Against His Will

Against His Will

by Nancy Kelley
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Against His Will 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SRei.Watson More than 1 year ago
A light, sweet, Regency romance featuring Kitty Bennet from P&P OVERALL: 5 STARS Story/Plot: 5 - I loved this story. This, like the previous one in the series Loving Miss Darcy, could actually be considered stand alone novels. Although they both feature characters from Pride and Prejudice, they could stand as Regency novels alone. This volume features a romance between Kitty Bennet and Sebastian Montgomery, as well as provides a slight - meaning not heavily involved - mystery/suspense plot. Re-read Value: 4 - As mentioned above, this novel could be considered NOT part of P&P, but it also part of the P&P sequels. I would read it again as a solo novel, not only in conjecture with the other two novels previously. Continue Series: 4 - I believe this Against His Will, to be the last novel of the series, although I did read a note there was a novella in a Christmas volume concluding the series. I am sad if this is true, as I really did hope there might be a story featuring Anne de Bourgh. Characters: 5 - As mentioned in previous reviews of this series, this features some of the same characters of P&P we fell in love with, but there is also a wealth of new characters which are interesting. What I like most about this book is the growth of Kitty/Catherine Bennet, which you saw in the previous novel, but comes across every page of this work. I also liked Sebastian Montgomery. When I read the previous novel, I had questions for him as a romantic hero, but I must confess after finishing this novel, I feel horrible I doubted him. Cover: 5 - This cover fits this novel perfectly. With a man on the cover in regency fashion, a reader could easily assume this is a book about the regency period. Genre Fulfillment: 5 - P&P sequel, check. Regency romance, check. Personal Involvement: 5 - I have a horrible confession to make here. When I read P&P and think about the characters I never really care about Kitty. At the end of P&P, it is stated Kitty's behavior changes and it shows she will most likely have a advantageous marriage. The people I always think about are poor Mary, who stays at home to care for Mrs. Bennet - poor girl, she has my true sympathies - and poor Charlotte, being married to Mr. Collins - I always hope the story changes and Miss Bingley runs off with Mr. Collins. While reading this book, I cried seeing the pain Kitty feels. She continues to believe herself a "silly girl," thinks everyone is waiting for her to behave similar to Lydia, and measures herself against Jane, Elizabeth & yes, also Mary, who she believes to be very smart. My heart seriously goes out to her and I do not want to put SPOILERS down here, but as the romance between herself and Sebastian Montgomery grows she always feels in limbo. I would say, like the previous novel in this trilogy, this book is 2 in one and well worth the read.