Me and Mr Darcy

Me and Mr Darcy❰Read❯ ➭ Me and Mr Darcy Author Alexandra Potter – Dreams come true in this hilarious feel good fairy tale about life love and dating literature’s most eligible bachelorAfter a string of disastrous dates Emily Albright decides she’s had it with mo Dreams come true in this hilarious feel good fairy tale about life love and dating literature’s most eligible bachelorAfter a string of disastrous dates Emily Albright decides she’s had it with Me and Kindle - modern day love and would much rather curl up with Pride and Prejudice and spend her time with Mr Darcy the dashing honorable and passionate hero of Jane Austen’s classic So when her best friend suggests a wild week of margaritas and men in Mexico with the girls Emily abruptly flees to England on a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead Far from inspiring romance the company aboard the bus consists of a gaggle of little old ladies and one single man Spike Hargreaves a foul tempered journalist writing an article on why the fictional Mr Darcy has earned the title of Man Most Women Would Love to DateThe last thing Emily expects to find on her excursion is a broodingly handsome man striding across a field his damp shirt clinging to his chest But that’s exactly what happens when she comes face to face with none other than Mr Darcy himself Suddenly every woman’s fantasy becomes one woman’s reality.


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  • 368 pages
  • Me and Mr Darcy
  • Alexandra Potter
  • English
  • 02 March 2016
  • 9780345502544

10 thoughts on “Me and Mr Darcy

  1. Chelsea says:

    On page 36 the main character a well read moderately intelligent 29 year old Austenophile is walking through Heathrow and wondering what on earth all these silly British people are talking about Snogging? Blokes? Crimey?And that's when I put it down

  2. Blandine says:

    So So SO I wish I could give this book stars because the author was clearly full of good intentions and I hate being a bitch to nice people with good intentions you know? But this book despite being a nice enjoyable summer read has too many things which are wrong wrong wrong I don’t even know where to startI’ve never been into chick lit I mean I do love ‘Bridget Jones’ but that’s as far as it goes really Unless you count classics like “Pride Prejudice” as chick lit then fair enough Anyway I got “Me Mr Darcy” as a birthday present after adding it to my list “Pride Prejudice” is one of my favourite classics and I was looking for some Mr Darcy to keep the fantasy going The summary for this book seemed nice enough and I was secretly jealous of the very pretty girl on the cover so I went for this oneAt first I really enjoyed it It was an easy read something I’m not really used to – and interesting enough But then she started uoting excerpts of “Pride and Prejudice” and it annoyed me a little Especially since it was followed right after by a completely similar experience for Emily the main character I had a feeling that the author expected me to be stupid and not understand the parallel by myself Emily She works at a book shop and claims to be a bookworm Mmm Thing is throughout the whole book she sounds like a total idiot She gets annoyed whenever someone assumes she is stupid because she is American but to be honest it is not far from the truth at all is it? I don’t think there’s any depth to her character She really seemed empty and superficial to me Perhaps it’s a cliché but I would expect someone who says they read a lot to be slightly intelligent Then you’ve got Spike How are you supposed to go from a detestable man to a man who’s not perfect but still perfect in his own way anyway? I thought the transition was pretty uick from one extreme to the other and the harsh description of Spike made it very hard to suddenly like him He sounded ridiculous than sweetFinally the whole Mr Darcy daydreaming was really odd It was almost uncomfortable It made me cringe too because Mr Darcy sounded uite silly at times – and Emily sounded like the cool person which she herself claims not to be – and I don’t feel that’s the way Jane Austen described him He was proud and brooding yes but well educated I just cannot picture Mr Darcy throwing rocks at a window to catch a woman’s attention Moreover the whole ‘is it true is it not?’ plot was kind of awkwardOn the whole and contrary to appearances I don't think it was that bad a book It could have been much worse But the original novel is such a classic that I don’t think that it could work If the book was not so obviously linked to “Pride Prejudice” I’m sure I would have made a shorter list for what I do not like But here I cannot help but compare it to the Jane Austen novel and of course it’s not as good Maybe the solution would be for the Austen fans like me to stop wishing for a seuel to admit that Mr Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s lives stopped when Jane Austen wrote down the last full stop and that it is up to our imagination to come up with our seuels And stop buying “Pride Prejudice” related books

  3. Hannah says:

    32 pages in and just no finalityPoor Jane must be hurling with all the revolutions she's made in her grave over this farceJane I solemnly swear I won't read another book trying to ride the coattails of your glorious penMay Lady Catherine strike me dead if I doAmenAn Important Review Disclaimer Strictly speaking pens don't possess coattails but you're astute enough to get my drift

  4. Laura says:

    The best thing about this book so far is the dark chocolate bar I bought with it in the airport bookstore Am about halfway through it and the words of the guy in the bookstore who sold it to me are haunting me we've sold like a thousand copies of this book in the last week I am in mourning for my twelve dollars I was an English Major and a huge Jane Austen fan and this book is making me cringe all the so because I started it just after finishing Three Cups of Tea such a meaningful significant wonderful book Okay just finished it The heroine is an idiot Lame attempts to make her a modern day heroine a la Bridget Jones fall completely flat not the least of which is the liberal use of profanity in the book totally out of character for a self professed book lover and manager of a bookstore Don't even get me started on her ridiculous conversations with Mr Darcy did she actually get surprised then huffy and up in arms about Mr Darcy's dismay that she has a JOB? No Austen lover would have so little awareness or understanding of the s of the period in which PP took place Tip for the author don't sprinkle uotes from the real thing into your novel they only highlight the comparison between Jane Austen's writing and your ownI seem cursed to buy only horrible books in airport bookstores That's it When in an airport bookstore I am forbidding myself from buying anything but Stephanie Plum and Tony Hillerman mysteries Okay enough bitching Off to try and recover those lost six hours of my life by being super productive today

  5. Susan says:

    As an unashamed FOJ friend of Jane and a diehard fan of Pride and Prejudice in particular I am often compelled to read contemporary retellings spinoffs and homages out of the same primal urge that leads other people to sneak a look at the car wreck on the side of the road The end result is never pretty and I feel bad about myself afterward but I do it anyway This book brought no pleasant surprises in spite of what initially seemed to be a fresh angle What I thought was something uite different turned out to be just another modernization of the P P story only with a supernatural element thrown in possibly in a stab at humor but unfortunately not entirely succeeding in this aim The modern Darcy euivalent was fairly entertaining colorful and thank goodness not another fictionalized Colin Firth which made it that much disappointing when the character is obligated to write the reuisite mea culpa e mail it's modern that stretches the reader's credulity to the breaking point for several reasons not the least of which is that it sounds nothing like him Truth be told I'm not sure anyone could pull off that plot device today when unhappily letter writing is a lost art so it's hard to hold that against the author Alexandra Pottertoo much In fact I forgive her the whole thing actually because what is clear from the abundance of good intentions in this book is that Potter really is a true Jane Austen fan and to borrow from another literary hero of mine we've all at some point or another been guilty of loving not too wisely but too well

  6. Alexandra says:

    Well it's one of my own books so it's impossible for me to review but I just want to say that the inspiration for this book came about from being single and talking to my friends who were all dating just terrible men complete disappointments cheats heartbreakers commitmentphobes you name it One day I got home from a particularly bad date got into bed and picked up a dog eared copy of Pride and Prejudice and as I started reading I sighed out loud 'why can't men today be like Mr Darcy?' Why can't I date a man like Mr Darcy?And the idea was born

  7. Mummy Cat Claire says:

    I think I am going to be in the minority with this book I ended up liking it I thought the book was funny enjoyable to read and really took the moral home As most know Potter is English At first I thought Potter did a good job writing as an American And overall I don't think she did a very bad job There were just some things where you could tell a Brit was trying to act American After reading some reviews on the book I think this fact bothered some readers It didn't really bother me but I can see their pointThe things that bothered me about the book were the language and the mention of smoking marijuana While Potter incorporated smoking and made it funny it was unusal for the things that I typically read so not my favorite for sure I understand the language part because of Potter being a Brit but it still wasn't fun to see and read over the F bomb a lot The last thing that I thought could have been better was the parts where Potter took the rejection scene and entered it into her book I felt she did a pretty good job making it her own but would have liked to see less of Austen's words The things I really liked about the book were the humor and how Potter really laid out the moral of PP right up in your face I think sometimes we all need to be reminded that prejudice and pride hinder us in our lives It is so easy to judge people Kinda makes me want to chill and figure people out before I decide whether or not I like them or not Although Potter really harped on the moral I think what she did worked Overall I ended up really liking this book I liked Potter's writing and I think she was very imaginative and funny Content Strong languagethis was very unfortunate and drugs

  8. Norah Una Sumner says:

    June2015Guess what I bought yesterday♥July2015REVIEWHave I already told you how freaking much I love Alexandra Potter?She's awesomeThis book was so fun to readI loved the main characterthe settingthe supporting charactersold ladies are gold♥the endingAlex's writing is fantastic as always so many funny and awkward monologues and dialoguesso many uniue situationsso many stories within one bookAlsoa great message people always want everything to be perfectbut sometimes beauty is in imperfections Reading this for Addicted to Ink's July #inkathonTheme Standalones

  9. Kim says:

    A cute fun read plus you can't go wrong when the main character works in a bookstore or library

  10. Megan says:

    I knew I wouldn't like this book the second I realized its goal was to convince me that Mr Darcy is not all he's cracked up to be The only problem is how on earth do you break up with Mr Darcy? p 301You don't And especially not to go out with a guy who calls you a bitch while you call him an asshole while you're drunk and high Maybe this girl should start reading VC Andrews or somethingI just think that trying to convince women who are infatuated with Mr Darcy that if they met him in real life he would be so repressed and brooding that it would be a turn off is a dumb plan She's not attracted to Mr Darcy because she can't eat like a pig around him really? Isn't that part of his charm and the charm of the times? It's not just Mr Darcy but the manners and the culture in Pride and Prejudice that attract women to the story Otherwise the way the story completely paralleled Pride and Prejudice and she didn't catch on until the end just seemed so contrived and silly Really when the tour guide's name was an anagram for Jane Austen I just about lost it laughing at the endless cliches Also I felt the book didn't need to hit you over the head with all the pop culture references in order to seem relevant Crackberries LOST Jerry McGuire etcAnd Elizabeth Bennet had a lot of personality and that's what attracted Mr Darcy to her I have no idea what attracted Mr Darcy or even Spike for that matter to Emily she was always making a fool of herself and complaining She always seemed to be portrayed in the worst light her clothes always drunk or high and always falling down or sticking her foot in her mouth It was painful to read I kept waiting for her to finally hold it together for a whole page

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