Mr. Darcy Vants to Drink Your Blood!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Author
We all know that Mr. Darcy is fastidious, aloof, and private, but according to Colette Saucier, he has every reason to exhibit these traits. In Pulse and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy is…a vampire. That’s right, he is no longer human – he is immortal and cursed! Mr. Darcy needs to be fastidious because with his blood cravings, extremely cold skin, and abhorrence of human food – Darcy fears others may become suspicious of his unusual habits. Mr. Darcy has to remain aloof because he firmly believes that, due to his condition, marriage, family, love are no longer in his future. Mr. Darcy must guard his privacy because his secret nature, if discovered, would ruin his reputation and his sister’s future…
In Colette Saucier’s vampiric retelling of Pride and Prejudice, readers are able to witness how much stronger Darcy’s attraction to Elizabeth is and how much harder he tries to resist her…
While this isn’t the first vampire Darcy to appear on the scene (Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, Vampire Darcy’s Desires by Regina Jeffers, Blood and Prejudice by Susan Krinard in Bespelling Jane Austen), it is one written almost entirely from Mr. Darcy’s perspective. So here’s your chance to get into vampire Darcy’s head!
“Overcome by craving, he moved behind her, holding her against his chest. He tightened his arms around her, their faces touching cheek to cheek…he need only untie her bonnet to reveal her throat and take that for which he hungered. He loosened the ribbon to expose her pulse and held his open mouth against it, allowing his tongue to lathe along the beating flush. His body trembled with desire. He sucked gently and pressed his teeth into her neck without breaking the skin…”
*swoon* Doesn’t that just make you melt?
In addition, I found Ms. Saucier’s new characters Comtesse de Calmet, Lord Calmet, and Amadeus to be very intriguing and invigorating additions! I enjoyed seeing Darcy get jealous of another man paying attention to Elizabeth and I like how the Comtesse was looking out for Darcy and expressing her concerns. I feel like that there might be more to her than we were told…I’m not sure though, since her story ended without any other clues…Perhaps she will make an appearance in the next book?
Thoughtfully blended and reverently portrayed – Pulse and Prejudice is a paranormal retelling that, first and foremost, remains true to Jane Austen’s novel. It will make your pulse race a little, but not give you fainting fits! While this Darcy isn’t as intoxicating and daring as Damon Salvatore– he nonetheless makes a very yummy vampire!
Note: Because there are two brief intimate love scenes within the last thirty pages, I’d recommend this novel for Mature Audiences.
**Is it just me, or would Ian Somerhalder make an excellent Darcy? 😉