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Misunderstandings & Ardent Love

“I have never been able to forget you…I am yours, in body and soul, for as long as I am able to draw breath.”

AFTER MONTHS OF BROODING DESPAIR while Bingley prepares to wed Jane Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy realises he has no choice but to put his heart at risk and try to win the only woman he will ever love.

ELIZABETH BENNET WOULD MORE THAN WELCOME his return to Longbourn. Yet despite such mutually ardent feelings, her most beloved sister and Darcy’s own uncle hold quite the opposite points of view.

TORN BETWEEN PERSONAL LOYALTIES and responsibilities, the couple must balance finding a discreet solution for a family scandal in London and dealing with new outrageous actions by Mr and Mrs Wickham, all while facing a Jane Bennet who cannot forgive Darcy his interference in her love story.

Can the two overcome misunderstandings and meddling and find their way to one another at last?

Susan Andiani is a “new to me” author. I guess I have been reading a few too many e-books lately because when this book arrived in the mail it looked like quite the read! After turning all the pages until The End, I must say that it is pleasantly paced to create a very happy happily ever after.

Highlights

This Mrs Bennet is brutal. I wanted to shake her by the shoulders and tell her to have a care for her poor daughters.

Darcy is a saint and has the most patience of any man ever to walk the face of the earth. (This is not up for discussion.)

The sexual tension in this sweet romance is thick as pea soup. ( Or fill in a more romantic way of saying it’s off the charts other than pea soup…)

If you love a good slow burn between Elizabeth and Darcy, this is the book for you! Low on angst, with plenty of reimagined action, this is a delightful Pride and Prejudice variation.

Meet the Author

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When she was five, Susan Adriani wanted to be an opera singer, but changed her mind when she realized she would have to perform in front of an audience instead of her bedroom mirror. She attended art school instead and became a graphic designer who spends more time writing stories and researching the social niceties of Regency England than she does cleaning her house. She has a teenage daughter who dearly loves to laugh, and a handsome husband who is not the least bit intimidated by Mr Darcy. She makes her home in New England, and cannot imagine a world without books, Google maps, copious amounts of tea, or Jane Austen.


Thank you to Quills & Quartos for sending me a copy for review. All opinions expressed are my own. Don’t forget to leave a comment before you leave. One winner with be chosen from each blog for e-book giveaway.

Melissa has been in love with books since she was a child. As a young girl, in her Holly Hobby decorated room, she would sit and tape scraps of paper to her books so that she could organize them by the Dewey Decimal System. She is a huge advocate for helping children learn to love reading. Along with hosting an online Regency based book club and a book club at her home, she started a book club for kids at her son’s school. These days, Melissa can be found at the library writing a book review or tucked in some quiet corner having a love affair with a newly discovered romance novel.

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