This novel was very entertaining and I would have given it another star if it hadn't had the character of Jerry Sartain. I have a violent dislike for the roguish abuser as a romantic hero, and while the author and Lydia seemed to agree with me that he was, indeed, an abuser, (SPOILER) he never got the come-uppance I would have wanted. The story's climax is set up to be between Lydia overcoming Mr Darcy, when it should have been Lydia overcoming Sartain, who had a lot more negative influence over her during the story than Mr Darcy did.
Lydia herself reads very well as a more mature version of the reckless and shallow Ms Bennet. She still pursues the good things in life and can't quite resist a temptation.
Oh well. At least he disappeared for the latter half of the novel. If there's a sequel, I'll probably read it just to see if Lydia ever does dunk Sartain into the Thames.