Friday, November 20, 2009

Seducing Darcy by Gwyn Cready

Seducing Darcy
by Gwyn Cready

Published: 2008
Genre: Romance
Paperback: 384 pages
Rating: 4

Description from amazon:
In the second hilarious and sexy novel from author Gwyn Cready, a divorcée suffering from "carnal deprivation" has a racy one-night stand with one of literature's most irresistible heroes -- and learns that you really can't judge a book by its cover. Mr. Darcy just isn't Flip Allison's style.

She prefers novels with hot sex on the bathroom sink to the mannerly, high-tension longing of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. That is, until she pays a visit to Madame K, who promises a therapeutic massage with an opportunity to "Imagine Yourself in Your Favorite Book."

Somehow, on the way to a sizzling sink-top session with a Venetian Adonis, Flip lands right in the middle of Regency England -- and dangerously close to handsome Mr. Darcy. So close, in fact, that she discovers a side of him even Jane Austen couldn't have imagined.

Waking from her massage, Flip is on top of the world and ready for her upcoming book club -- that is, until she notices a new scene in which Darcy and spunky heroine Lizzy Bennet are arguing over...Flip Allison? Her rapturous liaison with Darcy has had disastrous consequences for Austen's characters -- not to mention millions of Pride and Prejudice fans!

Flip has twenty-four hours to put the story back on course, and Magnus Knightley, a sexy but imperious scholar whose brooding good looks and infuriating arrogance are decidedly Darcy-like, is the only one who can help. The only problem is, Flip can't keep her hands off him, either....

My thoughts
In-a-word(s): Magnus Knightley

You not only get Darcy to drool over, but Magnus and bad boy Jed. Also, there are three engaging couples to follow along with.

This modern day and Regency romance mix is just right. Lots of fun romping, but not too.

Fun time-travel-ish kind of adventure.

There's a bit of controversy regarding the now extinct Passenger Pigeons - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century. At the time, passenger pigeons had one of the largest groups or flocks of any animal, second only to the Rocky Mountain locust.

References made (of interest to me):
Alice in Wonderland
Bikram Yoga

*Bravo! Seducing Mr. Darcy won the RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance Novel in 2009.
*part of Pemberley Ball festivities
*check out my Book Fashion: Seducing Darcy dress

*** Giveaway ***
Open to all.
Offer ends: November 29, 2009
Comment with email address and answer me this:

What is your favorite bird?


Contest has ended - winner is here



  1. Oh my, Captain Horatio is asleep in the Library. Must have been too much port. I say, we should check on him later...

    And, what a splendid book. Regency romping tsk tsk.
    -Lady Vee

  2. My favorite aviary would have to be the hummingbird...I just love how fast they flutter their pretty.

    hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

    Lady Godiva

  3. I am a turtle-dove lover they are so pretty and they bond with a partner. I am a hopeless romantic, alas might I am in search of my own partner dove. I may have a nice-sized dowry but I have yet to meet with a man to which I was partial and saw to have the character I see as worthy of esteeming as my partner in this life.

    Lady Elizabeth

  4. The bird I will always admire is the intense is its stare...mesmerizing!

    mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

  5. My favorite birds are owls. They look beautiful and powerful.

  6. A dove (piqueon. :) I like walking in amsterdam and then on the damn, there ar so many of them. They remind me of the movie Marry Poppins, with that song!

  7. I've always liked watching male cardinals... their red color is so striking.


  8. This book sounds fantastic! I love a good romance (every once in a while - everything in moderation), and Austen-ish stories are often lots of fun and wonderful to boot!

    My favorite bird: chickadees. They're cute, small, energetic, and have a non-annoying call. And they eat the birdseed. :)

  9. Oops...forgot my email.


  10. I've wanted to read this book for ages!! Please enter me.

    My favorite bird would have to be a dove. They are just so serene and elegant looking.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    ~ Lori

  11. My favourite bird is the Robin.
    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.


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