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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So So SO I wish I could give this bookstars 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 start.I 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 So So SO I wish I could give this bookstars 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 start.I 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 mylist Pride Prejudice is one of my favourite classics, and I was looking for someMr 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 one.At first I really enjoyed it It was an easy read something I m not really used to and interesting enough But then she started quoting 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 clich , but I would expect someone who says they read a lot to be slightlyintelligent 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 quick from one extreme to the other, and the harsh description of Spike made it very hard to suddenly like him He soundedridiculous than sweet.Finally, the whole Mr Darcy daydreaming was really odd It was almost uncomfortable It made me cringe too, because Mr Darcy sounded quite 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 awkward.On 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 sequel, 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 sequels And stop buying Pride Prejudice related books 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 quite 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 quite 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 equivalent was fairly entertaining, colorful, and thank goodness not another fictionalized Colin Firth which made it that muchdisappointing when the character is obligated to write the requisite 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 Potter too 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 32 pages in, and just no Poor Jane must be hurling with all the revolutions she s made in her grave over this farce.Jane, I solemnly swear I won t read another book trying to ride the coattails of your glorious pen.May Lady Catherine strike me dead if I do.Amen An Important Review Disclaimer Strictly speaking, pens don t possess coattails, but you re astute enough to get my drift 32 pages in, and just no finality.Poor Jane must be hurling with all the revolutions she s made in her grave over this farce.Jane, I solemnly swear I won t read another book trying to ride the coattails of your glorious pen.May Lady Catherine strike me dead if I do.Amen An Important Review Disclaimer Strictly speaking, pens don t possess coattails, but you re astute enough to get my drift. 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 theso because I started it just after finishing 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 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 point.The 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 language this was very unfortunate , and drugs 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 Darc 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 June,2015Guess what I bought yesterday July,2015REVIEW Have I already told you how freaking much I love Alexandra Potter She s awesome.This book was so fun to read I loved the main character,the setting,the supporting characters old ladies are gold ,the ending.Alex s writing is fantastic as always so many funny and awkward monologues and dialogues,so many unique situations,so many stories within one book.Also,a great message people always want everything to be perfect,but sometimes beauty is i June,2015Guess what I bought yesterday July,2015REVIEW Have I already told you how freaking much I love Alexandra Potter She s awesome.This book was so fun to read I loved the main character,the setting,the supporting characters old ladies are gold ,the ending.Alex s writing is fantastic as always so many funny and awkward monologues and dialogues,so many unique situations,so many stories within one book.Also,a great message people always want everything to be perfect,but sometimes beauty is in imperfections Reading this for Addicted to Ink s July inkathon.Theme Standalones A cute fun read, plus you can t go wrong when the main character works in a bookstore or library (DOWNLOAD) ⚷ Me and Mr. Darcy î Dreams come true in this hilarious, feel good fairy tale about life, love, and dating literature s most eligible bachelor After a string of disastrous dates, Emily Albright decides she s had it with 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 Im inlove with Mr Darcy Who isnt