Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter
Emily Albright is headed to England for a guided tour of Jane Austin country. The tour group consists of lots of little old ladies and one crabby but cute reporter, Spike Hargreaves. But the most interesting person she meets, is none other than Mr. Darcy himself, the handsome and proud hero of Pride and Prejudice. A weird time loop keeps bringing the two together, but when she is not with Mr Darcy, Emily can’t help but fall for Spike. Who will Emily choose the fantasy or the reality?
It was a cute story, but the parts with Mr. Darcy seemed more like fan fiction than a real novel. Mr. Darcy was completely out of character and I didn’t believe for one second that he would be interested in our heroine. I rushed through Emily’s scenes with him, because I truly did enjoy her scenes with Spike. It was also fun to pick out the scenes that alluded to Pride and Prejudice, like how Emily overhears Spike’s first impression of her. It was hilarious!
There is a lot of talk in the book about how women fantasize about Mr. Darcy. I have never really understood this. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mr. Darcy! He is one of my favorite characters in literature. But I don’t fantasize about him. Mr. Darcy is meant to be with Elizabeth. That is why I have read Pride and Prejudice so many times; it’s to see these two fall in love. I think that the whole fantasy thing is really for Colin Firth, who played Mr. Darcy in the BBC adaption. I can totally understand that! Colin Firth = hott. See, he even needs two ts.
I recommend this book it you like Pride and Prejudice, and are looking for a quick and fun read.