Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star? Yes, Please!
I giggled the first time I saw a review for Heather Lynn Rigaud's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star. After reflecting on it, I don't know why someone didn't think of this Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice rewrite years ago. Fitzwilliam Darcy totally is a rock star. And no, it's not just because I'm pitching Colin Firth in leather pants. After reading Becky's review I've decided that this book must make it into my reading pile.
Although Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star is an obvious take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this book really needs to be considered a book that stands on its own. Purists would probably never get through the fast-paced, crazy lifestyle of rock stars on the road, which is just where we find our P&P characters. The pride is definitely there, as would be expected with a big rock star like Darcy is in the novel, who has taken on a young girl group starring Jane, Elizabeth, and Charlotte. The twist is not lost on this reader! On the flip side, Elizabeth is not feeling Darcy's snobbery about these young girls that he seems to think are there to "love them and leave them" to take their money and fame. Elizabeth is there because she's passionate about her music. Enough said. However, she can't help but notice that Darcy is pretty hot!
Much of the tension and social misunderstandings are still very present in this remake of the original. I did really like the character development that still retained a lot of the characters I knew and loved.