Sep 032011

Does Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Your World?

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!

Looking for assembly balls, Regency etiquette, and Austenesque dialogue? This may not be the novel for you. However, if you loved the passionate and tension-infused novels by Sara Angelini, Susan Adriani, and Abigail Reynolds, then you will love Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star!



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  13 Responses to “Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star – Heather Lynn Rigaud”


    Lovely review Meredith! I pre-ordered FD,RS and keep checking my mailbox each day for its arrival. (Should have just got the Kindle edition, but I just love the cover)!! Each review or interview I read makes me more anxious to read the book! I can’t wait to fall in love with these characters too!


    I am sooooo looking forward to reading this! Every review makes it sound better and better. I love that there is a Richard/Charlotte pairing.


    verrry interesting! liking the sounds of the multiple matchups! thanks Meredith ~ great review


    Sounds like a FUN twist to our Austen characters! Love the band names too! LOL


    Probably not my cup of tea. However, I loved your review. Your descriptive without giving too much away. You also let us know the important details so we can decide if it’s something we’d like to read or not.


    I feel like crying I have been told that I will not get my copy of this book until the middle of December as the publisher has altered the date of release.

    I loved this story and read it at least once a year along with Longbourn and Pemberley go to War.

    I hope that I get this book before December as I can see it getting lost in the Christmas post.


    Congrats Heather. Lovely review Meredith. Best wishes for continued success.


    Wonderful review, Meredith! I read this originally as Slurry online. I loved it! I have preordered it as a ‘real’ book and can’t wait for it to come! I read many ebooks, but some things you just want to hold in your hands, and this is one of them!

    Congratulations Heather!! ps Everytime I hear Blurry on the radio, I think of this book!


    Sounds fun!!!

    m ^..^


    I’m excited that you said there are three storylines!! I love it and I can’t wait to read it! Recently lost my job so have to wait :(, but I’ll get there!! These books are my escape!!


    Lovely review, Meredith. Sounds like a hot read. Will be putting it on my TBR pile.


    Wow! Will add it to my wish list.


    I can’t wait to read this! It seems very different from the other P and P novels I’ve read.

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