his character. I was not expecting that speech, which surprised me in the most positive manner! I’m tired of seeing Mr. Bingley being portrayed as a prop in a movie set. In Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet he gained some depth with that speech, and it made me realise why Mr. Darcy is his friend.
I loved the book in its entirety but two scenes come to mind as favourites. The discussion Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have about Darcy’s poem, which was delightful and perfectly demonstrates how they are intellectually equal, as well as why they would obviously fall for each other, and the proposal scene! I confess I saw that one coming, but it was just as good as I expected it to be.
With this book, Jennifer Joy demonstrated that authors do not need to change the entire story and go to extremes to be successful. Most of the times, less is more when it comes to creating plots, and this book proves it! It was the first JAFF book I read this year that made me want to read non-stop, and the only problem I have it with, is that it will make my next read fall in caparison for sure. Simplicity was the key to make this book a perfect enjoyable read and I’m certain readers will fall in love with this story and its characters. I highly recommend it, and I’m sure you won’t regret reading it, it will probably become one of your favourites too. It is perfect!
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Can you fall in love with someone you have never met?
He has given up on love.
Fitzwilliam Darcy was burned once. Never again. Hiding his emotions, Darcy takes pride in his marble-like façade … until he meets a lady who threatens to expose his true character, Miss Elizabeth Bennet.
She loves a poet she has never seen.
Elizabeth Bennet longs to meet the man whose poems touch her soul — the elusive Mr. Walter Wyndham. He is her ideal; her dream … and everything emotionless Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy could never be.
When Mrs. Bennet and a surprise visitor conspire to throw them together, they’ll either strangle each other … or end up engaged.
Stuck in each other’s company, Darcy’s carefully constructed barriers come crashing down when he discovers the secret identity of Elizabeth’s beloved poet. It’s him!
Will Darcy measure up to the man she’s been dreaming of for years? Will Elizabeth stubbornly pursue an illusion, or will she fall for an imperfect (and very real) man?
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet is a sweet and clean romance variation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice.
Let the poetry lessons begin! Get your copy today!
Jennifer Joy is offering 4 ebook copies of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Poet to some of my readers to celebrate its release. The giveaway is international and all you have to do to apply is comment on this post. Let us know what you thought of the permise, or share any comments on the review.
The giveaway will end on the 2nd of August and the winners will be announced shortly after.
Good Luck everyone!