Author: Victoria Connelly
Publication date: January 1st 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (an imprint of Sourcebooks)
Age group: Adult
Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction
Cover rating: 3/5 stars
Content rating: 3/5 stars
Buy (pre-order) : Amazon
Description via Goodreads:
Fledgling illustrator and Darcy fanatic Kay Ashton settles in the seaside town of Lyme to finish her book, The Illustrated Mr. Darcy, when a film company arrives to make a new adaptation of Persuasion. Kay is soon falling for the handsome bad boy actor playing Captain Wentworth, but it's the quiet screenwriter Adam Craig who has more in common with her beloved Mr. Darcy. Though still healing from a broken heart, Adam finds himself unexpectedly in love with Kay, but it will take more than good intentions to convince her that her real happy ending is with him.
I am crazy about anything even remotely Austen related so of course I jumped at the chance to read Dreaming of Mr. Darcy! Both the title and the gorgeous cover appealed to me, and the description didn't sound like anything I'd ever read before. I was quite optimistic about this.
It did not really live up to my expectations but at the same time, it wasn't bad. I very much enjoyed the beginning and was excited to see what would happen. I thought the whole idea was pretty cute and the old lady who left the money was so sweet! I actually really wish we'd gotten to know her more- I would have enjoyed that.
I quite liked getting introduced to all the film cast and crew. I wasn't really into the idea of the changing POVs and thought it really interrupted the flow of book! I didn't feel like I really got to know any of them through that and probably would have preferred if it was all just from one person. That's more of a personal preference than any actual flaw with the book itself, though.
I thought their adventures were cute but not very interesting. It felt a bit flat at times and didn't really excite me. The romance was sweet though and I was definitely cheering on the characters!
All in all, it was a good book and an easy, fun read. I will definitely be checking out more of this author's work.