My Own Mr. Darcy
Author: Karey White
Published: July 15th, 2013
Paperback: 220 pages
I received an ePub copy in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: 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.
My Review: My Own Mr. Darcy is an enjoyable romance with lots of fun and heart. Lizzie is a quirky girl. Quirky in the way of letting her obsession with Matthew Macfayden rule her romantic life. She meets Chad a sweet, attentive guy, but he's not Mr. Darcy. They go on a few dates, that Lizzie enjoys, but then she sees the man of her dreams at her work, Matt Dawson. They gradually get to know each other. To Lizzie, all the rude and snide things Matt says or does, is exactly like Mr. Darcy. Is Matt the man of her dreams? Or can Lizzie see past her dreams and give Chad a chance?
I really enjoyed this book. There is romance, humor, and fun. Janessa, Lizzie's best friend, is a hoot and a breath of fresh air. I liked each character's importance in the story. Chad, stole the show for me. I loved all the details and care that Karey took in writing this book. Lizzie is an aspiring interior designer, and I loved being in her head when she was designing and the presentations. (It reminded me of Karey's book For What It's Worth with cake decorating.) I loved what that added to the story.
4 out of 5 stars. I love Karey's books. They are clean, romantic, fun, and page-turning! Characters are fun, and the stories are entertaining.