This book has something that most Jane Austen borrowed plotlines don't. And that is the acknowledgement that the plot is actually borrowed. I also like that the main character of Me and Mr. Darcy, Emily Albright, doesn't completely succumb to the stereotypical "Jane Austen girl". She knows that she fantasizes about Mr. Darcy, and that he is fictional, and she's not actually looking for someone who is Mr. Darcy. That is, until she finds Mr. Darcy himself.
Me and Mr. Darcy was a fun read; it was easy, and enjoyable. The only downside was that the novel was pretty predictable. But in this case, I expected that it would be. And I didn't mind in the slightest. I would definitely read Me and Mr. Darcy if I were you - especially if you're at all a fan of Jane Austen.
I think that this is a contemporary romance/chick lit novel which would probably appeal to people who are fans of Pride and Prejudice (who aren't sick of re-tellings/ sequels/ spin-offs) and who are not expecting to find something like a re-write of a classic, but rather a fun homage. If you love that book (/movies/miniseries) you might get a kick out of the way Me and Mr Darcy parallels the story told there and also with the crossovers where Emily actually meets Mr. Darcy. I liked it. I felt like a P&P nerd for reading it and being amused by it. This book also made me want to go on a nice bus tour of the English countryside and to go stop at museums and old mansions. The scenery and tourist destinations described here felt very realistically portrayed. Also the timeline of this book happening for a week around Christmas and New Years makes this a book to read now to start gearing up for a nice holiday.
A slightly amusing update of Pride and Prejudice. Very transparent plot & writing. It is very "now" and will be very dated in just a few years. Overall, it was just ok for a beach book.
This was a fun albeit mindless book. It was very predictable but you really didn't care. As other posters have said - it is very current and will not stand the test of time. If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice (and of Mr Darcy himself mmmmmmm) you will enjoy this lighthearted book.
A great read! I loved this contemporary story of a bookseller whose first love was Mr. Darcy. After a long list of dismal dates, she goes to England for a Jane Austen lovers tour. There she gets to meet Mr. Darcy in more ways than one. And is he the perfect man? Could reality be better than fiction? I really enjoyed this book!