The more he tries to stay away from her, the more his obsession grows... What if...Elizabeth Bennet was more unsuitable for Mr. Darcy than ever... Mr. Darcy is determined to find a more suitable bride. But then he learns that Elizabeth is living in London in reduced circumstances, after her father's death robs her of her family home... What if...Mr. Darcy can't Help himself from see king her out... He just wants to make sure she's alright. But once he's seen her, he feels compelled to talk to her, and from there he's unable to fight the overwhelming desire to be near her, or the ever-growing mutual attraction that is between them... What if...Mr. Darcy's intentions were shockingly dishonorable... "[Reynolds] has creatively blended a classic love story with a saucy romance novel." —Austenprose "Developed so well that it made the age-old storyline new and fresh...Her writing gripped my attention and did not let go."—The Romance Studio "The style and wit of Ms. Austen are compellingly replicated...spellbinding. Kudos to Ms. Reynolds!" —A Reader's Respite
When Fitzwilliam Darcy visits Hyde Park with his sister, he expects nothing more than a quiet walk on a fine day. Instead, he meets a young woman who challenges his ideas and pulls his sister out of her melancholy. He soon realizes Elizabeth Bennet is the only woman in the world with whom he could spend the rest of his life. Elizabeth, clever and self-assured, refuses to change for the sake of gaining a husband, a prospect she finds impossible regardless. With wit and independence rather than fortune, she is entirely convinced no sensible man would have her, and she cannot respect a fool. Can Darcy prove to be this impossible man? Or is a figure from his past an insurmountable obstacle to a future with The Gentleman's Impertinent Daughter?
Mr. Darcy likes to be in control… After a revealing midnight meeting in Netherfield’s library, Lizzy can’t keep her thoughts from Mr. Darcy. When her mother lies to her about Mr. Bennet’s impending death to force her to marry Cousin Collins, she acts in hasty desperation and compromises Mr. Darcy with a kiss. He won’t hear of her refusing his grudging proposal, both because he wants to preserve his honor and Georgiana’s standing, and because he suspects Lizzy has certain tastes that will well-suit his own proclivities. That doesn’t keep him from being angry that she viewed him only as a choice moderately preferable to Mr. Collins, and the resentment seems impossible to overcome. With his sister determined to dislike Lizzy and make her suffer for forcing him into marriage, and Fitzwilliam himself seemingly unable to forgive her, any attempt to be happy seems doomed. They entered marriage as adversaries, but can the passion growing between them help them find a new accord, or will Lizzy be forced to continue to for pay compromising Mr. Darcy? While Abbey sometimes writes sweet JAFF, this is strictly SENSUAL. It has mild scenes of a dominant nature.
A burning obsession, a rejected proposal, and a desperate Darcy. After Lizzy rejects Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford, he can’t accept it. He’s lost everyone in the world who matters to him, and he can’t allow Lizzy to slip away too. In desperation, he kidnaps her with the intent of taking her to Gretna Green before an extended stay at the familial castle. Lizzy refuses his offer of marriage again, leaving him to enact a more desperate plan. Locked in the Scottish castle with Darcy, a man driven by demons and possessed by melancholia, Lizzy fights to deny the pull he exerts and her own passionate nature. Darcy sets about unlocking her inhibitions, but can she ever risk letting him win her heart? While Abbey sometimes writes sweet JAFF, this is strictly SENSUAL. Please be advised it has a darker tone than Abbey’s other works.
Desperate times call for drastic measures... With Mr. Bennet dead and Lydia having fled, leaving the Bennet sisters in disgrace, the widowed Mr. Collins believes he will easily persuade Lizzy to be his new bride. When she refuses, they are forced to flee the small home they’ve lived in at Longbourn for the last two years. Lizzy and her sisters come to unwelcoming London, unable to seek refuge with the Gardiners because of their reputations, ruined by Lydia’s actions. With dwindling prospects, Lizzy accepts an offer of assistance from an unlikely source. Much has changed for Mrs. Louisa Hurst, and she regrets the snob she used to be. She introduces Lizzy to the idea of being a courtesan and takes her to Tigerlily, where a young lady might get the proper sort of education. When Mr. Darcy learns of this, he offers marriage. Lizzy can’t risk tarnishing his reputation by allowing him to make such a gesture out of honor and obligation, and he has no doubt cured himself of his reluctant love in the ensuing years, so she declines. When he accepts her decision to stay the course, he offers a bold plan. Instead of leaving her instruction to the professionals, he will train her in all the ways of pleasure himself. It is a deal Lizzy can’t refuse, for it solves some of her problems and gives her a taste of what she could have had. Though she feels strongly for him, and he is a master instructor, she must remember not to love Mr. Darcy, for she can never be more than his courtesan. Can she? This is the compilation of the completed serial. While Abbey sometimes writes sweet JAFF, this is extra SENSUAL. This is only for adult readers who don’t object to explicit intimacies between ODC.
Marooned with the last man she would ever marry... Lizzy and Jane are on a ship bound for America to stay with Mr. Collins’s younger brother when they meet Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy’s disapproval of the burgeoning affection between Jane and Charles is painfully obvious, and Lizzy does her best to thwart his attempts to stop the developing relationship. She is puzzled by how invigorating it can be to trade barbs with Darcy, and he seems to enjoy it as well, but he is the last man she could ever soften toward due to his haughty manner and prideful ways. When their ship wrecks, Lizzy and Darcy end up stranded alone on an island. As the days pass while they await rescue, the undeniable attraction between them becomes overwhelming, leading them both to act. Even as Lizzy succumbs to the temptation and falls for Darcy, she wonders if he is indeed the last man she would ever marry, or if she has been fooling herself about the strength of her emotions all along? While Abbey sometimes writes sweet JAFF, this is strictly SENSUAL.
A murder in Meryton leads to Lizzy becoming Darcy’s Alibi. When Wickham is discovered with a knife through his heart—and the hilt has the Darcy crest—suspicion immediately turns to Mr. Darcy. Lizzy soon learns who the real killer was, and the circumstances of why, and she is forced to act to save the culprit and Mr. Darcy. She claims she spent the night with him at Netherfield, thus besmirching her reputation and ensuring utter ruin unless Darcy offers marriage. He does, but he believes she is the murderer, and he holds her at arms’ length, clearly not trusting her. Lizzy is miserable in their marriage, but telling the truth betrays the trust of another. How can she get Fitzwilliam to see past his assumptions and allow them to have a genuine marriage built on love and respect? While Abbey sometimes writes steamy JAFF, this is strictly SWEET. There is one fade-to-black scene between the married couple.
Puppies, illness, and confusion might lead to a passionate HEA for ODC. An impromptu puppy rescue followed by a drenching rainstorm marks Lizzy’s first meeting with Mr. Darcy and his sweet sister. Quickly followed by his boorish remarks at the Assembly ball, she is left with a negative opinion of the prideful man. A bout of illness strands her at Netherfield, and a high fever leads her to the wrong room. When they are discovered the next morning, everyone ignores Lizzy’s insistence that nothing happened, and Darcy offers for her. It is with pure reluctance, and he clearly believes she manipulated him into being forced to marry her. With his good opinion of her seemingly lost forever, how can there be happiness in their union? This started out as a sweet JAFF (“Puppies & Prostrations”), but Abbey has since updated it to include an intimate scene. It is now SENSUAL, but the story remains the same otherwise. The original sweet version is still available at one retailer.
Matchmaking leads to mischief at Rosings Park. While Lizzy is at Hunsford to visit Charlotte, she becomes good friends with Anne de Bourgh. Anne reveals a shocking secret collection of tawdry romance novels, and the women soon form their own book society. The merriment is interrupted by the arrival of Mr. Darcy and his cousin, Richard. Lizzy realizes Anne has a tendre for the dashing colonel, and Anne seems to think Lizzy is in love with Mr. Darcy. How perfectly preposterous. Mr. Darcy maintains his distrust of Jane’s feelings and believes Lizzy is pursuing the colonel. He is determined to thwart that, of course. Amid mischief and matchmaking from all sides, will there be a triple wedding in the future, or are Lizzy and Fitzwilliam too stubborn to admit their feelings and take steps toward a happy future? While Abbey sometimes writes sweet JAFF, this is strictly SENSUAL.
Tasked with finding her a husband, he concludes he is the best choice. When Mr. Bennet collects on an old debt, Fitzwilliam finds himself in the strange position of inviting Lizzy to London on a secret mission to find her a husband. She isn’t to know his intentions, per his promise to her father, but as he introduces her to men of the Ton, he finds it increasingly difficult to imagine Lizzy marrying anyone but him. Will she move past her refusal to ever marry and accept his proposal? If she does, how will she react when she learns of the scheme her father invented and he undertook? Can Lizzy get past her obstinacy to see the motivation behind his obligation? This is the sweet version of “Darcy’s Debt,” and includes NO intimate scenes. The stories are otherwise virtually the same, so you can choose whether you prefer SWEET OR HEAT.