Why is it that after almost 200 years, we still swoon over Mr. Darcy? If you’ve known me long enough, you’d know how much I dislike the overly romantic movies and books and such. I have no romantic gooey centre to speak of, unless it comes to the likes of Mr. Darcy. Then I swoon with the best of them.
Why? I have asked myself a million times. I think there are a few reasons.
1. He’s not what he seems. When we first meet him, he seems arrogant, and pompous and rude. But then learn that he’s actually shy and awkward in crowds and can’t express himself well. Sigh.
2. He’s the guy you want to have around when the crap hits the fan. He’s the guy that will go and do what needs to be done, without telling anyone. And no one had to tell him. He just does it. He’s the man that will fix the dishwasher when it breaks, the moment it breaks. Or he’ll go buy a new one without you having to nag at him.
3. He’s looking for an equal. He wants a woman that can meet him head on, and not back down. Not some simpering girl who’s looking for a rich man to save her and take care of her.
4. When he does express himself, it’s full of awkward honesty. What woman doesn’t want a man to stumble and falter over his declaration of love for her? That he’s so overwhelmed by his feelings he has a difficult time expressing himself. Love.
5. And of course he’s a man of means. What woman doesn’t want a man who can provide for her without thought, without question, whether she wants it or not, whether she needs it or not?
These reasons and more, is why I created Rhys Davenport. He most definitely fits into this mold. People often think him cold and unflinching, even his own brothers. But deep inside a fiery passion simmers waiting for the right woman to unlock and unleash. All he’s ever wanted is a woman who is his equal in all things.
And he finds it in Corina Stratton, a village physic, with lofty aspirations of her own.
Are you a Mr. Darcy fan? Why or why not?