Mr. Darcy's Bite

Mr. Darcy's Bite

by Mary Simonsen
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Mr. Darcy's Bite by Mary Simonsen

Mr. Darcy has a secret...

Darcy is acting rather oddly. After months of courting Elizabeth Bennet, no offer of marriage is forthcoming and Elizabeth is first impatient, then increasingly frightened. For there is no denying that the full moon seems to be affecting his behavior, and Elizabeth's love is going to be tested in ways she never dreamed...

Darcy has more than family pride to protect: others of his kind are being hunted all over England and a member of Darcy's pack is facing a crisis in Scotland. It will take all of Elizabeth's faith, courage, and ingenuity to overcome her prejudice and join Darcy in a Regency world she never knew existed.

Praise for The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy:

"Simonsen spins off another superior Jane Austen homage."

-Publishers Weekly

"Engrossing and delightful...Simonsen takes quite an intriguing approach."


"A fast-reading, engaging style...brings a new and enjoyable immediacy to Jane Austen's most popular novel."

-Linda Banche Romance Author

"Creative, well-paced, and definitely diverting."


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402250774
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mary Lydon Simonsen is the author of two Regency Austen re-imaginings, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy and A Wife for Mr. Darcy, and a Jane Austen historical romance, Searching for Pemberley, which was acclaimed by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and RT Book Reviews. She is well loved and widely followed on all the Jane Austen fanfic sites, with tens of thousands of hits and hundreds of reviews whenever she posts. The author lives in Arizona.

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Mr. Darcy's Bite 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Monica_P More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story because it combines two of my favorite things - Pride and Prejudice and the paranormal. It is definitely a romance as opposed to a scary, supernatural tale. If you're looking for a violent or beastly werewolf Darcy, this is not it. He is not a savage beast during his full moon "cycle", but an Alpha male wolf who, like human Darcy, is responsible for all those under his protection and leadership. His being a wolf isn't all bad, and to see him enjoy the freedom his wolf nature gives him was great. It also makes him more sensitive to those around him. There was some angst, as Lizzy must decide if she can accept and live with his lifestyle, but not as much as I expected, and it was not drawn out needlessly. In the end it comes down to true love overcoming an obstacle, and Lizzy and Darcy striving to protect each other and their loved ones. The romantic scenes are playful and not overly done. I personally like a little more in that department, but that is not really her style. Unlike her other stories, this Darcy is not very experienced prior to meeting Lizzy, because wolves mate for life. Darcy's heightened sensitivity to Lizzy's "moods" has an effect on the level of sexual tension between them that I am a little ambivalent about. It's amusing, and takes one awkward variable out of their courtship, making her more comfortable with her feelings because she can't hide them. Which can be a plus or a minus depending on how much UST you like. Simonsen brings depth to other "minor" characters like Georgiana Darcy, and Anne deBourgh; adding Darcy's Aunt Marguerite and (my personal favorite) his charming cousin, Lord Fitzwilliam, made it more entertaining. I love the ending; it makes me wish for another epilogue, not because it is incomplete but because all great Lizzy and Darcy stories have that effect on me.
JakkiL More than 1 year ago
Werewolves and Pride & Prejudice? Really? Those were my initial thoughts. However, skeptical as I was, I wanted to read what Simonsen wrote. Page by page my curiosity was piqued and I was drawn into the story. I love stories where there is competition for a character's love. Elizabeth has just that. The other lady is not only drop-dead gorgeous but she also shares something with Darcy Elizabeth does not. Simonsen truly captured the loyal and protective Darcy, as well as the compassionate and impertinent Elizabeth Austen created. The humor infused in the novel makes it all the more enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Mr. Darcy, and Mary Simonsen does a wonderful job of taking Austen's great story and adding a supernatural spin to it. Her retelling absolutely makes sense ... of course Mr. Darcy was a werewolf. She also does a great job of honoring the tension between Lizzy and Darcy in her tale of Mr. Darcy's Bite (while also honoring the love and devotion of the two characters despite any obstacles). If you like Austen, vampires, and werewolves then this is a must read!!
Humbee More than 1 year ago
Dear misbegotten Darcy has a dilemma. He's been infected by a werewolf and has the misfortune of howling and prowling the grounds of Pemberley at every full moon. What a horrible prospect for his bride-to-be, and what a horrendous burden of guilt! He knows he must inform poor Elizabeth Bennet so she can make a decision whether she will marry the night creature he sometimes becomes, or not. And, he must ask her to take dangerous risks on his behalf. Such issues tax a gentleman's heart and mind! Enlisting the kindly help of his sister Georgiana, along with others of the Austen crowd familiar to those who love her books, Darcy quietly and efficiently brings Elizabeth into the knowing fold. But can she learn to love and accept a dark and gruesome were? It's certainly not what she bargained for... Mary Lydon Simonsen is a crafty author whose tongue-in-cheek prose gives us a lively and fun trek into the adventure of these Jane Austen characters as they slip the light paranormal. I love her brilliant mind and her wit. I also love her ability to maintain the true character of these special people of Miss Austen's while adding such a strange conundrum to the mix! This is a fun and beguiling book. It's one any of those of you who love an Austen mash-up will find extremely well written. Miss Austen's beloved characters have a romp that's sometimes serious and sometimes humorous. Not a heavy book, but a captivating paranormal for a stormy night.
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