In What Would Mr. Darcy Do? Elizabeth and Darcy’s encounter at the Lambton Inn has a very different outcome, and they embark in a low angst romance filled with thrilling moments. Instead of leaving Elizabeth at the inn, Darcy stays and comforts her, maybe a little more than he should as he ends up kissing her and getting caught by the Gardiner’s. This changes everything as Elizabeth and Darcy are made aware of each other’s feelings and will spend most of the book in a courtship-like relationship.
Abigail Reynolds has proven over time that she can do whatever she wants with these characters and make it work. In this book, her approach was a sweet and uncomplicated romance between two characters who are young adults and are still discovering what it is like to be in love for the first time.
Instead of creating extravagant external conflicts or putting together a complex plot, Abigail Reynolds decided to allow Darcy and Elizabeth to discover their own emotions and take the reader along with them on this discovery. They are constantly aware of their sexual attraction, and that is a big part of the book, but the story remains clean and sweet without any sex scenes.
What Would Mr. Darcy Do? is a very low angst book, but it still captivated me as I read it non-stop. It is not the story that compels the reader to keep reading, but the writing and the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth that makes its way into the readers’ hearts.
I believe most readers will enjoy this story and will read it in one sitting, and even thought this is better suited for those who do not like angst, I still believe the electrifying sexual attraction will appeal to all types of readers.
Jane Bennet’s Level
Pearl Hewitt is an experienced narrator capable of a great articulation and whose accent sounded perfect for this story. I enjoyed listening to her narration, even if at times I would prefer for the characters tone to be less exaggerated. Nevertheless it is one of the oldest JAFF audiobooks out there and a pleasant one which I recommend listening to.
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