Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones―one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family.
Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?
My Thoughts: I thought this book was a fun spin on the classic Austen tale. At the core the story is the same but Melissa DE La Cruz takes it into modern times with a gender role reversal. Darcy is an extreme work-a-holic who hasn't vacationed in eight years until she is summoned home when her mom has a heart attack (um....not exactly a heart attack!). At home Darcy has to deal with her mom's illness, a complicated relationship with her dad and, of course, Luke. Luke is living the opposite life that Darcy is and they have an instant draw to one another. Reading about how their relationship fleshes out is a fun, feel-good holiday tale that I thoroughly enjoyed. You can pick this book up today at your local bookstore or on Amazon....
Win It! I am very excited to tell you that one lucky Reviewed by Mom follower will win a copy of Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz! Thanks so much to the publisher, St. Martin's Press for a great book and a great giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway