Monday, February 5

Book Review: Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud

Author: Heather Lynn Rigaud
Title: Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Retelling, New Adult
Format: ebook
Pages: 432
Published: August 31, 2011
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Barnes & Nobles)

"Darcy's as hot as he is talented..."

Fast music, powerful beats, and wild reputations-on and off stage-have made virtuoso guitarist Fitzwilliam Darcy's band into rock's newest bad boys. But they've lost their latest opening act, and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Now Darcy and bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are about to meet their match...

"But she's about to rock his world..."

Enter Elizabeth Bennet, fiercely independent star of girl-band Long Borne Suffering. Elizabeth, her sister Jane, and friend Charlotte Lucas have talent to spare and jump at the opening band slot. Elizabeth is sure she's seen the worst the music industry has to offer. But as the days and nights heat up, it becomes clear that everyone is in for a summer to remember.

Been meaning to read this for a long, long, looooooooooong time. Finally decided to bite the bullet and use a B&N gift card I was given for Xmas to buy it. I bought this and two other books. Fun timessssss!

Okay - here we have our beloved cast rocking the contemporary world in the music industry. Darcy, Charles, and Richard are the music industry's bad boys. Their summer tour is on the fast track to being derailed....they lost yet another opening act. They turn to an unknown band called Long Borne Suffering. Where we find Elizabeth, Jane, and Charlotte trying to make it. Together these two bands will make one heck of a tour, but the stage is not the only thing heating up. 

FIRST! I have to say...I totally ship Charlotte and Richard. Have I read this coupling before? Can Charlotte PLEASE leave Collins for Richard? Damn. I love them. However, their road is not easy here. 

Of course Charles and Jane hook up. And then EVENTUALLY Darcy and Lizzy. It takes FOREVER and even when they do drama ensues. 

Lots of drama here and lots of music. Also....lots and lots of smexy time. Dare I say.....too much smexy time? It was slightly obnoxious and for sure slowed the story down. Honestly - I think the author could've cut nearly 100 pages. Yes, I get we have three couples and whatnot but it felt like we were catching every single time they were making the beast with two backs. It got old and I'll admit...I skimmed after a while. Now - it's not like it was just a page of the exercise each time....sometimes it would be PAGES. Ugh. Smexy time is great and all but give me the drama. 

Oooo Wickham and Collins certainly were extra bad here and I was here for it. They are evil and bad and terrible. Yayy! 

But yes, this was entertaining and very dramatic. Sometimes a hair too much but it was entertaining. And seems legit for artists....they tend to be ones with the flair for dramatics. 

All-in-all, not too shabby for a P&P variation. It actually made me a Charlotte/Richard shipper! They deserve all the love. I'll give this 3 stars. 

- Romance Reading Challenge - #5 (Celebrity)


Sophia Rose said...

Ha! Your review provoked my memories of this one. I read it when it first came out and yeah, they were going at it like bunnies. I've read a few Charlotte/Colonel romances in the historical ones and loved that pairing, too. Laura Hile does one, So This is Love, that takes the story away from P&P and I know of a few others, but the titles aren't coming to mind.

KC said...

I am not sure I can see Darcy as a bad boy, lol! Thanks for the review!

Jen Twimom said...

I don't know enough about the original story to understand the references.

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, yess nonstop bunny action. I need more Charlotte/Colonel stories.

KC, it was fun seeing him as a bad boy with a heart of gold.

Jen, still fun enough without knowing the original.

Blodeuedd said...

I read this one aaaaaages ago

Carole Rae said...

I remember! I think you liked it more than I did.