Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
A combination of Jane Austen and the world of rock-and-roll, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star is a high-voltage and unplugged retelling of Pride and Prejudice that is absorbing and dynamic. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Charles Bingley, and Richard Fitzwilliam make up the bad-boy rock band called Slurry. And with their tattoos, long hair, leather pants, and intensely emotional performances they are some of the hottest and most unique reincarnations of these characters I have ever encountered! The men of Slurry sign up the all-girl band Long Borne Suffering (I love that name!) to be their opening act on tour. And although the men make a pact to not date, sleep with, or fool around with any of the girls, they don’t stand a chance when the sexy trio of LBS walks on the scene.
The ladies of Long Borne Suffering (Jane, Elizabeth, and Charlotte) aren’t looking for any romance this summer. Opening for Slurry is their big break and quite possibly could launch their music careers. With shows practically every night, rehearsal every afternoon, meetings with their managers every morning, and sleeping on a bus in between, there really isn’t any time for men in their lives…or is there?
WOW! Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star has to be one of the sexiest Austenesque novels I have ever read! With a smoldering Darcy, a playboy Richard Fitzwilliam, and a tender Charles Bingley, Slurry is one hot trio and I completely fell in love with each of them! One of my favorite aspects of this novel is that there were three important story-lines. This story is not just about Darcy and Elizabeth, I love the page time and detail Heather Rigaud gave to the Charles/Jane and Richard/Charlotte stories. Be prepared for triple the romance, triple the drama, and triple the sensuality! (Warning: there is a good amount of intimate scenes in this novel, therefore, I’d recommend it for Mature Audiences only).
Heather Rigaud debuts into the Austenesque world with a novel that is inventive, enthralling, and clever! I just loved spotting her creative modern-day parallels for Darcy’s rude remark at the Meryton Assembly, Jane Bennet falling sick at Netherfield, and the proposal scene at Hunsford. However, readers should be prepared for this tale to not exactly follow the course of Pride and Prejudice – after all it is modern-day and they are rock-stars!
COMING SOON: INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY with Author HEATHER RIGAUD on September 9th!