Review: Dreaming of Mr.Darcy – Victoria Connelly

Genre: Contemporary romance/ Austenesque
Pages: 352
Published: Jan 1, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Source: For review

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.
My thoughts:
This was a bit different from my usual JA stuff, but it still deals with the love of Austen. Kay, our heroine, truly loves Jane Austen. Truly loves is the word. But then our hero loves JA too, talk about a match made in heaven…or not.
This was a bit of an Emma novel. Kay is clueless (but in a good way) that Adam likes her. Because she is oogling hottie actor Oli who is playing Captain Wentworth. And this is where the Emma story comes in. She is smitten by someone who is just playing with her. And she is trying to hook up a friend with Adam. Not a good matchmaker, and neither was Emma. But it does make for a delightful story. She is dreaming about her actor, and poor poor Adam can’t do anything about it.
I liked Kay, cos she was not clueless in a bad way. Come one, if Colin Firth hang around my house then of course I would stare at him and not the shy nerd who tries to talk to me. So it was understandable that she did not notice. I also liked who silly she was and how her mind went to babies and weddings at once. She was such a daydreamer. While our hero was a lovely shy guy who, aww, hugs. I do like a good shy guy.
It was a cute story about not seeing that which is right in front of you. But true love always wins.


Btw. Blogger has awesome threaded comments now, yay. But do tell me if you do not like the pink box which the comments are in…though I can’t seem to fix the color.


47 thoughts on “Review: Dreaming of Mr.Darcy – Victoria Connelly

  1. Missie says:

    Ugh! I still can't get the reply thing to show up on my blog. Must have done something wrong, but it looks cool!I love shy guys, too, so Adam would probably swoon me off my feet. And since I'm a big day dreamer, I know Kay and I would get along. πŸ˜›

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    It did not work for me at first, but then I read the blogger buzz blog and changed my settings to embedded comments, and then it worked :DLol, I sure saw myself in her when it came to that too

  3. Felicia Sparks says:

    @Missie—You have to use the embedded! I am hoping they move it to the pop-up comments too πŸ™‚ Alas they may not LOLI love Jane Austen tweaked stories. I think I might have to read this one πŸ™‚

  4. Anna says:

    I'm reading this now and enjoying it. It's not surprising how blind Kay is. Her head really is in the clouds! But I still like her. πŸ˜‰

  5. Jenny says:

    This sounds adorable! Thanks for putting it on my radar, I love characters that can't see the obvious (in a sweet, endearing way, not in a too-stupid-to-live type of way).

  6. Anachronist says:

    Come one, if Colin Firth hang around my house then of course I would stare at him and not the shy nerd who tries to talk to me.Don't tell your bf ;). I am happy you liked the book so much.

  7. says:

    I saw this one on Netgalley the other day. Did you also see the other one similar to it…Mr. Darcy Forever by the same author? It's out on NetGalley too and it's release date isn't until April 1, 2012! πŸ˜€ I'm sure you did see it but I wanted to make sure I mentioned it. I'm glad you enjoyed this read Linda. Yippy for another one that you actually liked at the beginning of 2012 *crossing fingers for many more like this*!

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    I do love them, this is what I always wanted. But I never went over to something else cos I knew how lazy I was sometimes on other blogs to put in my name and such

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    Hn….I think I saw it. Lol, my memory is the worst. I did check NG quickly, and quickly is the word, I saw a bunch of books I wanted and hurried out in fear since I really should not request books from there when I do not have a reader πŸ˜‰ Still one slipped in

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