Monday, December 5, 2011

0 Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud review

Title: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star
Author: Heather Lynn Rigaud
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
paperback, 424 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-5781-0
Genre: Contemporary Romance 


Summary:
Darcy's as hot as he is talented...
Fast music, powerful beats, and wild reputations-on and off stage-have made virtuoso guitarist Fitzwilliam Darcy's band into rock's newest bad boys. But they've lost their latest opening act, and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Now Darcy and bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are about to meet their match...
But she's about to rock his world...
Enter Elizabeth Bennet, fiercely independent star of girl-band Long Borne Suffering. Elizabeth, her sister Jane, and friend Charlotte Lucas have talent to spare and jump at the opening band slot. Elizabeth is sure she's seen the worst the music industry has to offer. But as the days and nights heat up, it becomes clear that everyone is in for a summer to remember.



My thoughts:
When I first came across this Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud I wasn't sure I wanted to read this novel. As some of you know I'm a huge fan of anything Jane Austen but trying to picture Mr. Darcy as a rock star was a little hard. In the end my curiosity won out. Not only did I end up really liking this novel, I would also classify it as a hard to put down novel.


If you're not familiar with Jane Austen's characters from Pride and Prejudice it really doesn't matter for this novel. Heather Lynn Rigaud has put a contemporary spin on this classic book. The story line is about two bands who are on a tour together. Slurry is the name of Darcy's band. His band mates are Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam. They've been around for awhile and are hugely popular. They embark on a lengthy tour with the newbie band Long Borne Suffering which includes, Lizzy, Charlotte Lucas and Jane.  I absolutely love the name of their band. I don't think Rigaud could have come up with a better name. It's absolutely brilliant.  Both bands start the tour with little complications however as certain members of the band grow closer it starts to get complicated.


I really liked the story line. Riguad took little details from Pride and Prejudice and incorporated them into this modern day retelling. I was a little shocked the first time Lizzy dropped the F bomb. I said out loud "Lizzy, no! You're not suppose to say that!" I had to let go of my preconceived notions of regency Lizzy and embrace the rock star Lizzy. I know that sounds really prudish but I'm so used to proper Lizzy. Once I did that it was all good. The characters in this novel also have quite a few steamy sexy time scenes. I also love that the author gave Charlotte Lucas a little more pizzazz and a very brazen attitude. Riguad managed to give the characters a sort of personality makeover without losing the initial core selves .  


Overall this book was really good. I picked up this book to read every chance I had. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary romance or Jane Austen. I'm so glad that I gave this book a chance. This is one of the best contemporary retellings I've read. It's definitely a 'To Read".


*This book contains profanity and sexual situations and would not be appropriate for young readers.


My rating:
4.5

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*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. This in no way influenced my opinion.




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