Aug 022013

The Ruling PassionBold, Bawdy, and a Little Bland

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars 

Source: Review Copy from Author

The Ruling Passion is the third installment in Linda Berdoll’s controversial and dichotomous series of Pride and Prejudice sequels. Filled with melodrama, sex, violence, and an assortment of coarse characters, this saga is not everyone’s cup of tea. Each novel can be read as a stand alone novel or out-of-order, although, it is definitely best to read all three books in their correct order

In The Ruling Passion readers re-encounter the devoted and amorous Mr. and Mrs. Darcy as they approach nearly a decade of being married. The main story-line of this novel revolves around Darcy, Elizabeth, Lady Howgrave (Darcy’s former paramour, Juliette Clisson), and George Wickham (who apparently has nine lives!) While we do see a little of the Bingleys, Mrs. Bennet, Georgiana, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and the other Bennet sisters, they aren’t major characters in this novel. Continue reading »

Aug 232012

Not for the Faint of Heart!

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Paperbackswap


In this sequel to a sequel (Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife), readers witness the Darcys’ first weeks, months, and year as parents to their adorable twin babies. Similar to Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, this novel introduces many minor characters, intertwines several subplots, and flashbacks to scenes from the past. In addition, as with her previous novel, Ms. Berdoll delivers a passionate, scandalous, and tension-infused saga!


In Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, I loved witnessing the strong bond and intense passion Darcy and Elizabeth had for each other. Their marriage isn’t perfect, they have their trials and misunderstanding, and I just love how Ms. Berdoll portrays them. Since I greatly enjoying the first of Ms. Berdoll’s novels, I decided I should see what happens in book two! Continue reading »