Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
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?
This book had such an intriguing premise, I couldn’t wait to dive in. The idea of gender-swapping a classic was fantastic. Melissa de La Cruz is a writer I can always count on to deliver great books.
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe 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 revamped into the current times. It is a light, cute contemporary romance in today’s world but of course has that touch of reminder of the original story.
The story has a fast pace, similar to a romantic comedy film. It’s a fluffy read that is absolutely enjoyable. A must-read for the holiday season.
Thanks, Raincoast Canada for the review copy.