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Undressing Mr. DarcyUndressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I started reading this book, I was expecting something similar to the previous one by the same author, but I was totally wrong. And I didn’t like this one better than the other. The female main character is way too annoying.

Vanessa is a workaholic who lives with her aunt, who loves Jane Austen. But Vanessa, who considers herself as very modern and too busy to engage in reveries of times past, really dislikes everything Austen-related. But things will change…

Vanessa is a PR, and her aunt asks her to organise an American tour for an Englishman who impersonates himself as Mr. Darcy and performs a show in which he strips down of his Regency attire while explaining each piece of clothing to his audience of dribbling women. Vanessa organised everything and was prepared for any contingency. But, was she prepared for feeling a strong attraction for her client? I have to say that was quite predictable.

What I didn’t see coming was a drastic change right in the middle of the book. The voice of Vanessa, and even her actions, change radically. But not for the good. I found her annoying, childish, and insufferable. Apart from being the most selfish creature in the world.

The transition from one part of the story to the other wasn’t smooth, and we even lack of some pieces of information that make you wonder if you are reading the same book. But in the end I enjoyed the book. Why? Because I liked Chase a lot. If you want to know who Chase is or why he is so adorable, grab a copy of the book and discover that yourself.

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