Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Review: Still a Young Man by P O Dixon & GIVEAWAY!!

From the Publisher:
Widowed after six months of marriage, an older Elizabeth is determined to leave her past behind and enjoy life to its fullest, on her own terms. Charming, witty, and engaging, she is widely admired by all. However, everything is not as it seems. She harbours a secret.
The beautiful widow captivates a younger Mr. Darcy. He knows her better than she knows herself. He struggles to break through her protective barriers, the most daunting being her tightly held conviction that she will never marry again.


Dixon delivers yet another fascinating adaptation on a much loved tale.
Finding herself widowed after six months of marriage, Elizabeth moves in with her sister, Jane Bingley. Determined to enjoy life as a widow, Elizabeth makes the most of the Season, welcoming the steady stream of callers who grace the Bingleys’ sitting room. Yet, all may not be as it seems. Scarred by her past, Elizabeth does not trust easily. Realizing she harbors a secret, Darcy sets out to discover what Elizabeth is hiding, while at the same time, desiring to earn more than her trust.
Dixon does a great job of incorporating the goings on of the ton into her story. Here, we catch a glimpse of what really goes on inside gentlemen clubs, such as White’s, and how widows keep their beds warm. Coincidentally, this is also where I became irritated with Elizabeth’s naiveté. Not only is she inexperienced, but at times she is also immature. The way Elizabeth openly flirts with callers, and doesn’t realize the import of her words, or the consequences of such forward behavior, reminds me of Lydia and the regiment. A few times, it seemed as if I was reading a Regency romance with some drawing room drama taking place.
Dixon slowly builds up the heat between Darcy and Elizabeth. While there is the hot, sensual passion, their needs run much deeper than just the physical. Welding together friendship and trust, the two come to have such a deep love for each other in all aspects. Even though my heart broke for the pain in Elizabeth’s past, Darcy was quick to put me at ease with his gentle solicitude. The way Darcy sets out to protect Elizabeth, regardless the cost, the trust each gains from the other, and the sense of oneness they achieve, solidify their relationship into being one that will overcome any obstacle.
With a few scoundrels, a dynamic heroine, pain, passion, and abiding love, Still a Young Man is a winner and sure to please the Pride and Prejudice variation lover.
* There are some mature themes presented in Still a Young Man.


**Stay tuned. On Thursday I will be vlogging about Elizabeth Bennet in Still a Young Man. And next Wednesday, May 9, I will be interviewing P O Dixon!**




***Giveaway Time!!!***
 P.O. Dixon is generously giving away TWO copies (ONE paperback and ONE ebook) of Still a Young Man! The ebook giveaway is open worldwide; paperback giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. In order to enter, please leave a comment. You will also have extra opportunities to enter. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! Thanks so much, P.O.!!
To enter, do any or all of the following: (Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry).
  • Leave a comment on the post (with email)
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  • Follow me on Twitter @J_Leatherberry
***Good Luck! Contest ends Thursday, May 10!! Winners will be announced Friday, May 11!!***

About the Author:
P O Dixon acknowledges arriving rather late in the game. Her initial exposure to Pride and Prejudice was in 2007. After watching the 2005 film at least two times a day for as many weeks, she determined she needed to know much more of the story's hero. After reading the novel, along with several excellent ‘what-if’ books that told the story from Mr. Darcy’s perspective, she came across a link to the online JAFF community.
Her life has never been quite the same.
Still a Young Man:
Available on Barnes and Noble
Available on Amazon

P.O. Dixon's blogsite: http://podixon.blogspot.com/
Pinterest page is http://pinterest.com/podixon/

36 comments:

  1. That is a different spin on Elizabeth, comparing her to Lydia. Interesting!
    No need to enter me in the contest, I have a copy on my kindle, now to find the time to read it! :D

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    1. Hey Candy! You should read this one soon! It was really good! :) It was only in the way Elizabeth flirted that she reminded me of Lydia. I guess because I have not read many variations where she openly flirts with other men.

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  2. Loved..loved..loved this book! Already have it - just wanted to comment!

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    1. Me too Angie! I have yet to read a book by P O Dixon I have not loved. Looking forward to Bewitched, Body and Soul!

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    2. Oooh! With both of you praising it, I am very excited to read this one some time this soon! Will come back and read your review after I do! :)

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    3. I look forward to your review! Thanks, Meredith.

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  3. This is a wonderful book. I highly recommend it. And if you haven't read He Taught Me to Hope, then that should be your next purchase.

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    1. Hi Gayle! This was a wonderful book! I just love P O Dixon's books so far! Looking forward to her soon-to-be-released, Bewitched, Body & Soul!

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  4. I have heard so many good things about P O Dixon's work. Thanks for the review, Jakki :)

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    1. Oh, yes, Laura! She has been added to my list of favorite Austenesque authors!

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  5. I'm definitely bumping up my PO Dixon stories in my tbr list! SAYM is the only one I don't have yet so I'd love to win. Now I just need more reading-hours in the day!

    Thanks for the giveaway! Looking fwd to your next vlog & interview.

    monicaperry00 at gmail dot com

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    1. Good luck, Monica! Bump them up! They are totally worth the time! If you figure out how to get more reading hours in the day, please do tell! I sure would love some! ;)

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  6. I'm a Twitter follower! (did you know? Lol)

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  7. I'm a twitter follower! (did you know?) Lol

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  8. Sorry 'bout the double-post. These storms are wreaking havoc on my phone today.

    I'm an email follower, too! (This is making me feel stalkerish. Lol)

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  9. Following on twitter as Deb D. Cknitt

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  10. I'm a twitter follows rhondareads.email Lomazowr@gmail.com

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    1. Shared on facebook and tweeted.

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    2. Awesome! Thanks, Rhonda! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  11. I follow you on twitter. @readsalways. E-mail is jtretin at aol dot com

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  12. thank you for this giveaway!!!

    i am a new follower, Cyn209...........

    shared on FB: www.facebook.com/cyn209

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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    1. Hey, Cyn209! It is so nice seeing you here! Thanks, and good luck with the giveaway! :)

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  13. This book is definitely going to be added to my TBR list.

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    1. Felicia, when you get around to reading it, I hope you find it enjoyable. :)

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  14. I follow via email

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  15. Also follow via twitter

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  16. Tweeted again. I so want to win. And now that mobile twitter has updated I can actually find the url!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jaffobsession/status/200069407941214210

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  17. Tweeted

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jaffobsession/status/200410135363985408

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  18. I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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