Darcy Fitzwilliam is twenty nine and extremely career orientated much to the dismay of her family. She doesn’t like heading home to visit and getting the same old treatment of when she’ll settle down and get married and would much prefer to continue to throw all of her attention at her career. However when Darcy gets a call to tell her that her mother has taken ill she immediately head back to Pemberley, Ohio to see to her mother and spend the holiday season with her family.
After Darcy arrives she only wants to spend time with her mother but finds herself pushed to attend the annual family Christmas bash that of course they haven’t canceled. After a few drinks to get her through the night Darcy finds herself running into Luke Bennet under the mistletoe in which afterwards Darcy can’t get him out of her mind. Things of course are never simple for Darcy and she finds herself torn between the two men and her family and career.
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz is a modern day retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice which adds it’s own flavor to the story by switching up the genders. This story has been brought into the current times with it’s characters and settings and reads more of a cute contemporary romance in today’s world but of course has that touch of reminder of the original story.
My advice when picking up this version of a classic would be to not go into it expecting it to live up to the original. I actually enjoyed the tale with the changes the author made but thought of this one more as a lighthearted rom-com type of read than comparing every little detail to the original story which allowed me to enjoy this one and it’s own story and found that to be a rather cute one in the end. It moved at a rather quick pace and could probably have used a bit more depth but was otherwise a likable romance when finished for me.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.