Thursday, January 8, 2009

Me and Mr.Darcy by Alexandra Potter

The first thing that drew me to this book was the cover, I loved it. The second thing that drew me towards it was the title, it sounded interesting. So, I now give you the description:

After a string of disastrous dates, Emily Albright decides she’s had it with modern-day love and would much rather curl up with Pride and Prejudice and spend her time with Mr. Darcy, the dashing, honorable, and passionate hero of Jane Austen’s classic. So when her best friend suggests a wild week of margaritas and men in Mexico with the girls, Emily abruptly flees to England on a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead. Far from inspiring romance, the company aboard the bus consists of a gaggle of little old ladies and one single man, Spike Hargreaves, a foul-tempered journalist writing an article on why the fictional Mr. Darcy has earned the title of Man Most Women Would Love to Date.

The last thing Emily expects to find on her excursion is a broodingly handsome man striding across a field, his damp shirt clinging to his chest. But that’s exactly what happens when she comes face-to-face with none other than Mr. Darcy himself. Suddenly, every woman’s fantasy becomes one woman’s reality. . . .

I read this book straight through, it was a really nice read. Some things I didn't like about it were that some of the characters were too "common", in a way that I sometimes knew what one of them was going to do or say. On the bright side, it was a light, fun book. I recommend it if you enjoy Jane Austen or romance/comedy novels.