Title: My Own Mr. Darcy
Author: Karey White
Published: July 15th, 2013
Paperback: 220 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy
FTC FYI: I received an ePub copy in exchange for an honest review.
Book Description:My Own Mr. Darcy
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.
The story moves along with her roommate "forcing" her to go on at least 10 dates with a guy Lizzie meets at a grocery store. Lizzie really isn't interested, but starts dating Chad. Now I LOVED Chad so much! I'm sure that the author wrote Chad's character so appealing to show the difference between him and the Mr. Darcy look-alike, Matt Dawson that she meets at her job as a bank teller. Matt is everything at first that Lizzie had been looking for. I didn't like Matt and his arrogant and demeaning attitude. Even with the way he treats Lizzie, she still can't give up her dream of falling in love with her own Mr. Darcy. There were many times I wanted to shake Lizzie to open up her eyes and mind.
My favorite parts of the story are when Lizzie and Chad are doing things together. They have such a sweet love story...until Matt shows up on the scene. Without saying anything more, I can say that Lizzie learns a lot from her experience with Matt and Chad. She finds out what her heart truly wants. There are many humorous scenes and scenes that will make your blood boil (One with Matt's parents is very annoying.) Overall, this book was a cute, fast read for all lovers of the original Pride and Prejudice.
Meet: Author Karey White
Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.
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