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.
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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.
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