Genre: Pride and Prejudice Variation, Contemporary
Summary: Slurry, the rock band started by Fitzwilliam Darcy has just lost another warm up band for it’s Grind tour. Due to rumors that the members of Slurry are Rock and Roll’s bad boys, Long Borne Suffering is the only band willing to help them out of a jam. Despite their talent, Darcy is only seeing trouble ahead. Bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are making eyes at LBS’s Jane Bennet and Charlotte Lucas. The remaining member of LBS, Jane’s sister Elizabeth can hardly stand Darcy. Can they act likes professionals or will they act like the artists they are and give into their passions?
Richard/Charlotte: They’re pretty steamy in these pages, but Richard has got lots of issues as he’s a serial addict. First it was alcohol, now it’s the ladies.To keep Charlotte safe from him, he’ll break up with her. When did boys get to be so dumb?
Charles/Jane: As sweet as the original. Jane is more outgoing and therefore Darcy can’t use her even temperament to persuade Charles that she doesn’t care. They will have troubles, but they simply can’t breathe without each other. One of the best scenes in the book is the two of them finally making love.
Darcy/Lizzy: Classic He said something harsh/She overhears and gets her back up. Darcy sticks his foot in it a lot, but that’s because he doesn’t know how what he says seems to have secret meanings to Lizzy. She judges him harshly, but in the end they figure each other out and learn to let go of the fear that’s keeping them apart. One of my favorite scenes is where Darcy doesn’t listen to Lizzy as she begs him for emotional space and he completely overwhelms her with his intensity. Hot and sad.
Other classic characters:
- George Wickham: Is a real sleaze. Luckily he doesn’t go after Lydia.
- Georgina Darcy: Sweet as can be, she graduates high school.
- Lydia and Kitty Bennet: Cameo appearances in the beginning.
- Mr/Mrs Bennet: Cameo appearances as well.
- Collins: Hideous as usual but handled swiftly.
- Ann/Catherine de Bourgh: Both are pretty unlikeable characters.
- Caroline Bingley: Not an evil snob, but a hard working loyal sister.
Review: A fun alternative to Regency based P&P variations. Recommended if you like Rock & Roll & Sex!