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
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.