Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
by Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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 dad and little brother.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32 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?

Kritters Thoughts:  When I was pitched this book, I was excited to read a modernized take of Pride and Prejudice.  I liked that the heart of the story was similar but with some of the things turned upside down.  

When I got into this book, I thought it was a women's fiction book with the characters being of an age where I read a lot of women's fiction I was excited, but this book just didn't hit the mark for me.  Melissa de la Cruz is a YA author and I would say that the writing for this book felt like a YA book.  If you like that sort of thing, then this book would be right on the mark for you, but for me I was ready for a fluffy adult women's fiction story.  

I wished I had read Pride and Prejudice just before this one so I could have picked out all the little details that were repeated from the original to the remake.  

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2017 Challenge: 58 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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