Reviews for Beach Bashes and Banter
Reviewer 695 chapter 36 . 3/15
I’ve enjoyed this story. How you worked the original themes in was done really well.
Guest chapter 36 . 2/28
Loved this story. Liked what you did with Mrs. Bennet :) Also, consent is totally important and I like that you brought it up. Guys need support too and they are much less likely to get it.
FriendofTrees chapter 36 . 2/24
Loved this! Thank you for such a fun read! 3 3
TillySnape chapter 36 . 1/9
Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed this fresh look at ODC. I have loved Darcy Bites and read it twice last year
beaty chapter 36 . 10/23/2019
Great story - thank you very much for sharing!
I specially like it when there are at least some chapters with ODC being ODC and this way be a part of their HEA.
beaty chapter 14 . 10/23/2019
Is Bingleys fathers name Ryan (chapter 8) or Brian (chapter afterwards)? Just a small question. On the whole I have to read on - I am curoius where you take this stora too. I liked it a lot so far. Thank you for your work!
MrsMarySmythe chapter 36 . 9/3/2019
I found this story at exactly the right timebeach vacation. Of course, I'm writing this review on the way home in the car after being chased away by a hurricane, but eh...I digress. I just felt that the timing was fun.

Anyway, if this ever gets published I would love to purchase a copy. I thought that you treated the characters in a complex way that was both similar to their original counterparts and also different, like they evolved from P&P rather than being copied directly from it. This is what good fanfiction does. I thought you also struck a good balance between Lizi (cute spelling, btw) and Darcy's flaws and positive qualities; they were certainly messed up at times, yet I still found them sympathetic. You mentioned in several ANs that some of your readers found Darcy to be irredeemable, but I was confused by that; he was hardly perfect when Austen created him and he's now one of the most beloved literary characters in existence (as proven by the fact that this story and review exist at all).

I also liked how you modernized the original and didn't feel completely beholden to the Austen timeline. I just ADORE modern variations, but I sometimes feel like their authors try too hard to make everything fit exactly right. They forget that one of the main points of fanfiction is to make changes and explore possibilities. I applaud you for taking the chance to do what's best for your plot rather than simply following the recipe.

This story DOES need some editing for punctuation and other random things, but the flow is there and the dialogue is believable. All the hard elements are working well; it just needs a touch of polish.

I'm going to read Darcy Bites next on Kindle Unlimited. when you see a review from megaminoeien, that's me. Thanks for the great story!
Guest chapter 20 . 8/10/2019
The Liz voodoo doll made me laugh.
Guest chapter 35 . 6/20/2019
I think your brain tumour idea is excellent. Most modern PP stories I have read have Lizi's mother trying to marry her daughters off to rich husbands, which is so peculiar in the 21st century and, frankly, idiotic in a modern story.
Guest chapter 30 . 6/20/2019
Well ,having called Darcy a sleaze ball in my earlier post (man you did a job on him) i'm very impressed with your redemption of him. Masterful. And he's a virgin! LOL
Guest chapter 13 . 6/20/2019
i'm afraid your darcy is coming over as a complete sleaze ball. His proposition was in such bad taste. I can't imagine what the innocent interpretation of his behaviour will be. Great story!
janefanatic chapter 36 . 3/29/2019
This was a lovely ending! Thanks for sharing!
janefanatic chapter 35 . 3/29/2019
Wow! The idea of Mrs. Bennet with a brain tumor is something I’ve never seen before! I hope she recovers! And I hope she gets her old job back!
janefanatic chapter 34 . 3/29/2019
Dr. Burge is awful! Thanks for sharing!
janefanatic chapter 33 . 3/29/2019
It’s funny, because Mercer University in Macon, Georgia is a really good school, and that’s what I thought Kat was talking about!
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