My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
A Date with Darcy is a new series with the premise that the main character’s literary crushes can be found in the real world boys in her life and then they attempt to catch her attention. It was a little cheesy and at times my attention waned, but the book overall was funny. It is definitely a little over the top and you can’t take it seriously at all, but if you want a light-hearted, sometimes romantic contemporary just to take your mind off things – then this might be a good read for you.
The main character was a bit unrealistic and a tad bit annoying at times. For example, she is supposed to be an avid reader of both classic and modern literature – but especially romances. Yet, she has never read Pride and Prejudice before. She feels that Romeo and Juliet is the height of romance. I mean what? I get that the author wanted the main character to experience how the books paralleled her real life, but it just felt forced to me.
I didn’t feel that any of the characters were particularly memorable, but I don’t usually find contemporary characters to be all that unique in general. That is more an aspect of the genre than a fault of the author. That being said, this was definitely a light and fluffy book all around.