Wednesday, 31 August 2011

FITWILLIAM DARCY ROCK STAR BY HEATHER LYNN RIGAUD - MY REVIEW

Straight to the point. This is not Austen. Forget her and only after that you may enjoy yourself.
What I appreciate is that this book is totally honest, starting  from its cool cover.  Just look at it ! You can’t expect a Regency Ball,  nor characters  dancing to the rhythm of  stiff conventions or stuck to propriety and good manners. Look at that mini-skirt, those close bodies and their sexy looks. Do they remind you of anything Austen-like?
OK. Once we’ve cleared that up, we can start focusing on this fast paced, sexy,  contemporary romance set in the transgressive world of  … Sex, Drugs, Rock’n’Roll!
Darcy is as hot as he is talented. Fast music, powerful beats and wild reputation  have made him, a virtuoso guitarist,  and his band, Slurry, into rock’s newest bad boys. They have just been through a dark, complicated , troubled period. But they are ready to go back on stage, if only they could find a new good opening act!  Darcy, Richard Fitzwilliam and Charles Bingley are desperately looking for a good band.
Elizabeth Bennet and the Long Borne Suffering – her sister Jane and her friend Charlotte Lucas – can’t believe their eyes and luck when Slurry come to listen to them on one of their gigs and they are stunend when their manager Alex Lucas tell them they’ve been offered a contract for a long tour and hired  as Slurry’s opening act.
Though experienced rock stars and idols of thousands , the three Slurry men don’t suspect those three girls are going to rock their world!
Elizabeth is fiercely independent and does not trust easily, she’s sure she’s seen the worst the music industry has to offer. Charlotte Lucas and her sister Jane have also talent to spare and they soon become a successful band themselves.
Travelling and playing together for months, as the days and nights heat-up, it becomes clear that everyone is in for a summer to remember. Can you imagine what a ride it  can be, packed with sexy and musical adventures?

Re-writing Pride and Prejudice has become a favourite sport of many, you must have noticed that. How many new versions are there out there? Anyway,  I’m sure that lovers of spicy modernizations will be fond of this one. It is new, witty, uninhibited , beautifully written and with rock’n’roll rhythm!

Final warning: Adult content – Explicit sex scenes.

Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star is out September 1. Stay tuned. Heather Lynn Rigaud will be my guest soon. Any question for her?

3 comments:

_snitchbitch said...

This cover has had me interested for a while now - glad you got a chance to review it! Would it be ruining the book if I asked if it follows the story for P&P, but in a very different, modern setting? I've yet to read a "modernised" version of P&P, so I'm curious!

That being said, I'd be interested in knowing why the author went with rock stars - that's pretty out there for a P&P theme! Love the band names ;)

MARIA GRAZIA said...

@_snitchbitch
I'd say it mainly follows the story for P&P but in a very different modern setting. I'll ask the author about rock bands in my interview. Good question! Thanks you.

Lynne said...

I read this story as HeatherLynne posted it on Austen Interlude and HG. I am really looking forward to my copy being sent to me as it is such a fantastic story.

Congratulations HeatherLynne, love the cover of the book.