Friday, July 24

Audiobook Review: The Unthinkable Triangle by Joana Starnes

The Unthinkable Triangle: A Pride and Prejudice VariationAuthor: Joana Starnes 
Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman
Title: The Unthinkable Triangle
Genre: Historical Romance, What-if
Format: Audiobook 
Pages: 301 
Published: September 23rd 2015
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

Summary: All is fair in love and war – or is it? What if Mr. Darcy’s rival for Elizabeth Bennet’s hand and heart is not some inconsequential stranger, but his dearest, closest friend? How is he to reconcile the claims of loyalty and kinship with the urge to pursue his heart’s desire?

I'm not crazy about love triangles, but I have been itching for a good P&P variation, so why not?

The story follows Darcy, Elizabeth, and Colonel Fitzwilliam. Darcy is about to propose, but the Colonel beats him to it and Elizabeth accepts. What is Darcy to do? He loves Elizabeth, but how could he break his cousin's heart? 

I do love how this "triangle" was played out. It really wasn't a true triangle, so that made me happy. Elizabeth had no idea Darcy loved her and honestly...she didn't realize her feelings for him either so she accepted a good match. 

It was so sad seeing Darcy being in so much pain!!!!! I like the cousin too, but Darcy was a true gentleman the entire time. I wanted him to shove his cousin out of the way and take Elizabeth away. LOL. But Elizabeth needed time to realize her true feelings even though it took forever and a day. For a girl being so smart, she was super dumb here.

I do like how the author dealt with the Colonel in the end. It wasn't easy but I feel that was the best way. And I was happy he did what he did. It redeemed him for his selfish attitude at one point. 

Now...I did struggle a little bit with this at the beginning. Not sure why. Maybe it was because it was dragging on a touch? I'm not sure, but after a certain scene, I could not stop listening. 

The narrator was good. I liked her voices. I would love to listen to more with her. 

Overall, I did like this. I was pleasantly surprised the love triangle didn't annoy me like it normally does. The author did an excellent job of avoiding the a-typical triangle pitfalls. I did struggle to get connected at the beginning, but it turned around after a certain scene. I will stamp this with 3 stars. 

- #32 for Audiobook Challenge


Blodeuedd said...

I can't remember if I read it

Carole Rae said...

I believe you did