Me and Mr. Darcy

Author: Alexandra Potter

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: June 2007

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT





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Emily’s latest date turns out to be a rude cheapskate. He’s the final straw in a string of bad dates that make her swear off men. She’d rather be reading about romantic heroes, such as her beloved Mr. Darcy from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, than wasting her time with real men who can’t measure up to him. When her best friend Stella proposes a New Years holiday to Mexico for sun, sand and hotties, Emily instead chooses to head to England for a Jane Austin tour.

Stella’s prediction of a tour bus full of old people turns out to be correct. Emily is the youngest by decades – with a single irritating exception. Thirty-something journalist Spike Hargreaves is along to write a story on why women are so hung up on the fictional Mr. Darcy. Spike is scruffy-looking, rude and obnoxious, and he and Emily are immediately at odds with one another.

 

Unlikely companion’s aside, Emily is thrilled with her choice of vacation. She’s charmed by the quaint English towns and countryside, and suitably impressed with the antiques and history of her favorite author. But the real thrill comes when she meets a tall, dark and handsome stranger – who claims to be the Mr. Darcy. Emily finds herself believing him and is in for the adventure of her life.

 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is one of the most known and beloved romances, and fans of Jane Austin and her hero Mr. Darcy are legion, as this fun romantic comedy proves. ME AND MR. DARCY is a clever and humorous story that brings the classic novel and its ideas into a modern setting. The parallels between the classic and modern characters are appealing and make for an interesting novel, yet Emily and Spike are both vivid enough to hold the readers interest independently. Fans of the classic will undoubtedly enjoy this modern twist.

 

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Leigh

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