Seducing Mr. Darcy Mass Market Paperback – Jul 29 2008
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About the Author
Gwyn Cready is a writer of contemporary, Scottish, and time travel romance. She's been called "the master of time travel romance" and is the winner of the RITA Award, the most prestigious award given in romance writing. She has been profiled in Real Simple and USA Today, among others. Before becoming a novelist, she spent 25 years in brand management. She has two grown children and lives with her husband on a hill overlooking the magical kingdom of Pittsburgh.
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Naturally she has to try and rectify this along with the unwanted help from a current day professor of literature. Fun ensures.
I can't say that I'm now a devoted reader of Gwyn Cready, her writing style is still a little unpolished and her plot lines could be tighter. For example little knowledge is given to the person giving the massage and we just take it on faith that its there to make the story work instead of woven into the story. Still, very innovative and I will definitely check out her next book.
This book has all the elements I expect to find in a really good romance novel--believable dialogue, interesting characters fleshed out beyond sterotypes, tightly wound plotting. But it has some nice surprises too-- wicked humor, clever conflict and situations, juxtaposition of Regency and contemporary romance, and, most importantly, an atypical hero and heroine that seem both real and likable.
The only reason that I did not give five stars was because my "willing suspension of disbelief" was stretched a bit during the metaphysical aspects of the plot. But this is paranormal romance so I can forgive Cready's bold jump given that "Seducing Mr. Darcy" does everything else exactly right.
Do yourself a favor and read this book. You will find it a welcome respite from everything you have read lately.
I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling and writing in Cready's novel, and have to give it to her for daring to even touch such an iconic story. Cready's approach is bawdy, and pretty licentious in places, but was a fun romp through Austen, and a good romance overall. I laughed out loud, and often...what more can I say?