The book started off confusing for me, It did not flow well with the first book. I also felt that it was a little slow. I lost all patience once the book added another man as a love interest for Elizabeth. I found it very annoying and almost put the book down. I enjoyed the first book so much, I just forced myself to keep reading, skipping most of the middle. The plot could have been great however, the author just stayed on the new characters too long, without showing any hope for repair with Elizabeth and Darcy, that is not P&P for me. Darcy became weak in the book, he ran away too much, too many selfish acts, never fixing his mistakes. It just didn't line up to the man he is, or could be, NO CONFIDENCE, it sucked. In the end the author woke up and gave you a reason to read the book. I only read P&P books, at least eight a month and this book being a sequel to her first book, I wanted to snap. I waited for this book to come out, I couldn't wait. I checked the internet daily, I had to have it. When authors add new characters they should not stay too long away from the true characters, it can become boring. The beginning and the end of the book I enjoyed. Skipped most of the middle.