My best friend (well, one of them) knows me so well. While out shopping, she saw this book and immediately knew she had to get it for me.
She dropped by to say hello, handed the book to me and laughed. I looked at it, flipped through and laughed. How silly.
I thanked her for the book and set it on the counter, then she was on her way.
Later that evening, I decided to take a bath to relax a bit. I’d been overworked that week and wanted something low-key to read. I grabbed Darcy Swipes Left and another book, just in case the Darcy book wasn’t my thing. Seriously though, once I opened the book, I could not close it. I stayed in the bath until I’d finished reading the entire thing. Cover to cover, it took me about an hour.
This book was hilarious. I’m not sure how much I would’ve enjoyed it without being familiar with Pride and Prejudice though. To be honest, I’m not a huge Jane Austen fan – I like the stories, but she can be really really rambly, which irritates me in a book. Darcy Swipes Left removed all the rambling – all the fun stuff remains, cut down to the basics. It actually brings out the humor a lot. I have to say, I loved Mr and Mrs Bennet in Austin’s book, but they are downright hilarious in Darcy Swipes Left. Another added benefit is that the “conversations” are clearly labeled, which means there’s no confusion about all the characters, which is one of my big gripes with Austin.
Sum up: Hilarious quick read if you are familiar with P&P. Confusion is you aren’t. And not good enough if you’re trying to avoid actually reading P&P for a school assignment.
P.S. I totally plan on reading the other books in this series. Humor gets me every time!