Book Blurb: When single-mother Lizzy Gardiner meets William Darcy, he doesn't make the best of impressions. Can the two of them leave their pasts behind and find love with each other, or will the ghosts of the past return to keep them apart?
The Review: This is only the second modern Pride and Prejudice I have read, the first being Perfect Fit by Linda Wells. And just like with that novel I absolutely adored this book. I love reading a supportive Darcy and Lizzy relationship. It does suck that Lizzy was married to Wickham before she meets Darcy but I do love her daughter she had with him. Well not with him per se because he didn't believe that she was his. He was basically just a sperm donor. The Wickham in this book was a absolute monster. Who the hell beats up a pregnant woman? He does get whats to coming to him in the end though. The Bennets in this book are just as bad as Wickham in some respects. They don't want to hear anything bad about him. Everytime the conversation starts about how he treated Lizzy they start defending him like she was the one in the wrong. They actually believe that Melanie Jane is not even his because he told them a lie about Lizzy messing around on him when it was him who was messing around. I really didn't like the Bennets in this story. At least Lizzy had the good sense to not have them in her and Melanie's lives. She also changes her last name to her Aunt Mel's last name. Though we never get to meet Aunt Mel as she dies before the story even really gets started, she does leave Lizzy Longbourn in her will. Charles takes steps that Wickham can never get his hands on Longbourn at all.
Once Lizzy and Darcy clear up their intial impressions about each other they have the sweetest relationship. They are both supportive of the other and Will goes more than enough out of his way to make sure that Lizzy and Melanie are protected and have everything they could possibly need. Watching Will get used to be around Melly and taking care of her is funny in some parts of it. Just the way Lizzy finds him after being subjected to one of Melly's temper tantrums was funny to me.
I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more of Ms. Diamond's books in the future. Her first book Rain and Retribution was also a very good read to me and everybody should check this author out.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars