After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough. Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she’s forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place.
I have personally always loved reading books that carry on the Jane Austen themes especially Mr. Darcy so of course I had high hopes for this book and read. Luckily My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White does not let a reader down. It is a fun and modern romp in the land of Austen. If you like good, fun romance with that typical Mr. Darcy type leading man you are going to enjoy this book, yes some of it is a little predictable because it follows a format but the book is well written.
Overall this is just a cute and enjoyable read. Sometimes you may want to swat the main Lady Elizabeth but really I can not name a single romantic character I have not wanted to do the same for. If you like romance, and you love Jane Austen I would give My. Own Mr. Darcy a read it is a fast fun one.
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