Suspenseful, Dramatic, and Romantic
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
While at Netherfield, tending her sister Jane, Elizabeth encounters a large, black, yet friendly dog – well, he really looks more like a wolf than a dog. Elizabeth spends much time petting, playing with, and talking to this docile creature. He is very intelligent and seems to understand what she says. Although Elizabeth is delighted with her new friend she can’t help but wonder: Where did he come from? What type of dog is he? To whom does he belong?
Elizabeth soon learns that her canine friend belongs to none other than Mr. Darcy, a man she despises. What she doesn’t learn is that Mr. Darcy is a werewolf, and the dog that she is so fond of is actually Mr. Darcy in his lupine form!
In this exhilarating paranormal Pride and Prejudice retelling our brooding and reserved Mr. Darcy, is a werewolf (part werewolf actually, his mother was human). He is the Alpha Male and the leader of his pack located in Cumbria, a county just a few miles south of Scotland. Even though Mr. Darcy knows that he is in love with Elizabeth Bennet, he stays away because according to the laws of the pack, Darcy cannot reveal that he is a werewolf until after Elizabeth marries him. Fraught with apprehension and yearning Darcy must decide if he can purposely deceive the woman he loves. Will Elizabeth agree to be his wife? Will she forgive him once she learns his secret? Will she be happy in the isolated and cold estate of Pemberley surrounded by a pack of werewolves?
I took great pleasure in reading Moonlighting! The concept was so wholly unique and the plot was full of surprises. With deceptions, marital discord, escape attempts, and plotted kidnappings this novel is a thrilling adventure from start to finish. In addition, I liked meeting all the new characters Ms. Wegner created. Lord McGarth, Darcy’s friend and fellow werewolf who wants to marry Georgiana, was quite intriguing!
My one small quibble for this novel is with the portrayal of Elizabeth. She was portrayed fairly accurately in the first half the book, but in the second half of the book she seemed to loose some of those charming and playful qualities we all know and love. Sometimes I felt this Elizabeth was a little too hostile, sometimes a little too immature, and sometimes a little too accepting. Suffice it to say, something was just a little off for me in this Elizabeth’s character make-up.
Nonetheless, I greatly enjoyed reading this riveting and inventive novel and I am very happy to have it in my collection! If you are interested in seeing Mr. Darcy howl at the moon, than this is a book for you!