Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready

Pocket

Time Travel

ISBN: 978-1416541165

Reviewed by Amelia

   

 

Ornithologist Flip Allison has a great deal of things going on in her life. She’s up for a fellowship against her ex-husband Jed, she’s re-reading Pride and Prejudice for her book club and she’s just embarrassed herself in front of an absolutely gorgeous visiting scholar who just happens to be an expert on Jane
Austen.

To help calm her nerves she decides to take advantage of an ad she saw and get a nice relaxing massage from Madame K, who promises Flip can relax and get lost in her favorite book. Who knew that innocent phrase would lead her into a passionate scene with Darcy (before he met Lizzy) in the Temple of Apollo to help him become a rake and her the scandal of everyone’s favorite historical novel.

Brit Magnus Knightley is appalled when he hears Flip and her friends making crude jokes at the café. What’s even worse is a few hours later when Flip shows up at his office, demanding to see the very rare second edition of Pride and Prejudice. He refuses to help her, though, thinking she’s off her rocker.

When he notices changes in his own edition he knows just where to turn: Flip. When he goes with her to Madame K’s, and finds himself in the pages of his favorite novel right alongside Flip, he knows two things for sure. One, they have to set things right somehow and two; he wants Flip in his life, in Darcy’s world, and in his own.

Seducing Mr. Darcy is a madcap adventure from page one. Parts of this book had me laughing out loud at the antics of Flip, Magnus and her friends, and at the changes that occur in Pride and Prejudice. Flip is the perfect heroine, strong and not afraid to go after what she wants. Magnus is a dominant hero that made my toes tingle in pleasure. I can assure you, I’ll never play Scrabble again without thinking of him.

This tale is a little silly in spots, and I looked at it as a caper tale, laughing at the antics of the characters. It is definitely a fun story that has found a place on my keeper shelf.

     

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