Sunday, November 4, 2012
Compulsively Mr Darcy by Nina Benneton
The title of the book is explained by the fact that in this modern Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy's controlling demeanor thinly masks his OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). yes, under the Chairman of the boards steely glare, there is a nervous wreck.
Poor old Bingley is on medication to cope with his ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), all that smiling and bounciness is explained in three letters, they are both top CEO's (Chief Executive Officers) in New York.
Now Jane and Elizabeth are in Vietnam, Jane is running the Grace Church Orphanage for her Aunt.
Elizabeth is an infectious diseases specialist working out of the hospital there, but spending most of her wages on medication for the patients.
Now you would think it impossible for these four to get together.
Enter Caroline Bingley with a plot to adopt a 'designer' baby for Louisa and her Husband as they are the latest accessory to have in New York.
The entire Bingly family plus Darcy (there to make them look serious) fly in their private jet to Vietnam to visit the orphanage and to get a baby to dress up!
And that is where the fun starts, yes, it is fun.
I enjoyed this story very much, no one is missed out but they are all recreated in modern style, even a few people sneak in from other books.
It's fast paced and there are plenty of misunderstandings between Elizabeth and Darcy, some crazy near disasters and the the bad guys are as usual horrid, with Wickham and De Bourgh's doing their best to make this story gripping.
Throughout this story the humor shines through. It really is a good giggle.