Sunday, June 14, 2015

REVIEW: A Virtue of Marriage by Elizabeth Ann West

Received a ARC of the book awhile ago but I also went ahead and bought a copy. This is book two of the Moralities of Marriage trilogy.

Book Blurb: With Fitzwilliam Darcy hopelessly tangled in his family's lies and deceit in Kent, reinforcements are on the way in the form of his cousin, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, and his secret fiancee, Elizabeth Bennet. Two generations of the Fitzwilliam family clash at Rosings and the matrimonial futures of both Darcy and Richard hang in the balance. When Lady Catherine goes on a rampage, and the Bennets become swayed by the vicious gossip swirling the Darcy family, both Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam learn you inherit each other's family drama by virtue of marriage.

My Review: To begin with this book is a continuation of A Consequence of Marriage, the first book in the Moralities of Marriage trilogy. All I can say about this book is what the hell? How can some people consciously choose to be evil? Mr Collins is evil, Lady Catherine is evil and so is George Wickham. Mr Collins enjoys being a woman beater obviously, Lady Catherine likes to make snap judgments about people that aren't true and Wickham likes to steal stuff and sell his wife off to his friends for money. I never could have realized that Collins and Wickham could be like that. I did enjoy that Richard and Darcy beat the crap out of Collins after he severely beat Lizzy for witnessing Richard marry Anne and disobeying his orders to not walk all about the countryside. 

I do admit that I am looking forward to book three but I really didn't like Lizzy being beaten by her cousin and Wickham selling Georgiana to his friends for money sorta put me off. I just can't believe she went along with it. How Miss Darcy has fallen. 

Rating: ★★★★☆

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