Review: Mr. Darcy's Challenge

Title: Mr. Darcy's Challenge (The Darcy Novels #2)
Author: Monica Fairview
Publisher: White Soup Press
Published: November 24, 2014
ISBN13: 9781310714689
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Source: From Author

Goodreads Summary:
In this humorous Pride and Prejudice Variation, Mr. Darcy is determined to win Elizabeth Bennet's hand in spite of her rejection, and he has a strategy worked out. He will rescue Lydia Bennet from Wickham and will return to Longbourn to convince Elizabeth to marry him. But when a chance encounter prompts Darcy to propose once again to Elizabeth before he has rescued Lydia, his plans go horribly wrong.

Broken hearted, disillusioned and bitterly regretting his impulsive action, Darcy sees no point in assisting Miss Bennet. After all, rescuing Lydia might save Elizabeth’s reputation, but why should he care when they have no future together? His code of gentlemanly conduct, however, demands that he fulfill the terms of his promise to her. Once again, Darcy finds himself faced with impossible choices: helping Elizabeth when she is certain to marry someone else, or holding onto his dignity by turning his back on the Bennets once and for all.

Pride and love are at loggerheads as he struggles to choose between his mind … and his heart.

Volume Two of The Darcy Novels continues the story began in Mr. Darcy's Pledge but can be read as an independent book as well.

My Thoughts:
Mr. Darcy's Challenge is the second installment of The Darcy Novels. While you could possibly read this as a standalone, I believe you would get more enjoyment out of it if you read Mr. Darcy's Pledge first.

Monica Fairview takes us back into the world of Darcy and Lizzy. Just when things between the two start to smooth out, Darcy goes and ruins it all. He's a complete and utter jerk and well, as you can imagine Lizzy isn't having it. So the two go their separate ways. Darcy knows he must marry someone, even if it's not Elizabeth.

Things happen and roadblocks are put in both of their paths, but Darcy can't forget Lizzy. Fortune is on his side and their paths cross again. But can they finally find their way to each other? Monica Fairview certainly knows how to shake things up for her characters.

This next installment in The Darcy Novels is quite exciting. So much happens, but I don't want to spoil it for you. Needless to say, it's an exciting, emotional roller coaster ride.  Darcy if full on inner turmoil as he tries to act as a gentleman should. The rocky road of love is paved with good intentions, but will Lizzy recognize it? The ending left me wanting to know what happens next, and I eagerly wait the next installment.

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  1. I loved your review, Marcie! I think you capture the essence of the novel very well -- just the right tone. Thank you for this.


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