Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: His Favorite Uncle by Lory Lilian

His Uncle’s Favorite by Lory Lilian

Publication Date: June 23rd, 2013 
Publisher: Meryton Press 
Paperback: 468 pages (estimated) 
Received: e-copy from publisher 
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Lory Lilian has done it again! I love His Uncle’s Favorite! It is now up there among my favorite Pride and Prejudice variations! I loved the new twist, and the new spins she puts on some of the original characters. 

His Uncle’s Favorite is a very interesting title! After reading the book, I feel it could refer to many people; Darcy, Elizabeth or even Wickham!  I’m assuming - no, I know - the Uncle is Lord Matlock, and he seems to have many favorites. He is such an unusual, quirky gentleman. He loves to tease people, say what’s on his mind, and sometimes says the most improper things at the most inopportune times.

The story begins about a month after the Netherfield ball, and the Bingleys and Darcy have all left for London. Mrs. Gardiner invites both Jane and Elizabeth to London to visit her for the winter. Mrs Gardiner has been a widow for about two years now. She still feels the loss of Mr. Gardiner deeply. The Gardiners were well liked among the ton, and as a result, they were invited to social events most people of trade were not. Mrs. Gardiner is still regarded highly by the upper class. She is also close friends with the Matlocks. I love this Mrs. Gardiner!

There is a new character to dislike, Lady Sinclair! Miss Bingley is also around to be irritating. And, of course, Mr. Wickham is causing trouble here too.

My one complaint was at the end of the story.  After Darcy and Elizabeth are married, there are some sex scenes. After becoming so emotionally involved in a relationship, moments like these feel natural, but there comes a point when it becomes too much, which I feel happened here. Personally, I don't need to know every time they enjoyed one another. That said, I still LOVED the story!

There is so much I could say about this story - so many great scenes - but I won’t for spoiler reasons.  If you are a fan of P&P spin offs, I highly recommend reading His Uncle’s Favorite

Warning: Mature rating for strong sexual content.

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of the book for my honest review.

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  1. Thanks for the review. This book has been coming up on my recommendations but now I think I'll get!!

    1. Hi Liz! I think you should too! ;) Have you read any of Lory Lilian's other books? Another one of my favorites of her's is Rainy Days. I think you should try both! :D

  2. So glad you enjoyed it, Candy! I loved the earl! What a unique portrayal of him. :)

    1. Hi Jakki! I really did! Loved it! Oh, yes! the Earl is quite a character!

  3. I've not read any by Lory Lilian, but they all seem to have good reviews, I'll get round to trying one of them one day!

    I wonder why Mr G was killed off, do you think it makes a difference to the plot?

    1. Hi Ceri! I would say, yes, it does make a difference to the plot.

      Really? You should definitely read one! I would recommend this one or Rainy Days.

  4. No Mr Gardiner!? That makes me sad. I enjoyed both of Lory's previous books and this one is definitely on my tbr list.

    1. Oh, Monica, I know, it is sad. It's okay though. I think you will still enjoy the story! ;) It's so good!


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