le 30 décembre 2013
Kara Louise is one of my favorite authors but this storyline appeared to be too weird for me. Fortunately I read another review that gave me the courage to read it and I do not regret it. It’s a great book!
The story is indeed very different and difficult to believe in the beginning, however, as we continue to read, it becomes more believable.
For me 2 main premises seamed strange before I read the book, the way the author wrote them was actually believable.
First – Mr. darcy portraying a pirate? Yes, it sounds strange, but the book explains how this could happen very well, and it is actually charming. It is not that strange as it might appear if you have not read the book.
Second – Elizabeth does not recognize the man who purposed to her only 2 months ago? Again, it sounds strange, but it is very easy to believe it. When she sees Mr. Darcy impersonating a pirate, he has long hair, long beard, and an injury above his eye which is completely covered. Apart from that, he speaks as a commoner (something he learned before) and is in the Mediterranean, so it is not obvious that it could be Mr. Darcy. Also, she always things something is wrong, that he appears to be familiar, and discovers his true identity only after a couple of days. So if you’re thinking about not reading the book just because of these 2 premises, give it a shot. The author is very good and did a great job explaining everything so the book is actually believable.
For me, the strangest thing in the story is the fact that the characters only take 2 or 3 days to go from Italy to England by boat.
The book is very good. Very well written, very romantic and intense without any lack of propriety, the characters are very true to themselves, and I loved the fact that Elizabeth realizes she is in love with Mr. Darcy in the middle of the book. I always like when I read a story where she is also in love with him in the book and not only in the end.
If you’re expecting a lot of sex scenes, this book is not for you. It does not have a single one. If you’re looking for something intense and romantic, than this is perfect. Kara Louise did it again. I hope she writes a new book asap!