Review: The Muse~A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Jessica Evans

 The Muse by Jessica Evans




Is she the muse he needs to reignite his passion?

Elizabeth Bennet, the newest corps de ballet dancer at Ballet Theater of New York, dreams of rising through the prestigious company’s ranks to become a prima ballerina. When she’s cast in superstar choreographer William Darcy’s newest work, she believes she’s one step closer to realizing her dream–until she meets him.

William Darcy, the former dance legend and ballet bad boy, is a jaded perfectionist who dancers both fear and admire. Although touted as the next big thing in the ballet world, he secretly battles a bad case of artist’s block–until he meets Elizabeth Bennet.

Tempers ignite between Elizabeth and Darcy, but he’s irresistibly drawn to the stubborn and beautiful corps de ballet dancer. Could she be the muse he needs to reignite his passion for ballet?



Why oh why did I quit ballet at age 6? I could be dancing for Will Darcy at the Ballet Theater of New York right now! I COULD BE HIS MUSE!!! imagesDI1R4J9U

I loved this book! Every single thing about it!  It was everything I love in a modern Pride and Prejudice  adaption and more. The characters were perfect parallels to their original counterparts.  Liz was  fun and hip.  Will?  Well,  he was perfect as Fitzwilliam Darcy.  One of my favorite adaptions ever! EVER!! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this novel.

imagesOABF6ISHThe setting of The Muse was so unique and so beautifully written, the dancing…spectacular! A timeless classic retold in a modern setting of the ballet, with all the angst, all the turmoil, all the heartbreak and it was magical.  The chemistry between Darcy and Lizzie in this book is every bit as passionate, every bit as frustrating and every bit as captivating as it is in the  original.  You will have a hard time setting this book aside.

Bingley was charming as ever, Jane, just as sweet,  Caroline was easy to hate and Georgina was perfect!  They were all written so well. This was one of those books that I wanted to jump into.  I found myself lost in the dance between Lizzie and Darcy and when they were through I wanted an encore.


The Muse is poetry in motion, the dance between these two lovers is sensual and seductive.  I was seduced.

Favorite parts:

My heart broke when Lizzie overheard Darcy talking to Bingley in a clever rewrite of the “not handsome enough to tempt me conversation”

I love the fight they had in the ally, keeping with the botched first marriage proposal.

I loved when they danced.

I really loved it all!



5 Hats and all of my Heart!