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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