2009 New Author Challenge 4/5 Contemporary Romance Contest

Review and Giveaway: The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini (New Author Challenge)

38227303From the back of the book:

Their attraction is so hot, it should be against the law…

Judge Fitzwilliam Darcy is terribly bored – ready to hang up his black robe and return to the life of a country gentleman – until he meets Elizabeth Bennet, a fresh-faced attorney with a hectic schedule and no time for sexy but haughty judge. Sparks fly as the two match wits and battle their overwhelming attraction.

When Darcy and Elizabeth are unexpectedly thrown together at an international conference, things heat up, and Lizzy starts to discover the man beneath those swirling black judicial robes. But when ethical considerations intrude, neither wants to give up their career, and it seems nothing will ever be able to bring Darcy and Lizzy back together…

This book started off rocky for me, but I soon came to be completely enchanted. I had to distance myself a little from the original Darcy and Lizzy and once I did that I loved the book. The story loosely follows the plot of Pride and Prejudice, but the main similarities are the names and characteristics of the main characters. Darcy is as haughty and distant as ever in the beginning, but being with the spirited Lizzy changes him for the better. I loved all of the similarities to the story (once I overcame my problem with Darcy dropping the f-bomb) and was surprised by some of the places that deviated from the original plot line.

I don’t have an extra copy of this book, but will gladly pass on my copy to some lucky commenter. So, if you don’t have a problem with an used book leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!

ETA: One of the comments said that they were worried, since I was giving away my copy, that it wasn’t so great. It is great, I bought a new copy for myself (I like to support the authors that I get advanced copies from), but it hasn’t made it here yet and since I pre-ordered it with some other books it won’t be here till mid-November. I’m giving away my review copy, since I can mail it this week and the winner wouldn’t have to wait.

the book girl gives THE TRIALS OF THE HONORABLE F. DARCY by Sara Angelini a 4/5!

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14 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway: The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini (New Author Challenge)”

  1. I saw a mention of this somewhere, and thought it was really interesting sounding so I put it on my list — so definitely add my name to the hat for this one! 🙂

    Lois

  2. First I’ve heard of this book, but it sounds like a fun read. I would definately like to be in on the draw.

  3. I am so glad that you reviewed this book. Most reviews I have found just gave the plot summary and then some random stars or fruit or something. I have to admit that the plot had me a bit confused and I haven’t been sure if I wanted to try it or not. I’m not sure you gladly passing along the book is a great sign for it (especially if you’re keeping zombies). 😉

    I think after your review I will continue to wait patiently for my turn at the library before I spend the money on this one.

    Thanks!

  4. This looks great! And of course I wouldn’t mind a used book. I think the story is interesting, and it looks to be a cool twist on the classic tale. I really hope I win this one… Thanks!

    Morning Glow
    ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

  5. Oh wow this looks so good! I’m interested to see how they’ll handle Lizzy and Darcy both wanting their careers but still wanting each other…hmm.
    Thanks for the giveaway! 😀
    -Laura

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