Saturday, June 26, 2010

Book Review: Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter

There are so many of these Pride and Prejudice spinoffs that you really cannot keep count with them. Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter is one of them. It is a story about life, love and most importantly dating literature's ultimate hottie, Mr. Darcy. 

Emily Albright from New York has got some horribly dates. She is getting desperate. She decides that everything is over between her and modern-day life dating. She rather just curls up at sofa, takes out her favorite novel, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and starts reading about the man of her dreams, Mr. Darcy. When her best friend suggest a wild party trip to Mexico with the girls, Emily decides to travel to England for a guided tour of Jane Austen's country. 

The trip is not like she expected. The bus is filled with giggling old ladies and only one men, Spike Hargreaves, a journalist writing an article about why Mr. Darcy has earned the title of the most desired men of the world. 

At points the story gets all supernatural when Emily suddenly meets Mr. Darcy himself. Darcy is broodinly handsome and the first time Emily sees him he rides across the field in a damp shirt which clings to his chest. (lol) All this supernaturality and the fact that at points Emily and Darcy start to speak the words Elizabeth and Darcy speak in Pride and Prejudice just made me laugh, not in a good way. 

Emily starts to question that is Mr. Darcy really the man he wants, or is someone else, perhaps Spike, more her type. Eventually Emily stops dreaming about Mr. Darcy because he is fantasy and settles for something else.

Okay, the idea of this novel is... okay? But otherwise, it was pretty much a mess to be honest. The beginning of the novel was okay, the ending so so, but otherwise, it was pretty much wasting my time. The name of the novel made me all interested about it, even the synopsis at the cover was okay, but as a novel, this was a disappointment for me.


  1. I read this one awhile ago, and I think I felt the same way as you, Milka. I like Austenland or the Austen Addict series by Laurie Viera Rigler a little more than this one.

  2. I loved the first Austen Addict book by Laurie Viera Rigler. I haven't read the second one, but I am eager to do so. I haven't read Austenland either, I've been looking for it, but I haven't found it. :/
    Me and Mr Darcy has a cute cover though, that is what a like most about it.

  3. I heard it was a mess, yes. Not the best idea, and not well executed, it seems. Cool review, Milka, but too bad the bad wasn't as cool, too.

  4. I always hate to write negative reviews. Especially about books I really hoped I would have liked.
    But since I want to be honest, I need to write what I really thought. But this might be one of those books someone might love. You never know...


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